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December 24, 2018 10:00 AM Medicine is the real pot of gold for the cannabis industry

Politics, or geopolitics, will also determine Trudeau’s decisions in this debacle. Among the ideal options is to release Meng Wanzhou in exchange for freeing the Canadian nationals. And to grant Huawei, which employs about 500 people in its extensive Canadian R&D operations, the access it craves to Canada’s 5G network, provided Huawei share its technology 43

December 15, 2018 5:59 PM Champion Red Sox owe nearly $12M in luxury tax

The World Series champion Red Sox owe $11,951,091 (U.S.) in luxury tax for having baseball’s top payroll, according to final calculations by the commissioner’s office obtained by The Associated Press. The only other team that owes is the Washington Nationals, who must pay $2,386,097, their second straight year with a bill. Because Boston was more than $40 million 37

December 10, 2018 1:11 AM Lawyer versus consultant? Immigration data shows visa applicants have best shot with former

Foreign nationals who prepare their own Canadian visa applications are nearly as successful in being accepted as those who spend money on a consultant to do the job. But chances of success are much higher if they hire an immigration lawyer to help get their study, work or visitor visas, according to immigration data obtained under an access to information 29

October 20, 2018 9:03 PM A timeline of Saudi statements on the killing of Khashoggi

Oct. 7: Turkish officials say Khashoggi has been killed at the consulate. A Saudi government statement describes the Turkish allegations as “baseless.” Oct. 11: Turkey says it has agreed with Saudi Arabia to form a joint group to shed light on the disappeared journalist’s fate. The Saudi team arrives in Istanbul a day later. Oct. 13: Saudi Arabia’s interior 39

September 19, 2018 7:17 PM U.S. Supreme Court candidate Brett Kavanaugh thrives by mixing sports and politics

Last week Christine Blasey Ford gave an interview to the Washington Post alleging that Brett Kavanaugh, the U.S. Supreme Court nominee now undergoing confirmation hearings in the U.S. senate, sexually assaulted her at a house party when they were both teenagers. Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University, has been invited to testify before 39

August 20, 2018 11:09 PM Canadian golfer Nick Taylor makes cut to keep PGA Tour status

“I’m playing with house money a little bit,” he said. “I’m still trying to win and move on, but definitely not as much pressure as last week.” Corey Conners of Listowel, Ont., Ben Silverman of Thornhill and David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., finished outside the top 125 and will play the four-tournament Web.com Tour finals to try to improve on their PGA Tour status 37

August 8, 2018 7:40 PM U.S. announces sanctions against Russia over nerve agent attack

WASHINGTON—The U.S. will impose sanctions on Russia for its use of a nerve agent in an attempt to kill a former Russian spy and his daughter in Britain. The U.S. State Department says Wednesday the sanctions will be imposed on Russia because it used a chemical weapon in violation of international law. Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter 28

August 2, 2018 7:14 PM Tyler Clippard gets the ball to kick off another bullpen day in Blue Jays’ series opener in Seattle

The Nationals converted Clippard to the bullpen in 2009, a move he told the Star earlier this season he wasn’t initially on board with but one where he began to find success. He was named an all-star in 2011 and saved 32 games for the Nationals in 2012. Toronto is 0-2 in its previous bullpen days, the first started by Luis Santos against the Minnesota 30

August 1, 2018 11:13 PM Nationals drop Shawn Kelley after mound outburst

The Nationals designated Kelley for assignment on Wednesday, a day after he threw his glove to the ground and glared into the dugout while working the ninth inning of a 25-4 blowout of the New York Mets. Kelley entered the game with Washington leading 25-1. He appeared agitated and was working quickly, and he had already allowed a run when the plate 31

July 17, 2018 3:06 AM Bryce Harper the hometown hero in home-run derby

The Nationals outfielder, serenaded by loud “Let’s go Harper! Let’s go Harper!” chants throughout the night, rallied in the final round to win the home-run derby on Monday night in his home ballpark. Harper, the No. 2 seed in the competition and with his father throwing to him, beat the Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber, the fifth seed, 19-18, in the final round 33