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Travel blog: Incredible India

Travel blog: Incredible India

Follow NewsOK editor Lindsay Houts' as she journeys through northwest India as part of a Rotary International Global Study Exchange.

Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door

In Britain, the kids are all right

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Columnist Rick Steves writes about traveling in Great Britain with his children and what they enjoyed most.

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In New Mexico, New Deal legacy gets a second look
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The 100-year anniversary of the National Park Service is kindling interest in the cabins, murals, furniture and artwork of the New Deal era that transformed and popularized national and state parks while putting impoverished Americans back to work. Rupert Lopez of New Mexico gratefully worked... Read More
Talks continue as Atlantic City casino strike deadline nears
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — With Atlantic City's lucrative July 4th holiday weekend fast approaching, the struggling seaside gambling resort is trying to avoid a strike against five of its eight casinos. Local 54 of the Unite-HERE union is threatening a strike Friday against Bally's, Harrah's, Caesars, Tropicana... Read More
Grizzly kills mountain biker near Glacier National Park
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A grizzly bear attacked and killed a 38-year-old mountain biker Wednesday as he was riding along a trail just outside Glacier National Park, Montana authorities said. Brad Treat and another rider were in the Halfmoon Lakes area of the Flathead National Forest when they apparently surprised the... Read More
8 rescued after Oklahoma City roller coaster gets stuck
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City firefighters have escorted eight people — including seven children — from a roller coaster that became stuck. District Chief Benny Fulkerson says firefighters walked the stranded riders down a catwalk to safety Wednesday afternoon after the amusement park ride became stuck. There... Read More
Jazzing up the Market: Awards presented at Charleston market
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Vendors who sell handmade products in Charleston are getting a night in the spotlight. The city is holding the fourth annual Handmade in Charleston Awards on Thursday to honor market vendors whose products are handmade in the Lowcountry. It's being held at the Charleston City Market, one of... Read More
New York's FDR Library to mark 75th anniversary
HYDE PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in New York is marking its 75th anniversary this week with a series of events. The nation's first presidential library was officially dedicated on June 30, 1941, in Hyde Park, FDR's hometown located 75 miles north of New York City.... Read More
Record number of Ohioans traveling over long holiday weekend
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohioans taking to the road for the Fourth of July holiday weekend will have lots of company. The auto club AAA is predicting a record volume of travelers for the five-day holiday period, with nearly 1.6 million Ohioans driving at least 50 miles from home. AAA says lower gas prices, higher... Read More
AP PHOTOS: Shantytown tours offer different view of Peru
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Shacks cling precariously to sandy hillsides. The flat roofs of board-and-tin hovels stretch as far as the eye can see on treeless moonscapes. Humble meals are served on battered plates. The sights and tastes of Lima's huge shantytowns are not the standard fare of tourists, who are mostly drawn... Read More
Istanbul airport attackers seized on chaos to cause carnage
ISTANBUL (AP) — It was an attack that echoed the carnage earlier this year at the Brussels airport, down to the taxi that carried the men to their target: Inciting panic and then taking lethal advantage, three suicide attackers unleashed a deadly tide of bullets and bombs at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, leaving 42... Read More
Hawaii bucks trend with likely veto of Airbnb tax bill
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii, one of the top visitor destinations in the world, is bucking a trend now that Gov. David Ige said he intends to veto a bill that would allow online lodging services like Airbnb to collect state and local taxes. In nearly 200 jurisdictions around the world, Airbnb is collecting taxes on... Read More
Disney limits fishing after alligator attack on toddler
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World is placing limits on fishing after an alligator killed a toddler at the park earlier this month. The Orlando Sentinel ( ) reports that "No fishing" signs have been erected at areas including Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, the Fort Wilderness... Read More
Phoenix to consider closing hiking trails in extreme heat
PHOENIX (AP) — The city of Phoenix is considering closing its popular hiking and biking trails when temperatures get dangerously high in an effort to prevent heat deaths and injuries. The Parks and Recreation board will consider a proposal by staff on Thursday to close down the city's 41 trailheads in extreme... Read More
Senate panel grants more visas for Afghans who supported US
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel decided Wednesday to provide an additional 4,000 visas to allow Afghans who sided with the American-led coalition and are at risk of being killed or injured by the Taliban to resettle in the United States. The Appropriations Committee voted unanimously, 30 to 0, to approve a... Read More
Los Angeles moves to limit Hollywood Boulevard characters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council has taken a step toward limiting the number of costumed characters who seek tips from tourists on Hollywood Boulevard. The council voted Wednesday to direct city attorneys to draw up regulations that would require the characters to obtain a permit each day for... Read More
South Dakota Transportation Hall of Fame to induct 2 people
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Transportation has announced two people it plans to induct into its Hall of Honor later this year. Dean Hyde, of Pierre, and Ronald Peterson, of Wakonda, will be inducted at banquets to be held later this year. Hyde was involved in one way or another with the... Read More
Delta Queen closer to cruising after Senate committee vote
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An effort to get the legendary Delta Queen riverboat back afloat on the Mississippi River and its tributaries got a boost Wednesday when the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee agreed to reinstate an exemption for the 89-year-old vessel. The Delta Queen is expected to move to the small St. Louis-area... Read More
Indianapolis Children's Museum plans $35M sports zone
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A $35 million project will transform a parking lot at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis into an outdoor activity zone that organizers hope will encourage healthy lifestyles. Museum officials announced project details Wednesday for the 7.5-acre Riley Children's Health Sports Legend... Read More
Firms to redevelop buildings in Detroit's Paradise Valley
DETROIT (AP) — A planned redevelopment project will celebrate an area that had once been a hub of black music and culture in Detroit. More than $50 million is expected to be invested over the next three years in the Paradise Valley Cultural & Entertainment District. Paradise Valley's night clubs hosted jazz... Read More
Phoenix considers closing hiking trails due to extreme heat
PHOENIX (AP) — Extreme heat would close Phoenix hiking trails under a city proposal that follows a string of deaths. The City of Parks and Recreation Board on Thursday will discuss closing trails to people if the temperature reaches 110 degrees. Approval could put the policy into effect by Friday. The change... Read More
The Latest: Erdogan says Turkey will overcome terror groups
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the explosions at Istanbul's Ataturk airport (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will overcome terror groups, including Kurdish rebels and the Islamic State group, which have intensified their attacks. Speaking at a Ramadan... Read More


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