All Clear at JFK Terminal After Suspicious Package Investigation

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    Authorities have given the all-clear at an American Airlines terminal that was shut down at John F. Kennedy Airport because of a suspicious bag.

    A law enforcement source said the bag was left by a man who was screened and boarded a flight to San Francisco. He left the bag in the business class lounge, the source said.

    The Transportation Security Administration says a bomb-sniffing dog conducting routine screening gave an alert about the bag, so a bomb squad checked it out.

    Authorities closed the check-in desk, the screening checkpoint and the roadway to the terminal, as a precaution.

    The first alert was at about 7:42 a.m., and the all-clear was given around 9:15 a.m.