Bill Chappell

Bill Chappell appears in the following:

A vaccine for Lyme disease is in its final clinical trial

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

There isn't currently a Lyme disease vaccine on the U.S. market. Researchers are hoping to change that.

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Serena Williams says she intends to retire from tennis after the U.S. Open

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

"I'm turning 41 this month, and something's got to give," Williams told Vogue. She attributed the choice to the competing urges of wanting another child while facing off with the world's best players.

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Axios agrees to sell to Cox for $525 million in cash

Monday, August 08, 2022

"Axios" is Greek for "worthy" — and now we know how much the company is worth, less than six years after its news site debuted.

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New York's mayor says Abbott sending busloads of migrants from Texas is 'horrific'

Monday, August 08, 2022

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is blasting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, saying he has used thousands of innocent people as "political pawns."

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A Russian court sentences WNBA star Brittney Griner to 9 years on drug charges

Thursday, August 04, 2022

The ruling came nearly six months after Griner was detained. Russia has indicated that any potential deal or prisoner swap to secure her release would have to wait until after a verdict in her case.

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Tonga's volcano sent tons of water into the stratosphere. That could warm the Earth

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

"We've never seen anything like it," said atmospheric scientist Luis Millán, who works at NASA. The vapor sent skyward by the eruption will likely stay in the stratosphere for years.

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NFL punishes Miami Dolphins owner over inquiry into tanking, tampering and Tom Brady

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

"I know of no prior instance of a team violating the prohibition on tampering with both a head coach and star player" over several years, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said.

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Why the U.N. chief says we are 'one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation'

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

It's not the first time for such a dire warning. Here's a brief look at why Guterres and others are raising the alarm now.

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Critics say 'monkeypox' is a racist name. But it's not going away anytime soon

Monday, August 01, 2022

Scientists call the name "discriminatory and stigmatizing." The World Health Organization agrees. But no progress has been made on finding a new name. And some say the name doesn't need changing.

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Deshaun Watson is suspended for 6 games over sexual misconduct

Monday, August 01, 2022

The NFL confirmed the Browns quarterback is being suspended for violating the league's personal conduct policy following accusations of sexual misconduct made against him by two dozen women in Texas.

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What it was like to watch the women's Tour de France, for the only American to win it

Monday, August 01, 2022

The Tour de France for women fizzled out less than 10 years after Marianne Martin won it in 1984. Now, she says, "other women can see women racing and they can visualize themselves doing it."

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A 105-mile-long city will snake through the Saudi desert. Is that a good idea?

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The futuristic, walled city in the desert will have a mirrored facade and will use renewable energy. Known as The Line, it will be taller than the Empire State Building and only about 220 yards wide.

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A high-profile pastor was robbed during a live-streamed service in NYC

Monday, July 25, 2022

Describing the moment gunmen disrupted his Sunday service, Bishop Lamor Whitehead said, "I didn't know if they wanted to shoot the church up, or if they were just coming for a robbery."

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Here are 4 special moments from the World Athletics Championships in Oregon

Monday, July 25, 2022

The U.S. team finished with 33 medals, including 13 gold, in its best performance ever. The atmosphere in Eugene made it the most vibrant international track event in years.

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Noah Lyles breaks Michael Johnson's U.S. record that stood since 1996

Friday, July 22, 2022

At the finish line, Noah Lyles stared down his only true opponent: the clock. But for several moments, the unofficial time showed a tie with Johnson's mark of 19.32.

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What to know about Paxlovid, the COVID drug President Biden is using to speed recovery

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Paxlovid has been highly effective at reducing the risks of hospitalization and death, but some patients report a "Paxlovid rebound," in which the disease returns.

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Tesla cashes out $936 million in Bitcoin, after a year of crypto turbulence

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Tesla aggressively embraced Bitcoin in 2021, investing $1.5 billion in the currency. But it now says its profitability was affected by "Bitcoin impairment."

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Denzel Washington honors Jackie Robinson with a speech at the MLB All-Star Game

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

"Beyond the field, Jackie Robinson challenged us to become better versions of ourselves," the actor said. The night also brought tributes to Robinson's widow, Rachel, on her 100th birthday.

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The 2021 rise in U.S. births is likely a baby blip, not a boom

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

The U.S. birth rate has been trending downwards over the past 15 years — so the news that the number of births actually rose in 2021 is making headlines.

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Emerging from a 2-year coma, a West Virginia woman says her brother attacked her

Monday, July 18, 2022

Wanda Palmer barely survived the ordeal in June of 2020, when an assailant used what is believed to be a machete or hatchet to attack her in her home.

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