THE LATEST

US Average Rate on 30-Year Home Loan 3.63 Percent

FINANCE | Jan 28
Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013. Here's a look at rates for fixed and adjustable-rate mortgages this week and over the past year.

AP Interview: Iraq 'Sleeper Cells' Fight Islamic State Group

BUSINESS | By Sameer N. Yacoub | Jan 28
"Sleeper cells" made up of former Iraqi police officers and soldiers are tipping off authorities to Islamic State group positions in the northern city of Mosul, a prominent lawmaker has told The Associated Press.

Paris Fashion Week Men's Finale: Saint Laurent, Lanvin and More

STYLE | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 28
Black is back, along with high waists and 70s throwbacks in the latest collects from Saint Laurent, Lanvin and more.

Mardi Gras Muffaletta

STYLE | By Alison Ladman | Jan 28
We love pizza. We love muffaletta. We decided they probably would be easy to love together.

Awards Watch :: Weinstein Plays the Gay Card

ENTERTAINMENT | By Robert Nesti | Jan 27
With the Producers Guild and SAG awards going to "Birdman," the Oscar race is suddenly competitive. But will Harvey Weinstein's campaign to honor the persecuted Alan Turing be the winning strategy for "The Imitation Game?"

'Tangerine,' Story of Transgender Prostitute, Shot Entirely With iPhones

ENTERTAINMENT | By Ryan Pearson | Jan 27
One Sundance movie was literally phoned in - the transgender prostitute tale "Tangerine."

Broadway Theaters Reopen After Snowstorm Blasts New York City

NEWS | By Mark Kennedy | Jan 27
Most Broadway shows are up and running on Tuesday after Monday's blizzard that caused the Great White Way to go dark.

Dior, Hermes and More: Paris Fashion Week Continues

STYLE | By Thomas Adamson | Jan 27
Paris Fashion Week was full of surprises, including a 30-piece orchestra revealed by fashion powerhouse Dior.

Gay Ala. Rep Threatens to 'Out' Cheating Colleages

NEWS | By EDGE | Jan 27
Alabama's first openly gay state representative has issued a warning to her colleagues looking to fight to keep the state's overturned ban on same-sex marriage in place - either stop attacking gay people or if you're having an affair, she will out you.

Arkansas Pays Overdue Docketing Fee in Gay Marriage Case

NEWS | Jan 27
A federal appeals court says it has received payment from the Arkansas attorney general's office one day after it threatened to dismiss the state's attempt to restore a gay marriage ban because of an outstanding $505 docketing fee.

Gay Marriage Case May Affect Discrimination, Religion Bills

NEWS | By David Eggert | Jan 27
Gov. Rick Snyder is urging the Republican-led Legislature to keep alive a bill that would amend Michigan's civil rights law to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.

KFC's Hot Dog in a Bun Made of Chicken

STYLE | By EDGE | Jan 27
Kentucky Fried Chicken Philippines announced sales of the new "Double Down Dog" sandwich, a new menu item featuring a cheese covered hot dog in a bun made of fried chicken.

Laverne Cox Faces Serious Charges from Fashion Police

ENTERTAINMENT | By EDGE | Jan 27
Kathy Griffin and the team of nail-scratching Fashion Police dug deep on Laverne Cox's major fashion mishap at this year's SAG Awards.

Mormon Leaders Call for Measures Protecting Gay Rights

NEWS | By Brady McCombs and Rachel Zoll | Jan 27
Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a "balanced approach" in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom.

Nick Jonas to Star in Ryan Murphy's 'Scream Queens'

ENTERTAINMENT | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 27
Heartthrob Nick Jonas is the latest actor to be confirmed for Ryan Murphy's upcoming horror-comedy anthology series "Scream Queens."


Entertainment

The Barefoot Contessa's Culinary Odyssey

Jan 28
Ina Garten, also known as "The Barefoot Contessa," didn't set out to be a celebrity chef. With her line of bestselling cookbooks, her own Food Network TV show, and millions of adoring fans, Garten is a culinary institution.


Business

Taking a Test Drive in a 3D-Printed Car

Jan 28
Taking a test drive in a 3D-printed car It may sound far-fetched, but a driveable vehicle made almost entirely in a 3D printer is in development. The inventors showed it off at the North American Auto Show in Detroit.


Technology

Measles Outbreak Could Spread to New States

Jan 27
The number of measles cases from the outbreak that started in Disneyland in December has nearly doubled. At least 85 cases are now confirmed in seven states -- the latest in Nebraska. And as Carter Evans reports, the outbreak could spread even further.


Finance

Average Rate on 30-Year Mortgage Falls to 3.63 Pct.

Jan 26
Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for the fourth straight week, with the benchmark 30-year rate again marking its lowest level since May 2013. The average for a 15-year mortgage slipped further below 3 percent.


Cars

Chevrolet Polishes its Mid-Size Truck

By Ann M. Job | Jan 26
In a year where attention is focused on big, full-size pickup trucks, the revamped-for-2015 Chevrolet Colorado arrives as a fine, mid-size pickup that's arguably the first major redesign in the smaller truck segment in a decade.


Style

Louis Vuitton, Rick Owens: More from Paris Fashion Week

By Thomas Adamson | Jan 27
The latest from Paris Fashion Week, including appearances by Kate Moss, new designs from Louis Vuitton, and a revealing collection from Rick Owens.


Health/Fitness

SF General Announces Tenth Annual Heroes & Hearts Luncheon

By Winnie McCroy | Jan 26
On February 12, San Francisco General Hospital Foundation will debut the brand new artworks of the 'Hearts in San Francisco' series at their tenth annual Heroes & Hearts Luncheon and Hearts After Dark on the field at AT&T Park.