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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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Fall in Love with an autumn road trip to Big Cedar Lodge
Autumn signals the time for a cozy rustic getaway to a favorite fall destination — Big Cedar Lodge, a wilderness resort 10 miles south of Branson, Missouri. Read More
Rick Steves' Europe: Top tips for Eiffel Tower visitors
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Arizona dude ranch is a family tradition for the ages — all of them
Each February, I find myself in the Tucson, Arizona, desert atop a sweaty 1,000-pound horse, his hoofs pounding through the rocky wash at a steady gallop. I lean back, keep the heels of my boots down in the stirrups and try to roll my hips to stay in rhythm with the horse, and thereby in the saddle. The speed of... Read More
Park hikers may have died in 'sympathetic murder-suicide'
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a "sympathetic murder-suicide." Rachel Nguyen, 20,... Read More
SeaWorld sends manatees to Ohio zoos for rehab stints
There's been a fall migration of manatees flying back and forth from Florida as two Ohio zoos continue their work with a national program to care for orphaned and injured manatees and prepare them for their return to the wild. Four male manatees were flown to zoos in Cincinnati and Columbus from SeaWorld Orlando... Read More
Austin travelblog: Traffic & a dark Texas campus
Getting to Austin isn't easy, but the campus is interesting once you get there Read More
Norman Rockwell's 3 sons seek to halt sale of his artworks
BOSTON (AP) — Norman Rockwell's three sons were among several people who went to court on Friday seeking to halt a museum's plans to sell 40 works of art, including two by him. A complaint seeking a temporary restraining order filed in Berkshire Superior Court alleges the board of trustees at the Berkshire Museum... Read More
Questions and answers on proposed ban on laptops in luggage
WASHINGTON (AP) — First the U.S. government temporarily banned laptops in the cabins of some airplanes. Now it is looking to ban them from checked luggage on international flights, citing the risk of potentially catastrophic fires. The Federal Aviation Administration recently recommended that the U.N. agency that... Read More
New Battle of the Alamo is brewing over Texas shrine revamp
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Remember the Alamo? A new Texas battle is brewing over how best to do so. Land Commissioner George P. Bush is overseeing a 7-year revamp of the shrine where 189 Texas independence fighters were killed by Mexican Gen. Santa Anna's troops in 1836. The site's size would quadruple after excavation... Read More
Cuba unveils US-made tribute to independence
HAVANA (AP) — Cuba presented to the public on Friday a statue of independence hero Jose Marti donated by the Bronx Museum of the Arts in a gesture of international friendship that comes at a low point in relations between the two countries. The 16-foot bronze statue is a replica of one that portrays Marti,... Read More
Hawaii judge extends prohibition on Trump's travel ban
HONOLULU (AP) — The federal judge in Hawaii who stopped President Donald Trump's travel ban from taking effect this week has extended the order. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson on Friday converted the temporary restraining order to a preliminary injunction. The ban was was announced in September. It applied... Read More
Ahoy! Old Ironsides, oldest warship afloat, tours harbor
BOSTON (AP) — The newly refurbished USS Constitution has taken its first spin in three years. Friday's joyride from Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston to Fort Independence on Castle Island celebrated the U.S. Navy's 242nd birthday and the 220th anniversary of the iconic vessel's maiden voyage. The world's oldest... Read More
More bison to join American Indian herd in Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Ten more buffalo are set to join a nascent herd on the starkly beautiful landscape of a Wyoming American Indian reservation, a project significant to tribal members who went over a century without living with the animals dear to their culture. The buffalo to be released Saturday by the... Read More
Amtrak sees slight improvement in on-time performance
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Amtrak officials say the Hoosier State and Cardinal rail lines have slightly increased in on-time performance after experiencing many train delays. The Hoosier State line was on schedule about 56 percent of the time in September, an increase from 37 percent in August, Amtrak spokesman Marc... Read More
The Latest: France's Macron hails freeing of Syria's Raqqa
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 9:15 p.m. The declared victory over Islamic State extremists in Raqqa is especially sweet for France, which was repeatedly targeted by deadly attacks orchestrated from the Syrian city. French President Emmanuel Macron says the fight against IS... Read More
Greece to raise cruise ship that sank off Santorini in 2007
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government has ordered the raising of a sunken cruise ship that foundered just off the holiday island of Santorini ten years ago, leaving two passengers missing and presumed dead. The Merchant Marine Ministry said Friday the wreck of the Sea Diamond poses a potential environmental... Read More
Orange is the new white? Unique amber wine creates buzz
BURDETT, N.Y. (AP) — The sloping vineyards of New York's Finger Lakes region known for producing golden-hued rieslings and chardonnays also are offering a splash of orange wine. The color comes not from citrus fruit, but by fermenting white wine grapes with their skins on before pressing — a practice that mirrors... Read More
Police: Man accused of fake ID use found hiding in trash can
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of trying to rent a car in Delaware using fake identification was caught hiding in a trash can. Delaware State Police said 23-year-old Davontae Williams tried to rent a car from Enterprise Car Rental in Wilmington on Wednesday. Police say employees realized... Read More
94 deaths from plague in Madagascar, UN health agency says
GENEVA (AP) — An unusually large plague outbreak in Madagascar has taken 94 lives, the World Health Organization said Friday. The number of suspected cases has reached 1,153, Dr. Ibrahima Soce Fall, Africa emergencies chief for the U.N. health agency, told reporters in Geneva. More cases are expected, "but we... Read More
Cleric bans poses by Cyprus churches over lewd wedding photo
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Couples who marry in civil ceremonies have been banned from taking wedding photos outside places of worship in a Cyprus region known for hosting destination weddings, a senior Orthodox Christian cleric announced Friday after an uproar over a lewd photo taken in a chapel courtyard.... Read More


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Staycation in Oklahoma

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Updated: Wed, May 20, 2009

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