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Castle in New York's Central Park to undergo $6M restoration
NEW YORK (AP) — An iconic castle in New York City's Central Park is set to undergo a $6 million restoration this fall. NY1 television reports ( ) Belvedere Castle, a 19th century centerpiece of the park and one of its most visited sites, will be cleaned and waterproofed later this year. The... Read More
Utah lawsuits to test president's power to shrink monuments
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Native American tribes and environmental groups preparing for a legal battle to stop President Donald Trump from dismantling Utah's new national monument face a tougher challenge than anticipated. Republican officials in the state who oppose Bears Ears National Monument asked Trump to rescind... Read More
Transit agency: Human error caused subway train derailment
NEW YORK (AP) — A subway train derailment in New York City that injured nearly three dozen people and sparked major delays is being blamed on human error, not a track defect. Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials say a preliminary investigation indicates the Tuesday morning derailment in Harlem was... Read More
Skyscraper lit in Qatar Airways' colors amid dispute
NEW YORK (AP) — The Empire State Building in New York City is lit up in burgundy and white for Qatar Airways amid a diplomatic dispute with Qatar. The top of the Empire State Building was lit in the airlines' colors Tuesday night to recognize its 10th anniversary of flying to the United States. Qatar Airways is... Read More
AP PHOTOS: A peek at The Peak in Hong Kong
HONG KONG (AP) — Visitors to The Peak on Hong Kong island look out over Victoria Harbor, beyond which lies the Kowloon district and the border with mainland China. The urban space below, once known as Victoria after the British queen, formed the core of the British settlement after Hong Kong island was handed over... Read More
MTA: Train derailment caused by 'improperly secured' rail
NEW YORK (AP) — A subway train that derailed Tuesday as it entered a station, tossing people to the floor and forcing hundreds of shaken-up passengers to evacuate through darkened tunnels was caused by an "improperly secured piece of replacement rail" that was stored on the tracks, New York City transit officials... Read More
TOUR 2017: Froome sees Porte challenge on unfavorable route
Past success aside, there isn't much to suggest that Chris Froome will cruise to a fourth Tour de France title in five years when the race begins in Duesseldorf, Germany, on Saturday. For the first time since Froome began dominating four years ago, the Team Sky rider enters cycling's showpiece event without having... Read More
Saddleback Mountain ski area may have buyer
RANGELEY, Maine (AP) — A public relations company representing Saddleback Mountain ski area says the ski mountain is being sold after being shuttered for the past two winter seasons. The owners, Bill and Irene Berry, are expected to hold a news conference Wednesday to announce details. The Berrys announced in... Read More
The Latest: Derailment caused by 'improperly secured' rail
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a Harlem subway derailment (all times local): 12 a.m. New York City transit officials say a preliminary investigation indicates a subway train derailment was caused by "an improperly secured piece of replacement rail" that was stored on the tracks. The Metropolitan Transportation... Read More
Amtrak offers discount for travel to view solar eclipse
CHICAGO (AP) — Amtrak is offering discounted tickets for passengers traveling to southern Illinois to view the upcoming total solar eclipse. A coast-to-coast total solar eclipse — where day briefly becomes night — will occur in the U.S. on Aug. 21 for the first time in 99 years. It'll last the longest near... Read More
Yosemite mountain pass opening, but late thanks to snow
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — A mountain pass across the Sierra Nevada that runs through Yosemite National Park is opening to traffic later than it has in nearly two decades, rangers said Tuesday. Tioga Road opens on Thursday morning, and a day earlier on Wednesday pedestrians and bicyclists will have the... Read More
The Latest: Geologists lower threat level for Alaska volcano
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of an Alaska volcano (all times local): 4 p.m. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says seismic activity at an Aleutians Island volcano has diminished. Bogoslof (BOH-gohs-lawf) Volcano about 850 miles (1,400 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage erupted at 3:17 a.m.... Read More
In New Mexico, Trump's monument review stirs passions
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Desert ranchers in New Mexico are hoping the new GOP administration in Washington will dramatically shrink a recently designated national monument in the south of the state where outlaw Billy the Kid and Apache leader Geronimo once sought refuge. The Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National... Read More
Game, Fish and Parks: Don't bring fireworks to state parks
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is asking state parks visitors to leave their fireworks at home. Setting off fireworks isn't allowed on lands that the department owns or leases. That prohibition includes places such as state parks, nature areas, lakeside use areas and recreation areas. State... Read More
New Trump rules on Cuba travel leaves winners and losers
President Donald Trump's new policy on Cuba travel has winners and losers: Group tour operators hope to sell more trips, but bed-and-breakfast owners in Cuba say they're losing business. Five of 12 private bed-and-breakfast owners in Havana and Cuba's southern colonial city of Trinidad told The Associated Press... Read More
Subway train derails, scaring passengers and injuring dozens
NEW YORK (AP) — A subway train derailed Tuesday as it entered a station, tossing people to the floor, forcing hundreds of shaken-up passengers to evacuate through darkened tunnels and delivering another jolt to a transit system plagued by aging equipment and reliability problems. Nearly three dozen people suffered... Read More
LA City Council oks plans for George Lucas museum
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Force was with George Lucas on Tuesday as the Los Angeles City Council moved with lightsaber speed to clear the way for a $1.5 billion Museum of Narrative Art the "Star Wars" creator plans to build down the road from his alma mater. After hearing from Lucas himself, the council voted 14-0 to... Read More
Mississippi history museums on track for December opening
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Construction is wrapping up and exhibits are being built in side-by-side museums set to open Dec. 9 to celebrate 200 years of Mississippi statehood. The Museum of Mississippi History takes a broad look at the place, from prehistoric times until today. The Mississippi Civil Right Museum... Read More
Q&A: Nevada to launch latest legal vice for tourists: Pot
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sin City will launch its latest legal vice by week's end. Lines are expected Saturday outside some medical marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas and other Nevada cities that will begin selling pot for recreational use for the first time since voters approved it in November. It's the fastest... Read More
Kinderdijk windmills a must-see on any trip to Holland
KINDERDIJK, Netherlands (AP) — The windmills at Kinderdijk were built in the mid-1700s as a way to clear water from the low-lying landscape of the western Netherlands. Sometime in the 1950s, the millers and water board members started seeing visitors in sneakers carrying cameras. Yep, tourists. The Dutch... Read More


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Staycation in Oklahoma

Staycation in Oklahoma

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Explore these six distinct regions for travel values and fun destinations in Oklahoma:
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