Oil wasn't from missing plane...Stocks open lower...Pistorius sickened at trial

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Another possible clue to the disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner has turned out to be unconnected to the plane. Malaysian maritime officials had found some oil slicks in the South China Sea, and they sent a sample to a lab to see if the oil came from the missing plane. They say tests showed that the oil was not from an aircraft. Earlier, searchers investigated a yellow object that looked like a life raft. It turned out to be trash covered with moss that was floating in the ocean.

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign ministry is denouncing alleged lawlessness by far-right activists in eastern Ukraine. The statement, which also says Ukraine is blocking Russian citizens from entering the country, comes as Russian forces have taken effective control of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. A referendum has been called for Sunday on whether the region should split off and seek to become part of Russia. Pro-Russia sentiment is also strong in Ukraine's east and there are fears Russia could seek to incorporate that area.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks have opened mostly lower, after some disappointing economic news from China and Japan. Figures show that China's exports fell by an unexpectedly large 18 percent last month. And Japan is lowering its economic growth estimate for the final three months of last year.

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Testimony at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has apparently been graphic enough to make him sick. He vomited in court today as he heard testimony from a pathologist who performed the autopsy on Reeva Steenkamp, who was the girlfriend of the South African double-amputee track star. He's charged with premeditated murder in her shooting death, but says he thought he was firing at an intruder.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a Pennsylvania school district, in a case involving breast cancer awareness bracelets. The school district banned the bracelets, saying they were lewd in the way they referred to breasts. But a federal appeals court sided with two students who sued the district.

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