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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.
Tekashi 6ix9ine recounts abduction for jury at NYC trial

Tekashi 6ix9ine recounts abduction for jury at NYC trial

NEW YORK — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine described for a Manhattan jury Wednesday details from his life of crime with a violent street gang, including getting abducted at gunpoint amid a dispute between warring factions of the crew.
Cuomo signs bill extending statute of limitations for rape

Cuomo signs bill extending statute of limitations for rape

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday to make it easier to prosecute some sex crimes by extending the statute of limitations for second- and third-degree rape.
Johnson faces Brexit flak from EU lawmakers and top UK court

Johnson faces Brexit flak from EU lawmakers and top UK court

STRASBOURG, France — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by European Union officials Wednesday of failing to negotiate seriously and branded the "father of lies" by a lawyer in the U.K.
Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can be trusted

Striking workers question whether UAW leaders can be trusted

ROMULUS, Mich. — The strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers is playing out amid a corruption scandal inside the UAW that has caused distrust of the union leadership among many rank-and-file members.