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Travel blog: Incredible India

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American hopes IT switch doesn't snag flights this weekend
DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines will make a big technology change this weekend involving planes and pilots, but passengers won't notice a thing if all goes well. Nearly three years after the merger that created the current American, the airline is switching to a single flight-operating system instead of running... Read More
Van Gogh paintings stolen in 2002 found in Italian farmhouse
ROME (AP) — Police investigating suspected Italian mobsters for cocaine trafficking discovered two Van Gogh paintings hidden in a farmhouse near Naples, masterpieces that had vanished in 2002 during a nighttime heist at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, authorities said Friday. The two paintings were "considered among... Read More
Arkansas sets panel to review quality in Buffalo watershed
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants the heads of five state agencies to review water quality issues within the watershed of the Buffalo National River and make sure Arkansas has a means to preserve and protect it. While the U.S. Department of Interior governs the free-flowing waterway, Hutchinson's... Read More
Packers plan winter tubing hill, skating rink for Titletown
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have doubled down on their image of playing on the frozen tundra, unveiling more details for its Titletown District that include a winter tubing hill and a skating rink at its heart. The team announced Thursday the district will also include a football-themed playground... Read More
45th Albuquerque balloon fiesta set for weekend launch
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The 45th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is set to begin Saturday and is expected to draw close to a million visitors to central New Mexico. Here are some key things to know for the event: ___ THE BALLOONS The 2016 festival will feature more than 500 hot air balloons and 108... Read More
Correction: Yellowstone-Ringing Phones story
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — In a story Sept. 29 about cell phones in national parks, The Associated Press reported erroneously how a bill in the U.S. House would affect rental fees on telecommunications facilities. The bill would set up an account for the use of fees already collected, not impose new fees. A corrected... Read More
Power goes out for more than an hour at Universal Studios
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Power went out for more than an hour and a half at Universal Studios in Orlando, forcing passengers to be evacuated from the Men in Black and Transformers rides. Universal spokesman Tom Schroder said that the cause of the power outage Friday was still being investigated. There were no... Read More
The Latest: 15 injured in train crash remain hospitalized
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Fifteen people injured when a train crashed into a rail station in New Jersey are still hospitalized. A spokesman for the Jersey City... Read More
US cities increasingly dealing with messy goose poop problem
BOSTON (AP) — Canada geese are loud and aggressive, but worst of all they poop everywhere — a messy problem that's vexing cities across the country trying to keep their parks clean and safe. One adult goose can eat several pounds of grass a day and produce a pound or more of waste, which can make humans sick and... Read More
World's deepest underwater cave found in the Czech Republic
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A team of explorers say they've discovered that a cave in the eastern Czech Republic is the world's deepest flooded fissure, going at least 404 meters (1,325 feet) deep. Polish explorer Krzysztof Starnawski, who led the team, told The Associated Press on Friday that he felt like a "Columbus... Read More
Birthright Israel: 'A gift from 1 generation to another'
NEW YORK (AP) — For some young Jews, it's almost become a rite of passage: taking a free trip through Birthright Israel. Since the organization launched 16 years ago, it's brought 500,000 Jews to Israel. They come from 66 countries, but about three-fourths are American. The only requirement is that participants be... Read More
Prague's toilet museum moves to the capital's Old Town
PRAGUE (AP) — A rare museum in the Czech capital is moving to Prague's Old Town in a move to become better accessible to tourists. What started with a discovery of Gothic and Baroque toilets during a reconstruction of a 13th-century building near Prague has become an unusual pastime of collecting historical... Read More
Las Vegas Bowl to mark 25th year honoring 3 hall inductees
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Bowl is marking its 25th year by inducting of one of its earliest backers, a standout player and a six-time broadcaster of the game into its hall of fame. Bowl chief John Saccenti identifies the trio of honorees as founding father and R&R Partners executive Rob Dondero; former... Read More
6th trial delay granted for accused flight attendant
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota has granted a sixth trial delay for a flight attendant accused of disrupting SkyWest Airlines flights in the Upper Midwest and on the East Coast last year. Justin Cox-Sever's attorney asked for more time "to locate witnesses, to complete the investigation, and... Read More
Museum planned in suburban New York to honor Navy SEALs
SAYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A new museum is being planned in suburban New York to honor Navy SEALs. Officials say the museum could open in 2018 at a county park on eastern Long Island. It will be named for Lt. Michael P. Murphy . The Medal of Honor recipient died along with 18 others in a gun battle in eastern... Read More
Thailand confirms SE Asia's first Zika-linked birth defects
BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in Thailand have confirmed that two cases of babies with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads, were caused by the Zika virus, the first such cases found in Southeast Asia. Dr. Prasert Thongcharoen, a senior Health Ministry official, said in a statement Friday that the linkage to Zika... Read More
National Gallery of Art's East Building set to reopen
WASHINGTON (AP) — The East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington is reopening after a 3-year, $69 million renovation. The East Building houses the museum's modern art collection and several temporary exhibit spaces. It was designed by I.M. Pei and originally opened in 1979. The renovation added... Read More
C&O Canal bike tours combine fall scenery, history talks
WILLIAMSPORT, Md. (AP) — Rangers in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park are leading a series of bicycle tours combining autumn scenery with canal history. The free program at Williamsport will be offered each Sunday in October. A park statement says the afternoon tours will take about three... Read More
West meets east: Death Valley superintendent visits Clemson
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The supervisor of Death Valley National Park is visiting Clemson University to see what the other Death Valley looks like. The school announced that Mike Reynolds is visiting campus on Friday. Among his stops is Memorial Stadium, which is also known as Death Valley. Reynolds will speak to... Read More
New Jersey train station crash kills 1; over 100 hurt
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A rush hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a grisly wreck that renewed questions about whether long-delayed automated safety technology could have... Read More


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Staycation in Oklahoma

Staycation in Oklahoma

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