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Today’s Top Story

U.S. seeks fliers possibly exposed to rare TB
Federal health authorities said Tuesday that they are looking for people who may have been exposed to a rare and potentially fatal form of tuberculosis from an infected passenger during two trans-Atlantic flights this month. (CNN)

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What’s New On Tripso

Summer airline woes
Soon it will be summer, a time of lamentation throughout the land. Or at least lamentation at the airports, where long lines, full planes, small crews, delayed flights and lost luggage all add up to a season of woe. Charlie Leocha says this year will be worse than usual, and offers some tips for defensive flying. (Charles Leocha on Tripso)

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More Travel News

Man who fell off cruise ship faces sex charges
The man notorious for falling off a cruise ship in March is in some serious hot water. Michael Mankamyer of Orlando, Fla., who survived a 60-foot fall from the cruise ship Carnival Glory off Florida’s coast on March 16, was arrested on two sex charges, The Orlando Sentinel’s Web site reported Tuesday. (AP)

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Six injured on Disney water ride
Five Walt Disney World visitors and an employee were injured Tuesday after a water ride that simulates a trip down a rain forest river malfunctioned, authorities said. (AP)

Hotel makeover not so pleasant while underway
With U.S. hotels spending a record $5.5 billion on renovations this year, more travelers than ever are living amid construction zones. Among their inconveniences: gutted lobbies, awful smells, dust, closed restaurants, closed pools, sounds of jackhammering at unfortunate times and constricted room choices. (USA Today)

Honolulu’s Chinatown drops dark past
Shedding its reputation for illegal gambling dens, prostitution and streets plagued by drug dealers, Honolulu’s Chinatown has finally begun to emerge from its dark past. (AP)

$1M gold bathtub stolen from Japan hotel
A glittering bathtub made of gold worth nearly $1 million has been stolen from a resort hotel, an official said Wednesday. The round tub, worth $987,000, is made of 18-karat gold and weighs 176 pounds. (AP)

Marketers bet on lucky 777
Marketers are in seventh heaven about a calendar quirk coming this summer: July 7, 2007 — and its link to lucky 777. Hotels, casinos and even Wal-Mart Stores have seven-centric promotions for the seventh day of the seventh month of 2007. (USA Today)

Today’s Travel Blogs

Travel tips from Miss Universe contestants
So what did the contestants from this Trump owned global beauty pageant teach us about traveling the world? Not much, but getting blood from a stone is what we specialize in. (Jaunted)

Original ‘Old King Cole’ mural returns to namesake bar
The famous century-old “Old King Cole” mural by Maxfield Parish will return to the St. Regis Hotel on Friday, after undergoing its first thorough cleaning and restoration in four decades. (Newyorkology)

Maps: Enough, already?
Welcome to the new era of mapping, where you’re there, whether or not you’ve gone. Curiosity, that great motivator for many who travel, doesn’t stand a chance. (On the go)

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