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.


Capital One's Credit-Card Settlement In Context

Jul 18, 2012
Originally published on July 18, 2012 6:58 pm

The federal government's new consumer protection bureau notched its first major enforcement action today. Capital One Financial has agreed to shell out $210 million to settle allegations that it tricked credit card customers into buying unwanted services — mostly credit insurance and similar products — while activating credit cards.

The allegations come from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which was created by the sweeping Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill, and also the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which is Capital One's primary banking regulator. You can read separate press releases on the settlement from the CFPB and the OCC.

Settlements with big companies always sound big: $210 million is serious money for most of us.

But it's worth keeping in mind that the big banks are really big. When Goldman Sachs agreed to pay $550 million almost exactly two years ago to settle charges that it misled investors over complex mortgage investment, some critics argued it amounted to a slap on the wrist.

Capital One isn't quite as big as Goldman Sachs, but it's still pretty big.

The banking company reported profits of about $1.4 billion for the first three months of this year. That's roughly 6.6 times the penalties and refunds it's paying for business practices since August 2010. (Capital One announced considerably lower second-quarter earnings today, a total it said was skewed by accounting adjustments and other unusual factors.)

At the same time, compared just to the company's credit card business, the payout announced today is more significant. During the first three months of this year, Capital One reported roughly $566 million as coming from its credit card business.

In other words, the fines and refunds amount to a little over a third of the company's credit card profits for the first quarter of the year. It's not a crippling hit, but it's not trivial either. (These figures take into account only Capital One's "continuing operations" — i.e., they exclude business lines the company no longer operates — primarily because that's the only way Capital One reports its credit card results.)

Capital One, in its press release on the settlement, blamed the problems on "third party vendors [that] did not always adhere to company sales scripts and sales policies," but acknowledges that the bank didn't keep a close enough eye on vendors. "We are accountable for the actions that vendors take on our behalf," a company executive says in the release.

It's worth noting that the bulk of the settlement, or $150 million, is slated to go to consumers. The consumer protection bureau notes that $140 million will go to 2 million customers, which works out to about $70 apiece. The agency has posted an explanation of how these payments will be made.

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