NEWS

Sudbury police say a "miscommunication" between a frustrated caller and animal shelter staff was the reason behind the facility's closure Tuesday afternoon.

Police said that shortly before 2:00 p.m., they received a call from city staff about a verbal threat aimed at a shelter employee. After investigating, police said there was no offence committed. Police

said a "miscommunication and misunderstanding in relation to choice of words" ended up closing the shelter for the remainder of the day.

Legal representatives for the families of six of the seven Indigenous students who were the subject of a coroner's inquest in Thunder Bay, Ont., say, overall, the response to the jury's recommendations so far has been "disappointing."

Aboriginal Legal Services, which represents the families, delivered a one-year "report card" on how the various parties to which jurors made recommendations — including various levels of government, police and First Nations service providers — have responded so far.

According to the report, some progress has been made on 61 per cent of the recommendations. Nothing has been accomplished on 24 per cent, while 15 per cent have been completed.

Walmart and Google are teaming up against a common enemy: Amazon's dominance in voice-activated shopping.

The world's largest retailer said today it's working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items that consumers can order by talking to their Google Assistant via a smart speaker or other Android-powered mobile device such as a smartphone.

Under the plan, Walmart will make available thousands of its products with Google Express, the search giant's e-commerce platform.

 She was 12, and seeking an abortion after being sexually assaulted and impregnated by her stepfather.

In a report released today, Newfoundland and Labrador's child and youth advocate says the child protection system responded inadequately to her case, and missed opportunities to intervene.

Critics say questions weren't asked, risk wasn't assessed, and consents were not appropriately obtained when the girl sought and ultimately obtained an abortion after saying she had become pregnant through consensual sex with her teenaged boyfriend.

Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump's pacing, hovering demeanour

onstage during an October 2016 presidential debate made her so

uncomfortable "my skin crawled." She says in her upcoming book that Trump shadowed her so closely she had to resist shouting out, "Back up you creep, get away from me."

The Democratic presidential nominee recounts her struggle to keep

composed during that pivotal Oct. 9 faceoff in St. Louis less than a

month before the election. Two days earlier, their bitter campaign was rocked by the release of footage in which Trump bragged aggressively about groping women.

During the town-hall style debate, the 6-foot-3 Trump repeatedly hovered over Clinton, who's closer to 5-foot-5, as she responded to questions.

SPORTS

Instead of battling Usain Bolt one final time, Andre De Grasse spent the world track and field championships playing tourist in London.

And he watched the dramatic 100-metre final from his hotel room, and couldn't help but think: what if?

De Grasse, who enjoyed a meteoric rise up the sprint ranks before

suffering his first significant injury, is back home in Toronto for

rehabilitation on his torn hamstring and said he's firmly resolved to come back better than ever.

In soccer, England record-scorer Wayne Rooney called time on his often tempestuous international career today, retiring from duty after spurning an offer to return to the squad.

 

A return to form since leaving Manchester United to go back to Everton in the off-season had seen England manager Gareth Southgate approach Rooney about returning for upcoming World Cup qualifiers. But the 31-year-old striker has decided to focus on continuing playing in his club career, quitting England duty with a record 53 goals in 119 appearances -- more than any other outfield player.

In tennis, Canada's Milos Raonic and Denis Shapovalov will join Team World in the inaugural Laver Cup next month in Prague, Czech Republic.

Australia's Rod Laver is an 11-time singles Grand Slam champion and is considered one of the best to ever play the game. The event will take place from Sept.22-24 at the O2 Arena and will feature

some of the world's top men's players, including Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

The tournament will be a team competition similar to golf's Ryder Cup.