Transcript: Sen. Tim Scott on “Face the Nation,” August 20, 2017

President Donald Trump faced widespread backlash from members of both political parties after a press conference at Trump Tower on Tuesday during which he reverted to his original statement on the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. The president blamed “both sides” for the violence. Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, joined “Face the Nation” on Sunday. …

3 surprising Seattle restaurant closures — plus 11 more

Meanwhile, some are slated to reopen, and some have already been replaced — and new restaurant openings continue at an unprecedented pace. The Seattle restaurant scene is undeniably in a state of flux, and the first three surprising closures below give a taste of that. But once again, many more new places have opened since …

The Solar Eclipse: What to Expect

Because of planetary geometry, the total eclipse can last less than one minute in some places, and as long as two minutes and 41 seconds in others. The eclipse’s longest point of duration is near a small town called Makanda, Ill., population 600. Photo Watching the sunrise on Monday in Guernsey, Wyo. Credit Rick Wilking/Reuters …