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Trump’s Twitter account briefly ‘deactivated’

Image copyright Other Image caption For a short time visitors could only see a message that read: “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!” US President Donald Trump’s Twitter account briefly vanished on Thursday, but has since been restored, the social media company has said. It said that the @realdonaldtrump account was “inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee”. The account was down for 11 minutes, and Twitter is now investigating. Mr Trump – who is an active Twitter user with 41.7 million followers – has not commented on the issue. On Thursday evening, visitors to Mr Trump’s page for a short time could only see a message that read “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!” Trump on Twitter: A history of th...

Trump calls DNC primary-rigging ‘illegal,’ slams ‘fake’ dossier in Fox News interview

President Donald Trump gave a wide-ranging interview on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” Thursday, revealing his thoughts on this week’s terror attack in New York City and the campaign actions of the Democratic National Committee. Trump responded to claims from former DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile alleging that the committee rigged last year’s Democratic presidential primary between Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders. “It’s illegal, number one, and it’s really unfair to Bernie Sanders,” Trump said of the Vermont senator. “I’m not a Bernie Sanders fan, although I must say I got a lot of his votes when he was thrown out. Many of those people voted for me because of trade because I agreed with him on trade. … But that was, I thought that was terrible.” Trump also responded to recent rev...

Trump unleashes new threat on North Korea in Fox News interview

President Trump let loose with new threats against North Korea in an interview on “The Ingraham Angle” Thursday. “We have one problem. That’s called North Korea,” Trump told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham. “I must tell you North Korea’s a thing that I think we will solve and if we don’t solve it, it’s not going to be very pleasant for them. It’s not going to be very pleasant for anybody,” Trump warned. He did not elaborate.  The warning came just one day before the president is set to embark on a 10-day trip to Asia. It includes planned stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines, after an initial stop in Hawaii. Trump told Fox News he may also meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “Putin is very important because they can help us with North Korea,” Trump told Ing...

Trump’s Twitter account taken down by employee on last day with company

Trump’s Twitter account was “inadvertently deactivated” Thursday evening, according to Twitter. President Trump’s personal Twitter account was taken down Thursday evening by a customer service employee who was leaving the company, the social media giant confirmed. Trump’s @realDonaldTrump account went offline shortly before 7 p.m. ET, providing the error message “Sorry that page doesn’t exist.” The account was restored minutes later. Twitter released a statement an hour after the outage saying the account was “inadvertently deactivated due to human error by a Twitter employee.” “The account was down for 11 minutes, and has since been restored. We are continuing to investigate and are taking steps to prevent this from happeni...

Illinois man reportedly shoots his own penis after stealing from a hot dog stand

Terrion Pouncy accidentally shot himself in the penis after he tried robbing a restaurant, reports said.  (Google Street View) A man in Chicago paid a hefty price when he tried to rob a hot dog stand —  he accidentally shot himself in the penis during the getaway. Terrion Pouncy, 19, held two employees of Maxwell Street Express at gunpoint early Monday morning, demanding that they hand over their wallets and the restaurant’s cash, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. MICHIGAN MAN SENTENCED IN THEFT FROM CASKET At the time of the robbery, one of the victims reportedly had been carrying a large bucket of grease. With the gun pointed at his head, the employee was trying to hand over a stack of $1 bills but the bucket slipped and the money flew out of his hands. Pouncy grabbed the fallen mone...

Source: Watson has season-ending ACL tear

8:00 PM ET Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson will have season-ending surgery after tearing an ACL during Thursday’s practice, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Watson tore the ACL in his right knee, a source told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, confirming a Houston Chronicle report. The injury occurred about halfway through practice on a grass field; Watson appeared to trip or fall but did not yell, someone present at practice told Schefter. Watson got up and felt his knee before it was looked at, but the person said no one believed the injury was season-ending. Watson did not finish practice. Tom Savage took over at quarterback. The Texans will sign Matt McGloin to back up Savage, a source told ESPN’s Dan Graziano, confirming a Houston Chronicle report. NF...

Lawyer: Louisville’s Bowen in clear of FBI probe

10:14 PM ET Louisville freshman Brian Bowen is out of the crosshairs of the FBI’s bribery investigation into college basketball that led to the ouster of Cardinals coach Rick Pitino. Bowen’s attorney, Jason Setchen, first told the Louisville Courier-Journal of the news and later confirmed it to ESPN. The university can take the step of reinstating Bowen by conducting an internal investigation of the five-star recruit, who was suspended in October following the FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball. “Brian has not done anything wrong,” Setchen told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. “We’re really confident Louisville is going to be fair and give Brian every opportunity to present his case. With that being said, we’re also confident he̵...

Live Nation Reports Best Q3 on Record, Revenue Up 12%

Concert promotion giant says it’s on track for best financial year in company history. Live Nation reported its best third quarter in the company’s history and is on track for a record year for earnings and operating incoming. According to the company’s financial results, Live Nation is reporting a revenue increase of 12 percent per quarter and an earnings per share increase of $0.53, up eight percent over the same period in 2017.  Despite the record earnings, Live Nation slightly missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $.55 a share, bringing about a 1.3 percent dip in share price, ending the day at $40.92, a 53 percent increase from the same period last year.  Live Nation reported a year-to-date earnings per share of $.62 which is up 82 percent over the same period last year. For the...

Expensive mistake

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A work by French street artist Invader on display at an exhibition in Los Angeles To me, it looked like a child’s crude attempt at a mosaic. About a dozen small square tiles of different colours. Glued to the wall in a geometric design vaguely resembling a face with two square eyes. It stood out in the otherwise empty and dingy Paris flat. Once my home, I was moving back in, after nearly 20 years away. My tenants, three young single men, were showing me round before they left. “What’s that?” I asked, pointing at the cluster of tiles. “That’s by Invader,” my tenant replied. “He’s a street artist. He’s like a French Banksy.” I quite liked Banksy, but the young man must have seen that ...

Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr. & More Cut Ties With Webster PR Following Sexual Assault Allegations Against CEO

The firm’s flagship client Dolly Parton issued a statement on Thursday saying she is “hoping that the accusations are not true.” Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr. and more have cut ties with Webster Public Relations after allegations surfaced that founder and CEO Kirt Webster sexually assaulted a client a decade ago. Former country singer Austin Rick (who used the stage name Austin Cody) initially posted on Facebook last week about Webster’s sexual misconduct, including claims that he was drugged and offered publicity opportunities “in exchange for sexual acts.” Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, spoke about the issue in a statement given to the music industry newsletter Lefsetz Letter on Thursday (Nov. 2). “The shocking accusations of sexual assault and mistreatment of o...