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.


WVAS-FM Launches The Program "Insight"

Aug 6, 2012

WVAS-FM is proud to announce the availability of "Insight", a new series hosted by Milton Shirdan.

"Insight" is a series of one-hour programs highlighting the lives and music of some of the giants who helped shape America's music - jazz. The package also includes generic and weekly promos.

Included in the series are programs featuring Abbey Lincoln, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Billy Strayhorn, Billy Taylor, Bud Powell, Cannonball Adderley, Charles Mingus, Charlie Parker, Chico Hamilton, Clifford Brown, Coleman Hawkins, Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Gil Scott Heron, Hank Jones, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Scott, John Coltrane, Johnny Hartman, Lee Morgan, Lou Rawls, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Nancy Wilson, Nina Simone, Oscar Peterson, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Rudy Van Gelder, Sarah Vaughan, Sheila Jordan, Thelonious Monk, Wayne Shorter and Wes Montgomery.

Milton Shirdan is currently the assistant music director and host of "Jazz at Nite" on WVAS-FM, an NPR-affiliated station in Montgomery, Alabama. Born in Montgomery and raised in Philadelphia, Milton holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Temple University School of Communication and Theater. He is a veteran of over twenty years in jazz and urban radio in markets including Trenton (NJ), New York, Atlanta, Athens (GA), Philadelphia (PA) and Tuskegee (AL).

"Insight" is available for download through the African American Public Radio Consortium (AAPRC). Additional program information may be found on the station's website,, or may be obtained by calling 334-229-4708.