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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week, giving an incentive to potential buyers as the spring homebuying season opens.

Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage declined to 4.28...Read more

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari says in a tweet that leading scorer and rebounder PJ Washington has a sprained foot and will miss the second-seeded Wildcats' NCAA Tournament opener against No. 15 seed Abilene Christian.

Calipari...Read more

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant says he's not worried about lawsuits as Mississippi prepares to enact one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation.

The Republican governor is scheduled to sign a bill Thursday to outlaw most abortions once a...Read more

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

9:30 a.m.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says European Union leaders could approve a short delay to Brexit in principle so long as Britain's Parliament passes a twice-rejected...Read more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is discussing economic and business issues with some of America's top corporate titans.

The closed-door meeting was taking place Thursday at the headquarters of the Business Roundtable near the Capitol. The...Read more

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A spirits industry trade group says the tariff-induced hangover for American whiskey producers became more painful in late 2018.

The Distilled Spirits Council said Thursday that a downturn in American whiskey exports accelerated...Read more

MADRID (AP) — Batman is coming after Valencia's bat logo.

The Spanish soccer club is again being targeted by DC Comics over the use of its logo, which serves as the centerpiece of its centennial celebrations this year. The comic book makers, who created...Read more

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Levi Strauss & Co.'s initial public offering (all times local):

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8:00 a.m.

Levi Strauss & Co., which gave America its first pair of blue jeans, is going public for the...Read more

NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman says he stuck around on network television about 10 years too long.

He made that admission during an appearance Thursday on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show. Letterman quit in 2015 after 33 years as a late-night host on CBS and...Read more

BRUSSELS (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May is trying to persuade European Union leaders to delay Brexit by up to three months, just eight days before Britain is scheduled to leave the bloc.

May will meet the 27 national other EU leaders in Brussels on...Read more

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