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Illinois transgender inmate in legal battle over abuse freed

Jul. 9, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A transgender woman who was battling the Illinois Department of Corrections over alleged abuse while she was incarcerated has been released from prison, officials said Tuesday. Deon "Strawberry" Hampton of Chicago, who was serving a 10-year sentence for burglary, was released Monday from...

The Latest: Runaway barges cause 'minimal' damage to dam

May. 23, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local): 8 p.m. Army engineers say two runaway barges did "minimal" damage when they struck an Arkansas River dam. The barges, filled with 1,500 tons of fertilizer, swept down the flood-swollen river...