1. U.S. Capitol Police say an officer has died from injuries he sustained when supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the legislative building. A statement by the Capitol Police says the officer died on Thursday night. It says he was injured while physically engaging with protesters and passed away at a hospital.  2. U.S. President Donald Trump has acknowledged that Joe Biden will be the next president.  In a video posted on Twitter on Thursday, Trump said, “Now Congress has certified the results and new administration will be inaugurated on January 20th.  My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power.”                                                                               3.A record 7,841 new coronavirus cases were reported in Japan as of 8 p.m. on Friday.  The nationwide daily tally has set a record for a fourth day in a row.
January 8, Friday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline read by Ms. Yamamoto Miki