Sirhan Sirhan denied parole
SAN DIEGO — A California panel on Wednesday denied parole for Robert F. Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan, saying the 78-year-old prisoner still lacks insight into what caused him to shoot the senator and presidential candidate in 1968.
Two years ago, a different parole board had voted to release Sirhan, but Gov. Gavin Newson rejected the decision in 2022.
Sirhan’s lawyer Angela Berry said she believes the new board members on Wednesday were influenced by Newsom and by the lawyers representing Kennedy’s widow and some of his children — several relatives of the slain politician are opposed to Sirhan’s release, though not all are.
In rejecting Sirhan last year, the governor said the prisoner remains a threat to the public and hasn’t taken responsibility for a crime that changed history.
“I do feel the board bent to the political whim of the governor,” Berry said after the hearing at a federal prison in San Diego County.
Democrats tell Fox not to push 2020 ‘propaganda’
WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries, DN.Y., the two top Democrats in Congress, are asking Fox News executives not to spread “grave propaganda” about the 2020 election and are demanding that commentators who have falsely suggested that the election was stolen acknowledge on the air that they were wrong.
Mich. State restricts access
Public access to most buildings at Michigan State University will be restricted at night, the school announced Wednesday, one in a series of security steps in response to the February shootings that killed three students.
Students, faculty and staff will need to use their campus ID cards to gain electronic access to buildings between 6 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. on weekdays, starting March 13, officials said. There will be exceptions for events typically open to the general public.
Michigan State plans to make it possible to lock 1,300 classrooms from the inside by the fall semester.
Harry, Meghan asked to leave U.K. home
LONDON — Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, have been asked to vacate their home in Britain, Frogmore Cottage, on the grounds of Windsor Castle west of London, suggesting a further fraying of royal ties amid preparations for the coronation of his father, King Charles III.
Garland says he won’t be involved in Hunter Biden probe
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland vowed Wednesday he won’t interfere with an investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes.