October 4, Wednesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Mick Corliss and Ms. Keiko Kitagawa

1. Japanese opposition parties are hurrying their preparations for the Lower House election in a bid to rust power from the governing coalition led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
2. U.S. police say the suspect in Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas continued to fire for 9 minutes after the first 911 call was made.
3. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has explained that the Trump administration’s approach to North Korea is consistent.