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Business: Retail sales rise as consumers shrug off stock price drop

Source: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. retail sales rose modestly in January, evidence that Americans kept shopping despite sharp drops in stock prices.

Nation: Five U.S. law enforcement officers shot dead within days

Source: CNN

(CNN)Gunfire claimed the lives of at least five on-duty officers in an unusually deadly week for U.S. law enforcement.

World: UN says Syrian siege aid could start within 24 hours

Source: BBC News

The UN says it hopes to start delivering aid to some besieged areas in Syria within the next 24 hours.

Out of the ordinary: Seeming Fitbit malfunction leads to pregnancy discovery

Source: UPI

NEW YORK, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A New York man who sought help on Reddit when his wife's Fitbit appeared to be malfunctioning received some unexpectedly...

Business: Burger King looks to get into hot dog biz

Source: The Associate Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Burger King is looking for a new crown: Hot Dog King.

Nation: Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy arrested

Source: USA Today

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, the father of Ammon Bundy, the leader of the occupation at an Oregon wildlife refuge, has been arrested after flying...

World: North Korea to cut hotlines with South amid Kaesong shutdown

Source: BBC News

North Korea has vowed to cut two key communication hotlines with the South, amid rising tensions after Pyongyang's recent rocket and nuclear tests.

Out of the ordinary: Rare weather event produces spontaneous snowballs in Idaho

Source: The Associated Press

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Thousands of snowballs rolled in a flat central Idaho field look like the work of hundreds of ambitious kids — except...

Business: Audi, BMW sell fewer luxury cars than Mercedes

Source: Reuters

Germany's Audi (VOWG_p.DE) and BMW (BMWG.DE) sold fewer vehicles in January than luxury rival Mercedes-Benz, which has benefited from a continued...

Nation: Outsiders sweep to victory in New Hampshire

Source: CNN

(CNN)Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to thumping outsider victories in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, seizing on the...

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