Jonathan Allen

Keep a conservative Democrat governor or go Republican? Louisiana voters decide

13 Oct 2019

LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana Louisiana voters were casting ballots on Saturday in the governor's race, with U.S. President Donald Trump urging people to choose one of two Republicans in the race to force a run-off election against incumbent John Bel Edwards, a conservative Democrat.

Banned in Boston: Without vaping, medical marijuana patients must adapt

02 Oct 2019

BOSTON In the first few days of the four-month ban on all vaping products in Massachusetts, Laura Lee Medeiros, a medical marijuana patient, began to worry. 

Democrats challenge 'brazen' gerrymandering of North Carolina voting maps

28 Sep 2019

North Carolina Democrats filed a new legal challenge to partisan gerrymandering on Friday, asking a state court to order the redrawing before next year's elections of congressional districts they say are designed to entrench Republican power.

'Straight-up panic': U.S. vaping crackdown sends some scrambling for their fix

27 Sep 2019

BOSTON When Massachusetts announced a four-month ban on vaping products this week, Chris Soares was ready, having amassed more than 20 bottles of flavored, nicotine-laced vape fluid, enough to supply his daily habit well into next year.

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

13 Sep 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

09 Sep 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. | Video

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

20 Aug 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 fuelled nationwide protests against police brutality. | Video

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

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