Parker Solar Probe: NASA targets early Sunday launch after late scrub

CLOSE NASA's Parker Solar Probe, the first mission to "touch" the sun, will travel to about 4 million miles from its surface to study the corona. Florida Today Buy Photo As the sun set Friday evening, the Mobile Service Tower was rolled away from a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy at Cape Canaveral Air…

Hearts v Celtic & Saturday’s Scottish football

Hearts v Celtic: Premiership kicks off at Tynecastle - Live - BBC Sport ]]> Summary Lafferty header saved by Gordon Three Hearts changes, five for Celtic Listen online & on BBC Radio Scotland MW/DAB Three more Premiership games at 15:00 Watch extended Sportscene online (14:45) Get involved @BBCSportScot Live Reporting Match Stats Line-ups Scores Tables

Nigeria: Growing demand for youth inclusion in politics

A few years ago, it was almost impossible to talk up the chances of a youthful president in Nigeria. But now, the clamour for a young leader is gaining momentum with the signing of a bill that reduces the age limit to seek political office in the country. The limit was lowered from age 40…

Maryland says staffers placed on leave after football player’s death

AP Published 9:05 p.m. ET Aug. 10, 2018 | Updated 9:59 p.m. ET Aug. 10, 2018 CLOSE USA TODAY Sports' George Schroeder breaks down all the action from the Big Ten's Media Days in Chicago. USA TODAY Sports Maryland head football coach DJ Durkin was the subject of an ESPN article. (Photo: Annie Rice, AP)…

Premier League returns – build-up & Newcastle v Spurs

Premier League live: Newcastle United v Tottenham - Live - BBC Sport ]]> Summary Six Premier League games starting with Newcastle v Spurs (12:30 BST) Listen online & on BBC Radio 5 live Watch Football Focus online & on BBC One at 12:00 BST Bournemouth v Cardiff, Fulham v Palace, Huddersfield v Chelsea, Watford v…

Unite the Right, NASA probe launch, meteor shower: 5 things you need to know...

Editors, USA TODAY Published 4:10 a.m. ET Aug. 11, 2018 | Updated 4:58 a.m. ET Aug. 11, 2018 NASA's Parker Solar Probe is setting its sights on the sun. (Photo: NASA) NASA wants to 'touch' the sun After Saturday morning's launch was scrubbed, the oldest NASA project on the books will try again Sunday when the unmanned…

England reply to India’s 107 – in-play clips, radio & text

Listen live to England v India - second Test, day three - Live - BBC Sport ]]> Summary England set to start first innings India 107 all out on second day Anderson 5-20, Woakes 2-19 Play starts at 11:00 BST England lead 1-0 in five-Test series India 1st Innings Batsman How Out Bowler Runs Mins…

The secret lab that built ‘the bomb’ now scours Mars for signs of life

In 1957, the Soviets launched the first-ever satellite into space, Sputnik. But already, two years earlier, Los Alamos had grander space designs. In 1955, it had launched Project Rover, an ambitious rocket program. But this wasn’t like the rockets that sent men to the moon nor the rockets flying today. This was a rocket that…

Turkey warns partnership with US in ‘jeopardy’

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey's partnership with the United States is in jeopardy, warning Ankara could start looking for new allies. Relations between the NATO allies have sunk to their lowest point in decades over a number of issues, including the detention of US pastor Andrew Brunson on terrorism-related charges, prompting the Turkish lira…

Steph Curry finishes last at California golf tournament

Curry's second round included a quadruple-bogey nine on the par-five thirdBeing good at one sport does not necessarily mean you can turn your hand to another - as basketball superstar Stephen Curry found out on Friday. Curry's day job is turning out for Golden State Warriors, but the NBA's two-time Most Valuable Player gave golf…