Under the terms of the deal forged between world powers and Iran, the Islamic regime has until today to broker a deal regarding its nuclear program. Iran maintains it’s interested in a peaceful nuclear program, but many in the West believe the ayatollahs have hostile intentions. The deadline was set when Iran, the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, and China reached an interim deal in November.
Starting today, passengers will lose more than time in the security line. The Transportation Security Administration will more than double per-passenger fees from $2.50 per way to $5.60. Travelers pay the fee when they purchase tickets. The rate hike, which Congress approved in December, is expected to provide the agency with nearly $17 billion in extra revenue over the next 10 years.
Baseball will induct six stars into its Cooperstown, N.Y., Hall of Fame today. Atlanta Braves pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine will join their 1990s-era manager Bobby Cox at the induction ceremony. Other inductees include former Chicago first baseman Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre and Tony La Russa.
Regulators for the European Union have until today to raise objections to tech giant Apple’s acquisition of headphone maker Beats. EU regulators, as well as U.S. regulators, must be assured the $3 billion deal, announced by Apple in May, won’t violate antitrust laws.
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told governors in July that Congress has until today to reach a deal on increased transportation funding, or else the agency would have to begin cutting back on spending for the nation’s highways and bridges. Without action, Foxx says the nation’s highway fund will begin running dry.