Posted: May 1, 2014 3:45 PM
Updated: May 1, 2014 3:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) Senate supporters of the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline have introduced legislation authorizing its immediate construction and say they expect the measure will come to a vote in the coming days. The legislation was introduced by Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu (LAN'-droo) of Louisiana and Republican Senator John Hoeven (HOH'-ven) of North Dakota. The House has voted previously to approve construction of the pipeline, which would carry oil from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued two Navy pilots after their plane crashed off the coast of Corpus Christi in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard says the Navy T-34C Turbo Mentor crashed about two miles off the coast this morning. A Coast Guard helicopter crew picked up both pilots who weren't hurt.
IRVING, Texas (AP) Retail gasoline prices across Texas have slipped a penny this week to settle at $3.48 per gallon. Triple A Texas reports today the statewide figure compares to $3.69 per gallon nationally, up a penny since last week.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Browns have signed free agent quarterback Vince Young, who hasn't played in an NFL regular-season game since 2011. The 30-year-old former Texas Longhorns star was given a tryout this week at Browns' three-day minicamp and showed enough to earn a deal. The team also signed quarterback Tyler Thigpen.