Norwegian Air Announces New U.S. Trans-Atlantic Flights Costing From $65

LONDON—European budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA on Thursday said it would begin flying single-aisle planes nonstop from the U.S. to Europe starting in June, bringing direct trans-Atlantic flights to a new range of East Coast cities not typically served by such links. Norwegian Air Shuttle, a champion of budget long-haul travel, will initially connect Edinburgh, Scotland to Stewart International Airport in New York, Green...

February 23, 2017 11:48 UTC

‘Hog Apocalypse’: Texas has a new weapon in its war on feral pigs. It’s not pretty.

He doesn’t need it anymore, he says, after finding “a new weapon in the long-standing war on the destructive feral hog population.”It’s called warfarin: the pesticide with war in its name. More than 3,000 have signed the Texas Hog Hunters Association’s petition against Miller’s chemical war. Marketed as Kaput Feral Hog Bait, the product is comparable to rat poison — with similar effects. (Eric Gay/AP)As for the hunters’ objections, Miller said a blue dye will make poisoned hogs obvious long before they reach the oven. As precedent, he pointed to Australia, where he said warfarin “was used for many years” on feral hogs.

February 23, 2017 11:32 UTC

Moments after he was deported, a Mexican man jumped to his death off a border bridge, authorities believe

Unable to show legal documents to enter the U.S., Olivas Valencia, 45, was detained, and the following morning, deported. Less than an hour later, Olivas Valencia was seen on a bridge a few hundred feet away from the office where he was deported, throwing himself off it into the dry channel below. But it was far from the first time Olivas Valencia had been deported by immigration authorities. In 2005, he was stopped in Arizona for “driving a stolen vehicle in tandem with another vehicle toward Mexico,” according to a court document. He spent years working illegally as a gardener in California before being deported recently, the Los Angeles Times reported.

February 23, 2017 11:23 UTC

James Corden Tries To Count The Lies Of Donald Trump And Can't Keep Up

James Corden on Wednesday used a Washington Post report to skewer the legions of “false or misleading statements” that President Donald Trump has made in his first 34 days in office. “The Late Late Show” host smoothly launched several zingers at the commander in chief for fibbing, but he had a little trouble actually counting the lies. Even comedians have their limits. You’ll enjoy the bit above ― and that’s the truth.

February 23, 2017 11:23 UTC

Can more fruit and veg make you live longer?

Story highlights Eating more fruit and vegetables could reduce risk of premature death, study claimsBut one expert says eating 10 portions could lead to nutritionally unbalanced diet(CNN) Eating 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day could significantly reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer and early death, according to new research. The study, by Imperial College London, says consuming 10 portions per day, or about 800g, could prevent an estimated 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) currently recommends eating 5 portions , or 400g, of fruit and vegetables every day. In recent years, campaigns in countries across the world including the UK, Germany, France, Norway and Japan have been launched in a bid to encourage people to meet this target. "Our results suggest that although five portions of fruit and vegetables is good, 10 a day is even better," lead author Dr Dagfinn Aune said in a statement released by the collegeRead More

February 23, 2017 11:18 UTC



The short, troubled life of Obama’s transgender student protections

(Claritza Jimenez/The Washington Post)Well-intended as they might have been, President Barack Obama’s protections for transgender students were on shaky ground from the get-go. The LGBT community and allies cheered the new guidance, saying it was necessary to make transgender students feel safe and welcome. The nation’s largest teachers union backed the directive, saying transgender students had the right to safely express their gender identity in school. Many transgender students and their allies said the measure made them feel validated, and assured them that they had an ally in the federal government. “It certainly bolstered the hope,” Grimm told The Post Wednesday, “that the future for transgender students was looking up in a way that it hadn’t been previously.”

February 23, 2017 11:15 UTC

Seabelo Senatla: South Africa's running man chases new rugby dream

'Wizard of Welkom'As an adult, Senatla's blistering pace has made him one of the standouts of rugby sevens, leading him to be dubbed the "Wizard from Welkom." "It's never like I've been running from anything as we weren't a poor family -- I felt like an average kid -- but I was running towards a dream," Senatla adds. "I'd love to be the world player of the year in XVs. I think what makes him a great player is he's a great person. He was a great person before a great rugby player.

