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Hong Kong airline stops pregnancy tests for Saipan travelers

HONG KONG (AP) — The airline Hong Kong Express has apologized for having required some female passengers bound for the U.S....

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Rare video shows 5 mountain lions together in California

JACKSON, Calif. (AP) — Five California mountain lions were seen together on home surveillance video in a rare gathering of the...

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I-235 closure planned for weekend of Jan. 24

Interstate 235 will be closed to through traffic at the Interstate 44 interchange during the weekend of Jan. 24, state...

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Protests take toll on Hong Kong tourism

HONG KONG (AP) — Visitor numbers to Hong Kong fell by nearly 40% in the second half of last year amid clashes between police...

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Construction to begin on Tulsa's Gilcrease Expressway

After decades of planning and waiting, construction is expected to begin in earnest in February on the west leg of the...

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Travel: A look at the western Virginia town that raised a forward-thinking first lady

I once heard Edith Bolling Wilson referred to as the "first female president" of the United States. I'll admit I knew very...

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Boeing plans flight tests for 737 Max, 777X in Oklahoma

The Boeing Co. has plans to perform flight tests at a rural Oklahoma airport on two of its commercial jets, including the 737...

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White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries...

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OKC family attacked in Mexico identified

A family from Oklahoma City attacked in Mexico, resulting in the death of a 13-year-old boy, was identified Tuesday afternoon....

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Iran: missiles fired at Iraqi air base housing US troops

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran state TV says Tehran has launched “tens” of surface-to-surface missiles at Iraq’s Ain Assad air base...

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Luxury bus line launches service to Dallas

A new bus line has opened daily service between Oklahoma City and Dallas in the wake of Southwest Airlines' discontinued...

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New OKC turnpike opening Thursday

Commercial warehouses and distribution centers in southwest Oklahoma City are scheduled to get a huge boost Thursday with the...

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This travel insider offers a peek behind the scenes of the Amtrak Auto Train

Somewhere north of Orlando, Florida, and south of Georgia, Sylvia Longmire rotates her right forearm to reveal 15 rows of...

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Racial bias in facial recognition software: What travelers should know as TSA, CBP expand programs

Federal government researchers found evidence of bias against minorities in facial recognition software as its use is set to...

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Thousands of koalas feared dead in Australia wildfires

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Thousands of koalas are feared to have died in a wildfire-ravaged area north of Sydney, further...

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Another trip to Atlanta, this time not for the Olympics

Atlanta is a major metropolis, but there won't be much time for anything except football

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The demise of formal nights on cruises

Gerry Eggert has taken a lot of cruises in his 78 years. But the Chilliwack, British Columbia, resident has noticed something...

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Congress recesses without Route 66 preservation funds

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Congress has recessed for the holidays, and it has gone another year without passing legislation that would...

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A look at Oklahoma in 2019

It feels like around the middle of January of this year I blinked and now it’s almost Christmas! These past 12 months, I have...

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Holiday travel ramps up at Will Rogers World Airport

A special visitor greeted Mardi LaRose as she waited to board a flight to visit her grandparents in Sacramento for the...

Farzaneh brothers support education, housing, other causes in central Oklahoma

BusinessApr 28, 2019

MOORE — Revolution didn’t break out in Iran 40 years ago until after the Farzaneh brothers left to study architecture at the University of Oklahoma, but its effects reached around the world and lay a heavy weight on both of them. “Because of...

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These car safety systems lead to distracted driving, according to AAA study

Multiple systems that are designed to make driving safer and easier are placing drivers in danger, according to a new study.

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California man, pet opossum booted from JetBlue flight, were stranded for days in Texas

It’s not a bird or cat or dog on a plane ... It was an opossum in a pink pet carrier, and she and her owner were stranded in...

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1st right whale calf spotted: Season’s southern migration seen off Georgia coast

Boaters and onlookers who spot the whales should give the mother-calf pairs space for important bonding timeThe first...

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Trump image found in OKC airport urinals

A traveler at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport on Tuesday raised a stink about an apparent political statement he saw...

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$34 million OK'd for highway projects in Yukon, Woodward County

Approval of a $13 million Yukon bridge replacement project and a $21 million highway widening project in Woodward County...

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A trip to the land of 'Frozen'

What "Mamma Mia" did for Greece and "Lord of the Rings" did for New Zealand, "Frozen" did for Norway.” Thanks to “Frozen,” more...

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MAPS 4 would include $30 million for beautification projects, staff

Visitors who fly into Oklahoma City and head downtown pass a chain-link fence that's falling down in places, stretches of...

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Relic thought to be from Jesus’ manger arrives in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — A tiny wooden relic that some Christians believe to be part of Jesus' manger arrived Saturday in...

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Adopted son travels from Oklahoma to Montana to meet birth family

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — When Judy Kirkpatrick was 15 years old, she gave birth to a baby boy at a hospital in Oklahoma and gave...

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Officials urge patience during holiday travel

Travelers might see delays this week during the Thanksgiving holiday as a near-record number of people hit the road. Nearly 50...

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Good grief, Christmas is big at the Gaylord Texan

GRAPEVINE, Texas — They say things are bigger in Texas. Well, that includes Christmas. Each year, the Gaylord Texan Resort...

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Thanksgiving weather forecast: Big storm could disrupt travel in central USA

A sprawling storm in the central U.S. could wreak travel havoc in the days before Thanksgiving: Snow, rain and even...

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By land and air, weather researchers track tornadic storms

NewsMay 16, 2019

SALINA, Kan. — For the first time in almost a decade, meteorologists from across the Midwest will track and intercept tornado birthing grounds as part of a large-scale collaborative research project. The TORUS Project, or Targeted Observation...

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Volcano spews lava on Galapagos island

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A volcano on an uninhabited island in the Galapagos has begun erupting, spilling lava down its sides...

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