The once-bustling vacation community north of New York City has been in steady decline since the 1980s. Reuters photographer Carlo Allegri documented a collection of abandoned businesses, houses and buildings in the Catskills region of New York in October 2014.
Reuters photographer Robert Galbraith documented people and towns along West Virginia’s Route 52, or ‘King Coal Highway’ as it’s known. Coal miners have worked in this part of the United States for over a century enjoying the best of the boom times and riding out the bad, the constant refrain being that coal would always be there, the mines would be back. But now with coal production slowing due to stricter environmental controls, the availability of natural gas and a shift to surface mining, the state’s coal country has been hit hard with job losses and business closures, creating virtual ghost towns along the route.
U.S. Army soldiers who are earmarked for the fight against Ebola, train before their deployment to West Africa, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Protesters have numbered in the thousands at some events since Friday in the St. Louis area in demonstrations aimed at drawing attention to what they say is police mistreatment of blacks.
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The New York City Comic Con convention continued as thousands of costumed fans poured into the Jacob Javits Center again today. The four day event which runs October 9-12 is the largest pop culture event on the East Coast. [Warning: Contains some nudity]
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the Orioles in the postseason. On Friday, photojournalists Lloyd Fox and Kenneth K. Lam, Kevin Richardson, and Jerry Jackson photographed the Orioles as the Kansas City Royals defeated them in game one of the ALCS in Baltimore 8-6.
When Secret Service officer Timothy McCarthy took a bullet to protect Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt and agent Jerry Parr shoved the president into a limousine, their quick reflexes projected a Hollywood-style image of invincibility around the agency.
Fast-forward to today: the 149-year-old Secret Service is struggling to emerge from a succession of scandals that have tarnished that iconic reputation, forced the abrupt resignation of its director and raised questions about its ability to fulfill its most critical duty: protecting President Barack Obama and his family.
Atlantic City’s casinos have been losing their glitz and gambling dollars to the more than 40 new rivals that have opened in neighboring states, with gaming revenue nearly halving from its 2006 peak of $5.2 billion.
Three of the 12 casinos in the city closed earlier this year, and a fourth, one of the Trump Entertainment properties, closed its doors Sept. 16.
After the Orioles rallied from a three-run deficit to tie the game in the top of the ninth, Derek Jeter hit a game-winning single to right field off Orioles right-hander Evan Meek to give the Yankees a 6-5 walk-off win.