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The harbor of Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas is filled with boats. (Bob Downing/Akron Beacon Journal)
Magens Bay from Drake's Seat where the British privateer reputedly spotted appraoaching Spanish galleons. The bay sits between two peninsulas on the north side of St. Thomas. (Bob Downing/Akron Beacon Journal)
Magens Bay Beach tops many best-beach lists. It offers powdery, sugary white sand. The beach is long and narrow and is the No. 1 tourist attraction on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Bob Downing/Akron Beacon Journal)
WASHINGTON: A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls “deaths of despair” — suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related diseases.