TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama planned Tuesday to vigorously defend a counterterrorism strategy that relies on special forces and local U.S. partners to minimize America's military footprint, a sharp contrast to the more confrontational vision promoted by President-elect Donald Trump.
By Scott DiSavino NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices on Tuesday ended lower for the first time in a week since OPEC agreed to cut output on growing skepticism that the cartel would be able to reduce supplies as data showed record high production in most major export regions. After rising over 15 percent over the four sessions since the Nov. 30 OPEC meeting, Brent futures lost $1.01, or 1.8 percent, to settle at $53.93 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 86 cents, or 1.7 percent, to $50.93 per barrel. "Prices fell for the first day in five in reaction to news that OPEC's output hit a record high last month," said James Williams, president of energy consultant WTRG Economics in Arkansas.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Experts and advocates are urging Congress to improve conditions for hundreds of foreign fishermen working in Hawaii's commercial fleet, following an Associated Press investigation that found the men have been confined to vessels for years without basic labor protections.