WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. hopes to boost a faltering program for training moderate Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, but it will not compromise on the standards it has used to weed out problematic volunteers, Pentagon leaders said Wednesday.
News of the probe came two weeks after a Democratic senator, Richard Blumenthal, urged Justice authorities in a letter to investigate the industry for collusion and anti-competitive behavior following a period of carrier consolidation. "DoJ itself played a part in this consolidation by approving several mergers and now consumers are paying sky-high fares as airlines engage in market conduct designed to keep capacity artificially low," Blumenthal wrote. The investigation comes after a period in which domestic flight ticket prices have steadily risen despite the plunge in fuel prices, a major cost to airlines.
VIENNA (AP) — Iran has met a key commitment under a preliminary nuclear deal setting up the current talks on a final agreement, leaving it with several tons less of the material it could use to make weapons, according to a U.N. report issued Wednesday.