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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Another puzzle in the mystery of the missing Malaysian Boeing 777. Malaysia's air force chief says military radar suggests the jet with 239 people aboard may have turned back. The CEO of Malaysia Airlines says procedure would require the pilots to notify controllers and the airline, which they didn't do. Authorities are also checking on the suspect identities of at least two passengers who appear to have boarded with stolen passports.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal safety officials say a U.S. team of experts will be ready if needed to help with the investigation of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that disappeared with 239 people on board. The team on its way to Asia includes accident investigators from National Transportation Safety Board, as well as technical experts from the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials say nine people have been killed in southern Iraq by a suicide car bomber who rammed his vehicle into a security checkpoint. Two police officers say the blast at the entrance of Hillah city killed six security personnel and three civilians, and wounded another 25 people. The Shiite-dominated city is located about 60 miles south of Baghdad.

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who invited investigating police into his apartment may have been having a 'this is your brain on drugs' moment. Police say uniformed officers investigating a noise complaint were greeted by a man holding a marijuana pipe. They say that once inside Frank Giardina's apartment, thy spotted heroin. A search warrant then enabled police to uncover 1,948 glassines of heroin as well as packing materials and equipment.

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — There was a lot more than blarney going on near the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts after a pre-St. Patrick's Day celebration spun out of control. The got police in riot gear into the act against thousands of drunken and unruly revelers at the annual "Blarney Blowout." There were more than 70 arrests and four officers were injured.

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