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 Local News

Jul 12, 2012

Forecasters say more storms are headed toward the state, but still more rain is needed to break a worsening drought.  The National weather Service reports that there is an 80 percent chance of rain the central Alabama, and a 6- percent chance on the coast.   The rain is needed since nearly 92 percent of the state's acreage is now abnormally dry or in a full-blown drought. 

MPS Groundbreaking

It's a big day for Montgomery Public Schools.  A groundbreaking was held today for the new Park Crossing High School in east Montgomery.  The new high school will be located on the New Park Crossing Road that links Taylor Road to Ray Thorington Road adjacent to the Hampstead Subdivision. 

Grand Jury

Montgomery attorney Susan James is not surprised that her client's case has been referred to a grand jury.  She is representing Desmontae Leonard who is facing three capital murder and two second degree assault charges related to a shooting that occurred during a party held June 9 at Auburn's University Heights apartment complex.

Casino Expansion

A Native American tribe is expanding its casino in Wetumpka into deluxe resort.  Wednesday, officials with the Poarch Band of Creek Indians said they will make a $246 million dollar investment at Wind Creek Wetumpka off U.S. Highway 231, construction has already started.  Tribal officials said the new resort will include a 20-story hotel tower with 285 rooms and suites.

State PACT

The Alabama Supreme Court has reopened a lawsuit over whether a financial settlement of Alabama's prepaid college tuition program can stand.  The board of the Prepaid Affordable College Tuition plan had reached a settlement for the financially troubled program to pay tuition at 2010 rates rather than current rates.  Some parents challenged it in court, and the Supreme Court voided the settlement in March because it violated state law.  Then the Legislature passed a law in April that was designed to restore the settlement.