Britney Spears’ conservatorship hearing

Britney Spears' attorney Mathew Rosengart speaks after a hearing at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles on September 29.
Britney Spears’ attorney Mathew Rosengart speaks after a hearing at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in Los Angeles on September 29. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Britney Spears’ attorney Mathew Rosengart praised the #FreeBritney movement this afternoon in helping to lead to the suspension of the singer’s father as her conservator.

“It’s been a lot of hard work, it’s been intense. I’m proud, Britney’s proud,” Rosengart said during a news conference after the court hearing in Los Angeles. “I think the support of the #FreeBritney movement has been instrumental. To the extent that it allowed my firm to carry the ball across the

Live Updates: Establishment Prevails in Pick for Japan’s Prime Minister

Fumio Kishida, a former foreign minister, as its choice for the next prime minister.

By selecting Mr. Kishida, 64, a moderate party stalwart, in a runoff election for the leadership of the Liberal Democratic Party, the party’s elites appeared to disregard the public’s preferences and choose a candidate who offered little to distinguish himself from the unpopular departing prime minister, Yoshihide Suga.

Wednesday’s leadership election was the most hotly contested in years. While party leaders usually coalesce around a candidate, this time it was not clear that Mr. Kishida would prevail until the ballots were counted in a second round …