Not all of the news from Japan is disheartening.  A two-year mixed bread dog named Ban was reunited with her owner after being rescued from drifting ocen debris.  Ban immediately jumped to her owner and wagged her tail.  The dog's owner saw its rescue Friday on TV.  No word on how long the dog had been adrift at sea.

A coast guard helicopter crew spotted Ban more than a mile (two kilometers) off the tsunami-hit town of Kesennuma in Miyagi.