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Brian Powell is a contract writer for WebProNews. In his day job, he is a teacher and tutor for The Princeton Review. He also serves as an assistant coach to Transylvania University's Speech and Debate team.
Piaget Crenshaw Releases Video Evidence in Michael Brown Case

There is perhaps no bigger news story in the United States at the current moment than the case of Michael Brown – a Ferguson, Mo teen who was gunned-down by a police officer in broad daylight a little more than …

Gisele Bundchen is Once Again World’s Richest Model

When Forbes released its first-ever Celebrity 100 list in 1999, only five models made the list – Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Niki Taylor and Kate Moss. When Forbes released its highest-earning models of 2014 list yesterday, only Kate …

Plane Crash in Bahamas Leaves Four Dead

At 8:30 am Monday morning, a Cessna 340 aircraft left Ormond Beach Municipal Airport and headed for Grand Bahama International Airport. Unfortunately, the plane would crash approximately six miles from its destination, killing all four passengers aboard the aircraft. Aboard …

USS Houston Wreck Found in Pacific Ocean

On the night of February 28, 1942, the USS Houston, nicknamed “The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast,” was engaged in a naval skirmish in the Battle of Sunda Strait off the coast of Java. The battle was precipitated by …

Lindsey Stirling, YouTube Sensation, Signs New Deal

In 2010, Lindsey Stirling was a quarterfinalist for NBC’s hit show, America’s Got Talent. At the time, her act was described as a “hip hop violinist”. Unfortunately, Stirling would be voted off the show during the quarterfinal round. While the …

USS Iwo Jima Relocated to Jacksonville, Florida

In 2001, the United States Navy built its last ever conventionally powered steam ship, the USS Iwo Jima. Along with featuring two geared steam turbines which churn out 70,000 horsepower, the ship was equipped with four missile launchers, two .50-caliber …

Jackie Chan’s Son Arrested by Chinese Government

Jaycee Chan, Jackie Chan’s son, most recently made headlines indirectly when his father stated that he was to receive none of his $130 million inheritance. Jackie Chan stated that “If he is capable, he can make his own money,. If …

Oderus Urungus Receives Fitting Viking Tribute

On March 22, 2014, GWAR front-man David Brockie, better known as Oderus Urungus, was found dead in his Virginia home due to an accidental overdose on heroin. Upon hearing of his passing, Lamb of God singer Randall Blythe stated, “When …

Colt McCoy to Face Former Team Monday Night

ESPN’s Monday Night Preseason Football game tonight will feature two teams historically not in the national limelight (at least not for the right reasons) – the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Browns. However, recent acquisitions made by both teams have …

Britney Spears and Yet Another Lip-Syncing Scandal

While Britney Spears has yet to have a lip-syncing scandal as big as Ashlee Simpson’s SNL debacle, her career has been riddled with vocal criticisms, with the most recent one coming earlier this summer when a version of her hit …

Tiger Woods Withdraws from Ryder Cup Consideration

This year could not have been much worse for Tiger Woods. Woods started the year ranked No. 1 in the world, yet due to poor performances over the past eight months he has since dropped to No. 11. Woods has …

Missing Amish Girls Being Sought in New York

Police are currently asking for any and all assistance in a missing children case in Oswegatchie, New York, a town in upstate New York only 10 miles from the Canadian border. The two young girls – Fannie Miller, age 12, …

Chelsea Handler Goes Nude For Finale of Show

On August 26, Chelsea Handler will end her run of seven years of hosting her talk show, Chelsea Lately, on the E! network. Handler first began her career as a stand-up comedian and made the transition to late-night in 2007. …

Alec Baldwin Comes to Defense of Rand Paul

On Saturday, the state of Iowa hosted a conservative Christian event called the Family Leadership Summit. Originally scheduled to speak at said event was Senator and 2016 presidential hopeful Rand Paul (R-KY). However, Paul told the summit that he would …

Jimmy Carter Calls Out Climate Skeptic Nutcases

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter became the first president to install solar panels on the White House. At the time, the nation was facing an impending oil crisis from the Arab Oil Embargo and Carter was cementing his presidential legacy …

Benedict Cumberbatch Sets Theater Sales Record

I’ll admit it. I’m a Cumberbitch. Everything Benedict Cumberbatch touches these days seems to turn to pure gold; the man can seemingly do no wrong. Like every other Cumberbitch, I was terribly excited when I heard that the Christmas special …

Oakland Raiders Scrum with Cowboys in Practice

Football season cannot come soon enough. Sure – one can tune into ESPN these days and watch baseball, golf, or NASCAR. But there’s nothing out there to help alleviate the built-up tension and aggression of sports fans like a good …

Christy Mack Earns Aid of Dog the Bounty Hunter

At 2:20 am on August 8, Christy Mack’s apartment was invaded by her ex-boyfriend and former MMA fighter Jon Koppenhaver, aka War Machine. As we all know, nothing good happens once one stays out past two o’clock. In this case, …

Mike Ditka Dissed by Jets Rookie Jace Amaro

Every kid who grew up in the late 80s / early 90s wanted to “be like Mike”. And, if a coach had told one of us to go home and watch some tapes of Jordan – no matter the sport …

Swine Flu Epidemic Hits Australia

In 2009, the World Health Organization classified the H1N1 strain of influenza, more commonly referred to as swine flu, as a Phase 6 pandemic, the highest rating possible for such a virus. Thankfully, the pandemic only lasted slightly longer than …

Osama bin Laden Expressed Fear of I.S. in 2011

When the death of Osama bin Laden, former leader of Al-Qaeda, was announced in May 2011, the western world was assured that it had rid itself of the last great terror to plague the Earth for quite some time. After …

‘Star Trek 3′ Has a Confirmed Director: Roberto Orci

When it was announced that J.J. Abrams would be the director of the newest Star Wars trilogy, the entire sci-fi community almost collapsed in on itself. It wasn’t that the community thinks Abrams is a bad director or terrible person …

Marli Hamblin, Utah Teen, Dies in Tragic Accident

Every now and again a news story comes along which reminds us of the fragile nature of life. This happens to be one of those moments. Marli Hamblin, age 15, was listening to her iPod and sunbathing in her driveway …

Mayim Bialik Expands TV Repertoire

Mayim Bialik began her TV career by playing Blossom on NBC’s sitcom of the same name. Following her foray into acting, however, Bialik would go on to get her PhD in neuroscience and wind up landing a much more appropriate …