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.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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.

Pages

College Playoffs Could Be 'Festival Of Football'

Jul 1, 2012
Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

OK. Well, let's turn now to the kind of football that is truly American.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LIFE IS A BALLGAME")

SISTER WYNONA CARR: Life is a ballgame, being played each day. Life is a ballgame...

GREENE: That is the jingle that we play every week when we bring on NPR's Mike Pesca. And, Mike, do you like this song?

MIKE PESCA, BYLINE: Yeah, like it? I suggested it. What's not to like? It's a gospel song that is an extended metaphor about batting against Satan.

GREENE: Does that lyric come in somewhere?

PESCA: Yeah. Satan's pitching the game. He'll do his best to strike you out. Just keep playing the same. And Solomon's on first and Jesus is standing at home plate. It's everything, it's everything you need from a gospel song about baseball.

GREENE: We'll have to play the whole song one week. Well, let's talk NCAA college football. We all know about the bowl games. We all know that there has been a debate forever about whether to go to an actual playoff system to more fairly determine a champion. And now, the presidents of the big universities have decided there will be a four-team playoff. Is this the end of the criticism finally?

PESCA: No, but it's a great first step because if there's a four-team playoff, whoever's the fifth team, that's going to be some debate. You know, the problem with the college football is it's always so very capricious how they selected their winner over the last couple decades, where they tried to get the number one and number two teams to play each other. That's fine. But who's the number two team? There's usually a huge argument. So, at the very least, this shifts the argument as to who's the two-team and who's the three-team. It shifts it down to who's the four- and five-team, you know, who gets to play in the playoffs.

GREENE: Sure.

PESCA: But what I think will happen is that this will be really successful. People will flock to this on TV. It'll be, you know, a festival of football, it'll be the best of the NFL with the traditions of college. And it'd be very dramatic and make a lot of money for college. And then they'll say, heck, let's expand it to eight. And then at that point, they can expand it further. But once they expand it to eight teams, then I think they'll really start answering the question correctly who's the best team in football.

GREENE: And we should say that we're not even getting to four teams a playoff until January of 2015, so it's a little time to wait. I mean, is this the end of things like the Rose Bowl, the Orange Bowl?

PESCA: No. They'll still play the big bowls. That will be, you know, one round of the playoffs, ah, because the money's at stake. They've incorporated all that. And I think when it gets to be eight teams, yes, there'll always be a debate who's the eighth-best team or who's the ninth-best team. But at that point, it becomes harder and harder to make the case that the teams that are left out should, at the very last week of the regular season, be considered a plausible national championship team. And that's, I think in college football, the best we could do.

GREENE: That's the goal. Get all the plausible champions at least until...

PESCA: Yeah, guys with maybe one loss should have a shot at winning - undefeated teams and one-loss teams.

GREENE: Mike, you often like to throw us a curveball as we finish off our discussion. What is it this week?

PESCA: NBA draft was held Thursday, and the 28th overall pick - I'll skip one, two and three, four all the way through up till 28 - a guy named Perry Jones III. Coming out of high school, if there was still the rule that Kobe Bryant and LeBron James experienced, where a high school could go right into the NBA, he might have been the first overall. Perry Jones III was a very athletic kid. But he went to Baylor. He's played for two years and every year his stock sort of diminished. And it's not that he's not skilled or athletic. He had problems they said, you know, with motivation or his motor. He's not a bad kid. He didn't go out drinking. He was a religious kid and he liked to watch cartoons on Saturday night. Maybe he just didn't play as hard as he could have. So, in leading up to the draft, he jumped 41 inches. You add this to his height and his wingspan, he could touch 12 feet and four and a half inches off the ground.

GREENE: Wow.

PESCA: Yeah. It's jaw-dropping. And the most jaw-dropping thing about it is they say, Perry, do you do this in games? And he said, yeah, I only did it twice in my college career, jump as high as I could. Well, why not?

GREENE: Seriously.

PESCA: He didn't really have a great explanation. It's just like, eh, you don't want to bust out the amazing leaping ability. So...

GREENE: Well, watch out if he does it at NBA games. I think if I could jump and hit 12 feet, four inches, I would do it more often.

PESCA: Yeah. That's it, I'm gone. Goodbye, NPR. I'm just going to jump 12 and a half feet into...

GREENE: Jumping higher every week, NPR's Mike Pesca. Thanks, Mike.

PESCA: You got it.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LIFE IS A BALLGAME")

CARR: ...play it fair. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.