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  • Cash-strapped Indian airline SpiceJet grounded

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Low-cost Indian airline SpiceJet grounded all flights Wednesday after oil companies stopped supplies of jet fuel to the financially beleaguered carrier. No SpiceJet flights had taken off Wednesday and passengers were making arrangements to shift to other airlines, a...

  • Tourist dies in hot air balloon accident in Turkey

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    ISTANBUL (AP) — A hot air balloon fell in the popular tourist region of Cappadocia on Wednesday, killing a Chinese tourist and injuring six other passengers from China and Malaysia, the region's governor said. Gov. Mehmet Ceylan said a sudden change of wind direction appeared to have...

  • Grand Canyon, concessionaire nearing settlement

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A settlement is in the works in a lawsuit filed by a concessionaire over a lucrative contract at the Grand Canyon. A hearing scheduled Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Denver was called off so that Xanterra Parks & Resorts and the National...

  • Publications name Cleveland named top travel destination

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The city of Cleveland is getting some attention from the travel press as top destination. Fodor's on Tuesday named Cleveland as one of its 25 must-see travel destinations for 2015. That distinction — notes The Plain Dealer newspaper (http://bit.ly/16q0fMt ) — comes on...

  • Eagle-viewing tours offered at Land Between Lakes

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) — Visitors to the Land Between The Lakes area in western Kentucky and Tennessee can take one of several cruises being offered next month to try to spot bald eagles wintering in the area. Land Between The Lakes and Kenlake State Resort Park are hosting morning...

  • Hobbs State Park reveals eagle watch tour dates

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — The conservation area of Hobbs State Park is offering eagle watch tours on Beaver Lake through February. Rebekah Penny, a park interpreter, says visitors always see eagles on the tours, some mature and some immature. Penny says tour participants always see other...

  • AAA Oklahoma says holiday travel to hit all-time high

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — AAA Oklahoma says a record number of travelers are expected to take to the highways and airways over the year-end holidays this year. The auto club predicts 98.6 million Americans, including 893,000 Oklahomans, will journey 50 miles or more from home. In Oklahoma,...

  • State-grant fraud case in hands of federal jury

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal jury will begin deliberating Wednesday in the trial of a Chicago businessman and his wife, who are accused of using millions of dollars in state public health grant money for luxury cars, vacation-home upkeep and a mortgage for their son. Leon...

  • Chattanooga seeks to upset another national power

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Chattanooga's Jim Foster has used connections he's developed during his Hall of Fame coaching career to produce the kind of home schedule rarely seen from a mid-major women's basketball program. His players are making the most of the situation. Three weeks after a 67-63 upset of a...

  • Pact reached before trial over flawed Vegas hotel

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A last-minute settlement avoided trial that was set to start Tuesday involving casino giant MGM Resorts International and six of seven contractors in a massive civil breach-of-contract lawsuit over a never-opened Las Vegas Strip tower called the Harmon. Several jurors...

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