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No Britney Spears, no decisions made at closed court hearing

No Britney Spears, no decisions made at closed court hearing

LOS ANGELES — A hearing Wednesday on the future of the court conservatorship that for 11 years has controlled the money and affairs of Britney Spears ended with no decisions made and no appearance from the pop star.
AP source: Joe Kennedy to challenge Sen. Markey in primary

AP source: Joe Kennedy to challenge Sen. Markey in primary

BOSTON — Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a scion of one of America's most storied political families, is set to announce he will challenge U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the state's Democratic primary in 2020.
US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian 'act of war'

US says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian 'act of war'

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — U.S.
Humberto brushes Bermuda as new hurricane threatens Mexico

Humberto brushes Bermuda as new hurricane threatens Mexico

MIAMI — Hurricane Humberto lashed Bermuda with strong winds Wednesday as the powerful Category 3 storm passed just to the north of the British Atlantic territory, while a newly formed hurricane threatened tourist resorts along Mexico's Pacific coast.
No severe impacts from Imelda as it moves through Texas

No severe impacts from Imelda as it moves through Texas

HOUSTON — Tropical Depression Imelda has deluged parts of Southeast Texas with rain, but officials in Houston and surrounding communities said Wednesday that so far there have been no severe consequences.
Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards

Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators, a move critics said would result in less fuel-efficient
AP sources: 1 of Brown's accusers has met with NFL

AP sources: 1 of Brown's accusers has met with NFL

Two people with knowledge of the investigation into Antonio Brown being accused of sexual assault tell The Associated Press that one of the accusers has met with NFL investigators and that there is no timetable for concluding the probe.
California adds wage, benefit protections for gig workers

California adds wage, benefit protections for gig workers

SACRAMENTO, Calif.
Utah police use sirens to drive bear up tree for relocation

Utah police use sirens to drive bear up tree for relocation

OREM, Utah — Utah police used their vehicle sirens to drive a 2-year-old bear up a tree after its presence in a northern Utah town caused traffic delays Wednesday morning.
A divided Fed reduces rates but may not cut again this year

A divided Fed reduces rates but may not cut again this year

WASHINGTON — A sharply divided Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for a second time this year but declined to signal that further rate cuts are likely this year.