Mount Rushmore Memorial to begin major construction project

One of the country's most popular tourist attractions is getting to the core of a multi-million dollar upgrade. The Rapid City Journal reports that major construction projects at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota are scheduled to begin next week. The National Park Service says work will continue through much of 2020.

Counterfeit alcohol, sometimes containing jet fuel, is a growing concern for tourists

The FBI and Dominican authorities are investigating recent tourist deaths, and one theory is that alcohol was the cause of these deaths.  The FBI has reportedly taken samples of alcohol for testing, and the hotels where some tourists died have removed alcohol from the minibars in the hotel rooms. But the concerns are growing.