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Ko, Henderson set for Canadian Pacific Women's Open
PRIDDIS, Alberta (AP) — Brooke Henderson is the face of Canadian golf. Lydia Ko is a big hit, too — and every bit as comfortable. "I feel when I come to Canada, it feels a lot like New Zealand, feels a lot like home," Ko said Wednesday, a day before the start of play in the Canadian Pacific Women's Open. "Just... Read More
The Latest: Authorities say quake death toll at 159
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local): __ 00:30 Among the victims of an earthquake in Italy was an 18-month-old girl whose mother survived the deadly earthquake of 2009 in nearby L'Aquila and moved away from there after that terrible experience. The news agency... Read More
Theodore Roosevelt National Park quarter being released
MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. Mint and the National Park Service are marking the release of a coin honoring Theodore Roosevelt National Park. A ceremony is scheduled at 10 a.m. local time Thursday at the Painted Canyon visitor center. The park in western North Dakota is named for the 26th president of the United... Read More
Paisley Park, home of Prince, opens for public tours Oct. 6
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Paisley Park, the private estate and studio complex of the late rock superstar Prince, will open for daily public tours starting Oct. 6, the trust company overseeing his estate announced Wednesday, and the company that runs Elvis Presley's Graceland will manage it. Bremer Trust said in a... Read More
Cruise line CEO details Alaska bear mauling of 2 workers
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The owner of a cruise ship line says a bear that mauled two company wilderness guides during a hiking excursion in southeast Alaska went on the attack so quickly it was over in a matter of seconds. UnCruise Adventures CEO Dan Blanchard tells the Juneau Empire ( ) the... Read More
Correction: Water Park-Fatality-Regulation story
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — In a story Aug. 12 about the regulation in Kansas for amusement park rides, The Associated Press erroneously reported that South Dakota was among the states that have no laws regulating the industry. South Dakota passed a law requiring inspections in 2014. A corrected version of the story is... Read More
Yellowstone tourists face detour for fire but landmarks open
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Some tourists heading to Yellowstone National Park during the busy summer season are facing an hourlong detour Wednesday as a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park kept a highway closed. Major tourist areas in both parks are open as the National Park Service holds... Read More
Alaska roadkill thieves target moose meant for charity
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thieves coming across dead moose on Alaska roads are stealing the carcasses, making away with hundreds of pounds of meat that normally goes to a program run by state troopers that gives it to the needy and others willing to butcher the carcasses, officials said Wednesday. Two moose killed... Read More
Quotes about designation of national monument in Maine
Here are some quotes Wednesday about the president's decision to create a new national monument, Katahdin Waters and Waters, east of Baxter State Park. "As the National Park Service begins a second century of conservation this week, the president's designation of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument serves... Read More
Elevator fix will close Washington Monument for 9 months
WASHINGTON (AP) — The lone, balky elevator that takes visitors to the top of the 555-foot Washington Monument needs a major renovation that will require closing the landmark for nine months, officials said Wednesday. The elevator has broken down frequently over the past two years, roughly the period since the... Read More
Alabama editorial roundup
Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Aug. 14 The Cullman Times on the Second Amendment: A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. — Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Dec. 15, 1791. A lot has... Read More
Don't like Trump or Clinton? Utah has 12 other options
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah voters who dislike Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton: Don't despair. There are a dozen other candidates on the Utah ballot so far who want to serve as America's next commander-in-chief, including a former CIA officer, a marijuana-friendly former governor and a doctor who once ran against... Read More
Maine land from Burt's Bees founder is new national monument
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday created a new national monument in Maine on 87,000 acres donated by the founder of Burt's Bees, fulfilling conservationist Roxanne Quimby's goal of gifting the land during the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The Katahdin Woods and Waters... Read More
Correction: Amusement Park Rides-Alabama story
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a story Aug. 14 about the lack of unified regulation for amusement park rides, The Associated Press erroneously reported which states have no laws regulating the industry. Montana was omitted from the list, which also includes Alabama, Mississippi, Nevada, Wyoming, and Utah. It also... Read More
Pilot accused of being drunk in Michigan pleads no contest
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — An American Airlines co-pilot who was grounded at a Detroit-area airport because of excessive alcohol has pleaded no contest. Defense attorney Frank J. Manley says John Maguire was placed on probation Wednesday during an appearance in court in Romulus, Michigan. He was charged with operating... Read More
Obama names Maine's Katahdin Woods as newest national park site
On the eve of the National Park Service's centennial, President Barack Obama named Maine's Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Wednesday as the newest national park site. People can already visit the 87,000-acre national monument, which has a park service superintendent on the ground and two visitor... Read More
Highest, tallest, hottest: National park record-setters
Yellowstone, Yosemite and the entire country of Switzerland would fit inside the United States' largest national park, a 13.2 million-acre expanse in Alaska. And it would take about 2,400 of the smallest of the 59 headliner national parks to fill the biggest park's pristine, mountainous terrain. Elsewhere in... Read More
Park Service celebrates 100 years, seeks minorities' support
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — When Asha Jones and other Grand Canyon interns arrived for their summer at the national park, they were struck by its sheer immensity, beauty and world-class hiking trails. Soon, they noticed something else. "It is time for a change here, specifically, at Grand Canyon and... Read More
NY state parks unveils restored Colonial-era stone house
JOHNSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A Colonial-era stone house at a New York state historic site has been restored as part of an effort to tell the story of the slaves who toiled on an estate owned by one of the most influential men in North America before the Revolutionary War. State parks Commissioner Rose Harvey on... Read More
Thousands of fish die in Yellowstone River
An unprecedented fish kill has closed 183 river miles of the Yellowstone River in Montana, as officials try to contain a parasite that is killing thousands of whitefish. "We recognize that this decision will have a significant impact on many people. However, we must act to protect this public resource for... Read More


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Staycation in Oklahoma

Staycation in Oklahoma

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Explore these six distinct regions for travel values and fun destinations in Oklahoma:
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