Seventy newly minted Americans stepped out of the Snider Recital Hall on Wednesday. They walked in representing countries as near as Mexico and as far as Iran, Ghana and Ukraine, but walked out waving the Stars and Stripes as U.S. citizens. Five among them were California State University, Stanislaus, students,Continue Reading

BP will pay a record $18.7 billion to resolve claims by the U.S. and five states along the Gulf of Mexico related to the 2010 oil spill. The payments will be spaced out over as long as 18 years, according to the preliminary agreement. A record $5.5 billion will coverContinue Reading

The single most useless Web site on the Internet is a page only one person can visit at a time The Internet is supposed to be the world’s most inclusive medium: A miraculous tech utopia anyone can access. Which is why Justin Foley thought it might be funny to makeContinue Reading

The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion between major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on whether airlines illegally signaled to each other how quickly they wouldContinue Reading

VOA is the last solo album released by Sammy Hagar before he joined Van Halen. At around the same time, guitarist Gary Pihl joined Boston. The title is a reference to the Voice of America broadcast network. According to the album’s liner notes, “Burnin’ Down the City” is inspired by the street artists of New York City.