Brasília (AFP) - Marathon final debates started Tuesday on the eve of the judgment vote in the impeachment trial of Brazil's suspended leftist president Dilma Rousseff, who appears likely to be stripped of office. Lawyers on both sides of the political divide in Latin America's biggest country made impassioned closing arguments, followed by the start of final speeches from senators that were set to stretch into the early hours of Wednesday. Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lewandowski told the Senate that the vote on Rousseff's fate, originally set for Tuesday, would be put off to Wednesday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Amid political pressure and calls for his resignation, Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday that he wants to make amends with the Democratic legislator he targeted in an obscene voicemail message, but he tweeted that any reports of his "political demise are greatly exaggerated."