Bill Chappell

Bill Chappell appears in the following:

Arizona Radio Station Stops Airing Advice On Hiding Child Pornography

Thursday, May 11, 2017

"In many cases, the penalty for possession of pictures is worse than the penalty for murder," the owner of a country music station stated in a PSA that ran for around two years.

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Tesla Begins Taking Orders For Its Solar Energy Roof Tile Systems

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The company offers an "infinity" warranty on its tiles that integrate solar power into roof coverings. Tesla has published a web tool that can estimate costs and savings.

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Workers Take Jefferson Davis Statue Off Its Pedestal In New Orleans

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and his allies say monuments to Confederate-era figures celebrate the "cult of the Lost Cause" and hold the city back.

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Mexico Is World's Second Most Violent Country, Report Says

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Mexico's government is contesting a new international report that says the country's drug cartel violence caused 23,000 homicides in 2016 — a level surpassed only by Syria.

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Atlanta's I-85 Set To Reopen By Monday, After Extensive Repairs (Time-Lapse Video)

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The road normally carries nearly 250,000 vehicles a day. Officials say it'll be ready for rush hour on Monday, more than five weeks ahead of schedule.

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Trump Hosts Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov And Ambassador Kislyak At White House

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

One day after firing FBI Director James Comey, the president shakes hands with the Russian ambassador who's a key figure in the investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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Chelsea Manning Will Leave A Military Prison In One Week

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

"For the first time, I can see a future for myself as Chelsea," says the former Army private, who was arrested in May of 2010 for leaking a massive trove of classified records.

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President Trump Signs Bipartisan Bill For U.S. To Rejoin World's Fair Group

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The U.S. is now on track to return to a Paris-based treaty organization it abandoned back in 2001. The new law could boost Minnesota's bid to host a world's fair.

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Judge Vacates Aaron Hernandez's Murder Conviction

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The legal doctrine behind the ruling is known as abatement ab initio ("from the beginning"), the same concept that cleared former Enron CEO Ken Lay's criminal record back in 2006.

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California's Assembly Votes To Allow Communists To Hold State Jobs

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The bill's sponsor says the legislation is "an appropriate step forward." But one opponent said it was an insult to "to allow subversives and avowed Communists" to work for the state.

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Rights Group Urges Saudi King To End Men's 'Guardianship' Over Women

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Saudi Arabia requires all women to have a male guardian, even if that guardian is their own son. King Salman recently ordered a review of his country's guardianship rules.

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Penn State Student's Hazing Death Was No Accident, Grand Jury Says

Monday, May 08, 2017

Eight Beta Theta Pi fraternity members face charges of involuntary manslaughter over the death of a new pledge in February. For nearly 12 hours after Timothy Piazza fell, no one called an ambulance.

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Secret U.S. Space Plane Lands With A Boom In Florida

Monday, May 08, 2017

For a secret aircraft, the X-37B wasn't very stealthy about its return to Earth. The space plane was launched in 2015.

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Delta Apologizes To Family That Was Kicked Off A Plane Over A Toddler's Seat

Friday, May 05, 2017

The airline is offering compensation and an apology to Brian Schear after a crew member said agents would put the parents in jail and place their children in foster care for a "federal offense."

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April Jobs Report: 211,000 Jobs Added; Unemployment At 4.4 Percent

Friday, May 05, 2017

The unemployment rate for black workers has now dropped below 8 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says. Some of April's biggest job gains came in hospitality, health care and social assistance.

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India's Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentences Over 2012 Gang Rape

Friday, May 05, 2017

The court rejected the appeals of four men who committed the crime it described as "brutal, barbaric and diabolic," in which a 23-year-old woman was attacked and left to die.

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'Is That Your New Pink Leg?!': A Girl Is Embraced As She Shows Off Her Prosthesis

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Footage of a girl wearing a new sports blade at her school in Birmingham, England, goes viral, inducing effects that range from involuntary "Awwws" to spontaneous tears.

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Boston Red Sox Fan Reports A Racial Slur, And A Lifetime Ban Results

Thursday, May 04, 2017

"I thought that surely I'd misheard him," says Calvin Hennick, the white father of a mixed-race son, of his encounter with a fan in Boston. The man he reported has been banned from Fenway Park.

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Britain's Prince Philip Is Retiring From Public Duties

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The change will come at the end of August, when Queen Elizabeth's husband will essentially retire. News of a pending royal announcement had set off a frenzy of speculation about his health.

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Love For Sale: Famed 'Love Locks' Of Paris Bridges To Be Sold At Auction

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The locks are estimated to cost from hundreds of dollars to around $10,000. They'll be sold in lots that range from small clusters to complete fence grids from the Pont des Arts.

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