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Picture it: A 1,000-year exposure showing a changing Earth
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jonathon Keats figures a picture can also span a thousand years. Keats, a San Francisco writer and self-described experimental philosopher and conceptual artist, has designed a "millennium camera" that he intends to mount in a churchless steeple on... Read More
New coaster set for SeaWorld Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Orlando says it is building what will be the tallest roller coaster in Orlando. Officials said Friday the roller coaster will be 200 feet tall when it is completed next year. SeaWorld says it will release more details on the coaster next month. Read More
Nebraska book artist finds creative energy in the pages
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Book artist Marvel Maring loved her artist books so much she took them to bed with her. "I would take the new books that I just made and put them on my bedside table and fall asleep looking at them adoringly," she said. "They were magical. I think it's the intimacy of the object as well as the... Read More
Maine hosting New England tourism conference this month
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — More than 400 travel and tourism businesses, tour operators and other organizations from eight different countries will visit Maine this month. Maine is hosting the annual Discover New England Tourism Summit in Portland from April 27-29. The six New England states take turns hosting the... Read More
Sudan's pyramids, nearly as grand as Egypt's, go unvisited
AL-BEGRAWIYA, Sudan (AP) — The small, steep pyramids rising up from the desert hills of northern Sudan resemble those in neighboring Egypt, but unlike the famed pyramids of Giza, the Sudanese site is largely deserted. The pyramids at Meroe, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Sudan's capital, Khartoum, are... Read More
Upgrading old bus routes a focus of transportation overhaul
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Besides roads and bridges, transportation advocates say many of Connecticut's bus routes and transit district systems are old and outdated, requiring a much-needed upgrade. In the eastern half of the state, for example, advocates say changes to the region's economy have changed where people... Read More
Graffiti-scarred Joshua Tree landmark is restored
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — After a 1 ½ year effort, conservators have restored a popular hiking spot in Joshua Tree National Park that became riddled with graffiti. Barker Dam was put off limits several years ago after vandals carved their names into the cement of the historic landmark, built by Old... Read More
Thrive in major cities without going broke
There are plenty of ways to thrive in big European cities without going broke. And the good news is that, in so many ways, the less you spend, the more you’ll engage in the life around you. Read More
Oklahoma exhibits will showcase the 'Singin' Rage' Patti Page
A series of exhibits on Patti Page, who died at age 85 on Jan. 1, 2013, will be displayed by the Oklahoma Historical Society at four sites across Oklahoma to help develop the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture (OKPOP) in the Brady Arts District of Tulsa. Read More
Peace museum to honor Ohio conscientious objector
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio conscientious objector killed 44 years ago in Vietnam is being honored by the Dayton International Peace Museum. The museum is honoring Ted Studebaker with an exhibit that opens Sunday and with the Peace Heroes Walk on May 2. Museum officials say Studebaker was killed April 26, 1971,... Read More
Almost 3M visitors to South Florida national parks in 2014
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — The National Park Service says almost 3 million visitors to South Florida's national parks generated over $231 million for the local economy last year. Federal officials say over 1.1 million people visited Everglades National Park, spending over $104 million in nearby communities. Over half... Read More
Fairbanks Museum to honor Leahy
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy is being honored by the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury. Museum officials on Saturday will present Leahy with their annual Franklin Fairbanks Award, which recognizes "outstanding achievements by an individual that have significantly enriched... Read More
Museum to honor "Flying Housewife" who flew around the world
NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio museum is going to honor the first woman to fly solo around the world. The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1GmdcUp ) reports that The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art and Technology in Newark announced plans for a permanent exhibit that will commemorate Jerrie Mock, who flew... Read More
National Park Service plans prescribed burn on South Rim
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — The National Park Service plans a prescribed burn on part of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in the coming week. Park officials announced Friday that the Shosone prescribed fire treatment is intended to decrease risks to life, resources and property. If allowed by... Read More
Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It's gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, the fight venue, is running $1,600 on Friday or Saturday night. That's more than 13 times the going rate... Read More
Bears: Remote area of Wash. national park closed to camping
PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Olympic National Park says it has closed a remote area to camping after recent visitor reports of black bears approaching hikers and eating human food. Spokeswoman Barb Maynes says several visitors to the Enchanted Valley have reported seeing at least one bear eating human food and... Read More
Chileans moved after dangerous volcanic mudflows detected
ENSENADA, Chile (AP) — Authorities urged 2,000 people living near the Calbuco volcano to evacuate Friday after potentially devastating mudflows of volcanic debris were detected in a nearby river, the result of two huge eruptions this week that sent ash across large swaths of southern South America. Chilean... Read More
Vegas airport passenger count ticks up 1.8 percent in March
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport increased a modest 1.8 percent last month, compared with the same month in 2014. Monthly numbers released Friday showed about 67,000 more passengers arrived and departed the Las Vegas airport in March 2015. International traffic increased 5.6... Read More
North America's largest powwow draws thousands to New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Droves of Native American and other indigenous performers and spectators have converged in New Mexico for the 32nd annual Gathering of Nations, North America's largest powwow. Here are some things to know about the event: ___ FROM FAR AND WIDE More than 3,000 dancers, drummers and... Read More
American, United delay, change Boeing 787 orders
American Airlines Group Inc. says it will delay delivery of five Boeing 787 jets in response to slower growth in international travel demand. American announced Friday that it will take the planes in 2017 and 2018 instead of 2016. American took delivery of its third 787 on Friday but has not yet used them on... Read More

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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