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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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Authorities ID remains as those of missing treasure hunter
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A treasure hunter who disappeared this year while searching for an author's cache of gold and jewels in the New Mexico wilderness was confirmed dead by authorities Tuesday after his remains were discovered west of Santa Fe. Santa Fe Police spokesman Greg Gurule said medical investigators... Read More
Sushi restaurant worker among 93 Hawaii hepatitis A cases
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Department of Health says an outbreak of hepatitis A has grown to 93 cases, including a sushi restaurant employee. The department on Tuesday warned the public they may have been exposed to the disease if they ate any food from Sushi Shiono in the Waikoloa Beach Resort during certain dates... Read More
AP PHOTOS: Mexican farmers using fireflies to save forest
NANACAMILPA, Mexico (AP) — In the village of Nanacamilpa, tiny fireflies are helping save the towering pine and fir trees on the outskirts of the megalopolis of Mexico City. Thousands of them light up a magical spectacle at dusk in the old-growth forests on reserves like the Piedra Canteada park, about 45 miles... Read More
American Indian Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr. dies
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97. Bald Eagle died at home Friday and a traditional four-day wake began in his home Monday. Bald Eagle was born in a tepee in 1919... Read More
California wildfire forces shutdown of famed Big Sur parks
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — California's signature parks along the Big Sur coastline that draw thousands of daily visitors were closed Tuesday as one of the state's two major wildfires threatened the scenic region at the height of the summer tourism season. To the south, firefighters made progress containing a huge... Read More
Washington Monument to reopen Friday after elevator repairs
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Monument will reopen Friday after being closed for nearly a week because of problems with its elevator. The National Park Service announced Tuesday that the monument will reopen after a damaged bearing on the elevator is replaced. That's what led the monument to be closed Saturday.... Read More
Yuma's long-running Lettuce Days cancelled
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Yuma's Lettuce Days, the annual event that draws thousands of people and was once named best food festival in Arizona, has been cancelled. The Yuma Visitors Bureau on Tuesday announced it won't take place in 2017. "We have very mixed emotions about it because we love Lettuce Days and we're... Read More
The Latest: Victim of California fire refused to evacuate
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Authorities say a man who was found dead in a car at the scene of a Southern California wildfire refused to evacuate as the flames approached. The Los Angeles County coroner's office identifies him Tuesday as 67-year-old... Read More
Bulgaria insists Russian flights violate international rules
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria on Tuesday insisted that Russian aircraft had violated international rules while flying over the Black Sea. The Bulgarian Ministry of Defense said Russian aircraft turned off their transponders — communication devices that allow an airplane to be located — and flew without... Read More
Remains of lost Spanish fort found on South Carolina coast
PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Archaeologists have found the location of a long-sought Spanish fort on the South Carolina coast near Beaufort. A release from the University of South Carolina says the site of San Marcos, one of five forts that operated during the 21-year history of the early settlement of Santa Elena,... Read More
Slow coach! Romanian president oks plan to speed up trains
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president has approved a plan to upgrade the country's antiquated and notoriously slow railway system and integrate it into the European rail network. President Klaus Iohannis on Tuesday called the rail network "a strategic sector for national security and for Romania's... Read More
Israel to display ancient mummy with modern-day afflictions
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's national museum is set to display a 2,200-year-old Egyptian mummy of a man who was afflicted with some modern-day illnesses such as osteoporosis and tooth decay, the museum said on Tuesday. The illnesses, discovered using a CT scan, indicate that during his lifetime, the man was largely... Read More
Cologne cathedral hires lawyer to stop Pokemon hunters
BERLIN (AP) — The Catholic Church has hired a lawyer to tackle a plague of "Pokemon Go" players invading Cologne Cathedral. Local daily Express reported Tuesday that the church decided to take legal action after the virtual reality game's manufacturers didn't react to requests to exclude the ancient building from... Read More
Recent editorials published in Indiana newspapers
The Munster Times. July 22, 2016 Where's support for rail? After months of public comment on the proposed $8 billion railroad that would ring the Chicago metro area, the U.S. Surface Transportation Board has its work cut out for it. There were more than 3,000 comments from property owners, railroads, elected... Read More
Prince Edward Island: Happy anniversary to The Dish
Our 36th anniversary was another wonderful day, but aren't they all? Read More
UN weather agency: 54 Celsius in Kuwait may be Asian record
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. weather agency says it suspects a 54-degree Celsius (129.2 Fahrenheit) temperature recorded in Kuwait has set a record for the eastern hemisphere. The World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday it is setting up a committee to look into whether the temperature recorded Thursday in... Read More
Darby leaves Hawaii dealing with sewage spills, flooding
HONOLULU (AP) — The first storm of the hurricane season to impact Hawaii sent the islands' residents into hurried preparation mode, but the state got through the weekend without seeing major damage as the storm was downgraded, officials said Monday. The storm was about 130 miles (215 km) west of the island of... Read More
The Latest: Fire department responded to 79 weather calls
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a tropical storm near Hawaii (all times local): 5 p.m. The Honolulu Fire Department says it responded to at least 79 weather-related incidents over the weekend while Hawaii contended with a tropical storm. Capt. David Jenkins says the incidents include 59 water evacuations or... Read More
Bicentennial Train to return to Indiana State Fair
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Bicentennial Train will make a return trip to the Indiana State Fair next month. The train, sponsored by the Indiana Historical Society, is a rolling museum that will be stationed at the state fairgrounds in Indianapolis Aug. 5-21. The three air-conditioned boxcars will highlight 200 years... Read More
Cardinals arrive in New York at 8:30 am after flight delay
NEW YORK (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals did not arrive at their hotel in New York until 8:30 a.m. Monday after a flight delay that followed a nationally televised night game. They got a chance to catch up on sleep when their series opener at the New York Mets was rained out and rescheduled as part of a... Read More


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