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WASHINGTON | US average mortgage rates fall; 30-year loan at 4.75%

WASHINGTON — U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell this week amid a steep decline in stock prices. Continued slides in the stock market and tumbling oil prices have been pushing mortgage rates lower, although home borrowing rates remain much higher than a year ago. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on the benchmark … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US average mortgage rates fall; 30-year loan at 4.75%

INDIANAPOLIS | Passer-by rescues boy after SUV skids into Indianapolis pond

INDIANAPOLIS — Authorities say a passer-by rescued a 4-year-old boy from a retention pond in Indianapolis after his family’s SUV apparently slid from an icy bridge into the frigid water. The vehicle was one of two that drove into the pond Monday evening. Roads were icy after a wintry Midwest storm . The fire department … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | Passer-by rescues boy after SUV skids into Indianapolis pond

DETROIT | Chase Daniel fills in, leads Bears to 23-16 win over Lions

DETROIT— Chase Daniel made the most of his chance to fill in for Mitchell Trubisky, having the best day of his journeyman career. Daniel set career highs with 230 yards passing and two touchdowns to keep the Chicago Bears rolling with a 23-16 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday. The NFC North-leading Bears (8-3) … Continue reading DETROIT | Chase Daniel fills in, leads Bears to 23-16 win over Lions