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America's poorest white town: abandoned by coal, swallowed by drugs

Karen Jennings patted her heavily made up face, put on a sardonic smile and said she thought she looked good after all she’d been through.<p>“I was an alcoholic first. I got drunk and fell in the creek and broke my back. Then I got hooked on the painkillers,” the 59-year-old grandmother said.<p>Over the …

Bill Clinton

Lost at sea: the man who vanished for 14 months

As they motored across the lagoon in the Marshall Islands, deep in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the policemen stared at the specimen laid out on the deck before them. There was no hiding the fact that this man had been at sea for a considerable time. His hair was matted upwards like a shrub. …

El Salvador

Where The Jobs Will (And Won't) Be In 2014

If you hope to land a job in the next three months, where in the country will you find the most vibrant job market? According to the just-released Employment Outlook Survey from staffing giant ManpowerGroup, the No. 1 spot is the Deltona, FL metropolitan region, which includes Daytona Beach and …

Opinion

Letters to the Editor<p>On this day

The 3 Biggest Kitchen Trends Of 2014 Might Surprise You (PHOTOS)

Kitchen upgrades topped homeowners' list of renovation projects in 2013, and the trend doesn't seem to be slowing, according to a new report released by real estate website Zillow earlier this month that names the big kitchen trends of 2014.<p>Like the insight we got from our friends over at Houzz on …

House prices: What will happen in 2014?

Off the back of impressive growth in 2013, we look at what the experts think will happen to house prices in the next 12 months<p><i>This story was first published on December 14. We will continue to update it as more predictions are published.</i><p>The housing market has undergone a huge turnaround in 2013. …

Housing

CES 2014: 5 Innovations to Watch | Inc.com

In case you have not marked your calendar yet, the annual gadget bonanza known as the Consumer Electronics Show is just around the corner (it opens on Jan. 7). Held each year in Las Vegas, the massive convention is where I'll be for seven days after recovering from the holidays.<p>So what can you …

CES

This Is The Color of the Year for 2014

Pantone has announced “Radiant Orchid” is the color of the year for 2014, succeeding 2013’s color Emerald.<p>Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the …

Amazon's three big ideas for 2014

You've got to wonder why Amazon has been so cagey about releasing hard numbers on sales of its Kindle devices. Especially after a new analysis from Consumer Intelligent Research Partners that estimates about 20.5 million of the devices were in the hands of consumers as of the end of September.<p>But …

What To Expect From Samsung In 2014

CES is typically Samsung's moment to show off its new TVs. Last year, we saw a few new models that have 4K screens, or what some call "Ultra HD."<p>4K screens have about 4,000 pixels across, versus the 1080 pixels across on most high-end HD TVs today. It may sound like a gimmick, but 4K is so clear …

2014: The Year Instagram Trumps Facebook

Photo: Courtesy of Instagram.<p>Instagram has seen itself go from your standard photo-editing app to a full-fledged, social media dominatrix in just a …

Gravity Isn't Quite Accurate, and That's Okay

It's a better movie for its errors<p><b>One of the great central action sequences</b> of <i>Gravity</i> — Alfonso Cuarón's mind-blowing new movie about two astronauts trapped in space — is unnecessary. I don't mean it's unnecessary to the plot, or to the movie and our enjoyment of it, because the scene is …

Middle Age

Rare New Video Captures Isolated Amazon Tribe

A quick glimpse of the Kawahira people<p>By Brazilian law, no one but a select few government workers is allowed to trespass on the land of the Kawahira, a tiny community of nomads that lives in the Amazon. They're one of the country's uncontacted peoples, indigenous groups that live in isolation from …

Why You May Not Be Seeing Many 17-Year Brood II Cicadas

USPS Cutting Saturday Mail Delivery

The U.S. Postal Service will reportedly announce Wednesday that it will stop delivering letters on Saturdays beginning Aug. 1.<p>The postal service will …

Oscars 2013: 'Argo,' 'Life of Pi' Win Big

Although Steven Spielberg's <i>Lincoln</i> led the pack with 12 nominations going into the 85th Academy Awards Sunday night, it was <i>Life of Pi</i> that walked …

Ben Affleck

The Golden Globe Awards: Argo Thank Yourself

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is a fancy name for a group of 87 mostly freelance, often part-time scribes who, asserts Deadline Hollywood’s …