Maple Surveillance

Syrup-makers go high-tech with wireless monitoring

Maple syrup production has come a long way from metal buckets hung on trees, but even high-tech operations have had to rely on old-fashioned foot patrols to fix a common problem — leaks.…
Weddings-Apps

App happy: wedding help in the palm of your hand

Doug Appleton's grandparents couldn't travel to his New York City wedding last October, but the tech-savvy Floridians were as present on the Big Day as anyone could be from 1,000-plus miles away.…
Anthony Hensley

Kansas legislators continue school funding talks

A Kansas House budget committee is nearing the end of testimony on a proposal to increase school funding to satisfy a state Supreme Court ruling on the funding of public schools.…
FILE - In this June 4, 2013, file photo, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Executives from manufacturing giant Caterpillar Inc. are heading to Capitol Hill to explain what one senator calls an aggressive strategy to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes. Caterpillar has avoided paying $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes since 2000 by shifting profits to a wholly-controlled affiliate in Switzerland, according to a report released by Levin. Levin chairs the Senate investigations subcommittee. His subcommittee is holding a hearing on the report Tuesday. Representatives from Caterpillar and accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP are scheduled to testify. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Senator says Caterpillar avoided billions in taxes

Calling Caterpillar Inc., a member of the "corporate profit-shifting club," Sen. Carl Levin accused the manufacturing giant Tuesday of employing an aggressive tax strategy to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes.…
School Segregation

New report details racial gap among US children

In every region of America, white and Asian children are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and American Indian children, according to a new report appealing for urgent action to bridge this racial gap.…
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Autism Awareness Month: Spenser’s Voice

April is Autism Awareness Month, and according to the Autism Society of America, it's an opportunity to highlight the growing concern and awareness about autism.…
APTOPIX Washington Mudslide

More mudslide victims found as state seeks new aid

Estimated financial losses from the deadly Washington mudslide that has killed at least 24 people have reached $10 million, Gov. Jay Inslee said Monday in a letter asking the federal government for a major disaster declaration.…