All-star defensive end Jefferson returning for fourth season in Winnipeg

Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive lineman Willie Jefferson blows a bit of steam during a walk through in Regina, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. Jefferson signed a contract extension with the Blue Bombers Saturday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive lineman Willie Jefferson blows a bit of steam during a walk through in Regina, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. Jefferson signed a contract extension with the Blue Bombers Saturday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

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Turkiye, Syria quake death toll nears 12,000

With hope of finding survivors fading, stretched rescue teams in Turkiye and Syria searched Wednesday for signs of life in the rubble of thousands of buildings toppled by the world's deadliest earthquake in more than a decade. The confirmed death toll approached 12,000.