July 19, Wednesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Emma Howard and Mr. Mick Corliss

1. A senior U.S. military official says North Korea’s most recent missile launch shows the country now has the range to hit the United States, but it lacks the necessary guidance technology.
2. Senior lawmakers from Japan and the United States have agreed to enhance cooperation to increase pressure on North Korea.
3. Officials at Narita airport, near Tokyo, have placed traps to catch highly poisonous fire ants.