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9-year-old shoots gun instructor

9-year-old shoots gun instructor

A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said Tuesday. Charles Vacca, 39, of Lake Havasu City died from his wounds Monday shortly after being airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Mohave County sheriff's officials said. Vacca was standing next to the girl at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills when she pulled the trigger and the recoil sent the gun over her head, investigators said. Authorities said the girl was at the shooting range with her parents. Her name was not released.

Center attacked in Mumbai reopens

Nearly six years after the deadly terror attacks in Mumbai, India, the Jewish prayer house that was targeted by terrorists reopened Tuesday at the same spot amid tight security. The six-floor Chabad center, with a synagogue and a kosher kitchen, was blessed by 25 rabbis from Asia. In November 2008, 10 terrorists sneaked into Mumbai in boats from Pakistan and launched attacks on several sites, including two five-star hotels, a train station, a hospital, a cafe and the Jewish center. The attacks killed 166 people. India and the United States accused the now-banned Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba of planning and carrying out the attacks.

House rumored for Obamas sold

The house in Rancho Mirage, Calif., that was thought to be purchased by President Barack Obama sold for $3.5 million to a couple from Omaha, Neb., with no apparent ties to the president. Talk of a potential presidential purchase began when Barack and Michelle Obama spent a long weekend in June at the home of their friend, White House interior designer Michael Smith. A home for sale nearby went into escrow a month later. It was bought by the Nebraska couple, not the Obamas.

Times wires

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