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Bill Chappell

Bill Chappell appears in the following:

Supreme Court Denies Apple's Appeal On E-Books, Triggering Millions In Payments

Monday, March 07, 2016

In a decision that triggers hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of payments to consumers, the Supreme Court on Monday denied Apple's request to hear its appeal of a lower court's ruling that the tech company had illegally fixed prices with publishers of e-books.

"The Justice Department says today's decision ...

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Families Seek Class-Action Status In Federal Lawsuit Over Flint's Water

Monday, March 07, 2016

Attorneys representing seven families who've been affected by lead-poisoned water in Flint, Mich., filed a lawsuit Monday that cites federal environmental laws and seeks class-action status for what they call wide-reaching negligence.

Attorney Hunter Shkolnik says the court papers were filed Monday morning, and that the suit eventually could include ...

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Phew! Fan Saves Boy From Being Hit By A Flying Baseball Bat

Monday, March 07, 2016

The best play at this weekend's spring training game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Atlanta Braves didn't take place on the field — it was in the stands, where a man's fast reflexes saved a young fan from being hit in the face after a bat hurtled into the ...

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North Korea Threatens Preemptive Strike As U.S., South Korea Hold Military Exercise

Monday, March 07, 2016

The U.S. and South Korea have started their largest-ever annual joint military exercises amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula — and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has threatened to respond to the exercises with a nuclear offensive.

The U.S. says the Korean People's Army in North Korea was ...

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Deep-Sea Audio Recordings Reveal A Noisy Mariana Trench, Surprising Scientists

Friday, March 04, 2016

Anyone looking for a little peace and quiet on this Earth might think they'd find some at the bottom of the ocean. They'd be wrong. And so were researchers who didn't expect to hear much when they dropped a microphone 6 miles down into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific ...

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Hubble Sees A Galaxy 13.4 Billion Years In The Past, Breaking Distance Record

Friday, March 04, 2016

Think of it as a galactic baby photo: a red blotch representing what a galaxy looked like just 400 million years after the Big Bang. NASA says the "surprisingly bright infant galaxy" known as GN-z11 is the farthest galaxy ever seen from Earth, at 13.4 billion years in the past.

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Brazil's Former President Lula Da Silva Targeted In Corruption Raid

Friday, March 04, 2016

Police conducted a dawn raid on the home of Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday, with an extensive investigation into corruption and money-laundering now touching the man once dubbed "the most popular politician on Earth."

Federal police also questioned Silva; some media are reporting that the ...

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Thousands Of ISIS-Bound Uniforms Seized, Spanish Police Say

Friday, March 04, 2016

Spain's national police seized 20,000 military uniforms — in a variety of camouflage styles — that the authorities say were headed for ISIS and jihadists in Syria.

Spain's Interior Ministry says the large shipment, which weighed more than 5 tons, was part of a "very active and effective business network" ...

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Student Petition Supports Teacher Who Resigned Over Racy Photos Taken From Phone

Thursday, March 03, 2016

After one of her students grabbed her phone and took a photo of her racy selfie, teacher Leigh Anne Arthur resigned. The school district says she should have known better. But her students in Union, S.C., say Arthur was forced to resign — and they want her back.

"Leigh Anne ...

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Big Power Companies Hail Oregon Lawmakers' Approval Of Plan Phasing Out Coal

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Oregon's biggest power companies will have 14 years to wean themselves from coal, under a new bill approved by lawmakers Wednesday. The measure has the support of Gov. Kate Brown — and the state's two largest electric companies.

Several environmental groups have backed the bill, which calls for requiring ...

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Appeals Court Gives Residents 30 Days, Not 8, To Return Home After Porter Ranch Leak

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Backing a lower court's decision that extends a grace period for people displaced by a huge natural gas leak, an appeals court says Southern California Gas Co. should pay for temporary housing for an additional 30 days, rather than the eight-day period the company had planned.

The issue centers on ...

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North Korea Fires Projectiles Into The Sea After U.N. Imposes New Sanctions

Thursday, March 03, 2016

On the heels of new U.N. sanctions that could crimp its economic dealings with China, North Korea has fired six projectiles — possibly rockets or missiles — into the sea on the country's eastern coast, South Korean officials say.

The projectiles that were fired Thursday flew for at least 60 ...

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U.S. Announces 'Hack The Pentagon' Bug Bounty Program

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Announcing what it calls "the first cyber bug bounty program in the history of the federal government," the Department of Defense says it's inviting hackers to test the security of its Web pages and networks.

The contest is only for "vetted hackers," the DoD says, which means that anyone ...

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5 Headlines About The Super Tuesday Results

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the big winners the morning after Super Tuesday, each of them taking seven of the 13 states in play and adding to their leads.

On a day with the largest delegate total of this election season, Trump now has 285 delegates to 161 ...

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LAPD Reports Shooting 38 People In 2015; A Third Of Cases Involved Mental Illness

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Los Angeles police officers used some type of force nearly 2,000 times last year, according to a new internal report. Officers shot 38 people — killing 21 of them — and more than a third of those shot had an indication of mental illness, the LAPD says.

In the five-year ...

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South Dakota Governor Vetoes Bill Stipulating Transgender Students' Bathroom Use

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has vetoed a bill that would have required transgender students in South Dakota's public schools to use bathrooms, locker rooms and other facilities based on their gender at birth.

Daugaard issued the veto Tuesday afternoon on a bill that would have become law at midnight if he ...

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Umbrage In The U.K.: French Firm Will Make British Medals

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

The badge denoting a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, the star worn by Knights of the Order of the Bath and other famous British medals are slated to be produced in France next year — a decision that has brought criticism from Britons who don't want their ...

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Demolition Of Timbuktu's Cultural Sites Spurs War-Crimes Trial At The Hague

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

In what's believed to be a first, the International Criminal Court in The Hague is contemplating a case that treats the destruction of cultural heritage as a war crime. The charges date to 2012, when Islamist militants attacked UNESCO world heritage sites in Timbuktu.

Today's hearing is to confirm that ...

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Watch Live: South Korean Lawmakers' Filibuster Is Now In Its Seventh Day

Monday, February 29, 2016

It's now well past midnight in South Korea – which means that a filibuster that started last Tuesday is on its way to lasting for a full week. Opposition legislators have now spoken for some 150 hours straight, holding up a bill that would give new surveillance powers to South ...

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President Obama Presents Medal Of Honor To Navy SEAL Hero

Monday, February 29, 2016

For his part in an operation that rescued an American civilian who was being held hostage in Afghanistan, U.S. Navy SEAL Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers was presented with the Medal of Honor at the White House on Monday.

You can watch the event via White House video.

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