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at 02:41 on November 28, 2014, EST.

Japan biggest paper apologies for use of 'sex slaves' to describe World War II 'comfort women'

TOKYO - Japan's biggest newspaper apologized in print Friday for using the term "sex slaves" in its English-language edition to describe Asian women forced into Japanese military-run brothels during World War II.


at 02:22 on November 28, 2014, EST.

Volcano in southern Japan blasting magma in first eruption in 22 years, disrupting flights

TOKYO - A volcano in southern Japan blasted out chunks of magma Friday in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater.


at 22:32 on November 27, 2014, EST.

Ferguson gives thanks for community, dressing up plywood on windows and saying a prayer

FERGUSON, Mo. - Protesters in Ferguson pressed pause Thursday as the city welcomed Thanksgiving, decorating boarded-up storefronts with some Dr. Seuss inspiration and gathering for church services — a stark contrast to previous days of outrage over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case.


at 21:48 on November 27, 2014, EST.

Oregon town in search of new police dog after first was dismissed for poor performance

CANNON BEACH, Ore. - A 2-year-old Belgian Malinois was supposed to be the ninth member of the police force in the Oregon coastal town of Cannon Beach, but "Cash" just didn't have what it takes.


at 17:41 on November 27, 2014, EST.

Car with child inside stolen as woman pumps gas in New Orleans; 1-year-old found unharmed

NEW ORLEANS - As a 30-year-old woman pumped gas at a station in a New Orleans neighbourhood, a man jumped in the car and sped away with her 1-year-old daughter inside.


at 17:40 on November 27, 2014, EST.

SD producers: Keystone XL pipeline not a cure-all for rail delays that have plagued farmers

PIERRE, S.D. - South Dakota farmers are nearing the end of a record corn harvest this week, but they have serious concerns about grain prices, storage options and rail congestion heading into spring. And they're looking for more options than the Keystone XL pipeline to help.


at 15:39 on November 27, 2014, EST.

Northern California police looking for owner of bag filled with $100,000 found at Burger King

SAN JOSE, Calif. - An assistant manager at a Northern California Burger King found a backpack loaded with about $100,000 in a booth, but so far no one has come forward to claim it.


at 11:55 on November 27, 2014, EST.

Third night of demonstrations over Ferguson shooting leaves dozens arrested in LA, Oakland

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Police in Oakland and Los Angeles arrested scores of demonstrators during a third night of unrest linked to the shooting protest in Ferguson, Missouri.


at 14:00 on November 27, 2014, EST.

Explosions and gunfire as Taliban stages attack in upscale Kabul district

KABUL - Taliban fighters staged an attack Thursday evening in an upscale district in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses described multiple explosions and bursts of gunfire in the Wazir Akbar Khan district, which contains numerous foreign embassies and compounds housing international agencies and companies — as well as the homes of some senior Afghan government officials.


at 13:17 on November 27, 2014, EST.

Families asked to show brotherly love by hosting visitors during pope's visit to Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA - Residents of the Philadelphia area are being asked to show some brotherly love to those coming to see Pope Francis next year.


at 11:07 on November 27, 2014, EST.

Israel says it has uncovered a Hamas network planning a series of Jerusalem attacks

JERUSALEM - Israel's Shin Bet security service said Thursday it had uncovered a vast Hamas network in the West Bank that was planning large-scale attacks against Israelis in Jerusalem.


at 10:33 on November 27, 2014, EST.

OPEC oil ministers decide to keep present output target of 30 million barrels a day

VIENNA - OPEC oil ministers decide to keep present output target of 30 million barrels a day.


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