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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 12:33 p.m.

South Carolina couple sues Amazon over eclipse glasses

In court papers filed in federal court this week, Thomas Corey Payne and Kayla Harris of Charleston said they began experiencing the symptoms after viewing the total solar eclipse Aug. …

Grand Teton sees record burst of visitors during eclipse

Monday’s total solar eclipse turned out to be a record-breaking event for Grand Teton National Park.

Eclipse event guards arrested for wrongly detaining couple, police say

Authorities say three security guards were arrested for wrongfully detaining two people at an Oregon eclipse festival.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

Collapse at salmon farm renews concerns about fish farming

A net pen holding 305,000 farmed Atlantic salmon collapsed recently, releasing thousands of fish into Puget Sound and renewing concerns that a new proposed salmon-rearing operation could harm wild salmon …

Two sisters missing after Oregon eclipse festival are OK

Authorities say two sisters reported missing after an eclipse festival in central Oregon have checked in with their parents and are headed back home to South Lake Tahoe, California.

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 12:57 p.m.

Idaho man throws epic eclipse festival, but few show up

A Utah man is out more than $20,000 after he set up an epic solar eclipse festival that an underwhelming amount of people showed up to.

Eclipse briefly overshadows divisions

Let’s hope there will be more occasions where people set aside their politics and come together for shared experiences.

Eclipse’s high tides break net, dump salmon

The public is being asked to help mop up a salmon spill from an imploded net holding 305,000 fish at a Cooke Aquaculture fish farm near Cypress Island.

Man proposes to girlfriend during solar eclipse totality

A Seattle couple became engaged as the solar eclipse reached totality in Oregon.

Baseball fans flock to minor league stadiums to see eclipse

Baseball fans in more than a half-dozen cities from Oregon to South Carolina crowded into minor league ballparks Monday to watch the solar eclipse at game-day viewing parties.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:28 p.m.

The eclipse dazzles inside Oregon’s totality

MAGONE LAKE, Oregon – On the centerline in the path of Monday’s total solar eclipse, the 2 minutes and 6 seconds of darkness passed far too quickly. The sun disappeared …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:19 p.m.

Shawn Vestal: Eclipse anticipation was intense in Weiser, Idaho. Then reality hit.

Through a protective lens, the sun became a dense orange crescent. The sky dimmed strangely, as though a dome of shadow were filtering down. For a few seconds it seemed …

Trump looks at eclipse without glasses

President Donald Trump on Monday took in the solar eclipse from the White House balcony, first looking up at the phenomenon without the necessary glasses to protect his eyes.

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 11:48 a.m.

Moon blots the sun out of the sky in historic U.S. eclipse

Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday as the moon blotted out the midday sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. …

More than 20 people travel from Latvia to Weiser for eclipse

A group of 22 people from Latvia traveled more than 5,000 miles to Weiser this weekend for the eclipse.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 5:52 p.m.

Former teacher hopes to reunite with students for eclipse

About 15 years ago, while Tom Stahley was teaching science at Skyview High School, he got an idea.

Total eclipse of the plans

Everyone I know has plans for the eclipse. In Boise, the sun will be 99.555 percent obscured – a very dramatic partial eclipse. But many of us want the whole …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 8:02 p.m.

Oregon wildfire forces evacuations in prime eclipse zone

About 600 residents are under evacuation orders in a prime eclipse-viewing location in Oregon threatened by a wildfire that has closed access to part of a wilderness area and a …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 7:49 p.m.

After Amazon eclipse glasses recall, here’s where you can find safe and legit glasses

With less than just a week left before next Monday’s total solar eclipse, Amazon issued recalls for some eclipse glasses that were sold by manufacturers not approved by either the …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017, 9:58 a.m.

Krispy Kreme to mark eclipse with chocolate glazed doughnuts

The doughnut chain is giving its signature glazed treats a chocolate sheen for the first time ever in honor of the Aug. 21 eclipse, where the moon will pass in …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Smoke break is coming. Could haze still mar the eclipse?

Shifting winds should blow smoke out of Washington by this weekend.

Ask Dr. Universe: During total solar eclipse, the moon blocks the sun

It just so happens the Great American Eclipse is coming up on Aug. 21. This solar eclipse will be the only one visible from across the lower 48 states in …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 11:39 a.m.

Idaho nuclear facility bans hunting on day of solar eclipse

An 890-square-mile federal nuclear facility in eastern Idaho has banned hunters from the area on the day of the solar eclipse.

Cellphone service could be spotty for rural eclipse-watchers

If you plan to livestream next month’s solar eclipse from one of the prime viewing spots, here’s a thought: Keep your phone in your pocket, put on your paper shades …

UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 4:44 p.m.

Businesses, cities cashing in on total solar eclipse crowds

American Paper Optics ramped up production for this year’s eclipse and expects to make 50 million paper and plastic eclipse glasses. John Jerit, the company’s CEO and president, said they …

Eastern Oregon University offering dorms to eclipse tourists

People traveling to northeastern Oregon to see next month’s solar eclipse now have another lodging option.

UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 8:04 p.m.

Portland university will use balloons to track August solar eclipse

Portland State University in Oregon will launch four high-altitude balloons equipped with GPS tracking systems and 360-degree video cameras during the upcoming solar eclipse.

UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 1:32 p.m.

August total eclipse expected to draw big crowds to Idaho

Idaho is bracing for an influx of tourists from around the world on Aug. 21, all bent on viewing a singular event: the first coast-to-coast total eclipse of the sun …

Alaska Air offers charter flight for solar eclipse viewing

Alaska Airlines is offering a charter flight over the Pacific Ocean this Aug. 21 that will allow select passengers to view the astronomical event from the sky.