July 3, Wednesday, 2019 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Michael Reese and Ms. Mariko Kojima

1. Weather officials say extremely heavy rain will continue to batter the island of Kyushu in southwestern Japan through Thursday.

2. The European Union has nominated the chief of the International Monetary Fund, Christian Legarde, as the next president of the European Central Bank.

3. The U.S. has indicated it will allow the sale of “lower-tech” chips to China’s Huawei Technologies.