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Robert Ladd Executed In Texas Despite Claims Mental Impairment Made Him Ineligible

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening. Robert Ladd, 57, received a lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected arguments he was mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty. The court also rejected an appeal in which Ladd's attorney challenged whether the pentobarbital Texas uses in executions is potent enough to not cause unconstitutional pain and suffering. Ladd was executed for the 1996 slaying of 38-year-old Vicki Ann Garner, of Tyler, who was strangled and beaten with a hammer. Her arms and legs were bound, bedding was placed between her legs, and she was set on fire in her...

The 5 Fashion And Beauty Podcasts You Need To Be Listening To Right Now

After the runaway success (and our total obsession) with the podcast "Serial," we've been yearning for more audio awesomeness -- this time, with a style spin. There's something super cool about getting a fashion or beauty fix via our headphones. It's like a throwback to the olden days when folks gathered around the radio to listen to the news and the latest audio dramas. But now we can be out and about while streaming broadcasts that feature our favorite fashion rockstars and beauty buffs. One word: Dope. Here's a rundown of 5 podcasts that should definitely be on your radar. Tune in and let us know what you think about them! -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, ...

If You Can Name All The NBA Players In This #TBT Photo, You Win...

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A photo posted by tylawson3 (@tylawson3) on Sep 10, 2015 at 2:09pm PDT Ty Lawson posted a better #TBT photo than you did on Thursday. His picture included so many current NBA players ;back in ;grade school that we're having trouble keeping track. ;Here's who we think we see. If you see recognize someone we don't, let us know. ; ; ; Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Rock Blue Contacts, Scare The Beyeezus Out Of Us

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Kanye West rocked some scary contact lenses during his performance on "SNL 40" Sunday night. He took to the stage to perform a medley of hits including "Jesus Walks, "Only One" and his new song "Wolves," featuring Sia and Vic Mensa -- but his eyes were what garnered the most attention. Kim Kardashian decided to try out the bright blue lenses herself, posting a photo on Instagram shortly after her husband's performance: Wolfie A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Feb 15, 2015 at 8:50pm PST She also shared a picture of West rocking the contacts: Wolves A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West ...

HBCU esports players cash in on new NFL-sponsored tournament The NFL’s goal is to...

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It is one thing for an HBCU gamer to defeat a dormmate in Madden NFL 21, but once the dorm and the school are conquered, where do gamers...

All Grown Up! Sasha Obama Gets Her First Summer Job In Martha’s Vineyard

It feels like yesterday, Sasha Obama was just a precocious 7-year-old moving into the White House and now the 15-year-old is all grown up working her very first summer job. Now, it’s not...

Finding the voices of young Black activists in Louisville Sean Ali-Waddell and Issa Fixit...

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Something happened to me after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s investigation and grand jury process failed to indict any of the three officers involved in the...

Police Launch Investigation After Video Appears To Show Cop Shoving Man In Wheelchair Into...

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The San Francisco Police Department said Wednesday that it is launching an internal investigation after videos emerged appearing to show an officer pushing a man in a wheelchair into the street and nearly out of his seat. The incident under investigation occurred around 4 p.m. Sunday in San Francisco’s Visitacion Valley neighborhood, department spokeswoman Officer Grace Gatpandan told The Huffington Post. According to bystanders’ videos posted to YouTube and Facebook, the incident began when Bo Frierson -- who is in a wheelchair due to a spinal cord injury, according ABC 7 -- approached officers who were questioning his friends and began to intervene. After a verbal altercation, an ...

9 Outrageous Things Donald Trump Has Said About Latinos

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Donald Trump’s affront against the Latino community reached new heights last week after Mexican-American journalist Jorge Ramos was forcibly removed from the presidential candidate's Iowa press conference. But it wasn’t the first time Trump has offended Latinos. His anti-Latino remarks have cost him several business partners since the launch of his campaign in June, including NBCUniversal, which aired Trump's reality show "The Apprentice" and co-owns the Miss Universe Organization. Several prominent figures in the Latino community have also spoken out against Trump; actress America Ferrera and singer Ricky Martin published scathing op-eds condemning Trump’s actions and rallying Latinos to unite against him. Even though ...

Meet the NBA’s medical director in charge of running the bubble Dr. Leroy Sims...

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Dr. Leroy Sims, the NBA’s medical director, contemplated the best way to describe the amount of pressure in the NBA bubble. “Tremendous,” he said,...

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