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7 things to know about ethanol

11/12/2013 12:21am
President 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.

Industry takes aim at AP ethanol investigation

11/12/2013 7:33am
A 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.

Kerry: Senate should not OK new Iranian sanctions

11/12/2013 1:07pm
Secretary 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.

2 US mariners kidnapped in Nigeria released

11/12/2013 1:13pm
The State Department says two American mariners kidnapped last month off the coast of Nigeria have been released.

Obama praises CFTC nominee for humility, results

11/12/2013 1:51pm
President 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.

2 Americans dead in typhoon in Philippines

11/12/2013 1:55pm
The State Department says two Americans have died in the typhoon tragedy in the Philippines.

The secret environmental cost of US ethanol policy

11/12/2013 3:00pm
The 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.

A timeline of recent ethanol events

11/12/2013 4:10pm
August 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.

Q&A: Ethanol, oil and what it means to be green

11/12/2013 4:15pm
Q: What is the ethanol mandate?

Navy sending 2 more ships to Philippines

11/12/2013 4:27pm
A Navy official says the U.S. has decided to send two amphibious warships to the Philippines to help with disaster relief.

Caroline Kennedy sworn in as ambassador to Japan

11/12/2013 7:02pm
Caroline Kennedy, the new U.S. ambassador to Japan and daughter of slain President John F. Kennedy, leaves for Japan on Thursday to begin her work to strengthen the critical bond between the U.S. and the Asian nation.