Still no sign of missing plane...Obama to meet Ukraine's PM...Peru says van der Sloot eventually will be sent to US

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 9, 2014 at 11:41 p.m.



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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Searchers on ships working throughout the night have not been able to find a rectangle object spotted Sunday afternoon that was thought to be one of the doors of a missing Boeing 777. The Malaysia Airlines flight went missing early Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. Investigators don't know if there's a connection between the disappearance of the flight and two passengers on board who had stolen passports.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will meet this Wednesday with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (ahr-SEHN'-ee yaht-sehn-YOOK'). Vice President Joe Biden is cutting short his trip to Latin America so he can attend the meeting, which the White House says will focus on options to peacefully resolve Russia's military invention in the Ukrainian region of Crimea.

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — There will be enhanced security at this year's Boston Marathon. Local, state and federal agencies, the Boston Athletic Association and leaders from the eight communities that make up the marathon route have been working on increasing security measures following last year's deadly bombing, and they'll be detailing those plans at a news conference Monday. Three people were killed and more than 260 wounded after two bombs exploded near the finish line of the race.

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's government says that once Dutch citizen Joran Van der Sloot (YOHR'-uhn VAN'-dur-sloht) completes his murder conviction in 2038, he'll be extradited to the U.S. to face trial on charges he extorted and defrauded the mother of a young American woman for whose disappearance he's the chief suspect. No charges have ever been filed against Van der Sloot in the disappearance of American Natalee Holloway in Aruba. Holloway was last seen leaving a bar with Van der Sloot. He's serving time for the murder of another young woman in Peru.

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Jim Jong Un has been elected to the Supreme People's Assembly — the highest legislative body in North Korea. And with 100 percent voter turnout, not a single vote was cast against him. Sunday's vote was more a political ritual than an election by Western standards, and it's generally held once every five years. Results for the other seats in the assembly have not yet been announced.

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