Titans lose again, eye top pick

Dec 19, 2014

Titans lose again, eye top pick

Blake Bortles revived a stagnant offense. Jordan Todman provided some cushion. And Sen’Derrick Marks sealed it with the most rewarding sack of his career. The trio provided all the highlights in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 21-13 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night. In ...

Deal reached over Chinese coral poachers

Dec 19, 2014

Deal reached over Chinese coral poachers

Japan and China agreed Thursday to boost measures to prevent coral poaching by Chinese vessels in Japanese territorial waters, the Fisheries Agency said. Representatives of the two governments, meeting in Dalian, northeastern China, struck a deal to continue enforcing a stricter crackdown and impose ...

Dec 19, 2014

Ministry working to better situation of female inmates

The Justice Ministry is trying to improve the conditions of female prisoners, as women’s jails are facing difficulties such as overcrowding and a large number of inmates with mental health problems. According to the ministry’s Correction Bureau, the number of women who entered prisons ...

Dec 19, 2014

Japan, U.S. put off revising defense guidelines until next year

Japan and the United States said Friday they won’t revise their defense cooperation guidelines until the first half of next year, keeping in step with Tokyo’s efforts to legalize its use of collective self-defense. The update, originally planned for the end of this year, ...

Buildings wrecked on 3/11 proposed as disaster memorials

Dec 19, 2014

Buildings wrecked on 3/11 proposed as disaster memorials

An advisory panel to the Miyagi Prefectural Government said Thursday it will recommend that four facilities wrecked in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami be preserved as memorials of the tragedy. The buildings include the three-story disaster headquarters in the town of Minamisanriku, where ...

Australia mass stabbing leaves 8 children dead

Dec 19, 2014

Australia mass stabbing leaves 8 children dead

Eight children have been found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns, police said Friday. They were reportedly stabbed to death. “Cairns detectives have established a crime scene and begun an investigation into the death of eight children this morning,” police ...