February 23, 2017 11:15 UTC

France’s Marine Le Pen refused to wear a headscarf to meet with Lebanese religious leaders

France's Marine Le Pen meets Maronite Christian Church Head, Patriarch Beshara Al-Rai in Lebanon after canceling an earlier meeting with the country's grand mufti after refusing to wear a headscarf. French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen walked away from a meeting with Lebanon's top Sunni Muslim leaders after she refused to wear a headscarf. Onlookers say Le Pen was offered a white shawl to cover her hair, which she refused. France's far right National Front political party leader Marine Le Pen reacts after delivering her speech as part of the National Front's annual May Day rally in Paris on May 1, 2016. As Harvard Prof. Leila Ahmed explained in “A Quiet Revolution,” Muslim women began unveiling in the early 20th century.

February 23, 2017 11:09 UTC

New York Today: A Goodbye to Ringling Bros.

[New York Times]• A Connecticut couple is being fined $100 a day for not removing a racist, anti-black slur that was spray-painted on their home. [New York Times]• The Anti-Defamation League received a bomb threat at its headquarters in Midtown Manhattan. New York Today is a weekday roundup that stays live from 6 a.m. till late morning. Follow the New York Today columnists, Alexandra Levine and Jonathan Wolfe, on Twitter. You can find the latest New York Today at nytoday.com.

February 23, 2017 11:04 UTC

Turkey’s First Post-Coup Recruits Mark Change in Military

ANKARA—Recruits are entering Turkey’s new military academies this month for the first time since last summer’s coup attempt, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan moves to create a force that will be loyal to his civilian rule. Mr. Erdogan overhauled the cadet training system after the failed coup, and the government says the shift is needed to cement control by elected leaders. But concern is growing over how the changes are being...

February 23, 2017 11:03 UTC

Mega-mansions in this L.A. suburb used to sell to Chinese buyers in days. Now they're sitting empty for months

Not long ago, real estate like this would have been snapped up almost immediately. Other real estate agents in the area report luxury homes geared toward Chinese buyers taking up to half a year to unload. — Brent Chang, real estate agentThe turnaround in activity, industry officials say, is directly linked to policies in China. “It’s like ants moving rice,” said Helen Chen Martson, a San Gabriel Valley real estate agent for Keller Williams. The rules could have broad implications around the world for any city exposed to Chinese real estate investment such as Vancouver, Sydney and more recently, Seattle.

February 23, 2017 11:01 UTC

Desert X aims to be the Coachella of the art world. Here's a sneak peek

David Blank / Tavares Strachan and Desert X An aerial shot of Tavares Strachan's "I Am." Deborah Vankin / Los Angeles Times En route to the Whitewater Preserve to view Sherin Guirguis' "One I Call." Panic Studio L.A. / Sherin Guirguis and Desert X The artist Sherin Guirguis, with white head scarf, with team members inside "One I Call." Doug Aitken and Desert X A rendering of the inside of Aitken's "Mirage," which he calls a "human scale kaleidoscope." Lance Gerber / Claudia Comte and Desert X A detail from Claudia Comte's "Curves and Zigzags," an Op Art sculptural painting.

February 23, 2017 11:00 UTC

'The blob' in Pacific Ocean linked to spike in ozone

A warm blob of water lurking in the Pacific Ocean in 2014 and 2015 led to a spike in ozone levels across the western U.S., new research suggests. Those atmospheric conditions sped up the formation of ozone in the atmosphere, Jaffe added. That made the team suspect the blob may have fueled the ozone levels. Both sunlight and high temperatures fuel faster ozone-formation, whereas the wind blows away the basic building-block pollutants, making it harder to form ozone, Jaffe said. When they investigated ozone levels throughout the West, they found areas with the hottest, most stagnant air also had highly elevated ozone levels, compared with historical averages.

February 23, 2017 10:52 UTC

One photo not enough? Instagram now lets you post 10

Planning to post multiple photos or videos on Instagram? You can now combine up to 10 of them into a single post, filling your friends' feeds with a new level of storytelling. The update, rolling out to iOS and Android with version 10.9 of the Instagram app, lets you select up to 10 photos or videos from your phone's library to create a post. As you'd expect, these new posts stuffed with multiple shots can be edited with the numerous filters for which Instagram is known. In a blog post, Instagram said the caption limitation is "for now," suggesting possible tweaks and expansions in the future.

February 23, 2017 10:52 UTC

NASA, Mosul, Kim Jong-nam: Your Thursday Briefing

Advertisement Continue reading the main storyThe four-day gathering will be in full steam outside Washington today, and Vice President Mike Pence will give an address at 7:30 p.m. Get the Morning Briefing by Email What you need to know to start your day, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyHer revelations shined light on a workplace culture in the technology sector that can be aggressive and unfriendly to women. The very public killing of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half brother of the North Korean leader, has grown into a bizarre mystery. PhotoLast month, the Iraqi government recovered the eastern part of Mosul in a victory against the Islamic State.

February 23, 2017 10:50 UTC