A suspect who had been wearing an explosive device was taken into custody Monday morning after an explosion near Times Square in New York City, prompting the evacuation of some bus and subway lines. Police say at least four people were injured in the explosion.
Australian authorities say a Vietnamese hacker, using a contractor's credentials, stole security information about Perth International Airport including building plans. Radar and aircraft operations systems were reportedly not affected by the breach.
Police were called to London's Heathrow Airport after wintry weather on Sunday forced the cancellation of about 150 British Airways flights and the airline prepared to close its business lounge by 11:30 p.m. A British Airways spokesperson said the move was precautionary and that police "were not called upon to help with any problems, they simply offered their assistance as escorts to help customers leave as quickly as possible".
Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Canada has installed kiosks equipped with facial scanning technology to speed up processing for international travelers. Travelers use the kiosks to fill out customs declarations, scan their passports and have their faces scanned before a Canada Border Services Agency officer checks the kiosk's work and completes its entry processing.
United Airlines Flight 1048, bound for Cancun, Mexico, on Friday, returned to New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport shortly after takeoff due to smoke in the cockpit. Passengers were moved to another plane and the flight departed about two and a half hours late.
Officials from Michigan's Detroit Metropolitan Airport held an informational meeting last week to discuss the planned reconstruction of runway 3L-21R and its taxiways. The project is due to launch in spring 2019.
Next month, Tennessee's Memphis International Airport will solicit contract bids on a new $35 million maintenance compound that will house snow removal equipment, maintenance shops and airport police. The project is part of $500 million in planned improvements at the airport.
United Airlines on Saturday flew about 100 sick children from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to the "North Pole," where they were greeted by Santa and a plethora of Disney and comic book characters. The event was staffed by United Airlines personnel donating their time and included gifts for the children and their families.