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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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Democrats want US Interior Department staff moves explained
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Democrats in Congress pressed U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday to explain the reassignments of dozens of senior agency officials, most recently Yellowstone National Park's superintendent, who was offered an unwanted transfer and then told he'd be gone in August. A group of 14... Read More
Ship with reported norovirus outbreak stops in Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an outbreak of norovirus on a cruise ship in Alaska. KTOO public media reports 73 people have reported getting sick on the Holland America cruise ship Zaandam. The ship, which is carrying more than 2,000 passengers and crew, was in... Read More
Oregon officials criticized for pesticides killing pines
BEND, Ore. (AP) — Environmental advocates are calling out the Oregon Department of Transportation and its contractors for applying a weedkiller along a highway in Sisters that unintentionally killed hundreds of ponderosa pine trees. Environmentalists argued that the various groups involved in the project didn't... Read More
Business Highlights
___ OPEC agrees to pump more oil but crude prices jump anyway VIENNA (AP) — The OPEC oil countries have agreed to increase their production by almost 1 million barrels a day. Analysts say the move should help contain the recent rise in global energy prices. Questions remain, however, over the ability of some OPEC... Read More
Ex-Las Vegas headliner loses bid to undo federal porn plea
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas Strip headliner from Germany lost his bid to withdraw his guilty plea in a federal child pornography case involving thousands of videos and images. Jan Rouven Fuechtener, 39, is expected to face at least 24 years in federal prison on felony charges of possession, receipt and... Read More
Delta bans pit bulls as service dogs, sparks backlash
ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says it's no longer allowing passengers to fly with "pit bull type" dogs as service or support animals, a policy that's being met with criticism by groups that train service dogs and the people who use them. The Atlanta-based airline describes its ban as an "enhancement" to its... Read More
Victoria travelblog: Butchart Gardens & Fisherman's Wharf
The beautiful Butchart Gardens and Fisherman Wharf's make for quite a day in Victoria. Read More
Greece's Aegean in $5.8 billion deal for new Airbus planes
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's dominant Aegean Airlines says it has signed a 5 billion-euro ($5.8 billion) deal with Airbus to buy up to 42 new A320 neo passenger aircraft. Aegean chairman Eftychios Vassilakis said the company will be buying 30-42 planes in an investment necessary to expand competitiveness and... Read More
Saransk swells from building boom of World Cup proportions
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — Valerie Fayzullina expresses a hopeful sense of wonder as she stands near a wire sculpture of a soccer player, in the shadows of eight new apartment high-rises and a freshly finished stadium that will host stars as big as Cristiano Ronaldo this month. Like many Saransk residents, Fayzullina... Read More
American, Frontier, Southwest and United airlines refuse to transport immigrant children separated from parents for government
American, Frontier, Southwest and United airlines each refused Wednesday to fly immigrant children separated from their parents for the federal government, as President Trump ordered a halt to separations as part of his “zero tolerance” policy for undocumented border crossings. All... Read More
Arizona-to-Hawaii flight returns to airport with gauge issue
PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say an American Airlines flight from Arizona to Hawaii had to return to the Phoenix airport because of a problem with an exhaust gas temperature gauge. They say Flight 692 circled Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport a few times Thursday to burn off fuel so an emergency landing could... Read More
Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar
The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS 1. Phil Collins; $3,166,332;... Read More
Orlando International Airport to scan faces of US citizens
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's busiest airport will be the first in the nation to require a face scan of passengers on all arriving and departing international flights, officials said Thursday, a move that pleases airport executives but worries privacy advocates. Officials at Orlando International Airport said the... Read More
Lawsuit challenges federal leases for planned Minnesota mine
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nine Minnesota businesses that rely on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area sued the Interior Department and its Bureau of Land Management on Thursday, challenging their decision to reinstate the federal mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely. The lawsuit, filed... Read More
Victoria travelblog: Navigating Waterworld
From Puget Sound in Seattle to multiple ferry rides to Victoria's Inner Harbor, it was a water-filled Wednesday Read More
Dig it: Archaeologists scour Woodstock '69 concert field
BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good vibes. Perhaps they would find an old peace symbol? Or a strand of hippie beads? Or Jimi Hendrix's guitar pick?... Read More
Historic Emmett Till marker in Mississippi to be rededicated
GLENDORA, Miss. (AP) — A historic marker describing the lynching of Emmett Till is being rededicated. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that speakers will include Till's cousin Wheeler Parker, now 79. Parker was an eyewitness to Till's 1955 abduction. The sign defaced last year stands near the spot where the... Read More
Gateway to fun: Explore all that St. Louis has to offer
St. Louis is my home away from home. It's where I was born, and while I wasn't raised here, it's where I spent the bulk of my childhood vacations chowing down on gooey butter cake with grandparents and feeding goats at Grant's Farm with cousins. It's also a place I've learned to appreciate, in its own right, as an... Read More
North Korean summits bring sense of peace along DMZ border
PANMUNJOM, North Korea (AP) — Lt. Col. Hwang Myong Jin has been a guide on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas for five years. He says it's gotten quieter here since the summits between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and the presidents of South Korea and the United States, in... Read More
Police: Bear that mauled searcher likely killed Alaska hiker
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities in Alaska's largest city said they believe the same brown bear killed a hiker who had gone missing and attacked a volunteer who was looking for him Wednesday. The hiker, Michael Soltis, had been missing for two days before being found dead close to where the unidentified... Read More