FILE In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 file photo, Chinua Achebe, ...
Nov 14th, 2011
(AP) - FILE In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008 file photo, Chinua Achebe, Nigerian-born novelist and poet, is seen at his home on the campus of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York where he is a professor. The author of internationally acclaimed novel 'Things Fall Apart' and other works examining the political failures and corruption of oil-rich Nigeria has again Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, turned down a national honor over the failings of the nation. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) -
The 17-year-old singer behind Vancouver Sleep Clinic released his debut song earlier this year and is back with a new track and an EP on the horizon. Brisbane, Australia-based Tim Bettinson aka Vancouver Sleep Clinic emerged six months ago with the self-produced "Vapour," an atmospheric, falsetto-sung track that led The Ripe to call Betti... [Full Article]
The civil settlement marks the end of weeks of tense negotiations with JPMorgan, which is facing a welter of federal and state investigations by government lawyers under pressure to show they are holding banks accountable for wrongs that led to the housing collapse. JPMorgan and government agencies led by the Justice Department tentatively reached ... [Full Article]
GREEN BANK, W.Va. (AP) - In these parts, a pay phone is a visitor's best option for reaching the rest of the world. A cell phone signal is an hour away by car. Wifi is forbidden. The radio plays nothing but static. And other than the occasional passing pickup truck whose driver offers a wave, it's dead silent. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]