Russell Lewis

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So 2020: New Storm Forms, Named Alpha Because We've Run Out Of Letters

Friday, September 18, 2020

There's only been one other year — 2005 — that Greek names have been needed. The National Hurricane Center on Friday announced storms called Alpha and Beta have formed in the Atlantic.


NCAA Says No Championships This Fall, Except Maybe Football

Thursday, August 13, 2020

There are not enough schools participating because of coronavirus cancellations and season postponements.


Tropical Storm Gonzalo Forms During A Very Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Gonzalo, which formed in the Atlantic Ocean, is the earliest "G" storm on record. It has been a busy start to the Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters don't think it'll be slowing down.


Mississippi Governor Signs Law Removing Confederate Design From State Flag

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The retired flag, which dates to 1894, includes the Confederate battle flag. A commission will propose a new flag, and voters will consider it in November.


Baseball Is Coming Back For A Pandemic-Shortened 2020 Season

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Major League Baseball and its Players Association have reached an agreement to play 60 games instead of 162, beginning July 23 or 24. They hope to finish before a second surge of COVID-19.


The Kobe Bryant Helicopter Crash: Aviation Wrestles With Decades-Old Problem

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others in January has highlighted a decades-old problem in aviation: pilots continuing flights into bad weather rather than landing.


Encore: 50 Years Ago, Apollo 13 Set Off For The Moon

Friday, April 10, 2020

Fifty years ago Saturday, Apollo 13 lifted off for the moon. After 55 hours, the mission was rocked by an explosion. The ensuing drama to return the crew safely captured the world's attention.


U.S. Olympics Officials Say 2020 Games Should Be Postponed Because Of Coronavirus

Monday, March 23, 2020

The top leaders of the U.S. organization say postponement from the planned July 24 opening is best, and international officials should ensure that conditions are safe and fair for all competitors.


Retired Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden Dies At 88

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

He had one trip to the moon — not to tread the surface, but to orbit in the craft that would return the two moonwalkers to Earth. All three got in trouble later over the sale of space mementos.


Second Utah Jazz Player Tests Positive For Coronavirus After NBA Suspends Season

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

The team announced that the second positive result came following tests for the traveling members of the team. The basketball league suspended play Wednesday.


March Madness Will Be A TV Affair

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Citing fears of spreading coronavirus, the NCAA has taken the unprecedented step of banning basketball fans from attending any of the men's or women's March Madness tournament games.


Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician And An Inspiration For 'Hidden Figures,' Dies

Monday, February 24, 2020

Johnson was one of NASA's human "computers" and wrote trajectory equations for missions in the space agency's early days. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015.


NTSB: Kobe Bryant Helicopter Engine Did Not Fail Before Crash

Friday, February 07, 2020

The NBA star, his daughter and seven other people were killed last month. Investigators say the craft didn't have an engine failure. Determining the cause of the crash will take more time.


Probe Of Helicopter Crash That Killed NBA Star Will Take Months, NTSB Says

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Federal investigators are trying to determine why a helicopter crashed in Calabasas, Cal., on Sunday killing Kobe Bryant and eight others. Bad weather is one area investigators are examining.


LSU Trounces Clemson 42-25, Taking Its First National Championship Since 2007

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Clemson went in with a 29-game winning streak, but wasn't able to stand up to Louisiana's withering offensive led by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow.


Boeing Loses Billions Of Dollars And The Public's Trust In 2019

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Last year was one of the most difficult years in Boeing's history. A second crash of its 737 Max aircraft led to a worldwide grounding of the fleet, and the eventual firing of its CEO.


Boeing CEO Faces House Committee

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

After Boeing's CEO faced withering criticism at a Senate hearing, he goes before a House committee as he tries to defend his company's safety protocols and reputation.


Investigators Release Scathing Report Faulting Boeing And Lion Air For Deadly Crash

Friday, October 25, 2019

Investigators in Indonesia have released a scathing report that faults Boeing and Lion Air for last year's crash of a 737 Max. That crash killed 189 people.


FAA Officials Face More Questions On Why It Approved Boeing's 737 Max Jets

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Federal Aviation Administration officials faced more tough questions Wednesday from Congress on why it approved the Boeing 737 MAX and then didn't ground the plane after the first fatal crash.


In Alabama, Huntsville Continues To Play A Large Role In NASA's Exploration Efforts

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Huntsville, Ala., was one of the key cities that helped NASA get to the moon in 1969. Fifty years later, Huntsville still plays a big role in NASA's present and future space exploration efforts.