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Targeting IS cash...Punishing Pyongyang...Mammogram recommendations

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 11, 2016 at 4:01 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. defense official says American airstrikes are chipping away at the Islamic State group's cash piles. One airstrike is said to have hit what an official called a "cash storage facility" in the city of Mosul. It was at least the second time the U.S. has bombed the Islamic State's cash stockpiles. Combined with attacking the militants' oil resources, it is part of an effort to sap their financial strength.

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Polls showing a tight race within Iowa for the Democratic presidential nomination have apparently prompted Hillary Clinton to escalate her criticism of rival Bernie Sanders. Clinton says Sanders' support of a single-payer health care system would "hurt more than help" a lot of American families. On GOP side, Donald Trump told a rally in New Hampshire that the state's largest newspaper, the Union Leader, has lost all credibility. The paper calls Trump a "crude blowhard."

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved legislation that seeks to punish North Korea for its latest nuclear test. The measure, which has strong bipartisan support, would expand sanctions on the regime. But former State Department officials say any new sanctions won't have teeth unless China makes a major shift in policy toward its troubled ally.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A grand jury in eastern Mississippi has declined to indict a white police officer in the death of a black man. The panel concluded that Jonathan Sanders died of asphyxiation after ingesting too much cocaine and that Stonewall Officer Kevin Harrington did not use excessive force. Sanders had been riding a horse and buggy. His family's lawyer calls the case an injustice.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government task force is recommending that women get a mammogram every other year between ages 50 and 74. It says 40-somethings should make their own choice after weighing the pros and cons. Some health groups urge mammograms every year starting at 40 — although last year the American Cancer Society upped its starting age to 45.

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