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March 17, 2016

SANDGATE, Vt. (AP) — Once a side venture that helped farmers pay their taxes, Vermont maple syrup is becoming big business, with corporations buying up thousands of acres of trees as they bank in part on a rise in demand for alternative natural sweeteners.

In a state that often...


Bargains abound in Palm Beach's upscale consignment shops

March 17, 2016

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — On the sunny island of Palm Beach, black-tie galas are common, Sunday brunch is $100 and a beachside hotel room can cost more than $2,000 a night in high season. But there are bargains to be found. The snowbird’s paradise has a thriving high-end consignment...


Review: A mother's faith is tested in 'Miracles From Heaven'

March 17, 2016

The rise of the so-called “faith-based film” — typically low-budget films that are almost uniformly evangelical — has occurred largely in a bubble of its own like a sheltering harbor for Christian believers at that heathen meeting place: the multiplex....


5 apps to help families stay in touch and on task

March 15, 2016

We hear a lot about families spending too much time distracted by digital devices. But screens do have some family-friendly benefits: New apps can help family members stay connected and coordinated.

Here is a handful of Apple- and Android-friendly apps that might help keep your little...