By Missy Ryan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite outrage at home and abroad over the grisly beheading of an American journalist, President Barack Obama is unlikely to deepen military involvement in Iraq or Syria and will instead stay the course with U.S.
ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A Texas father's claims he did not fatally shoot a drunken driver who caused an accident that killed his two sons seemed to be bolstered Wednesday by testimony from prosecution witnesses.
(Reuters) - Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva has little experience with economic policy, but her advisers promise a more orthodox, business-friendly approach than leftist President Dilma Rousseff has taken. Eduardo Giannetti da Fonseca, an economist and top adviser to Silva since her 2010 presidential bid, has called her economic platform very similar to that of centrist candidate Aecio Neves, with whom she is running neck and neck for second place in a recent poll. Giannetti says the main points of her economic platform will include: MORE FISCAL DISCIPLINE Tightening the federal budget to generate a reliable surplus before interest payments would limit inflationary pressures and ease the burden on the central bank to keep interest rates high. CONSISTENT INFLATION TARGETING The central bank should have the autonomy to hew closer to its inflation target in order to win back credibility and reduce long-term inflation expectations.