Bill Chappell

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Baseball's Spring Training Begins; Opening Day Is April 4

Monday, February 20, 2012

Major League Baseball's spring training has begun, as catchers and pitchers have made their way to Florida and Arizona to prepare for the 2012 season. Stories so far include young sta...


Amanda Knox Signs Book Deal Worth Millions

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Amanda Knox, the U.S. college exchange student who won an appeal to overturn her murder conviction in Italy last October, has signed a deal to write a memoir — for which she'll earn nearly $4 million, according to reports.


President's 2013 Budget Includes Slight Boost For Arts, Cultural Agencies

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The 2013 budget proposed by President Obama includes many cuts made to conform with new spending limits. But several arts and cultural institutions saw their allotment rise by about 5 percent in the proposed plan. The proposed spending of $1.576 billion — in a budget of $3.8 trillion — ...


Pro Basketball's First Asian-American Player Looks At Lin, And Applauds

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Like Jeremy Lin, Wat Misaka is an Asian-American who became an unlikely basketball star; he also played for the Knicks. But he did it in the 1940s.


Apps For Apnea? New Gadgets Promise To Improve Sleep

Monday, February 13, 2012

Technology is sometimes blamed for keeping us awake at night. The thinking is that devices like laptops, smartphones and tablets may have made entertainment TOO portable, putting games, videos and the Internet close at hand in the bedroom. But a batch of new apps and gadgets tries to push the ...


Search Of Stricken Italian Cruise Ship Resumes After Third Delay

Friday, January 20, 2012

Search and rescue operations at the wreck of the Costa Concordia have resumed, after being halted for a third time, due to choppy waters and the partially submerged vessel's tendency to shift on the rocks near Italy's coast.


Beef Erupts Over Crossword Guru's Hip-Hop Slang Clue

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

According to some, Shortz took a false step with this past Saturday's puzzle, when he included a clue steeped in hip-hop slang. The clue asked for a 5-letter word that means "Wack, in hip-hop."

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Hostess, Maker Of Twinkies, Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Twinkies maker Hostess Brands Inc., is again seeking protection from its creditors, blaming high debt and rising costs of labor and raw materials. Sales of Twinkies are down, despite ...

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Chinese Year Of The Dragon Postage Stamp Deemed 'Too Ferocious'

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

To welcome the Year of the Dragon, China's postal service plans to release commemorative postage stamps featuring the fabled beast. But many customers are finding the image to be a little over the top.

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NFL's Thanksgiving Day Lineup: Grudge Matches, Not 'Turkeys'

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The NFL's traditional Thanksgiving Day games have football fans excited. If the day has a theme, it could be "grudge match." The Dallas Cowboys have a shot at repairing their pride in...


Steve Jobs Dishes On The Tech Business In 'Lost Interview' From 1995

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

When he died on Oct. 5, Steve Jobs was eulogized as the tech visionary who put elegantly designed gadgets into the lives of people who often hadn't realized the devices were essential...


Facebook Will Reportedly Shift Privacy Policy To 'Opt In' — Not 'Opt Out'

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Facebook is reportedly moving toward changing its privacy policy, abandoning an "opt-out" approach for one in which its members would have to "opt in" to allow strangers to see person...


Gadhafi's Funeral Delayed; Questions Persist On Final Moments

Friday, October 21, 2011

The funeral for former Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi was to have taken place Friday, in keeping with Islamic traditionthat bodies be buried as soon as possible. But a host of concerns ...


Occupy Wall Street: From A Blog Post To A Movement

Thursday, October 20, 2011

After more than a month, the cause that started with a protest in New York has gained momentum and spread around the world. That's quite a feat for what began in July as a blog post inspired by the Arab Spring.

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Netflix Kills Qwikster; Price Hike Lives On

Monday, October 10, 2011

Bowing to customers' anger and confusion, the company is backpedaling on a move to divide its streaming and DVD movie offerings. Netflix is doing away with its Qwikster service before...

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Looking Into The Galaxy's Heart (It's Red)

Friday, October 07, 2011

NASA gives us a look at the center of the galaxy, in the form of an infrared image that penetrates the dust clouds that obscure the core in the visible spectrum. The result shows "the...


Amanda Knox Wins Appeal, As Italian Court Overturns Murder Conviction

Monday, October 03, 2011

An Italian panel has granted Amanda Knox's appeal of her murder conviction, for which the American had been serving a 26-year prison sentence. Knox, who came to Perugia, Italy, as an ...


U.S. Appeals Court Rules Against Health Care Law's Individual Mandate

Friday, August 12, 2011

A U.S. appeals court Friday has found the mandate in President Obama's health care law that requires individuals to purchase health insurance to be unconstitutional. The 2-1 ruling on...