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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Operator TransCanada Corp. says the leak of oil from the Keystone pipeline is "controlled" and not a threat to public safety. The company says in a news release Friday that it has sent more than 75 people to the site of a spill in a rural area of South Dakota and crews were working "around the clock."
CHICAGO (AP) - Cook County prosecutors say they will retry two men convicted of a 1994 rape and murder that recent DNA testing suggests they did not commit. Judge Dennis Porter on Friday vacated the convictions of Nevest Coleman and Darryl Fulton. The two are serving life sentences and have been behind bars for more than 23 years. Porter ordered a new trial and freed them on their own recognizance. Attorneys for both men said they expect their clients will be released Monday.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - A northern Illinois man has been charged with concealing a homicide in the shooting death of a woman who had been reported missing. The Will County sheriff's office on Friday announced Jeremy Boshears of Coal City was charged Friday in connection with the disappearance of Kaitlyn Kearns. An attorney for the 32-year-old Boshears' attorney could not immediately be reached for comment and the Will County state's attorney's office said additional charges could still be filed in the case.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson is being offered encouragement from other civil rights activists and political leaders. Jackson has disclosed that he was diagnosed in 2015 with Parkinson's disease. Jackson, who has been receiving outpatient care for two years, says he plans to "dedicate" himself to physical therapy to battle the chronic neurological disorder. Parkinson's causes movement difficulties.
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