U.S. probing whether airlines collude to keep airfares high 4:46pm EDT

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether U.S. airlines are working together to keep ticket prices high, spokeswoman Emily Pierce said on Wednesday.

Chief of Mission at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana Jeffrey DeLaurentis (L) shakes hands with Cuba's interim Foreign Minister Marcelino Medina in Havana July 1, 2015. REUTERS/Enrique de la Osa

U.S., Cuba tear down that wall

HAVANA/WASHINGTON - The United States and Cuba formally agreed to restore diplomatic relations on July 20, setting up a trip to Havana by John Kerry, who would become the first secretary of state to visit the country in 70 years.  Full Article | Video 

Job seekers browse tables at a veterans' job fair in Burbank, Los Angeles, California March 19, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Bullish jobs, factory data brighten outlook

WASHINGTON - A recent raft of upbeat economic data supports expectations that the Fed will raise interest rates in September, even as some forecasting tools suggest lift-off may not occur until late in the year or even in 2016.  Full Article 

Soldiers march during a ceremony to fire a cannon at 4:25 p.m., the time the death of Venezuela's late president Hugo Chavez was announced, at the 4F military fort in Caracas, June 30, 2015. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

U.S., Venezuela launch quiet diplomacy

WASHINGTON - The United States and Venezuela have embarked on their most extensive dialogue in years in an attempt to improve their acrimonious relations, according to a senior administration official.  Full Article 

Sir Nicholas Winton (C) poses in front of the Winton train at Liverpool Street station in central London September 4, 2009. REUTERS/Toby Melville

'British Schindler' dies at age 106

LONDON - Nicholas Winton, who became known as the "British Schindler" for saving hundreds of Czech children on train transports from Nazi persecution in the run-up to World War Two, has died.  Full Article 

Islamic State weaves web of support

Police cordon off the Imam Sadiq Mosque after a bomb explosion following Friday prayers, in the Al Sawaber area of Kuwait City June 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jassim Mohammed

KUWAIT/DUBAI - An attack on a Kuwait mosque that killed 27 people last week highlights Islamic State's increasingly complex network of support.  Full Article 

Cuba becomes first country to end mother-to-child HIV, syphillis transmission

The World Health Orgnization says Cuba has become the first country in the world to end the transmission of HIV and syphillis from mothers to children. Diane Hodges reports.