Five missing after Oklahoma oil and gas drilling site explosion

Five missing after Oklahoma oil and gas drilling site explosionFive workers were missing after a fiery explosion on Monday at an oil and gas drilling site in eastern Oklahoma, officials said. The fire continued to burn, fed by gas from a well being drilled for Red Mountain Energy by Patterson-UTI Energy Inc, and preventing a full search of the scene, said Kevin Enloe, director of the Pittsburg County Emergency Management Department.



Patterson-UTI says three workers missing in Oklahoma oil fire are employees

Patterson-UTI says three workers missing in Oklahoma oil fire are employeesPatterson-UTI Energy said three of five workers who went missing in a fiery Oklahoma oil and gas well blast on Monday are its employees. In total, five workers remained missing late on Monday after the morning blast. None have been identified by local authorities.



Top USA Gymnastics board members bow to resignation demands

Top USA Gymnastics board members bow to resignation demandsThe resignations came during the fifth day of stinging testimony by some of the sport's biggest stars at an extended pre-sentencing hearing for the doctor, Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty in November to 10 counts of molesting female gymnasts. Many of the dozens of athletes and former athletes who testified said they felt angry at and betrayed by USA Gymnastics for ignoring their complaints. The young women accused the governing body of seeking to suppress their accounts in bid to avoid bad publicity about the national program.



Congressman, ousted from ethics panel, asks it to investigate him

Congressman, ousted from ethics panel, asks it to investigate himLess than three days after he was removed from the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee, Republican lawmaker Patrick Meehan asked the panel to investigate allegations he engaged in sexual harassment and misused official resources. The committee on Monday said it had become aware of public allegations about the misconduct and had received a written request from Meehan to investigate. The allegations published in the New York Times on Saturday led Speaker Paul Ryan to pull Meehan from the committee.



Tennessee man takes plea deal in murder of student Holly Bobo

Tennessee man takes plea deal in murder of student Holly BoboDylan Adams, one of three men charged in the 2011 murder of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo, accepted a plea deal on Monday that will send him to prison without parole for 35 years. Adams entered a "best interest" plea of guilty on charges of aggravated kidnapping and facilitation of first-degree murder, a lesser charge from first-degree murder with which he was initially charged, according to a livestream of the hearing. Adams, 26, said little in state court in Savannah, Tennessee, other than to quietly acknowledge to Judge C. Creed McGinley that he agreed to the plea deal.





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