Brazil protesters keep up pressure on government Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:34:17 -0400 SAO PAULO (AP) — Protest leaders called for another huge demonstration in Brazil's largest city Tuesday, building on historic turnouts spawned by widespread frustration over decades of government red tape, high prices and shoddy services even as the nation's economic fortunes have risen.
Scientists: Timber in Lake Michigan centuries old Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:12:06 -0400 FAIRPORT, Mich. (AP) — A wooden beam embedded at the bottom of northern Lake Michigan appears to have been there for centuries, underwater archaeologists announced Tuesday, a crucial finding as crews dig toward what they hope is the carcass of a French ship that disappeared while exploring the Great Lakes in the 17th century.
CBO: 8 million to gain legal status in Senate bill Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:11:09 -0400 WASHINGTON (AP) — About 8 million immigrants living unlawfully in the United States would gain legal status under sweeping legislation moving toward a vote in the Senate, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday, adding the bill would push federal deficits lower in each of the next two decades.
Maine governor says he won't talk to 3 newspapers Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:10:35 -0400 AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A spokeswoman for Maine Gov. Paul LePage says the administration will no longer comment for stories published in three of Maine's daily newspapers.
Defense attorneys dispute Ohio enslavement charges Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:09:32 -0400 CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney says slavery charges against three people in Ohio are ludicrous and says the woman at the center of the alleged forced-labor plot moved in and out as she pleased.
Utah man shot in church upgraded to fair condition Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:08:34 -0400 OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Utah man shot in the head during a Father's Day Mass was upgraded to fair condition Tuesday — just a few hours after his son-in-law was charged with attempted homicide in the shooting.
House passes far-reaching anti-abortion bill Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:06:10 -0400 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill that conservatives saw as a milestone in their 40-year campaign against legalized abortion and Democrats condemned as yet another example of the GOP war on women.
Military plans would put women in most combat jobs Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:04:47 -0400 WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring "the days of Rambo are over," a top general said Tuesday that cultural, social and behavioral concerns may be bigger hurdles than tough physical fitness requirements for women looking to join the military's special operations units.