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Trio charged in killings

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 to Marin County jail, the Marin County Sheriff’s Office said.

Fahmy to meet the 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.

Wage gap targeted

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 percent less then men.

Hunter ‘gags’ grizzly

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 came face-to-face with male grizzly weighing up to 400 pounds.