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.
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Apple’s stores attracted long lines of shoppers for the debut of the latest iPhones, indicating robust pent-up demand for bigger-screen smartphones. The iPhone 6 and the 6 Plus became available starting in Australia, before rolling out in Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, France, Germany, Puerto Rico, Canada and the United States. Consumers in New York and San Francisco had already formed queues to be first to buy the gadgets.
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The long awaited National September 11 Memorial Museum will open to the public on May 21 following a six-day dedication period for 9/11 families, survivors, first responders, workers and local city residents. For the dedication period the doors to the museum will be open for 24-hours a day from May 15 through May 20. On Thursday President Barack Obama and the first lady will attend the dedication ceremony for the opening of the museum. The exhibitions and displays seek to pay tribute to the 2,983 victims of the 9/11 attacks and the 1993 bombing while also educating the public on the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania.
Pedigree pooches and their handlers have taken over Madison Square Garden and Pier 92 and 94 in New York City for the 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Celebrities in Wax: Taylor Swift, Sofia Vergara, Carmelo Anthony, Justin Bieber and their waxen doppelgangers
Taylor Swift, Sofia Vergara, Dame Helen Mirren, Carmelo Anthony, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and other celebrities meet their waxen doppelgangers.
Palestinian clashes with Israel, waves crash in Wales, Formula One birthday messages, delayed flights at LaGuardia and more in today’s daily brief.
Taylor Swift gave the lingerie models a run for their money at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York’s Lexington Avenue Armory. The fashion show airs Dec. 10 on CBS.