January 23, Tuesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Ms. Risa Shimizu and Ms. Fumiko Konoe

1. A 3-day U.S. government shutdown has ended after President Donald Trump signed a temporary funding bill.
2. The U.S. vice president has his country relocate its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem by the end of next year, triggering strong opposition from the Palestinians.
3. Japanese weather officials say a volcano has erupted north of Tokyo. An avalanche struck a nearby ski resort almost simultaneously.