Posted: Dec 1, 2012 5:53 AM
Updated: Dec 1, 2012 5:53 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is being urged to give into pressure to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed $7 billion oil pipeline from Texas to Canada is in the middle of a fight between those touting job creation and others citing environmental risks. Opponents have been protesting in Washington and Texas.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) A Dallas-area battery recycling plant has closed. The closure yesterday of Exide Technologies plant was announced yesterday in a $45 million deal to end disputes over lead emissions and ground contamination. The fast-growing city of about 121,000 will buy 180 acres of undeveloped land owned by the company.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah officials are working with members and ex-members of a polygamous sect to distribute homes, businesses and property the state has controlled since 2005. At stake is Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' property in Hilldale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz. The sect is a radical offshoot of mainstream Mormonism led by now-jailed Warren Jeffs.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A former University of Missouri defensive lineman who played for several NFL teams has been sentenced to life in prison for home-invasion robberies and a sexual assault in California. Keith Jerome Wright, who is 32, was sentenced yesterday. He was selected by the Houston Texans and played for the Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions.