Daily digest: Mo'Ne Davis an inspiring cover girl, panda-gate and Taylor Swift

Today's Daily Digest.

Today's Daily Digest.

, Last Updated: 9:09 AM ET

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


1. Cover girl pitcher

If you haven't heard of 13-year-old Mo'Ne Davis, here's a breakdown.

She is the starting pitcher of Taney Dragons, who tossed a complete game shutout to punch her team’s ticket to the Little League World Series. She allowed just three hits in the 8-0 win.

On Friday, she became the first female pitcher in LLWS history to toss a complete game shutout. Armed with a 70-mph fastball, she gave up just two hits, threw eight strikeouts and issued zero walks as she led her Philadelphia-based squad to a 4-0 victory.

Now Mo'Ne has her own Sports Illustrated cover.

...And she's not done yet, she challenged Los Angeles Dodgers ace, Clayton Kershaw to a little friendly competition. Good luck, Kreyshaw.


2. Police tracing steps of missing Sun Media editor

Steve Pettibone, sports editor with Sun Media's Recorder and Times newspaper in Brockville, Ont. was last seen Monday morning on his way to work.

Early Tuesday evening, Ontario Provincial Police officers were investigating a vehicle found abandoned near Lyn, west of Brockville. Officers on scene would not confirm the registered owner of the vehicle but were searching a wooded area nearby as darkness fell.

Pettibone was driving a grey 2013 Kia Rio sedan, with Ontario licence plate BPMT 499. He is five-foot-10, 190 lbs., with brown eyes. He’s balding, has brown hair and a goatee.

He may have been wearing a black jacket when he left home.

“Steve is one of the kindest, gentlest, funniest people you could meet. The newsroom loves him. He always lightens the daily grind of our news-gathering day with his sharp wit, his jovial voice, his astounding retention of rock music and movie trivia, and his incredible talent for mimicry,” Recorder and Times managing editor Derek Gordanier said.

Anyone with any information about the Pettibone's whereabouts is asked to call Belleville police at 613-966-0882 or Quinte Crime Stoppers.


3. Panda-gate at Toronto Zoo

For a brief moment on Sunday, only a metal chain-link fence separated Toronto Zoo visitors from a five-year-old male giant panda.

A 15-foot wooden gate -- dubbed a secondary barrier gate by the zoo -- came unlocked, and people were able to crowd into a small enclosed space next to the outdoor exhibit housing Da Mao, one of the zoo's two pandas.

"We backed away and I just started recording because people started poking this bear with sticks, banging on the cage to take pictures," said Andrew Fedurko, 25, who provided footage of the incident to QMI Agency.

See it here:


4. Taylor Swift's new stick-in-your-head tune

Taylor Swift was trending all over the interwebs yesterday thanks to her new pop song and video.

During a worldwide live stream on Monday, Taylor Swift announced that she's releasing her first official pop album, titled "1989," on Oct. 27 and debuted new song "Shake it Off."

While previous songs from Swift have been considered pop, her albums still qualified for honors such as Country Music Awards. She also won titles such as "top country artist" at the Billboard Music Awards and several country Grammys.


5. Liveable cities

Three Canadian cities made The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index.

The EIU’s survey assesses the liveability of cities based on a number of key factors, including stability and the quality of healthcare, culture, the environment, education and infrastructure.

See who made the list.


World's most and least liveable cities.

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- With Files from Reuters and QMI Agency


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