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Sean is a staff writer for WebProNews. Follow Sean on Google+: +Sean Patterson and Twitter: @St_Patt
Stacey Dash Joins Fox News as Contributor

Fox News this week announced that actress Stacey Dash has been hired as a contributor for the Fox News Channel. According to Fox News Channel Executive Vice President of Programming Bill Shine, Dash’s contributions to the network’s programming will include …

$650 Million Settlement Reached in Pradaxa Lawsuit

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals this week agreed to a settlement in the multi-district litigation over the drug Pradaxa. The company has agreed to pay $650 million to settle the lawsuits. Much of that money will be used to compensate patients who …

Weight Loss At Any Age Improves Heart Health, Shows Study

It’s well-known that being overweight, and especially being obese, can bring on severe health complications. This is particularly true for heart health, as obesity has been directly associated with worse cardiovascular outcomes, regardless of how healthy a person may otherwise …

Colorado Mudslide Leaves Three People Missing

A massive mudslide in rural Colorado has covered miles of forest and left three people missing. The mudslide occurred early Sunday evening in Mesa County, Colorado. According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded quickly to calls about the …

Levi’s Jeans CEO: Wash Less, For the Planet

Jeans have become so popular in the past half-century that the apparel is now a staple in the wardrobes of both men and women. The image of jeans as a rugged choice or fashion statement has persisted for decades, but …

Mary Tyler Moore Going Blind, Says Betty White

For years Mary Tyler Moore entertained America on shows such as The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Now the 77 year-old Moore is struggling in her fight against diabetes and, according to friends, is currently …

Robert Gates Elected President of Boy Scouts of America

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was officially elected national president of the Boy Scouts of America this week. Gates is the 35th person to hold the title. In his new position, Gates will be the head of the …

Duck Dynasty Star Delivers Anti-Gay Sermon in New Video

Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson waded into the culture wars once again this week after video of his Easter sermon hit the web. The video, released on Thursday by TMZ, shows that the reality TV star is sticking by his …

Alison Lundergan Grimes Releases Her First General Election TV Ad

Allison Lundergan Grimes locked-in the Democratic nomination for Kentucky’s senate seat on Tuesday. Now the candidate is starting her media blitz in earnest. Grimes’ campaign this week released the candidate’s first general election TV ad. Titled “A Moment” the ad …

Coffee Rust Fungus Could Raise U.S. Coffee Prices

Americans enjoy making fun of themselves for buying expensive coffee, but continue to do so on a daily basis. Now those high-priced blends could become even more expensive thanks to a destructive fungus that is destroying coffee crops in Latin …

LifeLock Wallet App Removed From Mobile Stores LifeLock Wallet App Removed From Mobile Stores

LifeLock, the company that promises customers safety from credit and identity theft, has temporarily shut down one of its services. The company has taken down its LifeLock Wallet app from the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon’s mobile app …

Credit Suisse Pleads Guilty to U.S. Tax Evasion Credit Suisse Pleads Guilty to U.S. Tax Evasion

Swiss banking firm Credit Suisse this week pleaded guilty to U.S. tax evasion charges. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Credit Suisse is the largest bank to plead guilty to such charges in over two decades. The case surrounds …

Amy Sue Pagnac Case Reopened After 25 Years

In 1989 Amy Sue Pagnac went missing. The 13 year-old girl’s stepfather, Marshall Midden, told police that Amy disappeared while he was using the restroom in an Osseo, Minnesota gas station. For 25 years the girl has remained missing, but …

Michael Jace Charged For Wife’s Murder

An actor most famous for playing a police officer has now found himself on the opposite side of the law. Michael Jace was arrested late Monday night for the murder of his wife, April Jace. According to a TMZ report, …

NASA Space Shuttle Carrier Being Reassembled in Houston

For decades the space shuttle program was the crown jewel of NASA’s space initiative. Dozens of astronauts were launched into orbit inside the reusable space shuttles, returning weeks later inside the shuttles, which were designed to glide in for a …

Pamela Anderson Reveals Childhood Sexual Abuse

Pamela Anderson is best known as the bubbly blonde who made the Baywatch one-piece iconic in her role as CJ Parker. However, the star’s life before Playboy, Baywatch, and Tommy Lee was anything but charmed. The 46 year-old star this …

Gripen Fighter Jets Deal Nixed by Swiss Voters Gripen Fighter Jets Deal Nixed by Swiss Voters

Saab Group was dealt a major blow this week as Swiss voters halted a plan to order the company’s Gripen fighter jets. The deal had been worth an estimated $3.5 billion. The deal stems from a February 2013 agreement between …

Red Lobster Sold For $2.1 Billion Red Lobster Sold For $2.1 Billion

Darden Restaurants, the parent company behind restaurants such as Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, today announced that it has sold Red Lobster. Ownership of the seafood restaurant will be transferred to private equity firm Golden Gate Capital for $2.1 billion. …

Aaron Hernandez Charged With Boston Double-Murder

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez this week was charged with two counts of first-degree murder for a 2012 double-murder in Boston. A grand jury released the indictments on Thursday. The charges stem from murders that took place …

Diane Humetewa Becomes First Female Native American Federal Judge

The U.S. Senate this week confirmed the first female Native American federal judge in U.S. history. Diane Humetewa, a former U.S. Attorney, will serve on the Federal District Court of Arizona. According to an Associated Press report, Humetewa was confirmed …

Mike Ditka is Now the Spokesperson For Al’s Beef

Football legend Mike Ditka is best known as the longtime coach of the Chicago Bears, but younger NFL fans may soon know him for more for Italian beef and pizza. Two Chicago restaurants this week announced that Mike Ditka will …

Ehud Olmert Headed to Prison For Taking Bribes

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday for accepting bribes. Olmert was convicted of bribery in March 2014. The charge stems from a bribe of over 500,000 NIS that Olmert accepted while he …

Xbox One Price Slashed to $399 Without Kinect

In yet another huge Xbox announcement from Microsoft, the price of the Xbox One will soon be cut to just $399. This price brings Microsoft’s new console down to the same price as Sony’s PlayStation 4. The new $399 Xbox …

Satanic Mass at Harvard Cancelled After Outcry

The provocative “Black Mass” planned to take place at Harvard Extension School this week has been officially cancelled. The event had caused an outcry from Boston’s significant Catholic community. According to a WCVB Boston report, the event has now been …