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US returns 25 looted artifacts to Italy: Vases, frescoes
ROME (AP) — The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections. Italy has been on a campaign to recover looted artifacts, using the... Read More
Floodwaters deepen in Houston after city gets more rain
HOUSTON (AP) — Floodwaters deepened across much of Texas on Tuesday as storms dumped almost a foot more of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways that serve the nation's fourth-largest city. Meanwhile, the search went on for about a dozen people who... Read More
Texas flooding overwhelms popular bed-and-breakfast region
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — The vacation house where two families were to spend Memorial Day weekend was already gone, swept down the swollen Blanco River, when Carissa Smith's husband arrived. All he found was a Chevrolet Suburban slammed against a tree, the engine running. The fate of those who were inside the home... Read More
Irish government agrees to sell its Aer Lingus stake to IAG
DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland intends to sell its 25 percent stake in the Aer Lingus airline to IAG after receiving guarantees that the parent company of British Airways will increase employment and air links with the United States, the government announced Tuesday. IAG, which also operates Spain's Iberia airline,... Read More
Amtrak to install long-sought cameras in locomotives
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak said Tuesday it will install video cameras inside locomotive cabs to record the actions of train engineers, a move that follows a deadly derailment earlier this month in which investigators are searching for clues to the train engineer's actions before the crash. The Amtrak engineer,... Read More
River rafters discover wreckage of aircraft in Grand Canyon
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A group of river rafters in search of old mining equipment on a hike at the Grand Canyon came across something unexpected during a recent trip: the wreckage of a small aircraft with bones scattered nearby. John Weisheit was with several people who discovered the wreckage earlier this month... Read More
California man collapses, dies at Grand Canyon National Park
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say an 82-year-old California man has died after collapsing near the visitor center. Park officials identified the man Tuesday as Khushalbai F. Patel, of Pleasanton, who was visiting the canyon with his family last weekend. Park... Read More
Michigan lawmakers fight pushback on shifting funds to roads
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder's administration on Tuesday backed off the assertion that the popular Pure Michigan tourism program would have to be cut as a result of House Republicans' proposed plan to fund road repairs. The administration made it clear that it still opposes the shifting of economic... Read More
Liquor board finalizing rule for events like Oktoberfest
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's liquor board is finalizing more flexible rules for granting permits after receiving intense criticism last year when the board considered denying a permit to an annual Oktoberfest celebration. Members of Utah's Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission on Tuesday received a draft of new... Read More
Thunderbirds practice Air Force Academy graduation flyover
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — The Thunderbirds precision flying team is practicing for the Air Force Academy graduation flyover later this week. The squadron rehearsed the flyover Tuesday morning at the academy outside Colorado Springs. Graduation is Thursday in Falcon Stadium. The Thunderbirds will buzz the... Read More
SeaWorld says CFO James Heaney is resigning
NEW YORK (AP) — Theme park operator SeaWorld said Tuesday that Chief Financial Officer James Heaney is leaving the company to go back to the cruise industry. The company said Heaney, 51, is taking a senior role with another company that it did not identify. He became SeaWorld's CFO in January 2012. Before that he... Read More
For an IS fighter, a paid honeymoon in caliphate's heart
BEIRUT (AP) — The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria's war. In the capital of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate," Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the first time after months chatting online. They married, then passed... Read More
Reindeer and northern lights on summer hike in Arctic Circle
ABISKO, Sweden (AP) — A multi-day hike above the Arctic Circle is no place for an iPhone to die. "There goes my camera," I thought, and yet the loss was freeing. I was out of Internet and mobile phone range anyway. Now I'd have to pay more attention to my surroundings. I began to collect colorful leaves to place... Read More
New Revel owner: 'No way' casino reopens this summer
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The casino at Atlantic City's former Revel resort won't reopen this summer, the property's new owner said Tuesday, and it's doubtful whether any of the non-gambling attractions can be reopened by Labor Day. Glenn Straub made his comments following a federal court hearing Tuesday at which he and... Read More
Wyoming tourism director foresees good summer season
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Lower gas prices and other indicators point to plenty of out-of-state visitors coming to Wyoming to enjoy national parks and other attractions this summer, tourism officials say. Gas prices are about $1 lower than they were at this time last year, state tourism executive director Diane Shober... Read More
Serenity Now: Beach seclusion off Cambodia's southern coast
KOH RONG, Cambodia (AP) — I was in need of a digital detox (aren't we all nowadays?), but instead of heading to a swanky resort that simply locked my phone away for the duration of the stay, I headed to an undeveloped island off the southern coast of Cambodia. Koh Rong island has lush jungle and unspoiled... Read More
New and now: Ohio festivals, NYC boroughs, Cigar Aficionado
OHIO FESTIVALS Summer fun in Ohio isn't just about riding roller coasters at Cedar Point and watching the Cleveland Indians or Cincinnati Reds play baseball. There are also some fun and quirky festivals around the state. The Duct Tape Festival in Avon, June 19-21, looks at duct tape not just as a handy way to fix... Read More
Maintenance costs prompt fee increase at 2 national parks
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Visitors are going to pay $5 more for entrance into Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park under a new fee structure starting July 1. The Herald Journal reports ( maintenance and improvement costs are prompting the fee increase, which also means people will spend... Read More
Channeling Batman, Versailles: Macau's new wave of resorts
MACAU (AP) — Macau is doubling down even as the odds change. The world's casino capital this week welcomes the first of a new wave of lavish casino resorts for its up-and-coming Cotai Peninsula. It's a $20 billion bet by casino operators amid an extended losing streak in the tiny Chinese enclave. Gambling revenue... Read More
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Explore these six distinct regions for travel values and fun destinations in Oklahoma:
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