News Minute: Here is the latest Nebraska news from The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is extending the amount of time federal agencies will have to review the Keystone XL pipeline. The State Department isn't saying how much longer the review will take. It's citing a recent decision by a Nebraska judge overturning a state law that allowed the pipeline's path through the state. Nebraska's Supreme Court isn't expected to rule for another several months and there could be more legal maneuvering after that.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's unemployment rate inched up to 3.7 percent in March. That's slightly higher than in February but lower than a year ago. The state's jobless rate remains well under the national mark of 6.7 percent.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's Supreme Court has rejected convicted killer Michael Ryan's latest appeal. Ryan's appeal challenged how Nebraska obtained one of the three drugs that would be used to execute him for the 1985 cult-related killing of James Thimm in Rulo.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Former Nebraska assistant football coach Carl Pelini is speaking out about losing his job as head coach at Florida Atlantic. He tells KFAB in Omaha that he was fired because the new athletic director wanted to hire his own coach. Pelini resigned last fall amid allegations he'd used illegal drugs. The school later changed the resignation to a firing. Pelini denies using drugs.
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