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.

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Aug 3, 2012

Proponents of Alabama's Tax Free Weekend for back to school items say it's a win-win scenario for citizens, government and the state's economy.  The tax holiday began at one-minute past midnight and ends Sunday night.

Alabama Waiver

Alabama Education officials say they will request a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education.  Educators want to establish their own standards to have all students performing at the proficient level in math and reading by 2014.  The state's plan calls for all high school students to be prepared to get a job or pass first-year courses in a university, community college or technical school without remediation.  

Business Closed

Two major fires within a 12-month period has prompted Montgomery's Fire Marshal to shut down a business located near Washington Ferry Road.  The action was taken by Fire Marshal Harold Bellinger Thursday after Montgomery firefighters battled a blaze at the Southern Pallets Company on Holbrook Drive.  The fire erupted Thursday morning.  Bellinger said there were major fire code violations.  There were no injuries.  The company was the site of another fire in July 2011.

Prison Sentence

A Montgomery man is likely headed to prison for the rest of his life.  The Montgomery County District Attorney's office said 36-year-old Gerrard Dixon pleaded guilty to robbery and attempted murder in connection with the October 2011 robbery-shooting at the Road Runner Convenience store on Woodley Road.  Dixon admitted to a judge Wednesday that he shot a store clerk who has since recovered.