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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

Sep 28, 2012

Alabama State Trooper are investigating a traffic fatality on Interstate 65 that claimed the life of a Montgomery man. Troopers said 23-year-old Tony Terryell Henderson of Montgomery was killed when the vehicle he was driving southbound on I-65 overturned at the 162 mile marker. The single vehicle crash occurred around 3 a.m. Troopers said Henderson was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the car. Cocaine Bust Federal authorities say two men are in custody after they tried to buy 10 kilograms of cocaine with plans to distribute it. The U.S. Attorney's office in Montgomery said 48-year-old Stanley Parker of Tueskegee and 68-year-old Charles Richard Sistrunk of Enterprise were arrested this week in Montgomery. Prosecutors said Parker traveled to New Mexico last month to buy cocaine where he met an undercover DEA agent acting as a drug dealer. The agreed on a price of $270,000 dollars. Parker and Sistrunk were arrested Tuesday at a hotel on Montgomery's eastside. Prescription Drive State and federal criminal justice officials are urging Alabama residents to participate in a program that will allow people to turn in prescription drugs with no questions asked. Law enforcement agents will man 60 sites across Alabama Saturday that will accept prescription drugs. The sites are listed on the website Pay Raise Alabama's schools superintendent says he will seek pay raises for K-12 employees in the budget lawmakers will consider in February. Superintendent of Education Dr. Tommy Bice told members of the State School Board Thursday that school employees have not received a raise or cost of living adjustment in four years. Bice's proposed budget for the 2013-2014 year that begins October , 2013 contains money for a raise of about one percent. Governor Robert Bentley has also announced that he will consider pay hikes for teachers and support personnel. Free Admission The Civil Rights Memorial Center in downtown Montgomery will offer free admission Saturday as part of National Museum day, sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine. The Civil Rights Memorial Center on Washington Avenue is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.