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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...

‘I’ll be there for you’

How do you react when your best friend has mental health problems? It’s easy to say the wrong thing, so many of us end up saying nothing at all. But there are ways you can start the conversation and be there for someone who’s unwell. On Like Minds we’ve been gathering your tips on the best and worst things to say and talking to two friends who helped bring some normality to a world of chaos. Produced by India Rakusen and Tom Heyden If you – or someone you know – have been affected by mental health issues, the following organisations may be able to help.

7 days quiz

It’s the weekly news quiz – have you been paying attention to what’s been going on in the world over the past seven days? If you missed last week’s quiz, try it here Picture credits: Getty Images, PA, Reuters Join the conversation – find us on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter

How to get by in cash-strapped Venezuela

While Venezuela’s political crisis continues, its economic crisis gets more critical every day. The IMF recently said that it expects annual inflation to reach 2,300% by next year. It means that Venezuela’s cash quickly becomes worthless, people have to carry around wads of cash to buy the smallest item and money is in short supply. Katy Watson, the BBC’s South America correspondent, reports.

New York attack: The facts on Trump’s tough terror talk

The US president calls for the death penalty and an immigration crackdown in the wake of the New York terror attack. The BBC’s Anthony Zurcher looks at what Mr Trump can actually do – and where he’s already changed his mind. Video by Hannah Lace-Higgins Read more from Reality Check Follow us on Twitter

Big union embroiled in own sexual harassment scandal after allegations against SEIU leaders

Members of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) march during a protest in support of a new contract for apartment building workers in New York City, April 2, 2014.  (REUTERS/Mike Segar) They’ve gone from fighting for $15 to fighting allegations of abusive behavior toward women. Another two union bigwigs from the nation’s second largest union, the Services Employees International Union (SEIU) have been accused of sexual misconduct and abusive behavior toward female staff members. The resignation of Kendall Fells — a top national leader for the union’s “Fight for $15” minimum wage campaign — and the firing of SEIU Detroit leader Mark Raleigh comes on the heels of the controversial resignation of chief strategist of “Fight for $15,”  SEIU Executive Vice President Scott Courtney re...