U.S. joins Australia, Canada in push to ease aviation rules regarding liquids

Officials from Australia, Canada and the U.S. say U.N. member nations should think about using machines to better detect hazardous liquids at airport security checkpoints, according to a document filed with the U.N. A proposed move would gradually ease restrictions on liquids, aerosols and gels. The countries propose a first phase to start on Jan. 31, with later phases eliminating the need for 3.4-ounce containers or sealed 1-liter bags.

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