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This week's best travel bargains around the globe
Save more than $1,400 on andBeyond's new Southern Africa's Finest itinerary. The 11-day adventure starts at $11,780 per person double in May and from $13,925 from June through September - a savings of up to $1,415. The tour goes from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Botswana's Okavango Delta to... Read More
Dazed Tennessee residents get first look at wildfire rubble
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Gatlinburg residents and business owners have had their first look at the wildfire destruction, and many walked around the once-bustling city in a daze, sobbing. As people were allowed into the city Friday, Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters raised the death toll to 13 and said the number of... Read More
Hawaii summits could get more than 2 feet of snow
HONOLULU (AP) — The summits of Hawaii's Big Island could get more than two feet of snow, with a winter storm warning in effect through Saturday. Yes, it snows in Hawaii, Matthew Foster, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Honolulu, said he had to explain to some surprised out-of-state callers... Read More
US approves flights by Norwegian Air Shuttle subsidiary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Discount airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has won permission from federal authorities for its disputed plan to expand flights to the U.S. The decision was a defeat for several large U.S. airlines and their labor unions. They accuse Norwegian of getting around Norway's labor and tax laws by operating... Read More
Six Flags CEO to speak during Michigan State commencement
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Six Flags Entertainment Corp. CEO John Duffey will speak during Michigan State University's fall undergraduate commencement ceremonies. Duffey talks Dec. 17 at the morning ceremony. He addresses graduates from the East Lansing school's colleges of Arts and Letters, Broad Business,... Read More
Grants available for projects to boost small communities
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has a new grant program designed to boost industry and infrastructure in rural communities. The department is offering grants for projects that would promote expansion and sustainability of land-based industries such as farming,... Read More
During first look at wildfire rubble, residents in a daze
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Residents and business owners in Gatlinburg got their first look at the wildfire destruction on Friday, and many walked around the once-bustling tourist city in a daze, sobbing. They hugged each other and promised that they would stay in touch. "We love it up here so much," said Gary... Read More
The Latest: In wildfires, son says parents 'died happy'
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires in eastern Tennessee (all times local): 5:45 p.m. One of three brothers who were hospitalized after fleeing a wildfire that killed their parents says he believes their mom and dad died happy. Their uncle Jim Summers relayed the message from Wesley Summers, one... Read More
Lodging near highest mountain peak in Northeast US proposed
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The owners of a historic cog railway that climbs up New Hampshire's Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast, want to build an upscale hotel a mile from the summit, in keeping with hotels that once graced the mountain in the 1800s, and to accommodate an increasing number of summer... Read More
1st nonstop commercial flight from Beijing arrives in Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A little glitz and a sampling of a Las Vegas Strip dance and acrobatic performance marked the arrival of the first direct commercial airline flight from mainland China to Las Vegas. Area elected and tourism officials, a Hainan Airlines executive, and Luo Linquan, the consul general of the People's... Read More
Ho ho? Oh, no! It's too warm for Boston holiday wonderland
BOSTON (AP) — Santa Claus or Santa Thaws? Boston city officials say they're postponing the opening of a European-style "Boston Winter" outdoor wonderland because it's unseasonably warm. City Hall Plaza was being transformed into a North Pole, complete with an ice skating path tucked among chocolate fountains and... Read More
6 people secured after failed armed robbery in Paris
PARIS (AP) — Paris officials say six people have been found safe inside a travel agency after a failed armed robbery in the southern district of the French capital. Jerome Coumet, mayor for Paris' southern 13th district, said a single gunman burst into the travel agency on Friday night, but that the owner managed... Read More
Philanthropist to fund Washington Monument elevator repair
WASHINGTON (AP) — A project to modernize the Washington Monument's elevator, estimated to cost $2 million to $3 million, will be paid for by businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein, officials announced Friday. In a statement, the National Park Service said the project will correct ongoing mechanical,... Read More
Nearer and dearer: Maryland's own African-American museums
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A large spotlight has been shining on the Smithsonian's new, crowded and compelling national African American museum in Washington, but that doesn't dim Maryland's own repositories for black history. Maryland has over a dozen African-American museums of its own, from the National Great... Read More
Prosecutors want 4 years for train dispatcher in fatal crash
BERLIN (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a four-year jail sentence for a train dispatcher accused of negligence that led to one of the worst train crashes in German history this year. Twelve people died and 89 were injured when two commuter trains collided on a single track on Feb. 9 near the Bavarian town of Bad... Read More
Illinois National Guard to mark anniversaries with cake
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois National Guard plans a cake-cutting ceremony in Springfield to mark the 380th birthday of the National Guard and the 130th anniversary of Camp Lincoln later this month. The ceremony is set for Dec. 10 at 3:45 p.m. at the Illinois State Military Museum . It coincides with the... Read More
Malibu mountain lion gets reprieve after alpacas killed
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A California mountain lion placed under a death sentence for killing nearly a dozen alpacas owned by a Malibu woman was granted a reprieve when the woman announced she wouldn't act on a state-issued permit giving her the right to kill the animal. A neighbor had offered to shoot the big cat... Read More
Woman killed in attempted robbery of New Jersey Lyft riders
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Police in New Jersey are searching for a man who they say fatally shot a woman during an attempted robbery of three passengers in a vehicle operating under the ride-hailing service Lyft. Mercer County prosecutors say the incident began when the unknown assailant hopped into the back of the car... Read More
Shaheen announces expanded cell service in North Country
NORTHUMBERLAND, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says new cellular voice and data service in New Hampshire's North Country will significantly boost economic development, tourism and public safety in the region. Shaheen is announcing the expansion of 4G LTE service at a news conference Friday in Northumberland.... Read More
Snow blankets Hawaii summits amid winter storm warning
HONOLULU (AP) — It's wintertime in Hawaii. The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a winter storm warning for the summits of Hawaii's Big Island as wind and snow engulf the high peaks. Up to a foot of snow is possible on the summits of Hawaii's Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes above 12,000 feet.... Read More


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