National

Disputing credit report could get easier under new rules

(AP) — Disputing a mistake on your credit report could get easier and the effects of medical debt less severe under changes being made by the three largest credit-reporting agencies.

Report: Rural hospitals get billions in extra Medicare funds

(AP) — A law that allows rural hospitals to bill Medicare for rehabilitation services for seniors at higher rates than nursing homes and other facilities has led to billions of dollars in extra government spending, federal investigators say.

After a hit with Nerds, Sonic plans another candy-drink mix

(AP) — Sugar is a bad word in some circles but that isn't stopping Sonic from pouring candy into its drinks.

Obama announcing effort to boost high-tech training, hiring

(AP) — Targeting stagnant wages in an otherwise improving economy, President Barack Obama is calling on employers, educational institutions and local governments to ramp up training and hiring of high-technology workers in an effort to drive up higher-income employment.

GM plans $5B stock buyback, averts showdown with hedge funds

(AP) — General Motors agreed to buy back $5 billion in stock by the end of next year as part of a plan to return more cash to shareholders. In return, an activist shareholder decided to drop a potentially divisive bid for a seat on the company's board.

No booze during 'Fifty Shades of Grey' showings, Idaho says

(AP) — Idaho authorities are telling movie theaters serving alcohol that they can't provide drinks during showings of the erotic blockbuster "Fifty Shades of Grey."

Stocks sink as investors anticipate higher interest rates

(AP) — U.S. stocks and bonds fell sharply as a strong jobs report led investors to anticipate higher U.S. interest rates.

Ohio home pelted by eggs for a year; police can't crack case

(AP) — An 85-year-old man says his suburban Cleveland home has been pelted with eggs several times a week for a year, and police haven't been able to crack the unusual case despite stakeouts, questioning neighbors, installing a surveillance camera and even testing eggshells as evidence.

Warm weather forces Iditarod sled dog race farther north 


(AP) — Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing Iditarod organizers to move the start farther north where there is snow and ice.

'Homebrew' email servers: Genius as well as sneaky?

(AP) — No, it's not always a room filled with wires and glowing blue lights. It's probably not even the size of your furnace. The personal email server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton during her time as secretary of state was probably about the size of your office desktop computer and could have been tucked quietly in a corner somewhere.