Quantcast
335
Posts
1,326
Comments

About Brian Powell

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.
Chen Guangbiao Now Trying to Buy Wall Street Journal Chen Guangbiao Now Trying to Buy Wall Street Journal

Chen Guangbiao, a Chinese businessman and philanthropist completely unknown in the United States before this month, first made news in the United States through his proposal to purchase the New York Times. On January 5, Chen published an opinion piece …

MC-12 Crash Claims Lives of 3 Americans MC-12 Crash Claims Lives of 3 Americans
· 2

Last night, an MC-12 military plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan, claiming the lives of three victims. “International Security Assistance Force service members and one ISAF civilian died following an aircraft mishap in eastern Afghanistan today,” NATO released in a statement. …

Utah Same-Sex Marriages Deemed Legal By Federal Govt Utah Same-Sex Marriages Deemed Legal By Federal Govt
· 4

On December 20, Federal District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby shocked the world (or at least Utah) when he ruled that Utah’s state constitutional ban on same-sex marriages was unconstitutional, and thus opened the floodgates for same-sex couples to file …

Penn State Coach Likely to be Vandy’s James Franklin Penn State Coach Likely to be Vandy’s James Franklin

Now that the college football season is officially over until the fall, it is time to start the roller-coaster that is the coaching rumor mill. The NFL has already seen its fair share of firings and hirings, and now it …

Ayatollah Khamenei Discusses US Enmity Toward Iran Ayatollah Khamenei Discusses US Enmity Toward Iran
· 2

In November, Iran, led by current president Hassan Rouhani, and the P5+1, comprised of the 5 permanent members on the UN Security Council (United States, China, Russia, United Kingdom, France) and Germany, came to terms regarding the cessation of certain …

Lane Kiffin to Interview for Alabama OC Position Lane Kiffin to Interview for Alabama OC Position

And the coaching carousel continues. While much clamor has been made concerning the massive amount of firings and hirings occurring in the NFL, coaching changes have been relatively quiet on the college side of the equation. Cue Lane Kiffin. Wednesday, …

Emily Blunt Splurges on Yet-to-be-Born Baby Emily Blunt Splurges on Yet-to-be-Born Baby

When Emily Blunt, star of The Devil Wears Prada, and John Krasinski, Jim on NBC’s The Office, married in the summer of 2010, one could have predicted that the internet would potentially explode due to fan boys and girls of …

Gabrielle Giffords May Run For Office in the Future Gabrielle Giffords May Run For Office in the Future

In an interview with NBC’s Today show on Thursday, former Arizona Senator Gabrielle Giffords stated that she may consider running for office “…a little later” down the road. Leaving the potential open for a return to political office is a …

Alexander Skarsgard Poses Nude in Antarctica Alexander Skarsgard Poses Nude in Antarctica

With the polar vortex recently hitting the US, much talk has surrounded the insanely cold temperatures and its effects. Unfortunately for the male gender, the extra cold weather has one devastating effect, leading many men to stay clothed during these …

Last DC-9 Retired by Delta Airlines Last DC-9 Retired by Delta Airlines
· 2

Following a flight from Minneapolis to Atlanta on Monday, Delta retired the last of its DC-9 aircrafts after nearly 50 years of use. The DC-9 was the oldest passenger plane left in service in the United States. It was originally …

Alex Trebek Rapping Sets Internet Afire Alex Trebek Rapping Sets Internet Afire

When Alex Trebek started trending on Twitter last night, everyone thought the worst – that is, that the host of Jeopardy, and one of Canada’s greatest, was dead. Fortunately for trivia and mustache fans across the world, Trebek is still …

Luol Deng Acquired by Cleveland Cavaliers in Trade Luol Deng Acquired by Cleveland Cavaliers in Trade

Ever since LeBron James left the city of Cleveland, Cavaliers fans have been bitterly disappointed. The team tried to resurrect its franchise by drafting point guard Kyrie Irving but has failed to add the necessary pieces to create a playoff-caliber …

