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WOW Air Is Coming to JFK — and Offering $99 Flights to Paris, Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, Dublin, Copenhagen and Berlin

WOW Air is beginning service to New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport in 2018, and that means one thing: More cheap flights to Europe.<p>…

Flying

These Japanese hotels are run almost entirely by robots — and they want to expand to 100 more locations

Japan now has two hotels run almost entirely by robots. The Hen'na Hotels are owned by low-cost travel agency H.I.S. Co. The hotels are in Nagasaki and Tokyo, Japan. There are robots to help you check in to the hotel, robots to carry your luggage to your room, and robots to haul your trash away. …

Japan

Experiences in Childhood Can Alter Your DNA For The Rest of Your Life

It could even make you prone to illness.<p>Childhood is a defining period in anybody's life, but for many of us it seems those early life experiences …

Jury: Wisconsin girl mentally ill in stabbing of classmate

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin girl who admitted to participating in the stabbing of a classmate to please horror character Slender Man will avoid …

Crime

Why dogs are friendly - it's written in their genes

<b>Being friendly is in dogs' nature and could be key to how they came to share our lives, say US scientists.</b><p>Dogs evolved from wolves tens of thousands of years ago.<p>During this time, certain genes that make dogs particularly gregarious have been selected for, according to research.<p>This may give dogs …

Princeton University

Crock Pot Smoked Sausages With Potatoes Recipe

Cabbage, potatoes, and smoked sausages are flavored with a little apple juice and vinegar, along with thyme and other seasonings. This is a flavorful …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Fly to Iceland This Summer for $220 Round-trip

Yes, everyone you know is going to Iceland. Now you can, too.<p>Scoring a cheap ticket to Iceland isn’t hard. Budget airline WOW Air frequently sells …

Language Learning Showdown: Rosetta Stone vs. Duolingo

There are so many language learning resources available now it can feel a bit overwhelming. Rosetta Stone and Duolingo are two of the most popular …

This couple want to pay you to travel the world with them but there’s one catch

Ever dreamed of upping sticks and travelling the world?<p>Let’s face it – many of us have.<p>The idea of breaking free from the shackles of employment and …

How Japan has almost eradicated gun crime

<b>Japan has one of the lowest rates of gun crime in the world. In 2014 there were just six gun deaths, compared to 33,599 in the US. What is the secret?</b><p>If you want to buy a gun in Japan you need patience and determination. You have to attend an all-day class, take a written exam and pass a …

US to deploy hundreds of Marines to Afghanistan

The US will send 300 Marines to train Afghan forces in the embattled Helmand province, adding to nearly 10,000 US troops still in the country. The …

Trump will undo much of Obama's legacy. Here's what might survive.

Speaking with the New Yorker's David Remnick after Donald Trump's victory, President Obama expressed a surprising amount of optimism about the potential for his legacy to survive a Republican president and Congress.<p>Obama said he felt he had accomplished "seventy or seventy-five percent" of what he …

Kentucky lawmakers pass 'right-to-work' legislation

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers in Kentucky passed a bill on Saturday making it the 27th U.S. state to allow workers the right to work in union-represented shops and receive union-negotiated benefits without paying dues to the representing body.<p>Republican lawmakers in a handful of …

Rodrigo Duterte wants Russia to become the Philippines' ally and protector

Duterte's remarks came a day after Russia's ambassador said his country was ready to supply the Philippines with sophisticated weapons and aims to become its close friend.<p>"We welcome our Russian friends. Anytime you want to dock here for anything, for play, for replenish supplies or maybe our ally …

Asia

New Report Suggests Trump Still Opposes Time Warner Deal With AT&T

By<p>Jan. 6, 2017 4:08 p.m. ET<p>Donald Trump said during the election that he opposes the AT&T- Time Warner merger, but the market clearly didn’t believe …

Mexico's Fox trolls Trump: 'Are you a legitimate president?'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Mexican President Vicente Fox is back to trolling Donald Trump on Twitter, particularly as the US President-elect has waffled on his pledge to have Mexico pay for a border wall and amid questions about Russian interference in the election.<p>"Sr Trump,the intelligence report …

Admiral Kuznetsov leaves Syria, as Russian drawdown could see drums of war banging in Eastern Europe - IBTimes India

Russia is certainly not going to pull all its forces out of Syria, and Assad can expect a hefty contingent of warplanes, specialists, and advisors to …

Republicans face the obvious on Obamacare: Their replacement will be worse

<b>Paul Ryan; Mitch Mcconnell (AP/Susan Walsh/Manuel Balce Ceneta)</b><p>After years of bluster, GOP lawmakers must now face the facts: Their weak “replacement” isn’t what Americans want<p>Gary Legum<p>January 6, 2017 3:45pm (UTC)<p>On Thursday Politico’s Playbook made a point about the current Republican attitude …

What Trump Needs To Know About Iran

The U.S. president-elect has the option of engaging Tehran and bringing stability to a region that has not known it for decades.<p>For as unnerved as many world leaders were with Donald Trump’s election, they will have no choice but to work with the president of the world’s most powerful country. One …

Our current wave of terror attacks was predicted by 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed years ago

<i>Editor’s note: The following column originally appeared on AEIdeas.org, the blog of the American Enterprise Institute. It is reprinted with permission.</i><p>It seems like every week brings news of another low-level terrorist attack. An ISIS terrorist drives a truck into a crowded Christmas bazaar in …

How to learn a language this year: ‘Will a virtual teacher work for me?'

I have to shout certain Italian phrases over and over to get the software to recognise my answer, but at least I remember them<p>• From quitting sugar to getting stronger – how to achieve your goal<p>Italian, for me, has always been the one that got away. At school, French and Latin came easily, but for …

Language Learning

Airport shooting raises questions about guns in baggage

DALLAS (AP) — The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida airport used a gun that he had stored in his checked luggage, raising questions about …

With Trump and Putin, Europe is now between a rock and a hard place | Natalie Nougayrède

European uncertainty over the US president-elect’s strategy will make it easier for Russia to exploit cracks in EU solidarity<p>European capitals have been busy sending discreet emissaries to New York to sound out Donald Trump’s intentions. Angela Merkel, who on 9 November delivered a blunt warning to …

5 Business Trends That Will Take Off in 2017

An example: The "one-size-fits-all" approach went away along with mobile strategies and the B-52s.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last year, 2016, is in our rearview mirror, so it’s time to look to the trends in 2017 that will change how we do business: For instance, in …

Customers

How America's "war on terror" was (unwittingly) designed to last forever

"We've created in the war on terror a perpetual motion machine." —Mark Danner, author of Spiral<p><i>“We cannot use force everywhere that a radical ideology takes root; and in the absence of a strategy that reduces the wellspring of extremism, a perpetual war</i> <i>—</i> <i>through drones or Special Forces or troop</i> …

Political Science

Paul Ryan Reveals Why Republicans Have A Big Obamacare Repeal Problem

It sounded so easy, until taking away people's insurance became real.<p>Sometimes the most clarifying statements in politics are the ones that make no sense.<p>A case in point was something that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said on Wednesday, during a press conference on Capitol Hill. The subject was …

Health Care