President Lula says the largest ethanol exporter makes fuel from sugar, not corn. And there's a sugar surplus.
Republicans and Democrats want to add measures that could lead to a Bush veto.
Some states and many cities expect growth because they have the right industries or resources at the right time.
With nearly 2,400 inmates sentenced to life as juveniles, the U.S. is the only nation imposing the mandate on children.
Western and Iranian officials consider new framework as Iran program progresses.
Worries about global warming and rising construction costs give the edge to natural-gas and renewable-energy plants.