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TripAdvisor says Reviews Reporting Rape Not Censored

TripAdvisor is defending its policies on reviews that contain allegations of rape or other crimes, following a published report that quoted several users who said such postings were deleted. Several people told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel they were sexually assaulted at Mexican hotels and resorts but the online reviews that mentioned the crimes were taken down. The Massachusetts company said…

TSA is Testing 3-D Scanners for Carry-on Luggage

Federal officials are screening some carry-on bags with 3-D scanning technology, which they say improves the ability to find bombs. The Transportation Security Administration said Thursday that it is testing computed tomography, or CT, scanning at one checkpoint at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The technology is already used for screening checked luggage. CT scanners create a 3-D image that…

Westbound I-20 in Jackson Closing Until Monday to Fix Bridge

This is the weekend that Mississippi officials are closing part of the state’s major east-west artery to repair a bridge. Westbound lanes of Interstate 20 in Jackson will be closed at 10 p.m. Friday, and are supposed to stay closed until 6 a.m. Monday. I-20’s eastbound lanes will remain open, as will the north-south route of Interstate 55. Westbound drivers…

Holiday Air Travelers See a Break From Long Security lines

Travelers taking to the skies for the Memorial Day weekend say security lines are moving faster than expected after weeks of costly delays at U.S. airports. Transportation Security Administration spokesman Mike England says bomb-sniffing dogs are being used at busier airports to help speed up lines. Travelers screened by dogs are not being required to remove their shoes or take…

Travelers Spent $777 Million in Montgomery Co. Last Year

Travelers spent $777 million and were responsible for 11,981 jobs last year in Montgomery County, according to a report conducted for the Alabama Tourism Department. This represents a 7.5% increase in traveler spending on hotels, restaurants, shopping and transportation. Estimates show that statewide the tourism industry grew by 7.7% with more than 25 million visitors spending $12.6 billion last year…