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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.

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Rick Steves discusses some of the most common mistakes he and others have made while traveling in Europe.

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Outrage over college's plans to sell political memorabilia
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — One of America's largest collections of political and campaign memorabilia is headed for the auction block as the University of Hartford seeks to sell off the trove it once displayed at a government-funded museum. The memorabilia were gathered over decades and include more than 70,000... Read More
Hiker found dead after fall in Alaska's Denali National Park
DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska (AP) — A hiker has been found dead in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, and authorities believe he fell and suffered a fatal head injury. The National Park Service says a ground team found the body of 24-year-old Michael Purdy of Portland, Oregon, on Sunday near... Read More
1st cruise from a US port in decades leaves Miami for Cuba
MIAMI (AP) — Passengers set sail Sunday from Miami on an historic cruise to Cuba, the first in decades to depart from a U.S. seaport for the communist island nation. Carnival Corp.'s 704-passenger Adonia left port at 4:24 p.m., bound for Havana. Carnival's Cuba cruises, operating under its Fathom brand, will also... Read More
City announces plans for Navy Pier hotel
CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago says construction of the first hotel at a popular tourist attraction Navy Pier will begin next year. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office released details about the planned hotel Sunday. A mayor's office statement says the project will be developed and operated by a national hotel... Read More
The Latest: Commuters to be impacted by train derailment
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a train derailment and hazardous material leak in Washington, D.C. (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The derailment of a freight train in Washington D.C. could make for a messy commute in the area Monday. Officials say commuters should expect major services disruptions on the MARC... Read More
Fort Atkinson park tactical plan meeting set for May 11
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Local and state entities are calling for public input on a plan to develop Fort Atkinson State Historical Park into a Nebraska tourist destination. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has scheduled an informational meeting May 11 in Fort Calhoun. Organizations as such as the city of Fort... Read More
Miami man accused of hacking frequent flyer accounts
MIAMI (AP) — Police say a Miami computer programmer hacked into the American Airlines accounts of travelers and stole $260,000 worth of frequent flyer miles. The Miami Herald reports ( ) that Milad Avazdavani has been jailed for a year on 19 felony counts including grand theft. Police say... Read More
Greetings from Asbury Park, opening first hotel in 50 years
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — In the Jersey shore city that gave Bruce Springsteen's debut album its name, owners of the first new hotel to open there in more than 50 years hope they can convince locals and tourists alike that what was once considered a slum by the sea is now a destination with a bright future.... Read More
Brussels Airport departure hall reopens after deadly attacks
BRUSSELS (AP) — Under extra security, the Brussels Airport reopened its departure hall Sunday for the first time since deadly Islamic extremist attacks in March. The airport had already resumed some flights, but passengers had been using a temporary check-in tent because of extensive damage to the departure hall... Read More
'Holy Fire,' fireworks: Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — With "Holy Fire," fireworks and solemn Masses, Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, commemorating the day followers believe that Jesus was resurrected more than 2,000 years ago. Roman Catholics and Protestants marked Easter in March, in accordance with the... Read More
Nebraska offices usher small businesses into global markets
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's small business owners say state employees nestled in offices more than 6,000 miles away have saved them from making irrevocable mistakes in the global market. The Nebraska Center Japan in Yokohama celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and during the past decade, exports to the... Read More
Frenchman flies more than a mile on a hoverboard
PARIS (AP) — A Frenchman has flown more than 2 kilometers (over a mile) on a hoverboard in an apparent new world record. The Guinness World Records reported on its website that 37-year-old Franky Zapata travelled 2,252 meters (7,388 feet) off the French Atlantic coastal town of Sausset-les-Pins on Saturday at a... Read More
Undeterred by rescues, novelist ready to set sail again
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A novelist who was twice rescued from storm-battered sailboats hopes his next adventure lacks in such drama. South Carolina author Michael Hurley plans to sail around the world after using the experience of scuttling his sailboat on a failed trans-Atlantic crossing for his new book, "The... Read More
Feds seek public input on oil-and-gas leasing in Ohio forest
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A federal agency is seeking public comments on a draft environmental assessment of proposed oil and gas leasing in Wayne National Forest in southeastern Ohio. The Bureau of Land Management opened a comment period this week. Documents will be available for review until May 29. The environmental... Read More
Albania hopes to lure tourists with Communist nuclear bunker
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Who doesn't want to see a formerly top-secret Communist nuclear bunker? A facility that was designed to keep Albania running after a nuclear attack is the latest relic of the country's dark Communist past that is being reinvented as a modern tourist attraction. In its swords-to-ploughshares... Read More
Rick Steves: Top travel mistakes — and how to avoid them
Rick Steves discusses some of the most common mistakes he and others have made while traveling in Europe. Read More
Oklahoma's musical heritage explored on 'Rhythm and Routes'
Oklahoma’s musical heritage is astounding and quite diverse. And one way to explore that diversity is through “Rhythm and Routes,” a new free Oklahoma Music Trail brochure from the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department. Read More
Auditors assail spending by Nebraska Tourism Commission
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska tourism officials used state money to reimburse a marketing firm for alcohol and cigarettes, accepted meals from contractors and paid $44,000 in speaking fees for a 90-minute speech by a corporate executive, according to a new state audit. The blistering report released late Friday... Read More
Grammy museums director wants repeal of Mississippi LGBT law
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After opening the only Grammy Museum outside Los Angeles in the Mississippi Delta, the museums' director Bob Santelli had planned to bring his 28-year-old son to visit the high-tech facility honoring the cradle of the blues. Organizers chose Cleveland, Mississippi, for the $20 million project... Read More
Kids, adults treated for heat-related illnesses after trip
LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Education officials in Davidson County say a group of elementary school students was treated for heat-related illnesses after returning from a field trip to Carowinds in a bus that had no air conditioning. Local media outlets report the school system said in a statement that students and... Read More


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