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Purdue changes work perfectly in 40-14 victory over Maryland

Oct. 12, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Jeff Brohm switched it up Saturday. He plugged in three new starters on the offensive line and cobbled together a winning combination. Jack Plummer threw for 420 yards and three touchdowns, both career highs, and Cory Trice returned the first of his two interceptions for a...

Alexei Leonov, 1st human to walk in space, dies in Moscow

Oct. 11, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Alexei Leonov, the legendary Soviet cosmonaut who became the first human to walk in space 54 years ago — and who nearly didn't make it back into his space capsule — has died in Moscow at 85. The Russian space agency Roscosmos made the announcement on its website Friday but gave...

Purdue, Maryland looking for answers in key midseason game

Oct. 11, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

Purdue coach Jeff Brohm has spent most of this season scrambling for answers on offense. Now he is trying to fix the defense, too. "We need to start mixing things up a little bit more, need to be a little more creative," Brohm said. "It's got to be a constant and we've got to, you know, feel comfortable with it...

NASA says 1969 moon landing lab to be demolished next year

Sep. 24, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston building where Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong and his colleagues were quarantined after their 1969 moon mission has fallen into disrepair and will be demolished, NASA said. The Lunar Receiving Laboratory at Johnson Space Center hasn't been used for two years and will likely...

NASA manager casts doubt on 2024 moon landing by astronauts

Sep. 18, 2019 3:27 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A top NASA manager cast doubt Wednesday on the space agency's ability to land astronauts on the moon by 2024. Kenneth Bowersox, acting associate administrator for human exploration and operations, told a Congressional subcommittee that NASA is doing its best to meet the White...

Brad Pitt and James Gray take a giant leap with 'Ad Astra'

Sep. 18, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Brad Pitt made the first move with James Gray. In 1995, he saw Gray's debut "Little Odessa" and decided to call up the young filmmaker behind the grim Brooklyn crime drama. They've been talking ever since — about films, life and working together. But it would take almost 25...

Ohio senators propose renaming NASA site for Neil Armstrong

Sep. 14, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

SANDSUKY, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's U.S. senators want Congress to rename a NASA research facility in Ohio after astronaut Neil Armstrong. Republican Rob Portman and Democrat Sherrod Brown introduced legislation Thursday to honor the Ohio native by renaming the NASA Plum Brook Station in Sandusky. Portman says he...