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.


Track Cyclist's Admitting To Intentional Crash Won't Bring Investigation

Aug 3, 2012

If one thing is clear at these London Games, it's that not doing one's best is not only uncool — it's not allowed. Witness the badminton-to-worstminton scandal that erupted earlier this week, when players turned the tournament structure into a "farce" by attempting to lose in order to manipulate their seeds in the next round.

That sparked a scandal — and the players were tossed from the competition — leading our own Mike Pesca to write about how common such actions really are. As Mike wrote, "Manipulating the seeding or draws in tournaments has a long tradition in sport. And in the early rounds of track or swimming competitions, athletes who know they've qualified for later rounds will routinely not push to win a heat."

The issue of playing with the rules rose again Thursday, when British track cyclist Philip Hindes, a 19-year-old member of Great Britain's sprint team, said that his early crash — which gave a restart to his team, which then went on to win the gold medal — had not been an accident.

In that interview moments after the race, Hindes said it was part of a plan. According to the AP, he said that "if we have a bad start we need to crash to get a restart."

And the BBC reports:

"'I just crashed, I did it on purpose to get a restart, just to have the fastest ride,' said the 19-year-old afterwards."

"But British Cycling said Hindes had been misunderstood due to English not being his first language, and Olympic bosses said they would not investigate."

"Teams are allowed a second start and Hindes appeared to say he intentionally crashed because the Great Britain team's start was not good enough."

Hindes, who was born in Germany, and his two teammates — Jason Kenny and British flagbearer Chris Hoy — went on to win the race, scalding the 250-meter track for three laps in a world-record time of 42.6 seconds.

Speaking at the formal news conference later, Hindes backed off his remarks, clarifying that his rear wheel had slipped out from under him, making him lose control of the bike.

International Olympics Committee officials have reportedly reviewed the race. They said Friday that they do not plan to investigate any further.

The second-place French team's coach did not seem pleased with the restart. But he also said that if the crash were intentional, the act could not be called cheating. And he noted that at the 2012 Games, the British team was "much stronger" than France's trio.

"I do think the rules need to be more precise so we don't find ourselves in an identical situation at another Olympic Games," said the coach, Florian Rousseau.

On a side note, earlier today, South Korea's Olympic delegation sent home its four badminton players who were part of the "Badminton Eight" — instead of allowing them to stay for the closing ceremony. And Korean media report that their coach will likely be investigated after the Summer Games.

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