Incident prompts tighter security measures:

A Nigerian man is suspected of attempting to blow up a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day, prompting federal authorities to urge airlines and airports to tighten security. Passengers on inbound international flights over the weekend faced new restrictions on carry-on baggage, tougher screening and pat-down searches. Passengers have been advised to arrive at airports earlier than normal and to expect delays, canceled flights and missed connections.

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