Streams

Bill Chappell

Bill Chappell appears in the following:

Iranian Court Begins Espionage Trial Of 'Washington Post' Reporter

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Iran's state news agency says Jason Rezaian, 39, "is accused of espionage for the US government and activity against the Islamic Republic of Iran."

Comment

Maryland Joins States That Won't Test New Drivers For Parallel Parking

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Officials say the skills are tested by other tasks, like turning a car around. As of yet, using backup cameras on a driving test isn't allowed.

Comment

Go Forth And Pwn For Shizzle, Word List Guardians Tell Scrabble Players

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Also on the list of 6,500 new Scrabble words: aji (the pepper), coqui (the frog) and the more old-fashioned ixnay and zowee. Or you could just say yeesh — if you've got the right tiles.

Comment

Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed Against The NFL's Ray Rice

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A felony charge was filed after Rice struck his fiancee while they were visiting Atlantic City, N.J., in February of 2014. Last May, he entered a one-year pretrial program.

Comment

Letterman Fills Final Show With Memories And Gratitude

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

David Letterman approached his final extra-long hour of late night TV on Wednesday with the same self-deprecation as the previous 6,000-plus, but leavened the snark with heaps of nostalgia and praise.

Comment

Big Banks Pay $5.6 Billion, Plead Guilty To Felonies Over Currency And Rate-Fixing

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

In one exchange, a broker told a trader, "mate yur getting bloody good at this libor game ... think of me when yur on yur yacht in monaco."

Comment

Rare Black Rhino Killed By U.S. Hunter Who Won Controversial Auction

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Corey Knowlton of Dallas won an auction last January for a hunting permit that would allow him to kill a black rhino weighing about 3,000 pounds.

Comment

Wanna Go To Fit City? List Ranks America's 50 Fittest Metro Areas

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The new American Fitness Index is out, with some good news and bad news. Five cities fell five or more slots; Washington, D.C., finished first, followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Comment

60 Percent: Record Number Of Americans Support Same-Sex Marriage In Poll

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It's a far cry from 1996, the first year in which Gallup posed the question to Americans. Back then, 68 percent of respondents said same-sex marriages should not be valid.

Comment

Biker Shootout Update: 7 Remain In Hospital; Uninvited Gang Had Come To Meeting

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Giving an update on Sunday's violence, Waco Police Sgt. Patrick Swanton dismisses media reports that law enforcement officers had killed four bikers.

Comment

British Police Arrest 9 Over Audacious Easter Jewelry Heist

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

"A number of large bags containing significant amounts of high value property have been recovered from one address," Scotland Yard says.

Comment

Longtime 'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoonist Announces He's Quitting

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

"I will no longer be Charlie Hebdo, but I will always be Charlie," says Renald Luzier, the cartoonist known as Luz.

Comment

2 BASE Jumpers Die On Wingsuit Flight In Yosemite

Monday, May 18, 2015

The world of climbing lost a daring innovator Saturday when Dean Potter died during a wingsuit flight. He was killed along with Graham Hunt as they tried to soar above California's Yosemite Valley.

Comment

Google Wins Copyright And Speech Case Over 'Innocence Of Muslims' Video

Monday, May 18, 2015

A federal appeals court has reversed an order that forced Google-owned YouTube to take down a trailer for a controversial anti-Muslim video last year.

Comment

Supreme Court Calls Maryland Income Tax Law 'A Tariff'

Monday, May 18, 2015

The court says Maryland unconstitutionally raised the cost of doing business in more than one state, by letting local governments tax money that was earned — and taxed — in other states.

Comment

First In Fish: 'Fully Warm-Blooded' Moonfish Prowls The Deep Seas

Friday, May 15, 2015

"It's hard to stay warm when you're surrounded by cold water but the opah has figured it out," a NOAA Fisheries biologist says.

Comment

New England Patriots Clarify: 'Deflator' Refers To Weight Loss

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Patriots say staff members used the term "deflate" to talk about losing weight — not about breaking the NFL's rules on football inflation, as the league says.

Comment

Harry Shearer, Voice Of Ned Flanders And Mr. Burns, Will Leave 'The Simpsons'

Thursday, May 14, 2015

In a tweet sent in the wee hours of Thursday, Shearer said he was leaving "because I wanted what we've always had: the freedom to do other work."

Comment

House Approves USA Freedom Act, Extending And Revising The Patriot Act

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The USA Freedom Act would extend many parts of the surveillance legislation while also barring the NSA's massive collection of Americans' phone data. The measure's fate in the Senate is uncertain.

Comment

Senate Reaches Deal To Vote Thursday On 'Fast-Track' Trade Bill

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The deal calls for separate votes on bills that Democrats had wanted to move as a single package, with a vote on a customs bill that includes safeguards championed by Sen. Charles Schumer.

Comment