IDs sought of 2 on plane with stolen passports...Ukraine PM to visit White House...Gas prices jump

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 9, 2014 at 2:51 p.m.



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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's transport minister says authorities have pictures of the two passengers who boarded a missing Malaysian Airlines jetliner with stolen passports. He says intelligence officials are studying the footage. Meanwhile, the search continues for the plane that disappeared with 239 people aboard. Ships have been dispatched to the waters off Vietnam to get a closer look at an object that might be a part of the aircraft.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will meet with Ukraine's prime minister at the White House on Wednesday. And an aide to Joe Biden says the vice president is cutting short a trip to Latin America so he can be there as well. The White House says the meeting with Arseniy Yatsenyuk (ahr-SEHN'-ee yaht-sehn-YOOK') is intended to demonstrate U.S. support for Ukraine's new government.

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 10 cents over the past two weeks. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released today says the average price of a gallon of regular is now $3.51. Of the cities surveyed in the Lower 48 states, Los Angeles has the nation's highest average gas price at $3.94. Jackson, Miss., has the lowest at $3.18.

DETROIT (AP) — The last surviving grandchild of automotive pioneer Henry Ford has died. William Clay Ford was also the longtime owner of the Detroit Lions. Ford Motor Co. says he died of pneumonia at his home in Grosse Pointe, Mich. Ford helped steer the family business for more than five decades, serving as an employee and board member of the automaker for more than half of its 100-year history. Ford was 88.

AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — An 89-year-old World War II veteran who survived a plane crash over France seven decades ago has finally received his Purple Heart. Richard Faulkner received the award yesterday in Auburn, N.Y. Faulkner was aboard a B-17 bomber en route to Germany in fog when it crashed into another plane over northern France. The B-17 was sliced in two and everyone died but Faulkner, who parachuted to safety from the gun turret.

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