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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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Travel articles from NewsOK

France's train standoff, through the eyes of striking worker
PANTIN, France (AP) — French train mechanic Jonathan Seigneur says President Emmanuel Macron has it all wrong. Seigneur fixes trains for a modest salary that he accepted in exchange for job security, a tradeoff made by workers across the world's fifth-biggest economy. And now he is on strike, along with thousands... Read More
Robert Frost museum set to reopen under new ownership
SHAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Robert Frost Stone House Museum is ready to reopen under new ownership. The Friends of Robert Frost announced last September that it was donating the house, seven acres of property, and two barns to Bennington college. It's due to open for the season on May 3. The Bennington Banner... Read More
Spain: Mallorca to ban renting apartments to tourists
MADRID (AP) — Palma on the island of Mallorca plans to become the first Spanish city to prohibit the rental of apartments to tourists. Palma mayor Antoni Noguera says Tuesday that his government will vote for the ban in a city council because "there is nothing worse than having residents who can't live in their... Read More
Southwest has been faced with fines, union safety complaints
DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines runs its planes hard. They make many short hops and more trips per day than other U.S. airliners, which adds to wear and tear on parts, including the engines. As the investigation into last week's deadly engine failure continues, Southwest CEO Gary Kelly could face questions about... Read More
'RFK Funeral Train' show: Kennedy's final journey in photos
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. 50 years ago this June fractured the nation just two months after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and five years after his brother John F. Kennedy was killed. But RFK's funeral, particularly the train that took his body from a memorial... Read More
Video: American Airlines passenger tased 10 times after allegedly groping woman on plane
An unruly passenger aboard an American Airlines flight endured multiple tasings in a struggle with police officers after allegedly groping a woman on the plane Sunday night in Miami, according to multiple reports. Jacob Garcia wrapped his legs around a seat and refused to budge after Miami-Dade police boarded... Read More
A tale of 2 bats, and Babe Ruth's 60th home run in 1927
NEW YORK (AP) — As part of its collection of Babe Ruth items, the Baseball Hall of Fame says it has the bat the slugger used to hit his then-record 60th home run in 1927. A private collector also claims to own the bat, and he's selling it at auction. PSA/DNA, one of the leading sports memorabilia authenticators,... Read More
New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Visitors to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice first glimpse them, eerily, in the distance: Brown rectangular slabs, 800 in all, inscribed with the names of more than 4,000 souls who lost their lives in lynchings between 1877 and 1950. Each pillar is 6 feet (2 meters) tall, the... Read More
Business Highlights
___ Sears' biggest shareholder offers to buy Kenmore brand NEW YORK (AP) — Sears' biggest shareholder has suggested the company sell its well-known Kenmore brand and some real estate holdings, offering itself as a potential buyer. The ailing company has sold off other major brands as it struggles to stay afloat,... Read More
Browns, Cleveland wait to see if draft number is called
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns get the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft this week. Next month, they hope to get the entire draft. In partnership with the cities of Cleveland, Canton and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Browns are a finalist to host the 2019 or 2020 drafts. The league is also considering Denver; Kansas... Read More
Qatari-American contemporary artist wins new $100,000 prize
CHICAGO (AP) — A 35-year-old Qatari-American artist is the inaugural winner of a prize worth $100,000 that recognizes mid-career artists from the Middle East. Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art on Monday announced Sophia Al-Maria as the winner of the first Dunya Contemporary Art Prize. The museum will commission... Read More
Prince charming: Kate gives birth to boy, home by suppertime
LONDON (AP) — Third time's a charm. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday morning to a new prince who is fifth in line to the British throne — and she was home by suppertime. The duchess and husband Prince William drove to St. Mary's Hospital in London early in the morning, and Kate's 8 pound, 7 ounce (3.8... Read More
Penn State says wilderness is too risky for outdoors clubs
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A near-century-old outdoor recreation club will now refrain from going outside because it is too dangerous out in the wilderness, according to officials at Penn State University. The Penn State Outing Club, originally founded in 1920, announced last week that the university will no longer... Read More
Airline passenger fined after keeping free airline apple
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol has fined a woman $500 for not declaring she was bringing a free apple into the U.S. that she received on her Delta Air Lines flight from Paris. Crystal Tadlock tells KDVR-TV in Denver that flight attendants had passed out the apples and she placed it in her... Read More
Salt Lake City travelblog: Jazz ownership has been great
The Jazz practice facility sits in the home of a former auto dealership. Read More
Former volunteer charged with stealing from Missouri museum
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — A former volunteer at a small Missouri museum has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars' worth of Civil War and World War I artifacts. A warrant was issued Monday for the arrest of 38-year-old Terry Cockrell, a 2010 Sedalia mayoral candidate who volunteered for eight years at the... Read More
Colors of Tunisia: Sea, sand, medinas and the Arab Spring
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The colors of Tunisia's landscape change hourly with the light of the Mediterranean sun. Vermilion, sapphire, olive green, white, gold and ocher can all be seen in the sky, sea and sand. Visitors may be surprised by the varied hues of these contrasting landscapes: azure sea and white-sand... Read More
Southern California airport reopens after partial evacuation
ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — All gates at Southern California's Ontario International Airport are open again after part of a terminal was briefly evacuated while a bomb squad investigated a suspicious device. Fire Department Battalion Chief Jim Schiller says the item found in a passenger's luggage around 5 a.m. Monday... Read More
Visiting the Tunisian desert where 'Star Wars' was filmed
MATMATA, Tunisia (AP) — There's a reason the original "Star Wars" movie was filmed here in the deserts of southern Tunisia. This stark, remote landscape looks like another planet. One of Tunisia's vast desert regions is even called Tataouine, like Luke Skywalker's home planet, Tattoine. And the underground home... Read More
US raises Nicaragua threat level, pulls diplomats' families
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is shutting down routine operations at its embassy in Nicaragua and pulling out some if its employees amid a string of deadly protests. The State Department says it's raising the threat level for Nicaragua and encouraging Americans to reconsider plans to travel there. Family... Read More