Janet Yellen Confirmed as Next Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen Confirmed as Next Federal Reserve Chair

Yesterday, the Senate voted 56-26 to usher in Janet Yellen as the next Chair of the Federal Reserve. Yellen’s acceptance came as no surprise, especially seeing as she was easily approved by the Senate Banking Committee in November. Yellen is …

Sharp 85-Inch TV Unveiled at CES 2014 Sharp 85-Inch TV Unveiled at CES 2014
· 11

Early reports from CES 2014 showed that this year might be the year of the humongously-big TV, with Samsung and Vizio both unveiling TV’s topping the 100-inch milestone. Of course, both TV’s feature the newest 4k technology, allowing one to …

iPad Pro Potentially Hitting Markets in 2014 iPad Pro Potentially Hitting Markets in 2014
· 5

With the dawn of a new year comes ever-constant speculation from tech websites about what the newest gizmos and gadgets will be for the upcoming year. Thus far, most rumors point toward the excitement of a potential iPad Pro, rumored …

De’Anthony Thomas Declares for 2014 NFL Draft De’Anthony Thomas Declares for 2014 NFL Draft

This Sunday, Oregon Duck star running back and all-purpose player De’Anthony Thomas declared for the 2014 NFL Draft, making him the second Duck to forego the rest of his collegiate career. “I am officially withdrawing from the University of Oregon …

Rupert Grint Scared Away From Drugs by Shia LaBeouf Rupert Grint Scared Away From Drugs by Shia LaBeouf

One would think that filming 7 (officially 8) Harry Potter movies would make Rupert Grint, best known as Ron Weasley, a more open-minded individual, receptive to fantastical ideas and alternate realities. While that may be true, apparently Grint is not …

Jodie Sweetin Starts 2014 On a Good Note Jodie Sweetin Starts 2014 On a Good Note
· 17

Jodie Sweetin, best known for her role as Stephanie Tanner on ABC’s Full House, has had her fair share of bad news and downfalls over the years. Not only was she essentially a one-hit-wonder with her 90′s sitcom, but Sweetin …

Coldest NFL Game? Not By a Long Shot Coldest NFL Game? Not By a Long Shot
· 1

Headed into Sunday’s match-up between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers, many sports analysts and weather forecasters were proclaiming that the record for the coldest NFL game ever played could potentially be broken. With the polar vortex …

Terri Schiavo’s Organization Aiding Jahi McMath Terri Schiavo’s Organization Aiding Jahi McMath

Last month, 13 year old Jahi McMath underwent a procedure to remove her tonsils, adenoids, and sinus tissue which doctors believed were causing her pediatric obstructive sleep apnea, a conditions which obstructs one’s breathing while sleeping and can lead to …

Fiesta Bowl Preview: No.15 UCF vs. No.6 Baylor Fiesta Bowl Preview: No.15 UCF vs. No.6 Baylor

When the BCS Bowl Game line-up was first presented, analysts and fans were excited about the plethora of fantastic games slated for January, especially the national championship game pitting Auburn against Florida State. However, one game produced groans of a …

Bitcoin Value Continues to Puzzle Economists Bitcoin Value Continues to Puzzle Economists
· 24

2013 will be a year remembered for many important reasons, with perhaps the most interesting being the rise of the digital currency, the bitcoin. Bitcoins have been in existence for 4 years now, and over those four years the value …

Minneapolis Explosion Destroys Building, Injures 13 Minneapolis Explosion Destroys Building, Injures 13
· 1

At 8:16 AM this morning, an explosion erupted at a Minneapolis building containing apartments and a grocery store. Shortly after the explosion, a three-alarm fire broke out, prompting firefighters to respond to the scene. Upon their arrival at 9:30 AM, …

Caroline Wozniacki Says “Yes” to Rory McIlroy Caroline Wozniacki Says “Yes” to Rory McIlroy

While golf’s Rory McIlroy may have only been able to win one major competition last year, he started 2014 with the most important victory of his career, announcing his engagement to long-time girlfriend and tennis star, Caroline Wozniacki, via Twitter …