Sheriff: 5 workers presumed dead in Oklahoma rig explosion


QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — Gas rig workers missing after fiery explosion in Oklahoma are presumed dead, authorities said Tuesday, and the search for the men has turned to a recovery mission.

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Skepticism, worry amid preparation for Rohingya repatriation


YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar says it's ready for a gradual repatriation of Muslim Rohingya refugees chased out by the Buddhist-majority country's military. Bangladesh says it's preparing for the transfer, but it might need more time.

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  • Written by By FOSTER KLUG , Associated Press

Do e-cigarettes help or harm? Report says not clear yet


WASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage more young people to try traditional cigarettes, a new report concludes.


  • Written by By MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

Alaska hit by 7.9 earthquake; tsunami warning canceled

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck off an island in the Gulf of Alaska, prompting a tsunami threat that sent the state's residents along the southern coast and western Canada fleeing for higher ground just after midnight Tuesday.

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  • Written by By MARK THIESSEN and BECKY BOHRER , Associated Press

Trump hits solar panels, washing machines with tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is signing a measure Tuesday imposing tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers.