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Travel blog: Incredible India

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California weighs permanent restrictions for water wasters
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State officials are considering whether to adopt a range of permanent restrictions against wasting water as signs point again to fears that California may be creeping into drought. The restrictions include prohibitions on watering lawns so much that the water flows into the street, using... Read More
Forget tourism: Pyeongchang's legacy probably debt and anger
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The equation was supposed to be simple. To build a world-class ski destination, simply add the Olympics and wait. But even as South Korea basks in the glow of daily competition and global attention, hope is fading that Pyeongchang will do what was promised during its successful 2011... Read More
Motown Museum event to honor black family-owned businesses
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit's Motown Museum is organizing an event to celebrate the entrepreneurial legacy of the Gordy family and black family-owned businesses in honor of Black History Month. The event, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled for Feb. 28 at TechTown. The program will be moderated by Paul... Read More
Was pirate Black Sam Bellamy found? DNA test could tell
YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Researchers are working to use DNA to identify whether a human bone recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck belongs to the infamous pirate Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy. The Whydah (WIH'-duh) Pirate Museum in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, publicly displayed the bone Monday. It was found near what's... Read More
Experts: Underwater archaeology site imperiled in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pollution is threatening the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, a vast underground network that experts in Mexico say could be the most important underwater archaeological site in the world. Subaquatic archaeologist Guillermo de Anda said the cave system's historical... Read More
Carnival to review security response to brawls on Australia-based ship
Cruise giant Carnival is promising an investigation into its handling of a series of brawls that broke out last week on a ship based in Australia. Read More
Californians can go home but told to keep watch on wildfire
BISHOP, Calif. (AP) — A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, but officials said they made some gains after the flames exploded in size. The blaze scorched 3½ square miles (9 square kilometers) of chaparral bush and shrub... Read More
New exhibit examines Native American imagery in US culture
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Bold. Visionary. A spectacular success. The words in an online promotion for a new museum exhibit in Washington, D.C., describe an 1830 U.S. law that forced thousands of American Indians from their lands in the South to areas west of the Mississippi River. Provocative, yes, says the... Read More
London Fashion: Erdem shows fancy florals; Kane goes for sex
LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week saw a flurry of shows Monday emphasizing romance and femininity, often with exquisite workmanship and dashes of mystery and drama. Dresses dominated the runway. Christopher Kane offered a strong collection of very feminine, sometimes very revealing dresses at his catwalk show at... Read More
Hawaii faces chance of flash flooding after dramatic rescue
HONOLULU (AP) — All of Hawaii faced a flash flood watch Monday, a day after Honolulu firefighters rescued three people trapped on a highway by fast-moving floodwaters. The National Weather Service said widespread heavy rain and thunderstorms were expected in the islands after rain over the weekend had already... Read More
Greek carnival celebrations get a little flour power
GALAXIDI, Greece (AP) — For a few hours every year, residents and visitors of this pretty Greek seaside town have a license to lose their civility. They have what's known as a "flour war" — participants pelt each other with bags of dyed flour along the coastal road lining Galaxidi's old harbor. It's an explosion... Read More
Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family
NEW YORK (AP) — When the U.S. government approved Ricardo Magpantay, his wife and young children to immigrate to America from the Philippines, it was 1991. By the time a visa was available, it was 2005, and his children could not come with him because they were now adults. More than a decade later, his children... Read More
Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast US lands
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees. The evolving status quo at the... Read More
Conditions mixed for ski industry heading into holiday week
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Conditions are mixed heading into one of the biggest weeks of the season for the region's ski industry, but there is snow on the ground and resorts still expect people to hit the slopes. The weekend was cold and snow fell in parts of the region, which is considered by the ski industry to be... Read More
Thousands of photos depict Chicago blues scene at exhibit
CHICAGO (AP) — Two decades worth of photos depicting Chicago's lively blues scene will soon be available to the public. The Chicago History Museum says it will release over 45,000 photos and papers related to the relatively unknown music photographer Raeburn Flerlage (RAY'-bern FLUR'-lej). Flerlage is one of the... Read More
Search continues for crashed Iran plane
The wreckage of a plane that crashed in Iran on Sunday has been found, local media are reporting. But a civil aviation spokesman told Reuters news agency he could not confirm the reports. The Aseman Airlines passenger plane came down in the Zagros mountains on Sunday, and all 66 people on board are feared to... Read More
Dozens of Dutch budget carrier's flights canceled, delayed
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch budget carrier Transavia has canceled or delayed dozens of flights because of a strike by pilots angry at the lack of progress in months of negotiations toward a new collective labor agreement. Transavia, part of the Air France KLM group, posted an online list of the service... Read More
Kentucky 2030? Could Korea export its rural Olympic gamble?
JEONGSEON, South Korea (AP) — A coal mine stands on the mountain exactly as it was the day it was abandoned, now a rusting relic of blue-collar glory lost to a globalized world. It towers over this Korean coal community that is much like its American counterparts: poor, aging, hollowing out since the mines shut... Read More
4 survivors of Grand Canyon helicopter crash still critical
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say four people who survived when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon earlier this month are still hospitalized in critical condition. Three British tourists were killed on Feb. 10 when the helicopter from Las Vegas went down on tribal land outside Grand Canyon... Read More
Plane lands on California highway median; no one injured
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has landed on the median of a Northern California highway but that no injuries have been reported. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the pilot reported engine trouble before bringing the plane down Sunday on a grassy strip dividing State... Read More