TORONTO — A man convicted of two counts of second-degree murder in a shootout at a 2012 community barbecue in Toronto was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with no chance of parole for seven years.
OTTAWA — The length of time it takes to process spousal sponsorship applications for immigrants is dropping to months from years under a multimillion-dollar revamp of a key, the federal government said Wednesday.
BALTIMORE — In a story Dec. 7 about a school bus crash in Baltimore, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the driver of the school bus involved in a fatal crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was named Jonathan Walker. His name is Johnthony Walker.
DETROIT — Prosecutors dropped murder charges Wednesday against a man in the killing of a Detroit college police officer who was shot in the head while on duty, but did not elaborate on why they no longer consider him a suspect.
ST. ANTHONY, N.L. — The disappearance of a 38-year-old Newfoundland woman is considered suspicious and the case is a high priority for RCMP in St. Anthony, N.L., a police spokesman said Wednesday as a dive team searched the small town's harbour.