The Boston Citgo sign, all 3,600 square LED feet of which has served as the backdrop to Red Sox games since 1965, is now officially a "pending landmark."

Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí spent much of the 1940s in the U.S., avoiding World War II and its aftermath. He was a well-known fixture on the art scene in Monterey, Calif. — and that's where the largest collection of Dalí's work on the West Coast is now open to the public.

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The middle of summer is when the surprises in publishing turn up. I'm talking about those quietly commanding books that publishers tend to put out now, because fall and winter are focused on big books by established authors. Which brings us to The Dream Life of Astronauts, by Patrick Ryan, a very funny and touching collection of nine short stories that take place in the 1960s and '70s around Cape Canaveral, Fla.

When the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union last month, the seaside town of Port Talbot in Wales eagerly went along with the move. Brexit was approved by some 57 percent of the town's residents.

Now some of them are wondering if they made the wrong decision.

The June 23 Brexit vote has raised questions about the fate of the troubled Port Talbot Works, Britain's largest surviving steel plant — a huge, steam-belching facility that has long been the town's biggest employer.

Solar Impulse 2 has landed in Cairo, completing the penultimate leg of its attempt to circumnavigate the globe using only the power of the sun.

The trip over the Mediterranean included a breathtaking flyover of the Pyramids. Check it out:

President Obama is challenging Americans to have an honest and open-hearted conversation about race and law enforcement. But even as he sits down at the White House with police and civil rights activists, Obama is mindful of the limits of that approach.

"I've seen how inadequate words can be in bringing about lasting change," the president said Tuesday at a memorial service for five law officers killed last week in Dallas. "I've seen how inadequate my own words have been."

Mice watching Orson Welles movies may help scientists explain human consciousness.

At least that's one premise of the Allen Brain Observatory, which launched Wednesday and lets anyone with an Internet connection study a mouse brain as it responds to visual information.

The FBI says it is giving up on the D.B. Cooper investigation, 45 years after the mysterious hijacker parachuted into the night with $200,000 in a briefcase, becoming an instant folk figure.

"Following one of the longest and most exhaustive investigations in our history," the FBI's Ayn Dietrich-Williams said in a statement, "the FBI redirected resources allocated to the D.B. Cooper case in order to focus on other investigative priorities."

This is the first in a series of essays concerning our collective future. The goal is to bring forth some of the main issues humanity faces today, as we move forward to uncertain times. In an effort to be as thorough as possible, we will consider two kinds of threats: those due to natural disasters and those that are man-made. The idea is to expose some of the dangers and possible mechanisms that have been proposed to deal with these issues. My intention is not to offer a detailed analysis for each threat — but to invite reflection and, hopefully, action.

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Mar 4, 2013

Governor Robert Bentley says he believes the ultimate solution to the school safety issue rests with law enforcement.  Monday, the governor addressed the opening session of a two-day seminar on school safety at a hotel in downtown Montgomery.  Bentley, legislators and education officials have been discussing how to keep schools safe since the December shootings at a Connecticut elementary school.  A number of proposals have been made to deal with the school safety issue, but Bentley says he wants law enforcement officers to have a say in the final solution.  Bentley says that doesn't mean there would have to be a police officer in every school.  The governor says it is going to take people working together to come up with a solution to the problem. 

CSX Site

A 277-acre site in Macon County is the first in Alabama chosen as a CSX Select Site.  Officials announced the selection Monday.  CSX started the Select Site program last year to work with economic developers to create a list of sites that are ready for development and that have direct rail service by CSX.  The railroad screens potential sites with a site selection consulting firm.  A senior location consultant with that firm, says the Macon County site near Notasulga is close to Interstate 85, Auburn University and Tuskegee University.  Gov. Robert Bentley says the designation will allow the Macon County Economic Development Authority to compete for jobs in the area. 

Tuskegee Airmen Carjacked

Four teenagers have been charged in Detroit with carjacking an 88-year-old World War II veteran who's a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen.  The Wayne County prosecutor's office says the 13 to 16-year-olds were to face preliminary hearing Monday at the Juvenile Detention Center.  Jesse Rutledge said he was leaving an east side barber shop Saturday afternoon when one of the teens placed a gun to his head and demanded the keys to his Jeep.  The youths were arrested Sunday. 

Alabama Pastor Released

An Alabama paster accused of killing his wife and wounding his daughter has been released from the hospital and jailed on a murder charge.  Gardendale police said the Rev. Terry Greer was released from a hospital Monday, almost two months after the death of his wife Lisa Greer.