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The world’s longest flight is moving one step closer to reality as Qantas plans to test 19-hour routes

Qantas Airlines is planning three nonstop test flights from London and New York City to Sydney, Australia. The airline said it will test the routes with three Boeing 787-9 aircraft when it takes delivery of them this fall from Boeing's Seattle plant. The flights will be about 19 hours, the world's longest, and the roughly…

A high-end dry cleaner who’s scrubbed wine out of a $500,000 Chanel wedding dress reveals what it’s like to clean up the bloody, vomit-y messes of wealthy New Yorkers

No matter how rich you are, you're bound to spill red wine on your clothes at some point. A dry cleaner for wealthy New Yorkers says he once had to clean a red wine spill out of a $500,000 Chanel wedding dress. Jerry Pozniak, owner of luxury laundry service Jeeves New York, shared some of…

A ‘mountain’ towering over Los Angeles, once listed for $1 billion and scoped out by Jeff Bezos, has finally sold — for just $100,000

The land passed through several wealthy hands over the years, including an Iranian princess and the talk-show host Merv Griffin.The Society Group"The Mountain," a 157-acre property at the highest peak in Beverly Hills, California, has finally sold at foreclosure auction — to the lender for $100,000, The Wall Street Journal reports.The lenders had roughly $200…

White House scraps plan to seek return of unspent foreign aid

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo opposed the plan not to spend money appropriated for foreign aid. (Peter Foley/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Carol MorelloNational reporter focusing on foreign policy and State Department John HudsonNational security reporter focusing on the State Department and diplomacy. August 22 at 3:54 PM The White House has scrapped plans to seek the return to…

Sen. Cotton says he raised the idea of buying Greenland in conversations with Trump and Danish ambassador

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) questions witnesses during a hearing on Nov. 1, 2017. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) Felicia SonmezNational reporter on The Washington Post's breaking political news team August 22 at 2:41 PM Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Wednesday defended President Trump’s push to buy Greenland, revealing that he discussed the idea in a conversation with…

Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne resigns after saying he aided in ‘deep state’ Russia investigation

Patrick Byrne resigned Thursday as CEO of Overstock.com. (George Frey/Bloomberg) The chief executive of Overstock.com resigned Thursday, saying he was “far too controversial” after disclosing that he had aided in a “deep state” investigation into the 2016 election and was romantically involved with a Russian agent. Patrick M. Byrne had led the e-commerce retailer for…

Opinion | Trump’s unhinged display should frighten everyone

President Trump with reporters outside the White House on Wednesday. (Alex Brandon/AP) Jennifer RubinOpinion writer covering politics and policy, foreign and domestic It’s no joke, as former vice president Joe Biden would say. In the last week or so, we’ve witnessed President Trump deny there is a threat of recession; blame the Federal Reserve chairman…

18 attorneys general support challenge of Trump rule expanding rapid deportations

A group of 18 attorneys general from across the country Thursday supported a challenge to a Trump administration rule that broadly expands its ability to quickly deport undocumented immigrants.The attorneys general filed an amicus brief in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in a lawsuit brought by advocacy organizations challenging the rule,…

Opinion | Most Democrats won’t be able to break out of the pack. Jay Inslee is proof.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee waves after speaking at the Unity Freedom Presidential Forum in Pasadena, Calif., on May 31. (Chris Carlson/AP) Henry OlsenColumnist focusing on politics, populism, and American conservative thought Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s decision to drop out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination won’t directly affect the outcome. But it does…