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Friday, August 26, 2016

EX-NFL player Darren Sharper gets 18 years for Drugging and RAPING women #HNNCrime

FILE - In this March 23, 2015, file photo, former NFL football player Darren Sharper appears in Los Angeles Superior Court. A Nevada judge refused to dismiss a civil lawsuit by a woman seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars from Sharper for allegedly drugging and raping her in Las Vegas in January 2014. Sharper pleaded guilty to reduced criminal charges in the woman's case a year ago, and is in custody in Louisiana in a similar case. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, Pool, File)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Making clear that she thought the sentence was a light one, a Louisiana judge Thursday formally imposed a 20-year prison sentence on former NFL star Darren Sharper, who last week was sentenced by a federal judge to 18 years and four months in a drug and rape case with victims in four states.

Defense attorney Billy Gibbens said that the two sentences are essentially the same, when credit for time served and other factors are considered. The sentence follows Sharper's guilty pleas in state and federal courts in New Orleans, and pleas of guilty or no contest to similar charges in Arizona, California and Nevada - all the result of a multi-jurisdiction plea deal that once called for a sentence of about nine years.

Early this year, U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo rejected that sentence as too light. She imposed the 18-year, four-month sentence last week.

In state court on Thursday, Judge Karen Herman made clear she thought two decades was a relatively light punishment for the fallen NFL star, calling his behavior ''such an epic disappointment.''

Thursday's second sentencing hearing was again punctuated by tearful testimony from victims. One who said she was determined from the time she realized she had been raped in 2013 to see him prosecuted and see him branded as ''a serial rapist and a sex offender.'' She added that, for months, she woke up screaming in the middle of the night because of the ordeal.

Another said she forgave Sharper, despite suffering through depression and fears that have caused her to miss work and withdraw emotionally from people who care about her. ''I'm afraid no one understands,'' she said.

Herman pointedly told Sharper that had he been tried by a jury and convicted on his original charges, including aggravated rape, the sentence would have been much harsher. She accepted the 20-year sentence only after consulting with attorneys and victims. She said the deal would help bring closure to the victims.

Sharper again apologized to his victims and their families and continued to ask for forgiveness, at one point telling the judge, ''I am not a monster.''

Sentenced to nine years already in Arizona, Sharper still faces formal sentencing in California and Nevada. He is expected to serve his sentence in federal custody.

Sharper had two co-defendants in the Louisiana cases. Former restaurant worker Erik Nunez and former St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Deputy Branden Licciardi are set for sentencing in October on related charges.

Sharper was named All-Pro six times and chosen for the Pro Bowl five times during a career that included stints with the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings. He played in two Super Bowls, one with the Packers as a rookie and one with New Orleans Saints when they won in 2010.

He ended a 14-year career in 2011. He was working as an NFL network analyst when women began telling police in several cities similar stories of blacking out while drinking with him and waking up groggy to find they had been sexually abused.

Larry King's wife is CHEATING on him and he has NO IDEA WHAT TO DO. #HNNLove

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Larry King is distraught about an alleged yearlong affair his wife of 19 years has been having, sources confirm to PEOPLE.

"It's true, and Larry is completely embarrassed and anguished by all of this," one source close to the situation tells PEOPLE of the alleged infidelity. "He doesn't know what to do." Another insider tells PEOPLE Shawn, 56, allegedly told Richard Greene that her marriage to Larry, 82, was over. (News of the affair was first reported by National Enquirer, and the New York Post's Page Six first identified Greene.)

Though Shawn and Greene allegedly briefly split, the insider says they have since reunited.

Shawn, a former singer and TV host, is Larry's seventh wife. The two tied the knot in 1997 and share two sons: Chance, 17, and Cannon, 16.

In 2010, Larry and Shawn filed for divorce, but later reconciled and filed petitions to stop the proceedings almost three months after the original filing.

"A lot of new things are happening to us, and we are happy to be together as a family with our children," Larry said in a statement at the time.

USS Nitze:Iranian Vessels Conducted 'High Speed Intercept' of US Naval Destroyer #HNNGov

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Citing U.S. military sources, outlets reported that Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps ships came with 300 yards of the U.S. warship near the Strait of Hormuz Tuesday, ignoring communication. Watch the video now

Thursday, August 25, 2016

UK Political Party Publishes Online Article Calling Hillary Clinton 'Islam's Whore'

The article by American conservative personality Audrey Russo said that receiving donations from Islamic countries conflicts with Clinton's claim to be an advocate for women's and LGBT rights.

#ItCanWait: Jacy Good, Survivor of Texting and Driving Crash, Appears in Awareness Video

Good's parents were killed, and she was permanently injured in a 2008 crash in which a driver used a cellphone. The video was made by YouTube's @SummerBreak and AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign. Watch the video here.

University of Texas at Austin:Students Carry Sex Toys to Protest Campus Carry Laws

Students held the protest Wednesday to criticize the idea that sex toys, defined as obscene under state law, are prohibited on campus while a new Texas law allows people at the school to carry guns. At 'cocks not glocks' protest, students carry sex toys instead of guns, 

This post contains many, many images of realistic-looking sex toys and is therefore NSFW.

NBC NOT HAPPY with Al Roker's outburst on air about Ryan Lochte #HNNMedia

I thought that Roker's outburst was a little bit too much. Did you watch the segment?
Roker wasn’t wrong, but according to Page Six, “Today” show executives and on-air talent are unhappy with the way things went down. The outburst also apparently made things a little awkward with the U.S. Olympic Committee.

“It was a great thing to watch online, but a lot of NBC staff thought that he took it way too far for something that, while it was certainly a legitimate issue and certainly bad behavior by Lochte, outrage to that level just wasn’t justified,” a source told Page Six.

The Washington Post recently wrote up reports of in-fighting among the anchors, pointing out the awkwardness between Bush and Roker when they had to insist they were “friends” after their Lochte disagreement.

But an NBC exec that spoke to Page Six insisted things are good with Roker and the rest of the crew. The Huffington Post has reached out to NBC and will update this post accordingly.

With files from MSN

Ku Klux Klan:Hillary Clinton's Campaign Releases Ad Tying Donald Trump to White Supremacist Group

Clinton released the ad featuring KKK members voicing support for Trump Thursday. Clinton said Trump's presidential campaign is built on "prejudice and paranoia" at a Thursday rally in Reno, Nevada.

Shakira Posts Video of Herself Dancing and Singing in Recording Studio #HNNMusic

The video, captioned "Hard at work. Shak," and posted to the singer's online accounts, shows her dancing in the studio. "I need cream all over my face,” she says while looking at the camera. Watch the video clip here.

Sonia Rykiel:Fashion Designer Dies of Parkinson's Disease-Related Complications at Age 86

Nathalie Rykiel, who worked as her mother's artistic director, and the office of the French president confirmed Rykiel died in Paris Thursday. She was known as the "Queen of Knitwear."

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