Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados damage Florida

Nestor rushed into Georgia on Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida but spared an area of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year ago by Hurricane Michael. The storm made landfall on St. Vincent Island, a nature preserve just off Florida’s northern Gulf Coast in …

Drawn From Poverty: Art Was Supposed to Save Canada’s Inuit. It Hasn’t.

“When I think about living how our grandparents did, it seems exhausting,” said Ms. Saila, heading to the freezer, where plastic bags of “country food” — caribou, seal, beluga — bumped up against frozen waffles and Cool Whip. Ms. Saila comes from a line of artists. Her great-grandfather, Pauta Saila, was an acclaimed carver, and her grandfather, Mikisiti Saila, followed …

1 dead after plane landing on Alaska island went off runway

One person died after a commuter airplane went off the end of a runway while landing at an airport in the remote Aleutian Islands fishing community of Unalaska, authorities said Friday. Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as David Allan Oltman, 38, of Washington state. The plane, operated by Peninsula Airways, or PenAir, left Anchorage around 3:15 p.m. Thursday with …

36 Hours in Yokohama – The New York Times

Yokohama resides in the perpetual shadow of its more prominent neighbor. Less than half an hour by train from Tokyo, the sprawling port city is the second-largest in Japan, yet registers as barely a blip among most tourists to the region. But that may soon change, at least among sports fans. This fall, Yokohama is hosting the final and semifinal …

FAA to test whether packed planes affect evacuation time

The size of your seat and how much legroom you’ll get on a future flight could be decided by 720 Oklahomans taking part in a first-of-its-kind test to determine if jam-packed planes slow emergency evacuations. Frequent flyers on U.S. airlines are all too aware that cramped economy cabins are detrimental to comfort. But federal officials who write airline safety rules …

This Is the Free Jumpsuit You’ll Get With a $250,000 Ticket to Space

Mr. Branson, who founded Virgin Galactic in 2004, had originally expected the company to start flying years ago. But progress was slow, and in 2014, the first of its space planes disintegrated during a test flight, killing a pilot. After making design changes in the second space plane, Virgin has completed other test flights successfully, the most recent in February. …

Roadside Bigfoot: Georgia museum devoted to legendary beast

Along a bustling four-lane highway that winds through the north Georgia mountains, an unassuming wooden structure breaks the monotony of churches, billboards and stores selling kitschy knickknacks. Once a BYOB supper club, it’s now ground zero in the search for a legendary beast. Welcome to Expedition: Bigfoot! The Sasquatch Museum. “I can remember my great-grandmother talking about having a cabin …

Where Pugs Rule the Racetrack

HAMBURG, Germany — If Elvis had one advantage over his competitors, it was his long legs. Well, relatively long. His slightly extended snout and slender body also helped him swallow the 80-yard stretch of sandy track in just over eight seconds. “Sensational!” the timekeeper called as Elvis pounded across the finish line and bounded into the arms of his 13-year-old …

Finland agrees to return Native American remains to tribes

The ancestral remains of Native American tribes that once called the cliffs of Mesa Verde National Park home will be repatriated as part of an agreement between Finland and the United States. The White House on Wednesday announced the agreement involving the remains of about 20 people and 28 funerary objects taken from the Mesa Verde area more than 100 …

Jane Smiley on What St. Louis Tells Us About America

The rows of brick houses around Skinker looked old and indestructible, but we saw the downside when we headed into the city — many brick houses were boarded up, others had collapsing roofs, smoke stains along the walls. They are much harder to dismantle than clapboard houses. Bricks represent the glory and the danger of St. Louis’s history — many …