Travel News from NewsOK

  • Pats welcome back former greats at camp

    Updated: 50 min ago

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bill Belichick looked at the defensive backfield talent standing on the sideline at Gillette Stadium on Friday night and wished it were 10 years ago. On a day when former All-Pro cornerback Ty Law entered the Patriot Hall of Fame, many of his former teammates and big...

  • Rare whale fossil pulled from California backyard

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    RANCHO PALOS VERDES, California (AP) — A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard with some unusual help — a sheriff's search-and-rescue team. Paleontologist Howell Thomas of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County says the 16- to 17-million-year-old baleen...

  • 2 Americans detained in North Korea seek US help

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison terms. In their first appearance since being...

  • Strahan expects emotions to flow at HOF induction

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Michael Strahan is pleased to know he is scheduled to go last during the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. That means the former New York Giants star pass-rusher won't be the first to break down in tears once the 2014 seven-member class is inducted Saturday....

  • Yellowstone grizzly, people run-ins drop in 2013

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Conflicts between humans and grizzly bears in the region around Yellowstone National Park dropped last year, but that wasn't enough to reverse a long-term trend of more potentially dangerous interactions as populations of both bruins and people increase. A new report by...

  • Plan targeting 2,800 battlefield deer progresses

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The National Park Service tentatively approved a plan Friday that envisions government sharpshooters killing more than 2,800 white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia over the next five years to curb damage to plants and trees. The agency...

  • Kicker sees second chances after gondola accident

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Maikon Bonani knows all about second chances. The native of Brazil is back with the Titans for a second year with the kicker job wide open for the taking, and he's the only guy in training camp with any NFL experience if kicking in a preseason game counts. Bonani...

  • Billionaire now owns all of Lanai's hotel rooms

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    LANAI CITY, Hawaii (AP) — Billionaire Larry Ellison has purchased the historic Hotel Lanai for an undisclosed price. The deal that closed July 7 now makes Ellison the owner of every hotel room on the island, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://ow.ly/zQLTQ ) reported. Mary Charles' Lanai...

  • Ohio theme park says it topped shaved-heads record

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — With wide grins and a few apprehensive looks, more than 200 people lost their hair Friday at an amusement park as they worked to break the Guinness record for most heads shaved simultaneously. Hair littered the ground at Kings Island as 213 people had their heads shaved at...

  • Florida preserve brings wolves, people together

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    CHIPLEY, Fla. (AP) — At Seacrest Wolf Preserve in northern Florida, billed as the largest such facility in the Southeast, owners Cynthia and Wayne Watkins say they raise their wolves to become accustomed to humans — and for a $25 fee, they even let visitors mingle with a wolf pack. It lets...

  • Exhibit on Downton Abbey costumes a big draw

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware's Winterthur Museum is drawing big crowds with its 'Costumes of Downton Abbey' exhibit. The News Journal of Wilmington (http://delonline.us/1rNzGFC) reports that the show had its 100,000th visitor on Tuesday. The museum's annual visitation usually is between...

  • Oklahoma History Center plans back-to-school event

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Staff and educators at museums across Oklahoma will be on hand later this month to answer questions about field trips, teacher resources and professional development. The event is called the Back-to-School Bash and is being held at the Oklahoma History Center on Aug. 14....

  • Airport to use QR codes to help people find cars

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis International Airport has installed codes in shelters at parking lots to help people find where they parked their vehicles. QR codes, or Quick Response codes, have been installed in each shelter of the Economy Lot and at the first pillar of each row of public...

  • Ohio theme park tries to top shaved-heads record

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — A southwestern Ohio amusement park will try to top a Guinness record for the most heads shaved simultaneously to help raise awareness and money to fight cancer. Kings Island says more than 200 hair stylists from Great Clips salons in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland,...

  • Virginia kicks off 3rd annual craft beer month

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is kicking off its third annual craft beer month. Events are scheduled throughout the state during August at breweries, restaurants and hotels to celebrate Virginia's more than 80 craft breweries. Among the events is the Virginia Craft Brewers Fest scheduled for...

  • Pollock exhibit set for 2015 in Dallas

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Museum of Art will be the only U.S. stop for a new touring exhibit next year of Jackson Pollock's work. The exhibit will be the first in more than three decades to survey a phase of works known as his "black pourings" — a series of black enamel and oil paintings created...

  • US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the deadly disease has killed more than 700 people this...

  • FAA places new restrictions on flights over Iraq

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is restricting U.S. airlines from flying at or below 30,000 feet over Iraq because of what it calls "the potentially hazardous situation created by the armed conflict" there. The agency already had restricted flights in Iraqi air space to a...

  • Hundreds attend Mass for saint's return to Hawaii

    Yesterday

    HONOLULU (AP) — A white hearse pulled up to the entrance of a downtown Honolulu cathedral Thursday, carrying the remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients in the 1880s. A metal box containing the remains of St. Marianne Cope was carried into the Cathedral Basilica of Our...

  • Opponents offer 2 alternatives to Corcoran breakup

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Opponents of a plan to break up Washington's nearly 150-year-old Corcoran Gallery of Art presented two alternatives in court this week to preserve the independent museum and art school as a judge considers its proposed merger with two larger institutions. The University of...

  • Elvis' guitar donor says he is rightful owner

    Yesterday

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man who donated to a South Dakota museum a slightly damaged acoustic guitar played by Elvis Presley that is at the center of a custody battle insisted Thursday he had the right to give it away because he owned it. The instrument's fate is now in the hands of a federal...

  • SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines ending partnership

    Yesterday

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, officials with both companies said Thursday, as the airline has been urged by animal rights activists to terminate the relationship. The partnership won't be renewed at the end...

  • Seychelles fears Ebola, bars Sierra Leone team

    Yesterday

    Seychelles forfeited an African Cup qualifying game and withdrew from the competition Thursday rather than allow Sierra Leone's soccer team to travel to the Indian Ocean island because of fears over the deadly Ebola virus. The Confederation of African Football confirmed Seychelles' withdrawal...

  • Montana prairie reserve tops 300,000 acres

    Yesterday

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A privately funded conservation reserve taking shape on north-central Montana's open prairie now spans more than 300,000 acres — or almost 470 square miles — with the addition of a large parcel south of Malta that was disclosed Thursday. American Prairie Reserve manager...

  • Official: Ferries to be back to normal Saturday

    Yesterday

    SEATTLE (AP) — Puget Sound ferry service should be back on schedule by Saturday after disruptions caused by maintenance and unexpected repairs, the interim head of Washington State Ferries said Thursday. The problems have left riders grumbling about long waits and cancellations during the peak...