NASA has released the first picture of Jupiter taken since the Juno spacecraft went into orbit around the planet on July 4.

The picture was taken on July 10. Juno was 2.7 million miles from Jupiter at the time. The color image shows some of the atmospheric features of the planet, including the giant red spot. You can also see three of Jupiter's moons in the picture: Io, Europa and Ganymede.

The Senate is set to approve a bill intended to change the way police and health care workers treat people struggling with opioid addictions.

My husband and I once took great pleasure in preparing meals from scratch. We made pizza dough and sauce. We baked bread. We churned ice cream.

Then we became parents.

Now there are some weeks when pre-chopped veggies and a rotisserie chicken are the only things between us and five nights of Chipotle.

Parents are busy. For some of us, figuring out how to get dinner on the table is a daily struggle. So I reached out to food experts, parents and nutritionists for help. Here is some of their (and my) best advice for making weeknight meals happen.

"O Canada," the national anthem of our neighbors up north, comes in two official versions — English and French. They share a melody, but differ in meaning.

Let the record show: neither version of those lyrics contains the phrase "all lives matter."

But at the 2016 All-Star Game, the song got an unexpected edit.

At Petco Park in San Diego, one member of the Canadian singing group The Tenors — by himself, according to the other members of the group — revised the anthem.

School's out, and a lot of parents are getting through the long summer days with extra helpings of digital devices.

How should we feel about that?

Police in Baton Rouge say they have arrested three people who stole guns with the goal of killing police officers. They are still looking for a fourth suspect in the alleged plot, NPR's Greg Allen reports.

"Police say the thefts were at a Baton Rouge pawn shop early Saturday morning," Greg says. "One person was arrested at the scene. Since then, two others have been arrested and six of the eight stolen handguns have been recovered. Police are still looking for one other man."

A 13-year-old boy is among those arrested, Greg says.

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After an international tribunal invalidated Beijing's claims to the South China Sea, Chinese authorities have declared in no uncertain terms that they will be ignoring the ruling.

The Philippines brought the case to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, objecting to China's claims to maritime rights in the disputed waters. The tribunal agreed that China had no legal authority to claim the waters and was infringing on the sovereign rights of the Philippines.

Donald Trump is firing back at Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after she disparaged him in several media interviews. He tweeted late Tuesday that she "has embarrassed all" with her "very dumb political statements" about the candidate. Trump ended his tweet with "Her mind is shot - resign!":

Donald Trump wrapped up his public tryout of potential vice presidential candidates in Indiana Tuesday night with Gov. Mike Pence giving the final audition.

The Indiana governor's stock as Trump's possible running mate is believed to be on the rise, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also atop the list. Sources tell NPR the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is close to making a decision, which he's widely expected to announce by Friday.


Boris Gets Left Hanging, But The Joke's Rarely On London's Savvy Mayor

Aug 2, 2012

Some Londoners may not be much interested in sports - but one image from these Olympic Games will surely remain with them, long after the cheers and crowds have faded away. It is the spectacle of their mayor, Boris Johnson, brandishing a Union flag in either hand, dangling helplessly from a zip wire 20 feet above the ground.

His explosion of bright blonde hair is concealed by a blue safety helmet. He is wearing a dark suit that, thanks to the zipline harness, is — to paraphrase the famous slogan of an Olympic sponsor, Heineken — reaching parts that other suits usually do not.

"Get me a rope," he yells. "Get me a ladder!" A crowd of onlookers is roaring with laughter. He looks like an overgrown and rather amiable baby in a bouncer.

Barely a day passes during these games without Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson - known to Londoners simply as "Boris"- somehow managing to grab the limelight in the face of enormous competition from record-breaking athletes.

Londoners are well used to this. Boris, 48, has a long record of exotic conduct. A conservative, he is regarded by many (including his enemies) as by far the most entertaining politician in Britain. Media interviewers rarely leave his office without a stash of terrific quotes, sometimes littered with literary and classical references, plus the occasional expletive deletive, and the odd scrap of Latin.

The British love eccentrics, and Boris is far more canny than his clowning suggests. This may explain why he's tipped by some among Britain's political cognescenti as a possible replacement to Prime Minister David Cameron.

On the whole, Boris is having a good games so far. As mayor, he played a pivotal role in organizing them. In the last few days, he's begun taking considerable flak from London's businesses because the capital is unusually quiet, and trade is well down.

People are blaming Boris for driving away millions of visitors by over-doing his warnings about dire overcrowding on the transport system. "Mr. Johnson must stop basking in Olympic glory - and move heaven and earth to put the capital back to work," thunders an editorial in today's Daily Mail.

But, if the Olympic Games continue to pass smoothly and peacefully, the odds are that Boris will take a big bow, and bank much of the praise.

He already seems to be winning over much of the international media, who usually relish interesting newsmakers. Much of the world was treated to extracts of Boris's passionate attempt, just before the start games, to emulate Henry Vth's Agincourt speech before a crowd at Hyde Park - including his dig at U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

So, what exactly is Boris doing, dangling from that zip wire?

He took the ride at Victoria Park, London. After zinging along smoothly, Boris came to a sudden halt - and was stranded for several minutes.

He went there to publicize the screening of Olympic events, and to persuade the public to go along and try some Olympic sports. As ever with Boris, he achieved his objective, and in typically unorthodox fashion.

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