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China says it respects navigation freedom in South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it respects freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea despite reports its ground controllers issued warnings to U.S. strategic bombers flying over the area this week.

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Critics: Changing Guantanamo prison's ZIP code isn't a fix

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's quest to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, perhaps by moving some detainees to the United States, has fostered an unusual alliance between his congressional critics and liberal-leaning advocacy groups that say changing the detention facility's ZIP code won't solve the problem.

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Saudi Arabia cracks case of smuggled beer disguised as Pepsi

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Customs officials in Saudi Arabia say they've cracked a case — and then some — of smugglers trying to bring illicit cans of beer through the kingdom by disguising them as Pepsi.

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Goal of new produce safety rules: prevent illness outbreaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — New produce safety rules from the government Friday are intended to help prevent the kind of large-scale outbreaks of foodborne illness that occurred over the past decade linked to fresh spinach, cantaloupes, cucumbers and other foods.

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Kurdish Iraqis enter Sinjar in push to oust IS fighters

SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi Kurdish militias battling to take back Sinjar from Islamic State militants raised a Kurdish flag in the center of town and a top official said it was liberated Friday, though U.S. and Kurdish military officials urged caution in declaring victory in a major offensive to retake the strategic community.

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Rite Aid adds prescription analysis to genetic test lineup

Rite Aid is giving patients a chance to peek over their doctor's shoulder with genetic tests that help determine the effectiveness of some prescriptions.

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Missouri enlists former protester to lead university system

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Healing a campus riven by student protests over race relations and recent online terror threats isn't just a mandate for interim University of Missouri system president Mike Middleton. It's also deeply embedded in his history.

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Boats sit idle as algae threatens Dungeness crab season

San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf typically bustles this time of year as workers prepare to haul millions of pounds of Dungeness crab that are a tradition at Thanksgiving and other holiday meals.

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