Day: January 8, 2019

Russian lawyer in Trump Tower meeting charged with obstruction in unrelated case

Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya speaks during an interview in Moscow.(Photo: Dmitry Serebryakov, AP) WASHINGTON – The Russian lawyer who promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign was charged with obstruction in an unrelated money laundering investigation, federal prosecutors alleged Tuesday. The case […]

Brett Kavanaugh issues first Supreme Court opinion, in unanimous arbitration case

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh issued his first opinion Tuesday in an obscure arbitration case.(Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP) WASHINGTON – By tradition, new Supreme Court justices are assigned less-than-blockbuster cases in which to write their first opinions. Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s maiden eight-pager was […]

New Regent Park program provides holistic support for new Indigenous moms

Charleana Toney is happy to be getting a prenatal check-up from an Indigenous midwife who is not just concerned about her physical well-being and the health of her baby. “What about cultural teachings — smudging or anything you would want to do?” the midwife asks her. Toney, 31, wasn’t allowed to have […]

Anxiety pills that promise so much leave behind a hidden ‘epidemic’

Two weeks after her mother died, Rhonda Assoun-Gritten was looking around the 63-year-old woman’s Dartmouth, N.S., apartment, opened the drawer of the night table and discovered receipts for three recent prescriptions. Assoun-Gritten didn’t recognize the names of the medications, but stuffed the papers in her back pocket. The […]