Red Delicious apples from Washington state have long been the pinnacle of apples. With an explosion of apple varieties, however, it has fallen out of favor with many American consumers. In China, though, it’s highly revered.
Eastport, Maine, used to be the sardine capital of America. When the industry dried up, the town did, too. But the city still has a big asset: the deepest natural harbor in the continental United States.
A new biography shows a family cramped into a tight bungalow, pinching pennies, enduring slights and slurs. "It was very disciplined," Michelle Obama recalls. Her big brother says he didn't realize they were poor until he went to college.