Jonathan Allen

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

15 Aug 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.

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

11 Aug 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

03 Aug 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

22 Jul 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

20 Jul 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

19 Jul 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 New York mayor, U.S. DOJ after chokehold decision

18 Jul 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

Financier Epstein goes from luxury life to confined jail cell after sex trafficking charges

10 Jul 2019

NEW YORK Wealthy American financier Jeffrey Epstein, charged with sex trafficking in underage girls, is now confined to a cell in a fortress-like concrete tower jail that has been criticized by inmates and lawyers for harsh conditions. | Video

'Help, 40 days here': Photos show migrants crammed into U.S. border facilities

03 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Government investigators warned of dangerous overcrowding at more migrant facilities on the southwest U.S. border, publishing photos on Tuesday of packed cells in Texas' Rio Grande Valley where some children have no access to showers or hot meals. | Video

Lady Gaga fires up LGBTQ rally for Stonewall anniversary

29 Jun 2019

NEW YORK Lady Gaga electrified thousands of revelers who gathered in New York on Friday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the LGBTQ rights movement, exhorting the crowd to honor the past by using its "power" to extend and defend a half-century of progress. | Video

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