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  • Jamaica passes act decriminalizing small amounts of pot

    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaican lawmakers on Tuesday night passed an act to decriminalize small amounts of pot and establish a licensing agency to regulate a lawful medical marijuana industry on the Caribbean island. After several hours of debate, legislators in the lower House on Tuesday...

  • Frozen Niagara Falls draws tourists

    Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    What? Not enough snow, ice and cold for you? You say you STILL need some "Frozen" references in your life? Well, this ought to quench that need for freeze: Ice has suddenly blossomed across the Great Lakes, with the ice pack nearly doubling in just a little more than a week. The lakes are...

  • And the award for Best Travel Movie goes to ...

    Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

     (CNN)There isn't an actual Academy Award for best travel movie. But there should be. That's because while Oscars Best Picture nominees might make us want to go to the movies, what they really make us want to do is pack a bag.

  • Sunday travel conditions

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    Wintery weather is predicted for several parts of the state, and the state Highway Patrol has labeled several roadways as slick and hazardous.

  • Gateway to Oklahoma History project to digitize early newspapers

    By MAX NICHOLS., For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    The Oklahoma History Center is in the process of digitizing pre-1923 newspapers from across Oklahoma.

  • Disneyland measles cases genetically similar to Philippines outbreak

    Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    The measles cases linked to Disneyland are genetically similar to the one involved in a massive outbreak in the Philippines, according to an analysis. The California outbreak likely started when a traveler who was infected overseas with measles visited the amusement park while...

  • Darth Vader, Mickey Mouse join forces

    Published: Thu, Feb 19, 2015

    In a galaxy far, far away ... in the Western Caribbean, actually, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Boba Fett and stormtroopers party with Disney Cruisers around the pool deck. No, it's not a fantasy. Disney Cruise Line announced last week it will introduce Star Wars Day at Sea in 2016.

  • What's new in Italy & Spain for 2015

    By Rick Steves, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    New attractions make Italy and Spain exciting places to visit for the first time or to revisit for seasoned travelers.

  • New Oklahoma Travel Guide features art of John Rule

    By Dino Lalli, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    The 2015 Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Travel Guide is an invaluable resource for travel ideas in Oklahoma and features artwork by artist and saddle maker John Rule.

  • Oklahoma religion briefs for Feb. 14

    Updated: Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Religion briefs for Feb. 14

  • Bleep blorp: New Japanese hotel to be staffed by robots

    Published: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    The robot revolution may be gentler than we thought. We're not sure if the robotic staff at a planned hotel in Japan will be tucking guests into their beds at night, but they'll be performing plenty of other traditional hospitality tasks.

  • Oklahoma entertainment highlights

    Published: Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Oklahoma entertainment highlights

  • Traversing Penang

    BY TRACEY TEO, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Navigating the sweltering, crowded streets of “Little India,” an ethnic enclave in Georgetown, the capital of Penang, was proving to be difficult, but I hoped not deadly.

  • And the world's safest city is...

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Cram 38 million people in the same city, it's going to be a lawless mess, right? Not even. According to newly published stats, the gigantic swirl of humanity that is the Japanese megacity of Tokyo is now the safest major urban destination on the planet.

  • Oklahoma entertainment highlights

    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Oklahoma entertainment highlights

  • TSA seizes record 2,212 firearms in 2014

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    When packing your carry-on luggage, don't forget to remove your gun. Unless you've got permission, not remembering could get you in trouble. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration seized a record 2,212 firearms from carry-on luggage in 2014, the U.S. Department of Homeland...

  • The Archivist: An unseemly name?

    By Mary Phillips, for The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    “Hell Roaring” was apparently a popular name for creeks in Oklahoma, with at least four creeks carrying the descriptive name.

  • Oklahoma entertainment highlights

    Published: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    Oklahoma entertainment highlights

  • Achievers: Oklahoma City metro-area achievers

    Updated: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Achievers: Oklahoma City metro-area achievers for Jan. 21.

  • Woman pays $164K per year to live on luxury cruise ship

    Published: Tue, Jan 20, 2015

    Lee Wachtstetter, an 86-year-old Florida widow, took her daughter's advice, reports the Asbury Park Press:  she sold her five bedroom Fort Lauderdale area home on 10 acres and became a permanent luxury cruise ship resident after her husband died. Mama Lee, as she's known aboard the...

  • China considers air rage 'no fly list'

    Published: Mon, Jan 19, 2015

    Passengers who misbehave on commercial flights in China could soon find themselves grounded. After several highly publicized and embarrassing incidents of air rage, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said last week it is considering steps to blacklist offending passengers, according to...

  • Oklahoma concert ticket ticker

    Published: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

    Oklahoma concert ticket ticker

  • Coalition plans Martin Luther King Jr. celebration and parade in Oklahoma City

    From Staff Reports | Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade and other events are planned for Monday in Oklahoma City.

  • The World’s 13 Most Incredible Hotel Pools Will Warm You Up This Winter

    Published: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

    From tropical Infinity pools with exceptional views to rooftop plunges that will take you over the edge of city streets, these 13 hotel pools blow all other competition out of the water, says The Active Times. Take a tour of the world's most incredible hotel pools and start saving for your...

  • Winter is a good time for trout and fly fishing in Oklahoma

    By Dino Lalli, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sun, Jan 11, 2015

    Oklahoma is full of great fishing destinations in winter.