"In yet another display of the heightened tension between Iran and the United States under President Donald Trump, several passengers on an Iranian commercial plane were reportedly injured Thursday when the aircraft swiftly dropped altitude after being approached by at least one U.S. military fighter jet over Syrian airspace.
Iranian media reported Thursday that two fighter jets flew near the Mahan Air passenger plane, forcing the pilot to quickly descend. Video footage from Iranian state broadcasting network IRIB showed one passenger with blood on his face and another lying on the floor of the aircraft.
Although initial reports out of Iran suggested Israel could be responsible, security sources told an Israeli public broadcaster that the country 'had nothing to do with the incident,' and a spokesperson for U.S. Central Command confirmed late Thursday that an American military aircraft was involved."
-->No story about US warmongering from the NYT, the empire's prime mouthpiece.
"Big business and banks are just as corrupt and eager to shovel profits to senior executives 10 years after the landmark banking reform legislation known as Dodd-Frank as they were during the 2008 crisis, a new report warns, because the bill's regulations on executive pay remain unimplemented.
'White collar crime pays, and until Congress enacts the rules to change it, we'll continue to see top executives raking in off catastrophes of their own making,' report author Bartlett Naylor, financial policy advocate at Public Citizen, said in a statement.
The report lists billions in bonus cash paid out to executives over the past decade despite Dodd-Frank's regulatory framework banning such cash-outs.
'It's 2008 all over again,' said Naylor. 'Congress is bailing out Big Business and enriching CEOs while workers scrape by as the economy lurches downward in a pandemic.' "
-->The NYT wasn't interested in this Public Citizen report. Our newspaper of record likes pro Wall Street articles, like the ones that reflect favorably on the makeup of its board of directors.
"GOP Coronavirus Relief Package to Include Romney Bill That Would 'Fast-Track Social Security and Medicare Cuts' ...
Shortly after publicly ditching one attack on Social Security—the payroll tax cut—Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed Thursday that the Republican coronavirus relief package will include legislation sponsored by Sen. Mitt Romney that one advocacy group described as an 'equally menacing' threat to the New Deal program.
In a speech on the Senate floor, McConnell touted Romney's TRUST ACT as 'a bipartisan bill, co-sponsored by Senate Democrats, to help a future Congress evaluate bipartisan proposals for protecting and strengthening the programs that Americans count on.' "
-->Billionaire Romney is eager to reduce those Social Security and Medicare payments. Nice how billionaires care so much for retirees that they want to make them even poorer. Of course, the NYT didn't print this story.