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Wealthy financier charged with molesting dozens of girls

NEW YORK (AP) — In a startling reversal of fortune, billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein was charged Monday with sexually abusing dozens of underage girls in a case brought more than a decade after he secretly cut a deal with federal prosecutors to dispose of nearly identical allegations.

North American stock markets slide lower

Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press

Teen odds of using marijuana dip with recreational use laws

Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press

Child-abandonment case speaks to addiction's hold: judge

The Canadian Press

GRAND BANK, N.L. - The sad case of a mother who abandoned her two young sons to seek out oxycodone while on probation speaks to the devastating hold an opioid addiction can have over a user's life, a Newfoundland judge says.

The woman was sentenced to six months of house arrest for abandoning her pre-school-aged boys in pursuit of the drugs, while on probation for two previous theft offences from 2018.


Ontario cannabis and music festival scrapped

David Friend, The Canadian Press

CannTrust shares dive after licensing issue

Armina Ligaya, The Canadian Press

Five things to watch for in Canadian business

The Canadian Press

Patron tackles Australian robber with bar stool, pot plant

The Associated Press

BRISBANE, Australia - A patron at a hotel on Australia's Gold Coast has foiled a holdup by attacking the robber with a bar stool and a pot plant.

U.S. seek $12.6 billion in drug money from 'El Chapo'

The Associated Press

NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors want to recover $12.6 billion in drug money they say was generated by the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo.

Mexican who was living illegally in US arrested in Maine

The Associated Press

AUBURN, Maine - The U.S. Border Patrol says a Mexican man who's been in the United States illegally for more than two decades was in possession of drugs when he was detained in Maine.

Quebec sweetens pot for immigrants to learn French

Giuseppe Valiante, The Canadian Press

Sri Lanka's top court stays executions until Oct. 30

Bharatha Mallawarachi, The Associated Press

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka's Supreme Court on Friday issued a temporary injunction against the execution of four people, a week after the country's president announced he would end the country's 43-year moratorium on the death penalty.