The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO—A California prosecutor said yesterday he has filed murder charges that could lead to the death penalty for three young transients accused of gunning down a backpacker from Quebec and a yoga instructor walking his dog. The three arrived in California yesterday evening and were taken […]

The Canadian Press PRINCE ALBERT, Sask.—A young man has been sentenced to four years in prison for a drunk-driving crash that resulted in the deaths of two women and left a newborn with a brain injury. Jeremiah Jobb earlier had pleaded guilty to two counts of impaired driving causing death. […]

The Canadian Press TORONTO—Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy planned to attend a news conference hosted by Canadian Journalists for Free Expression today at Ryerson University in Toronto. The former Al-Jazeera journalist, who was arrested in Egypt in 2013 with two colleagues and detained on terror-related charges, arrived in Toronto on Sunday. […]

The Canadian PressMike Blanchfield OTTAWA—There weren’t any whistles, but there were more than a few bells, as the marathon federal election campaign entered its final week yesterday. Stephen Harper launched a game-show style attack—complete with clanging cash register—aimed directly at front-runner Justin Trudeau during a campaign event in Waterloo, Ont. […]

The Canadian PressAlexander Panetta WASHINGTON, D.C.—Federal campaign politics played out on a foreign stage yesterday, with a high-profile Washington audience hearing the progressive mayor of Vancouver express hope of change from Canada’s “embarrassing” current government. Gregor Robertson’s comments came in the formal dining room of the U.S. State Department—the chandeliered, […]

The Canadian Press TORONTO—Ontario’s Liberal government says it will hold hearings across the province to get feedback on ways to close the wage gap between men and women. Nearly 30 years after Ontario passed legislation requiring “equal pay for work of equal value,” women still earn between 12 and 31 […]

The Canadian PressChinta Puxley WINNIPEG—Manitoba’s child-welfare system is being called a “national disgrace” as the province continues to come under fire for having more than 10,000 children in care. Conservative Opposition critic Ian Wishart said the system is in crisis while the NDP government ignores the problem and makes excuses. […]

The Canadian PressGemma Karstens-Smith VANCOUVER—The Canadian Medical Association and the federal government apply a far more rigid standard to prescribing marijuana than other drugs, resulting in negative—or even deadly—consequences, say experts from the B.C. Centre for Excellent in HIV/AIDS. Medical marijuana is held to a different standard than other prescription […]

The Associated Press STOCKHOLM—Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature today for works that chronicled the great tragedies of the Soviet Union and those that followed in the wake of its 1991 collapse. Alexievich, the 14th woman to win the literature award since 1901, used her reporting […]

The Canadian PressChinta Puxley WINNIPEG—A study assessing a Manitoba alcohol rehabilitation program indicates participants are more likely to have their babies taken from them at birth than those who aren’t seeking help. The study by researchers at the University of Manitoba also suggests that being in the three-year program helped […]

The Associated Press GREAT FALLS, Mont.—A bow hunter is recovering after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by remembering a tip from his grandmother and shoving his arm down the animal’s throat. Chase Dellwo, 26, was hunting with his brother northwest of the town of Choteau on Saturday when he […]

The Canadian PressMurray Brewster OTTAWA—Stephen Harper took the politics of niqabs to a higher level yesterday, suggesting a re-elected Conservative government would consider legislation banning the Muslim face covering for anyone dealing with—or working for—the federal government. He opened the door earlier in the week with a CBC television interview, […]