November 1, Wednesday, 2017 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Eriko Kojima and Mr. Mick Corliss

1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to form a new cabinet on Wednesday. His governing coalition won a snap election last month.
2. A pickup truck rammed into a bike path in Manhattan in New York, killing 8 people and injuring at least 11.
3. The head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has strongly criticized North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, but says the issue must be resolved through peaceful negotiations.