Abortion bill passes in S.D.

PIERRE, S.D. —The South Dakota Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would require women to wait 72 hours before they could have an abortion and to submit to counseling about why they shouldn't go through with the procedure.

The state Senate voted 21-13 in favor of the bill, sending it to Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard for approval.

Under the new guidelines, a woman would have to undergo counseling at one of several state-approved "pregnancy help centers," all of which seek to persuade women not to have abortions.

Robert Kennedy killer denied parole again

COALINGA, Calif. —A California parole board has denied parole for Robert F. Kennedy's convicted assassin, Sirhan Sirhan.

The decision came Wednesday after a hearing before a California parole board at Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga.

The 66-year-old Sirhan says he doesn't remember shooting Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 4, 1968.

Bones may not be from Amelia Earhart

NORMAN, Okla. —Tests to determine if bone fragments found on a remote South Pacific island are the remains of Amelia Earhart are inconclusive, researchers announced Wednesday, dashing hopes they might help explain what happened to the famed aviator who disappeared in 1937 while trying to fly around the world.

Scientists at the University of Oklahoma attempted to detect human DNA from three bone fragments recovered last year by The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery.