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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.
Oakland Raiders Look to Trade Terrelle Pryor Oakland Raiders Look to Trade Terrelle Pryor

In 2011, the Oakland Raiders and former owner Al Davis decided to select Terrelle Pryor in the third round of the supplemental draft, a special draft held for those players who did not qualify for the regular draft, whether it …

‘Jessie’ Lead Marrying in Disney Channel First ‘Jessie’ Lead Marrying in Disney Channel First

The Disney Channel openly admits that its target demographic is six to eleven year old children, despite the propensity of many adults tuning in to the channel as well. Because of this target demographic, however, there are certain concepts Disney …

Ukraine and Russia Make Plans to Ease Tensions Ukraine and Russia Make Plans to Ease Tensions

Thursday morning, a four-party meeting was held in Geneva between the United States, the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine, with the intention being to create a plan which would lead to decreased overall hostilities between Ukraine and Russia and the …

Masahiro Tanaka Dominating MLB Hitters Masahiro Tanaka Dominating MLB Hitters

In the 2013-14 Major League Baseball offseason, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, a Japanese major league baseball team, listed pitcher Masahiro Tanaka as an available player to the MLB postings at a fee of $20 million. Shortly following the listing, …

North Dakota Abortion Law Overturned by Judge North Dakota Abortion Law Overturned by Judge

Last year, North Dakota’s Republican-led legislature and governor signed into law what abortion rights advocates called the most restrictive law against abortion in the United States. The law, referred to as the fetal heartbeat law, called for the outlaw of …

Tatiana Maslany Ready for Season 2 of ‘Orphan Black’ Tatiana Maslany Ready for Season 2 of ‘Orphan Black’

Tatiana Maslany is one of the quickest rising, yet most unheard of stars in television currently. The 28-year-old Saskatchewan, Canada native has been in the acting business since 1997, yet most of her roles over the course of those 17 …

Vidalia Onion Rule Postponing Shipment to Markets Vidalia Onion Rule Postponing Shipment to Markets

The state of Georgia is currently experiencing one of its more highly contested court cases in quite some time. While the state has hosted important cases which affected the state of tribal sovereignty in the United States and the validity …

AC/DC News: Rock Group is Not Retiring AC/DC News: Rock Group is Not Retiring

Yesterday, rumors abounded on the internet claiming that the famed rock group AC/DC was on the verge of retirement due to the failing health of one of its band members. Today, the band released a statement assuring fans that, while …

Ukraine Anti-Terror Campaign Begins in East Region Ukraine Anti-Terror Campaign Begins in East Region

On Tuesday, acting president of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov surprised many by following-up on his ultimatum laid down against Russian sympathizers in Eastern Ukraine on Sunday. The deadline for Russian supporters to lay down their arms and submit peacefully expired at …

Exotic Hadron Particle Confirmed by LHC Exotic Hadron Particle Confirmed by LHC

Quarks, or subatomic, elementary particles of other subatomic particles, have only been known to exist since the 1960′s. Since that time, though, scientists have made great progress with identifying key characteristics of quarks and their utility. Quarks come in six …

Mississippi Storm Overturns 25 RV Trailers Mississippi Storm Overturns 25 RV Trailers

At approximately 8 p.m. Monday night, the Santa Maria RV Park in Gautier, Mississippi experienced a strong storm which left as many as 25 RV trailers damaged or destroyed in its wake, along with downed power lines and much debris. …

Microsoft Office 365 Personal Launches Today Microsoft Office 365 Personal Launches Today

In another bold move to increase its market-share and win back its customer base, Microsoft has released a new installment of its most famous Office product. Prior to today, Microsoft had limited its Office products to two categories – a …

Malaysia Airlines Wreckage to be Surveyed Underwater Malaysia Airlines Wreckage to be Surveyed Underwater

On April 5, the international search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 had its biggest discovery to date – a ping from below the ocean’s surface. The ping was discovered by the Ocean Shield, an Australian navy ship towing …

Mortgage Rates Decline; Rises Loom in Future Mortgage Rates Decline; Rises Loom in Future

As the spring season rolls in and the winter doldrums roll out, people are finally exiting their homes and exploring the world once again. Luckily for those recovering from an intense winter hibernation, the economy shows positive signs for the …

MERS Virus Surge Seen in the Middle East MERS Virus Surge Seen in the Middle East

In 2012, the world was first exposed to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus, better known as MERS. The virus originated in Saudi Arabia, and all evidence suggests that only six Middle Eastern countries have been noted spots of origination …

Dionisia Pacquiao Gains Fame Through Ringside Antics Dionisia Pacquiao Gains Fame Through Ringside Antics

The boxing world was quite alive this weekend as the highly anticipated rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley took place Saturday night in a packed MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. And, as many people had predicted following …

Jim Flaherty, Finance Minister of Canada, Has Died Jim Flaherty, Finance Minister of Canada, Has Died

Jim Flaherty, Canada’s third-longest serving finance minister of all time, died on Thursday simply weeks after he had retired from his post. While no official cause of death has been released, police stated they had responded to a call reporting …

USS Zumwalt To Be Christened Saturday USS Zumwalt To Be Christened Saturday

In yet more proof that if one wants to achieve scientific advances one just need go to the military, the USS Zumwalt will be christened in Bath, Maine this Saturday. The USS Zumwalt is named after Retired Admiral Elmo Zumwalt …

Ford Mustang Convertible Improved in 50th Year Ford Mustang Convertible Improved in 50th Year

April 17 marks the 50 year anniversary of the first sale of a Ford Mustang. Over those fifty years, Ford has sold over 9 million models of the iconic sports car, many of those being convertibles. While the convertible Mustang …

Derrick Gordon Comes Out as D-1′s First Gay Athlete Derrick Gordon Comes Out as D-1′s First Gay Athlete

After transferring to the University of Massachusetts from Western Kentucky University to be closer to his family, UMass basketball guard Derrick Gordon still found himself alone and unhappy. “There were a few occasions where he’d roll off by himself rather …

Stephen Colbert to Replace Letterman on ‘Late Show’ Stephen Colbert to Replace Letterman on ‘Late Show’

When David Letterman announced his retirement from the Late Show on April 3rd, rumors immediately began swirling as to who would replace the 33-year-long television icon. The first forerunners were obviously fellow late-night show hosts. However, history shows that that …

Champions League Results: Semifinals Set Champions League Results: Semifinals Set

With the conclusion of two more quarterfinal matches on Wednesday, the semifinals are set for the 2014 Champions League. And, for the first time since 2007, four-time champions Barcelona find themselves on the outside-looking-in. Barcelona lost its quarterfinal match Wednesday …

USOC 2024 Determining Potential US Olympic Bid USOC 2024 Determining Potential US Olympic Bid

On Tuesday, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) expressed much interest in narrowing down its field of potential cities to make a bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics. “The dialogue is really around which cities do we think can …

Stefanie Dolson Leads UConn to NCAA National Title Stefanie Dolson Leads UConn to NCAA National Title

17 points, 16 rebounds, and 7 assists – Stefanie Dolson’s stat-line from Tuesday night’s Women’s NCAA National Championship game screams of the pro-potential she will bring to the WNBA next season. Dolson’s impressive performance against Notre Dame helped lead the …