February 14, Wednesday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Mick Corliss and Ms. Emma Howard

1. Officials of Japan’s Cabinet Office says the economy expanded for an 8th straight quarter.
2. At the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, American snowboarding legend Shaun White has taken gold in the halfpipe—just pipping teenage sensation Ayumu Hirano.
3. South Korea has indicated easing tensions with North Korea won’s affect its commitment to the international efforts to deal with Pyongyang’s nuclear development.