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.


Father And Son, On The Lam In The Outback

Jul 5, 2012

Kev, the man at the center of Last Ride, has a very particular skill set: He can lift wallets, steal cars and survive in the Australian bush, sleeping under the stars and dining on fresh wild rabbit. Taking care of his 10-year-old son, however, comes less naturally to him.

Kev is an ex-con and a common movie type, and Last Ride is sometimes too familiar a tale. But Hugo Weaving, best known for The Matrix and the Lord of the Rings trilogies, brings subtlety and poignance to the hoodlum's mercurial character. Kev can do good when he takes time to think; that just doesn't happen very often.

Weaving is well matched by Tom Russell, making his screen debut as Chook, the boy who at first doesn't understand that this excursion with his dad is actually a run from the law. Chook is confused and overwhelmed, but Russell conveys an inner strength that makes plausible the kid's gradual shift toward independence.

The story opens in a used-car lot, to which first-time feature director Glendyn Ivin will later return in flashbacks. Kev, clearly in a hurry, alters his look by hacking off some of his hair and beard. Then he takes Chook on a bus ride, the first leg of a journey that will lead through some of South Australia's less hospitable terrain.

Kev and Chook visit one of the man's old girlfriends, the closest thing the boy has ever had to a mother. Chook keeps asking about another family friend, whose situation will eventually be revealed. Everyone else the two encounter is a stranger, and Kev insists on keeping them that way.

There is a third recurring character: the land, an antipodean moonscape of rock, scrub and a large salt lake covered with just a scrim of water. Not many people frequent this area, rendered in elegant widescreen compositions by Snow White and the Huntsman cinematographer Greig Fraser. But the place abounds with rabbits and is sometimes traversed by camels — both reminders of rash Australian experiments with introducing species.

Chook's affinity for animals has already been established, so when his dad teaches him how to shoot them, we see the making of a future vegan. The boy's sexuality also becomes an issue, although Kev's reaction to it may just be another of his overreactions.

Dad tells his son that they're "Butch and Sundance," a comparison that, oddly, is also made by a character in another movie that opens today, Savages. Chook doesn't get the reference, and as he learns more he becomes less interested in being his father's partner in crime. Kev teaches Chook lessons in survival, while the boy ponders how to use this new information to set himself free.

Adapted from Denise Young's novel by screenwriter Mac Gudgeon, Last Ride is neatly structured. Events are carefully foreshadowed, and the flashbacks fill in the story without clogging it; this is primarily a character study, not an exercise in narrative acrobatics.

More than accents and scenery say that this is Australia; the movie also muses on the relationship between whites and aboriginals, a common theme in Down Under cinema. Kev, though, is a universal type. Indeed, that may be why Last Ride has waited three years for an American release. Its portrait of a well-meaning bad man, while uncommonly well crafted, is something less than a revelation.

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