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PARIS (AP) — The head of Interpol says it's "clearly of great concern" that any passenger was able to board an international flight using a stolen passport that was listed in in the international police agency's databases. Interpol says it had information about two stolen passports used to board an ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight, but no one bothered to check. The police agency also says that's not unusual. It says people have managed to board flights a billion times without having their passports checked against its stolen-documents records.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Vietnam's civil administration chief says search teams want to get a closer look at a rectangular object in the waters off Vietnam where a search is underway for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner. The object was seen by a low-flying plane in the same area where oil slicks were spotted yesterday. Boats are being dispatched to the area. Authorities said earlier that they had spotted an orange object in the area that turned out not to be from the aircraft.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to meet with Ukraine's prime minister at the White House on Wednesday. Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken tells NBC's "Meet the Press" that Obama will meet with Arseniy Yatsenyuk (ahr-SEHN'-ee yaht-sehn-YOOK') in a show of support for Ukraine after Russian troops moved into the Ukraine's Crimean peninsula.

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — Police are looking for a gunman who opened fire inside a northern Ohio nightclub, killing an off-duty police officer and two other men. A fourth victim was taken to a Toledo hospital in critical condition. The shooting happened early today at the Last Call Bar in Fremont, about 35 miles southeast of Toledo.

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A life-sized Abraham Lincoln is about to go on the auction block alongside other historical figures and scenes at the American Civil War Wax Museum in Gettysburg. The figures are being jettisoned as the aging Pennsylvania museum undergoes an extensive renovation. It will reopen later this year as the Gettysburg Heritage Center, with a new focus on the experience of town residents around the time of the Civil War battle.

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