Butler County Times Gazette
Posted at 4:00 PM

Santa has a velvet rucksack. Carrie Kraft has black plastic trash bags. Fitting, in a way, because at some point all of these sweaters were somebody's trash. Her boyfriend Stan Darke (who owns the Factory, the vintage shop in Fairfax, Virginia, where she works) has the receipts to prove it. Two years ago, he bought between 200 and 300 sweaters. Last year, 600. This season: 1,600 ugly Christmas sweaters, all of which must be sorted, priced and hung to await their festive future.

Posted at 2:05 PM

Bill Cosby†is being sued for defamation, as another former supermodel has come forward saying he abused...

Posted at 12:30 PM

For more than two years, a U.S. agency secretly infiltrated Cuba's underground hip-hop movement, recruiting unwitting rappers to spark a youth movement against the government, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Updated at 11:50 AM

Donít feel bad about not keeping up with pop culture if youíre not familiar with Lee Pace. Oh, the 6-foot, 4-inch 35-year-old actor with big, bushy eyebrows has been keeping busy in theater, TV, and movies for the past decade.

Posted at 10:30 AM

13th annual event

Updated at 10:04 AM

I wasnít surprised this week when reports released by the Senate Intelligence Committee confirmed the brutal torture of enemy detainees, but the reaction from the media was abhorrent.

Updated at 9:50 AM

By Gail CiampaMore Content NowSearching for a lovely Hanukkah gift that combines culture, history and food?

Updated at 9:50 AM

Peter Jackson, New Zealandís best known writer-director-producer of films that have been happily boggling viewersí minds for the past couple of decades, appeared to be very relaxed the morning after his newest, ďThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five...

Updated at 9:21 AM

Affordable Care Act requires broad coverage for drug, alcohol problems

Updated at 9:19 AM

Dr. George Gilbert is a family practitioner specializing in addiction medicine in Peoria, Illinois. He sees patients at Samaritan Family Medical Services, which also has a behavioral therapist certified in addiction recovery on staff. The...

Updated at 9:17 AM

To find appropriate substance abuse treatment services for yourself or a loved one anywhere in the country, call the National Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Information Center toll free at 1-800-784-6776.

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