Stolen passport mystery...Report: Nuns set free in Syria... Did drug kingpin die in shootout today -- or in 2010?

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 9, 2014 at 6:41 p.m.



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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's transport minister says authorities are reviewing footage of the two passengers who boarded a missing Malaysian Airlines jetliner with stolen passports, as they try to determine who they are. But he says the focus now is finding the plane. Vietnamese authorities are trying to get a closer look at a floating object that might be a part of the Boeing jet.

BEIRUT (AP) — There are reports that Syrian rebels have released a group of about a dozen Greek Orthodox nuns who've been held since December. Lebanon's official news agency says a convoy transporting the freed nuns is heading to a town on the Syrian-Lebanon border. The nuns, who are believed to be mostly Syrian and Lebanese, worked in the convent's orphanage.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say all forensic evidence indicates that a man killed today in an early morning shootout in western Mexico was a leader of the Knights Templar Cartel. The government had said he was killed in 2010 during a gun battle with federal police. Officials say they're awaiting DNA tests for final confirmation that they have the body of Nazario Moreno Gonzalez.

TACOMA. Wash. (AP) — A hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Washington state is in its third day as hundreds of detainees protest their treatment and are calling for an end to deportations. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says about 400 detainees refused to eat Saturday dinner. The center houses nearly 1,300 people being investigated for possible deportation.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries "Band of Brothers" has died. William "Wild Bill" Guarnere's (gahr-NAYRZ) son says his father died of a ruptured aneurysm last night at a hospital in Philadelphia. Guarnere, who had lost a leg in the war while trying to help a wounded soldier, was 90.

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