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Sean is a staff writer for WebProNews. Follow Sean on Google+: +Sean Patterson and Twitter: @St_Patt
Gerry Adams Released, Criticizes His Arrest

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has been released from police custody following four days of questioning by Northern Ireland authorities. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) had arrested Adams last Wednesday on suspicion of involvement with a 1972 murder. …

Small SUVs Are Leading Spring Auto Sales

This year’s spring auto sales season is off to a good start, with new a Autodata Corp. report showing that nearly 1.4 million motor vehicles were sold in the U.S. during April. This represents an 8% increase in sales from …

Meteor Shower to Light Up Night Sky

Halley’s Comet isn’t scheduled to make its next appearance in the inner solar system for another 47 years, but the debris left in the wake of the comet’s 1986 trip to the Sun is still causing quite a light show …

Ganymede Sea Could Be Layered and Harbor Life

For decades now Jupiter’s moon Ganymede has been one of the more interesting objects in our solar system. The moon is one of the few that is known to have a large ocean beneath an icy layer, leading to speculation …

Alaska State Troopers Die in Remote Shooting

Two Alaska State Troopers are dead following a shooting in a remote Alaskan village. According to an Alaska Dispatch report, Patrick Johnson and Gabriel “Gabe” Rich were killed on Wednesday in Tanana, Alaska. The officers, who both served the Fairbanks …

Hoppertunity Out of Kentucky Derby Due to Injury

With just days to go before the “Run for fhe Roses,” Kentucky Derby contender Hoppertunity was withdrawn from the big race. According to a Brisnet report, Hoppertunity will not run in the 140th Kentucky Derby due to an injury to …

Ford CEO Alan Mulally Retiring July 1 Ford CEO Alan Mulally Retiring July 1

Ford this week announced that CEO Alan Mulally will be retiring. Mulally will step aside starting July 1. “It has been an honor to serve and contribute to creating a viable, profitably growing company for the good of everyone associated …

Frankie Muniz Defends the LA Clippers

Bad press doesn’t begin to describe the negativity experienced by the NBA’s LA Clippers over the past week. Team owner Donald Sterling was caught last week being quite racist in an audio clip made public by TMZ. The scandal has …

Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Officially Announced

After months of speculation and teases the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII has been officially announced. As had been rumored, some of the actors that gained fame in the original Star Wars movies will be reprising their roles in …

Zack Snyder to Direct New ‘Justice League’ Movie

DC Comics and its parent company, Warner Bros. Entertainment, have been trying for years now to catch up with Disney and Marvel in the film industry. Though adaptations of smaller DC imprint titles such as A History of Violence, V …

Lone Ranger Pistol Now in Wyoming Museum

Last year’s The Lone Ranger movie may have been a disaster with both critics and audiences, but the legend of the masked hero still lives on. Now people in Wyoming will get to see a piece of that legend as …

Toyota To Texas: Company Moves Its Headquarters to Plano Toyota To Texas: Company Moves Its Headquarters to Plano

Car manufacturer Toyota today announced that it will be moving its corporate headquarters to Plano, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The new headquarters will unify the company’s sales and marketing; manufacturing; and corporate operations headquarters in one central location. Those …

Kentucky Derby 2014 Kicks Off on Saturday

The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place this Saturday. At 6:24 pm EDT some of the best racehorses from around the world will compete to take home the rose blanket. Derby hopefuls have already begun arriving at …

MERS Virus Outbreak Spreads to Egypt, UAE

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak that has hit Saudi Arabia in recent weeks has begun spreading. According to a Reuters report, Egypt this weekend confirmed its first-ever case of MERS. The Egyptian patient had been working in Riyadh, …

“Battle of the Five Armies” is This Year’s Hobbit Movie

Fans of Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings movies have been enjoying a trip back to Middle Earth through cinema for the past two years. Jackson’s latest trilogy, based on Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit, has dominated the box office during …

North Bend Explosion Destroys Businesses

An early-morning explosion in North Bend, Washington leveled businesses and destroyed property in the surrounding neighborhood today. According to a Seattle Times report the explosion is suspected to have been caused by natural gas. A strip mall near the explosion …

Selena Gomez Dumps All Her Instagram Friends

Amid rumors that she may be renewing her relationship with Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez this week purged her Instagram account, unfollowing every person she had previously been following. Gomez’ Instagram tantrum may have had something to do with a recently …

Terry Bradshaw to Sing in Concert Performance Terry Bradshaw to Sing in Concert Performance

Terry Bradshaw is, perhaps, one of the most famous quarterbacks to ever play football. During his 14 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers Bradshaw led the team to eight AFC Central championships and four Super Bowl wins. Following his stellar NFL …

Mississippi Tornado Weather Possible Early Next Week

This year’s long, long winter is finally over and warmer weather is bringing people out of their houses in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. The coming of spring, however, doesn’t mean the nation’s weather troubles are quite over yet. After …

San Diego Navy Base Locked Down Over Pellet Gun

A Naval Base in San Diego was locked down this week over shooting fears caused by a rather harmless weapon. Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego was shut down early Thursday morning after the Navy received reports of men …

Ronald McDonald Gets New Look For Social Media

The image of Ronald McDonald is iconic throughout the world. The McDonald’s mascot has been selling happy meals in nearly every country in the world for decades. Now, with the internet bringing companies closer than ever to consumers, Ronald McDonald …

iOS 7.1.1 Update Officially Released iOS 7.1.1 Update Officially Released

On the eve of its second-quarter financial results, Apple has released a new update for its latest iOS operating system. The iOS 7.1.1 update brings minor changes and fixes to the more significant iOS 7.1 update that was released back …

Avril Lavigne Debuts Ridiculous “Hello Kitty” Video

Avril Lavigne this week debuted a music video for her new single “Hello Kitty.” The video’s heightened portrayal of Japan’s J-Pop culture combined with bizarre imagery has caused a stir, leading to the official video’s removal from YouTube. The video …

Medicare Official Jonathan Blum Resigns

Jonathan Blum, a key U.S. health official in the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has resigned. This, according to an internal CMS memo