In Boston, eclipse wasn?t total, but it was still a heavenly sight

Despite not being in the ?path of totality,? Greater Boston nevertheless paused for a moment of celestial wonderment on Monday.

People poured out of Boston office buildings to take in the solar eclipse

When the eclipse started, City Hall Plaza looked like it does on any other Monday in August. Then, people began streaming out of nearby buildings.

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// Dispatch from Eclipseville: Massive telescopes, magnificent weirdos

The moon began its slow creep through the sky around noon on Monday, the final run-up to the 2 minutes, 40 seconds that Hopkinsville, Ky., has been anticipating for years.

// Watch Bonnie Tyler performing ?Total Eclipse of the Heart? during the solar eclipse

On Monday, some cruise passengers watched the solar eclipse as Bonnie Tyler sang her hit 1980s power ballad.

// Did President Trump just stare directly at the solar eclipse without glasses?

Photos of Trump staring up at the sun from a White House balcony circulated online, with many mocking him for not donning protective eyewear.

The Big Picture

//[11].jpg There goes the sun: Photos of the solar eclipse

For the first time since 1918, a total eclipse of the sun was viewable from coast-to-coast in a 70-mile wide path of the US for around two minutes.

// Businesses fret over ability of Congress to avoid debt default

There?s a chill in Washington thanks to potential financial and economic catastrophe looming sometime this fall.

Roslindale couple said ?I do? at a bagel shop

There?s nothing like the smell of fresh bagels. Just ask Maggie and Jim Hobbs. They got married at a Roslindale bagel shop Saturday.

// Want to get into your first-choice college? Better book a plane ticket

As colleges try to winnow large application pools, many use a student?s interest in the school as an important factor in admissions.

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Trump promises Afghanistan strategy will ?change dramatically?

President Trump spoke Monday evening at Fort Myer, Va.

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President Trump said eliminating restrictions on the US military will make a difference on the battlefield.


// Trump?s strategy may help in Afghanistan, but few expect ?outright victory?

The new blueprint for the war is intended to give a badly needed boost to the campaign to push back the Taliban.

// Trump talked about Afghanistan ? and he also discussed unity

?We cannot remain a force for peace in the world if we are not at peace with each other,? the president told the audience at Fort Myer, Va.


// Red Sox lose to Indians on walkoff error

The Sox bullpen blew a late lead, and Brock Holt?s throwing error allowed the winning run to score in the ninth.

Imani Williams.

This tweet from Saturday went viral. Here?s the story behind it

During the rallies in Boston on Saturday, Imani Williams stepped in and guided a Donald Trump supporter to safety. The Internet took note.

FILE- In this Sept. 20, 2016, file photo, Matthew ?Max? Kennedy, a son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, attends a ceremony to name the Robert Kennedy Navy Ship at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. Police say 52-year-old Matthew Kennedy and his daughter, 22-year-old Caroline Kennedy, were taken into custody and charged with disorderly conduct and violating the town?s noise law, following complaints about a loud party and fireworks on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Two members of Kennedy family arrested early Sunday

Two members of the Kennedy family were arrested early Sunday after police received several complaints of a loud party and fireworks, Barnstable police said.

// Far-right student leaving BU for Ala. to be with ?more like-minded people?

Nicholas Fuentes, 19, said he plans to continue his far-right-wing activism and sees Auburn University as a good place to do it.

Confederate statutes removed from the University of Texas?s campus in Austin were secured to a trailer early Monday.

Stunned historians wrestle with calls to remove Confederate statues

Scholars are worried about obliterating public memory of the Jim Crow era, when most of the monuments were built.

// Close call: A shark attacked a seal within feet of a Cape Cod beach

Several sharks were spotted off the coast of Cape Cod on Monday, forcing beach closures in Orleans and Truro.

Airline passengers took photos from their seats on a special eclipse-chaser flight over the Pacific Ocean on Monday.

These photos and videos from planes show how cool the solar eclipse looked from the air

Eclipse photos taken from the ground are so two hours ago.

// State environmental chief refunded Mass. for personal flight

This questionable use of state resources and funds stayed below the public radar.

Boston?s historic Custom House now houses a Marriott Vacation Club Pulse hotel and time-share.

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In Boston, 21st-century businesses are moving into historic buildings

Reuse projects tend to stand out among the city?s venerable structures, inspiring confusion and even disdain.

// Johnson & Johnson to pay $417m in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

A hospitalized woman had claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company?s baby powder causes ovarian cancer.

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// Priests? children live with secrets, sorrow

A Globe review finds the children are often denied love and support and pressured to keep the scandal secret. And the church has done absolutely nothing to help.


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// If Lee goes, will Washington and Jefferson follow?

Here is the dispiriting problem with President Trump?s disjointed rants: Sometimes he is right.

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// Plans for White House vaccine commission appear to have stalled

Robert Kennedy Jr. says that it has been months since he has talked with White House officials about chairing a commission.