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Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin Sirhan denied parole by California governor

Jan 13 (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Thursday he has denied parole to Sirhan Sirhan, the Palestinian refugee serving a life prison sentence for assassinating U.S. presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. Newsom made the announcement after a California review board in August recommended Sirhan be released from prison, subject to …

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Kyrsten Sinema not backing down on defending the filibuster

She said removing the filibuster would not guarantee “that we prevent demagogues from being elected” and that getting rid of it would merely be treating the “symptom” of partisanship and not the underlying problem. Sinema said while she continues to strongly back Democrats’ elections legislation she will not support “separate actions that worsen the underlying …

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Film armorer blames ammo supplier in deadly ‘Rust’ shooting

A new lawsuit accused an ammunition supplier Wednesday of creating dangerous conditions on a movie set where a gun held by actor Alec Baldwin killed a cinematographer, by including live ammunition in a box that was supposed to include only dummy rounds. The lawsuit was filed in New Mexico state district court by Hannah Gutierrez …

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Biden imposes first sanctions over N. Korea weapons program after missile tests

A missile is launched during what state media report is a hypersonic missile test at an undisclosed location in North Korea, January 11, 2022, in this photo released January 12, 2022 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). KCNA via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) …

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Ronnie Spector, Who Brought Edge to Girl Group Sound, Dies at 78

Ronnie Spector, the lead singer of the Ronettes, the 1960s vocal trio that gave a passionate, bad-girl edge to pop’s girl-group sound with hits like “Be My Baby” and “Baby, I Love You,” died on Wednesday. She was 78. She died after “a brief battle with cancer,” according to a statement from her family, which …

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Grandfather of the New Mexico baby tossed into a dumpster by teen mom says it is his son’s child

The grandfather of the New Mexico baby who was abandoned in a dumpster by his teen mom said his 16-year-old son is the father and his family wants custody of the infant.     Oscar Astorga, 50, said his son Stephen, 16, had no idea ex-girlfriend Alexis Avila, 18, was pregnant until she gave birth last week …

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North Korea says Kim Jong-un oversaw third hypersonic missile test – BBC News

North Korea says Kim Jong-un oversaw third hypersonic missile test  BBC News North Korea Tests New Hypersonic Ballistic Missile  NBC News North Korea launches second missile test in less than a week  CBS News Kim Jong Un’s latest missile hit its mark: US-South Korea relations | TheHill  The Hill North Korea has launched an ‘unidentified projectile,’ South Korea says  CNN …

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Philadelphia Fire Started When Boy, 5, Ignited Christmas Tree

In the news conference on Tuesday, Commissioner Thiel said investigators found seven smoke alarms in the unit after the fire. Four were found in drawers; one was found on the floor, its battery removed; and another was attached to a ceiling, its battery removed as well. The seventh alarm, which was in a basement shared …

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Biden to amp up the pressure on the Senate to change filibuster rules for voting rights during Atlanta speech

While in Atlanta, the pair will also lay a wreath at the crypt of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, and visit Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, according to the White House. Biden will be joined in Georgia by Vice President Kamala Harris, whom he appointed to lead the administration’s work on voting …

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