Turning sugar beets into electricity American Crystal Sugar wants to use left over sugar beet pulp to create energy. The project could save the company millions of dollars.7:50 a.m.
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Mother Questions Tillman's Death in 'Fog of War'
Four years ago, Army Ranger Pat Tillman was killed in Afghanistan. The military initially reported that the former NFL star died a heroic death in an insurgent strike, before admitting he was killed by friendly fire. Mary Tillman has continued to investigate her son's death and has written a book about him.
Adopted Teens Face Higher Risk for ADHD
A new study finds that, while most adopted youths are psychologically healthy, they face twice the risk for some emotional and behavioral disorders than their non-adopted counterparts do.
Abu Dhabi Aims to Build First Carbon-Neutral City
Planners hope to transform an empty stretch of desert into Masdar, a city of 50,000, within a decade. They aim for it to be powered entirely by renewable energy, to reuse water and to recycle even human waste.
U.S. Worry Grows over Pakistan's Tribal Peace Deal
The U.S. government is increasingly concerned about Pakistan's decision to negotiate a peace deal with militants in its tribal areas. The Bush administration cites Pakistan's previous agreements with militants that did not work and allowed al-Qaida and the Taliban to regroup.
Terrorism Analyst: Web Q&A Risky for Al-Qaida
A senior leader of al-Qaida is trying to connect with the people. Ayman al-Zawahiri invited followers to ask him questions online several months ago, and he recently posted his responses. An analyst at West Point's Combating Terrorism Center talks about what can be learned from the exchange.
Army Focus on Counterinsurgency Debated Within
An internal Pentagon report is raising concerns about the Army's deteriorating ability to fight conventional battles. It's the latest twist in an ongoing debate within the Army over whether it is now too focused on what's called counterinsurgency training.
Bernanke Urges Government, Lenders to Do More
The Federal Reserve chairman has urged mortgage lenders and the government to do more to prevent foreclosures. Ben Bernanke's comments Monday night come as home foreclosures continue to spread. His views differ from that of the Bush administration, which wants only the industry to deal with the problem.