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  • Looking back: The Monitor's coverage of 9/11

    Looking back: The Monitor's coverage of 9/11

    Ten years ago, The Monitor had recently moved into a renovated newsroom on the second floor of the venerable Christian Science Publishing Society in Boston. It featured new, modular desks, carpeting instead of linoleum, and many large TV monitors hung from the ceiling. They were tuned to various network and cable channels, but with the sound turned off, normally. So the first indication of a crisis on 9/11 was a chilling silent image of smoke billowing from the North Tower of the World Trade Center, an image that spread from screen to screen across the newsroom. When the second plane hit, 17 minutes after the first, it was clear that the United States was under attack. We had four hours till deadline that day. Four hours in which to try to make sense of what had just happened. Reporters, editors, photographers, editorial writers, columnists, feature writers, even editors and writers of the religious article that appears in the Monitor daily, sprang into action. It was the beginning of days, weeks, and months of reporting and analysis of that incident and its aftermath that would follow. The list below represents some of the most significant reporting and writing we did that day and on subsequent days. The 9/11 stories and images are The Monitor's first draft of the history of that moment. Like most first drafts, some could do with some revising now. But give credit to the swiftness with which they had to be written -- especially those produced that first day and week -- and the decades (if not centuries) of accumulated wisdom, knowledge, and expertise they represent on the part of a staff that worked around the clock to bring them to you.

  • Flight cancellations could top 10,000. Here's what to do if Irene cancels yours.

    Flight cancellations could top 10,000. Here's what to do if Irene cancels yours.

    Flight cancellations are already under way in anticipation of hurricane Irene. Here's what to do if flight cancellations affect your travel plans.

  • My 'near-death experience' on Air Force One

    The Vote My 'near-death experience' on Air Force One

    'Åir Force One Aborts Landing,' and I was there! Yes, it took two tries for the plane carrying the president to land in Hartford, Conn. Poor visibility, apparently. Too bad I didn't notice....

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 03/08

    A man in a panda costume walks alongside a businessman in Tokyo.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 0220

    A float depicting President Obama with his hat topped off by a man dressed as AlQaeda leader Osama bin Laden, entitled 'Barack-Adabra and the Great Circus of the Fleas' is shown at the traditional carnival parade in Viareggio, Italy, Sunday.

  • As winter storm blasts Northeast, 70 percent of US now coated in snow

    As winter storm blasts Northeast, 70 percent of US now coated in snow

    Snowfall totals from the winter storm are expected to be 2 feet and higher in parts of New England. New York City got 9 inches of the white stuff. Transportation havoc ensues, especially at airports.

  • When will LaGuardia, JFK airport reopen? Winter weather advisory persists.

    When will LaGuardia, JFK airport reopen? Winter weather advisory persists.

    The New York area's JFK airport, LaGuardia airport, and Liberty airport all shut down after Christmas. Despite a winter weather advisory, the airports hope to open Monday.

  • 'Opt-Out Day' fizzles: Air travelers say scans aren't 'a big deal'

    'Opt-Out Day' fizzles: Air travelers say scans aren't 'a big deal'

    Boston's Logan Airport and others nationwide saw no huge 'Opt-Out-Day' boycotts. A few passengers opted out of the scanners, but not enough to cause problems.

  • The Great Typo Hunt

    Chapter & Verse The Great Typo Hunt

    An interview with the men who spent two and a half months on a cross-country mission to eliminate typos.

  • Car rentals face US government fines for airport idling

    Car rentals face US government fines for airport idling

    Car rentals and rental agency shuttle buses produce lots of emissions at airports around the US. One company could face stiff fines for excessive shuttle bus idling at two New England airports in particular.