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Carry-on gun accidentally fired at Atlanta airport

A gun being transported in a passenger’s carry-on bag was accidentally fired while it was being inspected by an officer at a screening checkpoint Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The Sunday morning incident began when TSA screeners detected a loaded .22-caliber Magnum revolver in a carry-on bag being taken through the security check-point by passenger Richard […]

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In Transit Blog: Jewelry Show Takes Over London Gallery

Courtesy Sevan Biçakçi and Shizaru Gallery Sultan’s Audience ring by Sevan Biçakçi is among the works on display and on sale at Shizaru Gallery. London Art and commerce collide at the jewelry exhibition Art Rocks at the Shizaru Gallery (112 Mount Street; 44-20-7499-2266; www.shizaru.com), on through Jan. 14.   Co-curated by the jewelry specialist Joanna […]

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Cain May Follow Palin Model and Shape Campaign From Outside

December 12, 2011, 7:12 PM EST By Jonathan D. Salant (Updates with new web address for Cain in seventh-eighth paragraphs. For more campaign news, go to ELECT.) Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) — Herman Cain, who ended his presidential campaign following allegations of a sexual indiscretions, left the campaign trail having raised at least $14 million and […]

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Could cruise ships be banned from Venice?

Could cruise ships be banned from Venice? Local officials will be discussing the topic this week amid growing worries about the industry’s impact on the historic city, according to Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper. “The problem of these juggernauts of the sea needs to be confronted,” Venice mayor Giorgio Orsoni told the newspaper, according to […]

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Travelers at high risk of identify theft, experts say

When he returned to his hotel after a day at the theme park, his bank notified him that his credit card had been shut down because someone had gone on a $3,000 online shopping spree. He suspects the person used a smartphone to snap a picture of his card number at the theme park’s electronic […]

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Gear: Everything but the Skis

Sun Valley meets Silicon Valley: This year, on and around the slopes, skiers are mixing old-school looks with brand-new technology. From a revamped version of the beloved L.L. Bean Norwegian sweater to GPS goggles in Steve McQueen gold, everything old is new again — and vice versa.  WOOL WITH SEX APPEAL Icebreaker takes tough, old-fashioned […]

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Top Health Concerns When Traveling Abroad

How to avoid common vacation-wreckers, from unsafe drinking water to foodborne illness ‘; } else { extracss = imageCaption; } document.getElementById(‘bigPic’).innerHTML = ”+extracss; } function hide_it(){ document.getElementById(‘bigPic’).innerHTML = ‘ ‘; } Dec 12, 2011 @ 4:13 PM Posted by Nicole Campoy-Leffler, Editor Read through nearly any travel story on The Daily Meal and you’ll see recommendations […]

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Deal watch: NCL kicks off Wave Season sale

Norwegian Cruise Line once again is one of the first big cruise companies to unveil a promotion for “Wave” season, the busy booking period between January and March. Norwegian’s ‘Take it to the Next Level’ offer, unveiled today, is similar to the promotion it ran last year during Wave season: Passengers who book now through […]

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Orbitz: Mobile site sells same-day hotel deals

When Orbitz launches its speedier mobile website today, customers will find new features such as “tonight only” hotel deals and a new vacation package shopping tool, Orbitz tells Hotel Check-In. The last-minute hotel feature will offer discounts of up to 50% off rooms in about 50 potentially pricey cities such as New York, Chicago and […]

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Is a freighter cruise for you?

No, you don’t need to be a stevedore or pack your longshoreman’s hook to work your way across the ocean. Modern cargo ships provide yet another travel choice, one that even many seasoned travelers haven’t considered. This isn’t Cunard  Let’s be clear. Don’t look for parasailing, rock-climbing walls, casinos and revues featuring Broadway show tunes. […]

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