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Convention Countdown

The Republican National Convention is in 4 days in Cleveland.

The Democratic National Convention is in 11 days in Philadelphia.

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!":


WVAS Local News

Aug 15, 2012

Changes are being made at the Montgomery City Jail. 

A news conference was held Tuesday afternoon, Montgomery Police Chief Kevin Murphy said the warden of the city jail, James Carer, has been reassigned after an investigation found what the police chief called a "degradation of safety protocols."  The police department's Chief of Staff Brenda Mitchell has been placed in charge of the city jail for now. 

Guilty Plea

The state attorney general's office has secured a guilty plea in an investigation of two-year college corruption.  Attorney General Luther Strange said Jimmie Clements pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lee County to one count of theft of property.  He received a 15-year suspended sentence with five years of probation.  He must also pay $256,ooo  dollars in restitution.

Romney Visit

Mitt Romney is coming to Alabama to raise money for his Republican presidential campaign.  Romney will be in Birmingham for a reception being held tonight at a private club.  Romney last visited Alabama in March, when he finished third in the state's GOP presidential primary. 

Attempted Escape

A 21-year-old woman is facing a second charge of trying to help her brother break out of the Elmore County Jail in Wetumpka.  Elmore County Sheriff's officials said Tuesday that Jessica Caspari is locked up on a charge of facilitating escape.  She's accused of working with another woman to get information to her brother about the design of the jail.  Her sibling, Josh Caspari, awaits trial on a capital murder charge for the February 15th murder of Anna Cardwell.