Daily digest: Lauren Bacall, Marc Emery and a lucky woodchuck

A police department in Massachusetts saved a woodchuck who found himself stuck in a drain last...

A police department in Massachusetts saved a woodchuck who found himself stuck in a drain last Friday. (Photo from Danvers Police Department Facebook page)

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Here’s a roundup of news and other tidbits to get you started today.


1. Lauren Bacall dead at 89

Silver screen queen Lauren Bacall has died.

Her film career began in the 1940s, when she starred in To Have and Have Not with Humphrey Bogart, who she later married.

No cause of death has been released.


2. Edwin’s return

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion is likely returning to the team on Friday, according to manager John Gibbons.

The homerun king had been out with an injury since late July, and spent part of that time playing in the minors in Buffalo as he recovered.

Injured Adam Lind returned last night for the Jays’ second game against the Seattle Mariners, which they lost 3-6.

Brett Lawrie, who has an oblique injury, won’t be back this week, Gibbons said.


3. Good luck woodchuck

(Danvers Police Department Facebook page)

Just look at this poor little dude.

This groundhog/woodchuck was rescued by police and town employees after getting stuck in this storm drain in a Massachusetts town on Friday.

His image has since gone viral.


4. Popular Putin

Would you wear a T-shirt with Stephen Harper’s face on it?

Perhaps a better question, if you were Russian, would you rock some Putin swag?

In Russia, a line of shirts featuring President Vladimir Putin’s mug are back in stores after the first batch sold out.

Also, if you see Mickey Rourke around, ask him what the deal with this is.


Actor Mickey Rourke wears a T-shirt with an image depicting Russia's President Vladimir Putin, as a woman looks on at GUM department store in central Moscow, August 11, 2014. (REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev)
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5. Emery’s return

Canadian marijuana activist Marc Emery is back in the country after serving four years in an U.S. jail for selling marijuana seeds.

His wife, Jodie Emery, is seeking the federal Liberal nomination in Vancouver East.

Here’s a snippet from his speech in Windsor, Ont., yesterday.

- With Files from Reuters and QMI Agency


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