7 things to know now: Brussels raid; Trump heckler; who is so vain

Here's a roundup of news trending across the nation and world today.

What to know now:

1. Belgium raid: Authorities in Brussels launched raids early Thursday they say are linked to the terror attacks in Paris. According to a federal  prosecutor, the raids are connected to the search for Bilal Hadfi, one of the three terrorists who attacked the Stade de France stadium in Paris last week. According to officials, the raids are centering on "his entourage." 

2. Is Abaaoud dead: French prosecutors say DNA tests are being conducted to determine if the mastermind of the terror attacks in Paris was killed Wednesday in a raid on an apartment in a Paris suburb. Police say they don’t yet  know if one of those killed was Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the man credited with planning and executing the attacks in Paris.

Update: French officials confirmed through skin samples that Abaaoud was killed during the Wednesday raid. 

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3. Fogle to be sentenced: Jared Fogle, the former spokesperson for Subway restaurants, is set to be sentenced in federal court Thursday on child pornography and sex-crime charges. Fogle pleaded guilty in August to traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution and receipt of child pornography. Prosecutors are asking for a sentence of 12 ½ years.

4. ‘Seriously overweight’ guy heckles Trump: A rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was interrupted three times by protestors Wednesday night. Trump was in Worcester, Mass., talking about the food stamp program when a man began to heckle him. Trump fired back saying, "You know it’s amazing, I mentioned food stamps and that guy who’s seriously overweight went crazy -- Amazing. Amazing," Trump told the audience. "That’s an amazing sight." The man was escorted from the rally.

The authenticity of the video has not been verified and New York officials have said there are not any specific threats against the city.

Posted by USA TODAY on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

5. New York not intimidated: A new ISIS video released Wednesday mentions Times Square and warns of an impending attack on New York City. The video is said to show bombs being made and a terrorist zipping his jacket over a suicide belt. Police say there is no specific threat to the city. 

And one more

Singer Carly Simon has answered a question that people have been pondering for years – who,  in the song “You’re So Vain,” is, well,  so  vain? Turns out it was at least three men that Simon was singing about and one of them is Warren Beatty. Simon admitted this week that Beatty was the inspiration for the second verse of the song. The one that says, in part, “You had me several years ago, when I was still quite naïve.” No word on the identification of the other two.

 

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