Robert F. Kennedy's assasin continues to seek parole and on Wednesday, Sirhan B. Sirhan will take his 14th try hearing.
Sirhan, now 71, has said for many years that he doesn't remember shooting Kennedy, who was 42. But he shot Kennedy on June 5, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles just after he'd won the state's Democratic presidential primary. The younger brother of President John F. Kennedy died the next day.
Sirhan, a Christian-born Palestinian from Jordan, opposed Kennedy's support for Israel and killed him for this reason.
At his last parole hearing in 2011 — his 13th unsuccessful attempt to win his freedom — parole commissioners said Sirhan hadn't shown enough remorse for or understanding of the severity of his crime.
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The federal government's highway safety agency agrees with Google: Computers that will control cars of the future can be considered their drivers.
The redefinition of "driver" is an important break for Google and a big step toward getting self-driving cars to the public. But the company still has a long journey ahead before the cars without steering wheels or pedals arrive in great numbers.
While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration agreed with Google's "driver" reinterpretation in a recent letter, it didn't allow other concessions.
Jurors will return to court as they consider whether a rookie police officer who shot an innocent man in a dark public housing stairwell accidentally discharged his weapon, as he says, or whether he acted out of recklessness and did little to help the dying victim, as the prosecution contends.
NYPD Officer Peter Liang faces up to 15 years in prison if he's convicted on manslaughter and other charges in the death of 28-year-old Akai Gurley.
Liang, 28, testified this week that he didn't know anyone was in the pitch-black stairway on Nov. 20, 2014, when he unintentionally fired his drawn gun while on patrol after being startled by a noise.
The current and former chiefs of the state Republican Party condemned him. New Hampshire's only two Republican members of Congress refused to endorse him. The conservative owner of the state's largest newspaper called him "a con man" on the front page.
Donald Trump won anyway — big time.
So, too, did Bernie Sanders, who will leave New Hampshire with the commanding victory one might expect of a front-runner blessed with the near universal favor of his party. Except all that establishment support belongs to Hillary Clinton.
Trump's 18-point victory and the self-described democratic socialist's 21-point win are reminders of the limits of party power in an age of anger toward Washington and frustration with politics.
Many Republican Party leaders may be terrified by Trump's ascendance, but have yet to divine a way to stop the billionaire real estate mogul.
An injured man looking for medical attention shot a door at Reston Hospital Center Wednesday morning, police in Fairfax County, Virginia, said.
Police say the 53-year-old man went to the hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 1:30 a.m. The man arrived at an entrance of the hospital that was locked and fired a shot at the glass door, apparently trying to gain medical attention.
Once he was inside, another shot was fired.
"When they went to render aid, he again displayed the handgun and allegedly fired another round, discharged another round inside the hospital," said a police spokesman. "Nobody was hit. Nobody was injured."
Security guards at the hospital transported the man to an emergency room.
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Officials were facing a "long and complex investigation" Wednesday into whether human error or technical fault caused a deadly high-speed collision between two commuter trains in southern Germany, NBC News reported.
Like most German railway lines, the track was fitted with a safety measure designed to force trains heading toward each other to brake.
The trains were supposed to pass at a station where the track divided — instead they slammed into each other on a curve, meaning their drivers would likely not have seen each other until it was too late, according to The Associated Press.
Ten people were killed and another 17 severely injured the crash near Bad Aibling on Tuesday.
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An 83-year-old former priest has been arrested in Arizona in connection with the 1960 slaying of a 25-year-old Texas schoolteacher and beauty queen.
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Department arrested John Feit Tuesday. Feit faces a murder charge in the death of Irene Garza in South Texas and is awaiting extradition to the state.
Authorities said Garza visited Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McAllen, where Feit was a priest, on April 16, 1960. Garza, who taught second grade at Thigpen Elementary School and was crowned Miss All South Texas Sweetheart 1958, had planned to go to confession that evening and never returned home.
It is unclear if Feit has an attorney.
With an enthusiastic whip, nae nae and dab, Sophina DeJesus helped UCLA's women's gymnastics team secure not just a close win, but also national headlines.
After years of perfecting her floor tricks, DeJesus, a star on the uneven bars, found it was her time to shine on the mat last Saturday. Landing a front layout in the splits and nae nae-ing across the floor were just a few highlights from her performance.
"We've wanted to get her on floor for four years," Head Coach Valorie Kondos Field said.
Though DeJesus is not a naturally strong tumbler, her dancing skills, honed from an early career as a professional dancer, earned her the opportunity to compete for the team.
"The crowd deserves to see her perform," Field said. "It actually turned out better than I had hoped."
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Out of nearly 700 BART cars with cameras on board, 70 percent are decoys, NBC Bay Area has learned.
An additional 7 percent are either not working or not active, leaving 23 percent of the agency's surveillance cameras in good working order.
Those numbers came to light officially on Tuesday following a California Public Records request seeking information regarding the transit agency's working cameras. The San Francisco Chronicle first reported that Bay Area Rapid Transit used some percentage of fake cameras after a fatal shooting at the West Oakland BART station on Jan. 9.
Until now, the total number of real and fake cameras was not formally made public.
A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died.
California's 76,400 farms recorded $53.5 billion in sales in 2014, the year Gov. Jerry Brown declared the state in a drought emergency and launched what in 2015 became mandatory conservation for cities and towns.
Experts cite two key reasons for California farms' strong showing even in dry times: a California almond boom fed by surging demand from China and elsewhere, and farmers' ability to dig deeper, bigger wells to pump up more groundwater when other sources run out.
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An Alaska Airlines flight from Boston to San Diego was diverted to Denver after an intoxicated passenger became disruptive and threatened crew members, according to airline spokeswoman Ann Zaninovich.
The male passenger was sitting in aisle 13 on Flight 769, Zaninovich said. Flight attendants told him to calm down, but he became agitated and verbally abusive. At one point, she said, he threatened the flight crew.
A 17-year-old high school student from Wilmington, Massachusetts, told NBC the unruly passenger "would not stay seated during the flight and he kept his sunglasses on the whole time." She said "the word spread around the plane that the man was on drugs or something similar."
Two female backpackers in rural Australia narrowly escaped with their lives after a man they were camping with held them captive and attempted to kill them, police and local media said.
Superintendent James Blandford told reporters the backpackers were rescued after one of the women managed to escape Tuesday and ran into a group of fishermen, who called police.
The women suffered serious injuries during the ordeal in the remote Coorong National Park, around 100 miles outside the southern city of Adelaide, South Australia Police said in a statement early Wednesday.
A 59-year-old man was arrested near the scene and charged with kidnapping and attempted murder, the police statement added. It did not identify the victims or the suspect.
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South Korea said Wednesday it would suspend work at a joint industrial park with North Korea after the North launched a long-range rocket considered by other countries to be a banned missile technology test, The Associated Press reported.
The project, a joint industrial park located in the border city of Kaesong, provided North Korea with $560 million of cash, according to South Korean Unification Minister Hong Yong-pyo. He said suspending those operations will prevent North Korea from using such currency for nuclear and missile technology development.
The park is the last major shared initiative between the rival countries and has been seen as a test of reunification as the project utilized South Korean initiative, capital and technology with North Korea's cheap labor.
North Korea had had no immediate reaction the the move.
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