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U.N. Agency Eyes Air-Cargo Security Rules

The United Nations agency that oversees aviation is pushing new guidelines for cargo security to counter possible terrorism, but is stopping short of calling for 100% screening of packages, as pilots and some U.S. lawmakers have urged, the Associated Press reported Monday.

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November 29, 2010
Business

DHS Tightens Air Cargo Rules

The Department of Homeland Security Monday set new air cargo security rules that ban all cargo from Somalia and Yemen and prohibiting the transport of printer toner and ink cartridges weighing more than one pound on passenger flights, the Associated Press reported.

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November 8, 2010
Business

Officials Want Security Review After Air Cargo Explosives Scare

The recent discovery of explosives in overseas packages is triggering a fresh look at cargo scrutiny measures that could involve truckers and airlines, government officials and experts said.

November 8, 2010
Business

Most U.S.-Bound Air Cargo Is Not Screened, Paper Reports

Only about 20% of the 9 billion pounds of air cargo that comes to the United States from overseas each year is physically checked for bombs, USA Today reported Tuesday.

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November 2, 2010
Business

Explosives Found on U.S.-Bound Cargo Plane

President Obama said Friday that federal authorities had uncovered a “credible terrorist threat” against the United States following the overseas discovery of U.S.-bound packages containing explosives aboard cargo jets, the Associated Press reported.

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October 29, 2010

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