Interpol had info on stolen passports...42 dead in Iraq attacks...Clocks have sprung forward

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 9, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.



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PARIS (AP) — Interpol says it's investigating all the passports used to board Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370 and is working to determine the "true identities" of two passengers who used stolen passports. The international police body says its database had information about the two stolen passports that were used to board the flight, but no country checked with it. The plane disappeared with 239 people aboard.

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide car bombing in southern Iraq is the deadliest in a series of attacks today that have left at least 42 people dead. Two police officers say the blast struck the entrance of the city of Hillah during morning rush hour as dozens of cars waited to be searched, killing 21 civilians and 15 security personnel. Dozens of cars were set ablaze, trapping people inside.

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's prime minister is vowing not to give up "a single centimeter" of territory to Russia. Arseniy Yatsenyuk (ahr-SEHN'-ee yaht-sehn-YOOK') spoke to a crowd in Kiev as the country commemorated the 200th anniversary of the birth of its greatest poet. The Interfax news agency is reporting that the prime minister plans to fly to the United States this week for high-level talks on the situation in Ukraine.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California say 30 to 40 people have been taken to hospitals with mostly minor injuries after a stage collapsed at a Catholic high school in Anaheim. Police tell the Los Angeles Times that about 250 students were on the stage last night when the front of it gave out.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans may be feeling a bit groggy this morning after losing an hour's sleep. Daylight saving time began at 2 a.m. local time in most of the country. Setting the clock ahead an hour brings an extra hour of sunlight in the evenings.

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