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Jonathan Allen

Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions after eight weeks

May 16 2019

Missouri's Senate passed a bill on Thursday to ban abortions eight weeks after conception, except for medical emergencies, the latest attempt in a Republican-controlled state legislature to restrict the rights of women to terminate their pregnancies.

New York medical examiner testifies chokehold led to Eric Garner's death

May 15 2019

NEW YORK The New York City medical examiner who conducted an autopsy on an unarmed black man who was killed during a 2014 arrest said at a hearing on Wednesday that a police officer's chokehold set off a "lethal cascade" of events that ended in the man's death.

New York police weigh officer's conduct in 2014 'I can't breathe' death

May 13 2019

NEW YORK The disciplinary trial of the New York City policeman who fatally choked an unarmed black suspect in 2014 opened on Monday with the officer's lawyer shredding a copy of the autopsy report that concluded the man, Eric Garner, was killed by a chokehold.

Fake heiress who dazzled New York elite gets 4 to 12 years for fraud

May 10 2019

NEW YORK A German woman who posed as a wealthy heiress to scam New York hotels, fashionable friends and banks with a blizzard of forged documents was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison on Thursday after a jury convicted her of fraud last month. | Video

Run? Hide? Fight? Lockdown? Two U.S. school shootings highlight differing responses

May 09 2019

In two U.S. school shootings within eight days, students have attempted to tackle the shooters, sometimes at the cost of their own lives, drawing praise for reducing the bloodshed by taking a step that experts agree should only be a last resort.

Run? Hide? Fight? Lockdown? Two U.S. school shootings highlight differing responses

May 09 2019

In two U.S. school shootings within eight days, students have attempted to tackle the shooters, sometimes at the cost of their own lives, drawing praise for reducing the bloodshed by taking a step that experts agree should only be a last resort.

Run? Hide? Fight? Lockdown? Two U.S. school shootings highlight differing responses

May 09 2019

In two U.S. school shootings within eight days, students have attempted to tackle the shooters, sometimes at the cost of their own lives, drawing praise for reducing the bloodshed by taking a step that experts agree should only be a last resort.

REFILE-FEATURE-As measles returns, U.S. states look to cut vaccine exemptions

May 02 2019

May 2 Maine could soon prohibit parents from citing religious or personal beliefs to avoid vaccinating their children, making the U.S. state one of a half dozen cracking down during the nation's largest measles outbreak in 25 years.

U.S. measles cases hit highest level since eradication in 2000

Apr 29 2019

NEW YORK The United States has confirmed 695 measles cases so far this year, the highest level since the country declared it had eliminated the virus in 2000, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. | Video

RPT-For Notre-Dame, lessons from a fire-damaged New York cathedral

Apr 19 2019

NEW YORK, April 18 Before the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris can begin, engineers may have to tap nearly every stone in the cathedral and listen for subtle sounds of damage, according to specialists who repaired one of the largest cathedrals in the world in New York after a devastating 2001 fire.

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