Cargo-Screening Flaws Put Fliers at Risk, U.S. Report Finds –

Air passengers may be at risk of terrorist attacks because of air-cargo screening flaws, including a lack of required background checks on freight handlers, according to a U.S. government report.

Thirty percent of 6,767 cargo inspections by the Transportation Security Administration found security violations in the three quarters ended in June 2008, according to Richard Skinner, the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general.