Peek at the future: Electric plane cruises skies over Norway
Dag Falk-Petersen, Norway’s transportation minister, and passenger Ketil Solvik-Olsen, Norway’s airport operator, took a short flight aboard a Slovenian-made two-seat electric airplane Monday. Norway plans to be 100 percent electric by 2040 for all short-haul flights. Starting in 2025, the operator plans to test a small electric plane with 19 seats.
Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls
A 6.1 magnitude earthquake near Osaka, Japan killed four people and injured hundreds of others as walls and buildings collapsed. The earthquake struck shortly before 8 a.m. and reached about 13 kilometers (8 miles) throughout north Osaka. Three of the victims who died were in their 80s, and one victim was a 9-year-old girl walking to school.
‘Incredibles 2’ crushes animation record with $180 million
Disney estimated Sunday that the “Incredibles 2” film, the long awaited sequel to the 2004 “The Incredibles,” would earn an estimated $180 million over opening weekend. The film has become the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall. According to Disney, adults made up 31 percent of the audience, 57 percent were families and 11 percent were teens.