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Jonathan Allen

Exclusive: While battling opioid crisis, U.S. government weighed using fentanyl for executions

Sep 13 2019

NEW YORK The U.S. Department of Justice examined using fentanyl in lethal injections as it prepared last year to resume executing condemned prisoners, a then untested use of the powerful, addictive opioid that has helped fuel a national crisis of overdose deaths. | Video

U.S. should side with Hong Kong protesters, says ex-Pentagon chief Mattis

Sep 09 2019

NEW YORK Former U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday anti-government protests in Hong Kong were "not an internal" Chinese matter and that the United States should offer at least moral support to the demonstrators.

New York police fire officer who placed Eric Garner in deadly chokehold

Aug 19 2019

NEW YORK The white New York City police officer who used a deadly chokehold on Eric Garner during a 2014 arrest was fired on Monday, five years after video of the encounter fueled nationwide protests against police brutality. | Video

As New York legal window opens, child sex abuse victims sue Catholic Church, others

Aug 14 2019

NEW YORK Scores of people in New York state who were sexually abused as children sued institutions, including the Roman Catholic Church, on Wednesday, the first day a new law temporarily enabled them to file lawsuits over decades-old crimes. | Video

Between gun massacres, a routine, deadly seven days of U.S. shootings

Aug 12 2019

A boy accidentally killed by his father during a fishing trip in Montana. A woman dead and her husband behind bars after a single gunshot in a Dallas hotel room. A teenager cut down on his porch on a warm day in Washington state.

NYC police officer who killed Eric Garner should be fired, police judge rules

Aug 02 2019

NEW YORK A white New York City police officer who killed an unarmed black man with a banned chokehold in 2014 should be fired, a police judge recommended on Friday in a case that stoked the Black Lives Matter movement and reverberated in the U.S. presidential campaign. | Video

As U.S. heat wave breaks records, cooling centers offer relief

Jul 21 2019

NEW YORK With a record-breaking heat wave intensifying over much of the U.S. Midwest and East Coast through the weekend, it was a bad time for Annie McQueen's air conditioner to break down in her New York City apartment.

Ex-Trump aide Hicks denies involvement in hush money talks: lawyer

Jul 19 2019

An attorney for former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks denied on Friday that she was involved in discussions during the 2016 presidential campaign about a hush-money payment to a porn star who claimed to have had a sexual encounter with President Donald Trump.

FBI documents point to Trump role in hush money for porn star Daniels

Jul 19 2019

NEW YORK FBI documents unsealed on Thursday suggest that Donald Trump was actively involved in engineering a hush-money payment shortly before the 2016 election to a porn actress who said she had a sexual encounter with him, as his personal lawyer Michael Cohen, campaign team and others scrambled to head off a scandal. | Video

Protesters vent anger at NY mayor, U.S. DOJ after chokehold decision

Jul 18 2019

NEW YORK Several hundred people took to the streets of New York on Wednesday to protest the U.S. Department of Justice's decision not to bring charges against a New York City policeman in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man in 2014. | Video

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