August 3, Friday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Mariko Kojima

  1. Severe heat continues to grip much of Japan, with the mercury climbing to 35 degrees Celsius or higher in many regions.
  2. A spokesperson for the White House says President Donald Trump received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday.
  3. Apple has become the first U.S. company to top one trillion dollars in market value.