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Suspicious bag sparks LaGuardia terminal evacuation

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An airline passenger's suspicious bag caused an evacuation of a LaGuardia Airport terminal Tuesday, the Port Authority said.

People in part of Terminal C were led out of the airport at noon after bag handlers reported "white smoke" coming from a piece of luggage for a Delta flight to Richmond, Va., a PA spokesman said.

But an X-ray and inspection showed nothing suspicious in the bag.

The...

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NY airports set travel records last year

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(Credit: The Jet Blue terminal at Kennedy International Airport. (Getty))

Port Authority airports broke overall passenger records last year with 111.6 million fliers, the agency said Monday.

The last traveler record set for the Port Authority came in 2007, before the recession.

That year saw 1.5 million fewer fliers than 2013.

Port Authority-operated airports broke individual records of their own in 2013.

Kennedy Airport had a record 50 million...

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City airports led the nation in delays during cold snap: Report

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(Credit: New York led the nation in airline delays during the early January storms. (Getty))

The polar vortex that swept through the city this week not only broke temperature records at Newark, LaGuardia and Kennedy airports, but also led to some of its worst delays, according to a watchdog group.

The Global Gateway Alliance, reported Thursday that between Jan. 4 and Jan. 7, the three area airports saw a combined 5,100 delays in flights, leading the nation during that period. New...

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Potential suicide averted by compassionate, tech-savvy Port Authority cops

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Social media -- a forum by which bullies have hounded troubled peers into committing suicide -- this week helped to save a teenager's life.

After Paterson, N.J. police were apprised by a caller on Tuesday that an 18-year-old Facebook friend had posted a picture of the George Washington Bridge and mentioned that he was contemplating suicide, they notified the Port Authority. Port Authority...

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PA cops help deliver baby at Holland Tunnel

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A Sunset Park couple expecting to have their baby in a Philadelphia hospital got an early surprise near the Holland Tunnel yesterday with the help of Port Authority police officers.

Ying Chen, 21, and Kai Tang, 24, welcomed their baby girl, delivered at the New Jersey side of the Holland Tunnel around 6:45 a.m. Port Authority officers Catherine Prior and Luis Alvardo spotted Tang waving for...

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