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Travel blog: Incredible India

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

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3 floors evacuated for hazmat incident at Vegas Strip hotel
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say three floors of a Las Vegas Strip hotel have been evacuated while hazardous materials teams investigate a substance found in an unoccupied room. Deputy Clark County Fire Chief Jeff Buchanan said no injuries were reported after firefighters were summoned shortly before noon to the... Read More
Shanghai Disneyland; Leap Year; TSA rules on bug spray
SHANGHAI DISNEYLAND TICKETS Tickets for Shanghai Disneyland go on sale beginning March 28. The park opens June 16 with six themed lands: Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Treasure Cove, Adventure Isle, Mickey Avenue and Gardens of the Imagination. Attractions will include Disney's largest and tallest castle along with... Read More
No accord for NJ Transit, rail union as strike date looms
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Union officials representing rail workers said Wednesday their members are prepared to strike unless New Jersey Transit improves an offer they say would increase workers' health premiums by hundreds of dollars per month. At an NJ Transit board meeting, the head of the union that represents... Read More
Van Gogh's bedroom recreated in Chicago as Airbnb rental
CHICAGO (AP) — Art lovers have a chance to spend one starry night in Vincent Van Gogh's bedroom for only $10. The Art Institute of Chicago decorated a one-bedroom apartment to look like Van Gogh's painting of his bedroom in the south of France. The room in Chicago's River North neighborhood is listed on Airbnb as... Read More
Northern Ireland's 'Game of Thrones' road painted by mistake
ARMOY, Northern Ireland (AP) — "Game of Thrones" fans, don't fret: Cleaners are coming. Tourists who flock to Northern Ireland to visit the settings for the hit HBO fantasy series were incensed this week to discover that a road maintenance crew had painted a stark white line down the middle of the Dark Hedges, one... Read More
Tourism commission chooses western Nebraska sites for revamp
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) — The state's tourism commission has selected two sites in western Nebraska to benefit from a new volunteer program. The commission's selection committee chose the Robidoux Trading Post near Gering and the Cowboy Trail near Chadron as the inaugural sites for the program, which will help... Read More
Oregon confirms case of travel-associated Zika virus
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Public health officials say Oregon has a confirmed case of the Zika virus. The Oregon Health Authority said Wednesday the woman contracted the virus outside the United States and has since recovered. The authority says there's no danger to the public. This is the first laboratory-confirmed... Read More
Hawaii's big wave surf competition called off
HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) — Throngs of spectators packed the beach before dawn and elite surfers descended on Oahu's North Shore, as anticipation built for a big-wave surfing competition last held six years ago. But the towering waves required for the event were a no-show, and as the sun came up Wednesday organizers... Read More
Harford County schools lift ban on field trips to Baltimore
BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — Harford County school officials say they've lifted their ban on field trips and other school-related travel into Baltimore City. School officials, who made the announcement Monday, say they changed their minds after consulting with law enforcement and city lawmakers. The school system... Read More
North Myrtle Beach Chamber urging visitors to "Just Coast"
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Convention and Visitors Bureau of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce is urging visitors to "Just Coast." The chamber on Wednesday unveiled its new marketing campaign to draw visitors to the northern end of South Carolina's Grand Strand. The new marketing effort starts... Read More
Interior asked to do more to protect Grand Canyon employees
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's congressional delegation says the National Park Service must do more to protect Grand Canyon employees who participate on the agency's river rafting trips. A report released last month by a federal watchdog found that Park Service workers have preyed on their... Read More
Consider Grand Bahama for a quiet island getaway
GRAND BAHAMA, The Bahamas (AP) — Looking for a low-key winter getaway or quiet spring break destination? Grand Bahama may be your place. It's one of the main islands of the Gulf Stream-warmed Bahamas archipelago of 700 islands, cays and inlets sprawling across the waters off southeastern Florida. Our February trip... Read More
Correction: SeaWorld-Dolphin Death story
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In a story Feb. 9 about a dolphin death at SeaWorld San Antonio, The Associated Press, relying on information provided from SeaWorld, erroneously reported that the dolphin died Friday. The dolphin died Thursday. A corrected version of the story is below: Male dolphin, 12, named Dart dies at... Read More
The Latest: Hawaii's big wave surf competition called off
HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on 'The Eddie' big wave competition (all times local): 7:30 a.m. A spokeswoman for Hawaii's big wave surf competition says organizers have called off the event because the waves are too small. The competition was last held six years ago, when swells met organizers' strict... Read More
Event spokeswoman: Organizers call off Hawaii's big wave competition because waves are too small
HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) — Event spokeswoman: Organizers call off Hawaii's big wave competition because waves are too small. Read More
New adaptation of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' heads to Broadway
NEW YORK (AP) — Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" — and its now-somewhat sullied hero Atticus Finch — are heading to Broadway in a new adaptation written by Aaron Sorkin. Producer Scott Rudin said Wednesday the play will land during the 2017-2018 season under the direction of Tony Award winner... Read More
Correction: National Aviary-Sloth story
PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a story Feb. 9 about a two-toed sloth, The Associated Press reported erroneously how the animal was acquired. It was purchased from a breeder, not donated. A corrected version of the story is below: Pittsburgh aviary acquires 3-month old two-toed sloth An indoor zoo in Pittsburgh dedicated... Read More
Stage version of 'Frozen' to be directed by Broadway veteran
NEW YORK (AP) — Disney has tapped one of Broadway's freshest talents to direct one of its most anticipated musicals, "Frozen." According to a Disney Theatrical Productions announcement Tuesday on Twitter, Alex Timbers will helm the show, which is expected to land on Broadway in 2018 alongside its hits "Aladdin"... Read More
CRAFTS: When in Tokyo, try making a Japanese woodblock print
You probably know what an ukiyo-e print looks like, even if you don't recognize the term. "The Great Wave Off Kanagawa" by Katsushika Hokusai is a familiar image around the world, a premier example of a Japanese art form that turns up on mugs and T-shirts as well as museum walls. For me, a few museum posters... Read More
Riders want restrictions eased on horses on beach
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Riders want Myrtle Beach City Council to ease recently enforced restrictions on horses on the beach. Local media outlets report that nearly 50 equestrians attended Tuesday's council meeting. The city has had a law on the books banning horses on the beach without a special event permit... Read More


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