11/12/2013 12:21amPresident Barack Obama has called corn-based ethanol "the most successful alternative fuel we have ever developed." Billed as a green replacement for billions of gallons of gasoline, ethanol has enjoyed widespread political support. But the results of America's ethanol policy have not been as green as advertised.
11/12/2013 7:33amA new Associated Press investigation, which found that ethanol hasn't lived up to some of the government's clean-energy promises, is drawing a fierce response from the ethanol industry.
11/12/2013 1:07pmSecretary of State John Kerry doesn't want Congress to approve any new sanctions on Iran while negotiations continue with Tehran about its nuclear program, which the U.S. and its allies worry could eventually produce nuclear weapons.
11/12/2013 1:13pmThe State Department says two American mariners kidnapped last month off the coast of Nigeria have been released.
11/12/2013 1:51pmPresident Barack Obama is praising his choice to run the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as someone who doesn't seek the spotlight but consistently delivers good results.
11/12/2013 1:55pmThe State Department says two Americans have died in the typhoon tragedy in the Philippines.
11/12/2013 3:00pmThe hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply.
11/12/2013 4:10pmAugust 2005 _ President George W. Bush signs the Energy Policy Act of 2005, requiring oil companies to add ethanol to their gasoline. Called the Renewable Fuels Standard, this mandate begins with a 4-billion-gallon requirement in 2006 and doubles by 2012. Corn is selling for $1.95 a bushel.
11/12/2013 4:15pmQ: What is the ethanol mandate?
11/12/2013 4:27pmA Navy official says the U.S. has decided to send two amphibious warships to the Philippines to help with disaster relief.