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 made disparaging comments about him in several media interviews. He tweeted late Tuesday that she "has embarrassed all" with her "very dumb" comments 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.

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The unassuming hero of Jonas Karlsson's clever, Kafkaesque parable is the opposite of a malcontent. Despite scant education, a limited social life, and no prospects for success as it is usually defined, he's that rarity, a most happy fella with an amazing ability to content himself with very little. But one day, returning to his barebones flat from his dead-end, part-time job at a video store, he finds an astronomical bill from an entity called W.R.D. He assumes it's a scam. Actually, it is more sinister-- and it forces him to take a good hard look at his life and values.

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Donald Trump picked a military town — Virginia Beach, Va. — to give a speech Monday on how he would go about overhauling the Department of Veterans Affairs if elected.

He blamed the Obama administration for a string of scandals at the VA during the past two years, and claimed that his rival, Hillary Clinton, has downplayed the problems and won't fix them.

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Roy Haynes Fountain Of Youth Band On JazzSet

Mar 1, 2012

"My name is Roy Haynes and I'm the drummer. Give the drummer some!" the smiling bandleader exclaims at the Terrace Theater of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Haynes is the winner of a 2011 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy, and he does not have to ask for applause. He's already getting a standing ovation.

On March 13, 2012, Haynes celebrates his 87th birthday, and he's still driving the train.

Born in 1925, Haynes grew up loving the Count Basie Orchestra — and especially its stylish and swinging drummer, "Papa" Jo Jones. When Haynes was a kid, the band came through his native Boston. He went downtown and talked his way into the theater by telling the doorman he was Papa Jo's son. Inspired, Haynes took up the drums, and by the summer of 1945 he'd made his way to New York, where he played for dancers at the Savoy Ballroom with Luis Russell's Orchestra.

Tenor sax giant Lester Young signed Haynes up for his combo, and Haynes also played with bebop greats Bud Powell and Charlie Parker. Haynes created new, innovative rhythm patterns for the drums and a signature cymbal splash. His nickname, "Snap Crackle," comes from his distinctive, rapid-fire sound on the snare, not to short-change his dynamic tom toms (as you'll hear in "My Heart Belongs to Daddy"), bass drum rolls, occasional vocals and dance steps.

Roy Haynes made an effortless transition from bebop to hard bop to free jazz and beyond. Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett and Pat Metheny all made great recordings with Roy Haynes. In addition, since the 1960s, Haynes has led his own groups, serving as mentor to young up-and-coming musicians, such as the three in his Fountain of Youth Band.

In a clip from a recent interview, pianist Martin Bejerano describes Haynes' fashion sense. Jaleel Shaw pours out melody after melody on his sax; "Milestones" is one great example. And of recent Juilliard graduate David Wong, Haynes says, "I need a bass player that understands what I'm feeling, and he's one."

Watching Roy Haynes at the drums, you'll see not a trace of strain in any part of his body. Whether he's playing softly with brushes or driving his band full-steam, it's all done with a flowing motion, as if he were dancing around the drum kit. And you should know that Haynes is a fine tap dancer, too. He does a little soft shoe — or should we say cowboy-boot two-step? — as he introduces his band with love and affection at the end of the set.

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Recording by Greg Hartman and Christian Amonson. Surround Sound mix by Duke Markos. Script by Mark Schramm.

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