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Scottish festival set this weekend in Yukon
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Port Authority OKs wage hike for airport workers
NEW YORK (AP) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey formally adopted a resolution Wednesday to raise wages for workers at its New York and New Jersey airports. The agency operates JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports in addition to smaller airports in both states. In recent months it had... Read More
Deadline focuses field of NY casino contenders
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The field of contenders vying to build casinos in upstate New York came into focus Wednesday, the deadline for interested parties to submit a $1 million application fee. The pitches come from some of the world's largest casino operators and local business owners, each hoping to win a license... Read More
US investigates immigrant teacher hiring in Texas
DALLAS (AP) — A North Texas school district that discovered problems in its program to hire international teachers faces a federal investigation and a payout of more than $500,000 to those whose recruitment didn't follow regulations. "Real taxpayer dollars were wasted, real people were hurt and the reputation of... Read More
5 things to know about NYC's Tavern on the Green
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Tavern on the Green, closed since the previous operators lost their lease and declared bankruptcy in 2009, reopens Thursday under new management. Here are five things to know about the once-grand restaurant in Central Park: 1. The Victorian Gothic structure was originally built in... Read More
Amsterdam may ban pot shops in Red Light district
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Amsterdam has won court permission to ban marijuana cafes in its famous Red Light district, stepping up a crackdown on the city's freewheeling lifestyle. Marijuana is technically illegal in the Netherlands, but possession of small amounts is not prosecuted and it is sold openly in "coffee... Read More
Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — For all the tens of billions of dollars the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes. As the case of the San Jose stowaway shows, it did not take a sophisticated plan for a 15-year-old boy to spend about... Read More
Puerto Rico sees jump in cruise ship passengers
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The number of cruise ship passengers who visited the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico has jumped more than 15 percent in nearly one year. Port Authority Director Victor Suarez says an additional 124,619 people visited the island in the past nine months compared to the same period in the... Read More
Culinary school proposed for former hall of fame
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — City officials are backing a proposal to transform the former College Football Hall of Fame museum in downtown South Bend into a new culinary education center for Ivy Tech Community College. Under the Culinary Center Coalition's plan, the museum would undergo a $6 million remodeling to... Read More
Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits. With the entire climbing season increasingly... Read More
Horse track warns 2014 racing season could be last
BOSTON (AP) — Suffolk Downs, New England's only thoroughbred facility, warned on Wednesday that the 2014 racing season would likely be the last one at the 79-year-old track unless Mohegan Sun is awarded the sole eastern Massachusetts resort casino license. Suffolk Downs has promised to continue racing for at... Read More
Indian film stars, Bollywood Oscars come to Fla.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The International Indian Film Academy is holding its annual awards ceremony in Tampa starting Wednesday. The city is an unusual choice for the awards because it's not known for having one of the largest Indian-American populations in the U.S., but tourism officials hope it will be an economic... Read More
JetBlue pilots vote for first time to unionize
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Mediation Board said Tuesday that pilots at JetBlue Airways Corp. voted overwhelmingly to unionize, reversing two earlier votes. The pilots will join the Air Line Pilots Association. Of the 96 percent of pilots eligible to vote, the association said 71 percent voted to unionize.... Read More
US says average airfares rising slowly; $381 in 4Q
DALLAS (AP) — The average price of an airline ticket for travel within the U.S. rose by just $1 last year, although prices are still modestly higher than they were five years ago. The U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday that the average domestic airfare rose to $381 in the fourth quarter of 2013, a... Read More
New York AG seeks Airbnb's NYC sublet information
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Airbnb has urged a New York judge to reject a subpoena for information about those using the global website to offer apartment rentals in New York City, its attorney calling that "a fishing expedition." The subpoena filed last year by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is improperly... Read More
Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled
NEW YORK (AP) — Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that New York's East River could be the next great place for a summer swim. The backers of the floating Plus Pool — an Olympic-sized structure with cruise-like decking — said they're on course to... Read More
Atlanta airport launching $2M incentive program
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta City Council has agreed to establish a five year, $2 million incentive program to help boost international air cargo and passenger services at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, officials said Tuesday. "With this new incentive program, Hartsfield-Jackson will be better positioned to... Read More
Food Network star Guy Fieri's eatery open in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Food Network star Guy Fieri's restaurant is now open for business on the Las Vegas Strip. The restaurant, named Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen & Bar, is located at the Quad Resort & Casino and welcomed its first customers last week. The 200-seat eatery features casual foods including a wide... Read More
Forest Services plans fires in Vermont
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Green Mountain National Forest is planning fires this spring to treat about 300 to 400 acres of national forest land in Vermont. The Forest Service says the prescribed fire will be used to reduce heavy accumulations of brush to restore critical wildlife habit, regenerate growth and improve... Read More
5 Milwaukee museums offer free, reduced admission
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Five Milwaukee museums are offering free or reduced admission to help promote each other. They are part of the Milwaukee Museum Mile, which includes five small and medium museums located within a mile of each other along Lake Michigan. The museums are the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, The Charles... Read More


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Staycation in Oklahoma

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Explore these six distinct regions for travel values and fun destinations in Oklahoma:
Frontier Country Great Plains CountryGreen CountryKiamichi CountryLake & Trail CountryRed Carpet Country