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Gun instructor accidentally shot by 9-year-old with Uzi dies

DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) 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 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.


Because these adults couldn't or wouldn't be responsible this child is going to bear the damage for life of what they did. I'm hoping this gains some traction and at the least others can learn from this tragic situation. What kind of person would ever think a 9 year old child has the strength to handle a weapon like that? Not to mention would think it would be a good idea to let one try? If this isn't illegal, it really should be. Even though I realize stupid isn't often illegal, sometimes we need to legislate to keep people from doing totally stupid things.

If this is the wrong place to post this, please just let me know and I'll delete my post.

Governor of Iraq Sunni heartland says U.S. to help against militants

Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - The governor of Iraq's Sunni heartland province of Anbar said he has secured a promise of U.S. support in a battle against the Islamic State, possibly reviving an alliance that helped thwart an earlier Sunni militant threat, from al Qaeda.

Ahmed Khalaf al-Dulaimi told Reuters his request, made in meetings with U.S. diplomats and a senior military officer, included air support against the militants who have a tight grip on large parts of his desert province and northwestern Iraq.

Dulaimi said the Americans had promised to help. There was no immediate comment from U.S. officials on a day when President Barack Obama said troops sent to prepare a possible evacuation of refugees further north were standing down as U.S. air strikes and supply drops had broken the "siege of Mount Sinjar".

Governor Dulaimi said in a telephone interview: "Our first goal is the air support. Their technology capability will offer a lot of intelligence information and monitoring of the desert and many things which we are in need of.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/14/us-iraq-security-usa-military-idUSKBN0GD1KS20140814

Officials: Iraq's al-Maliki to back new PM

Source: Associated Press

BAGHDAD (AP) The Iraqi government says embattled Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is to address the nation, as Shiite lawmakers say he has agreed to step aside and support his nominated replacement in the post.

Four senior Shiite lawmakers tell The Associated Press that al-Maliki has agreed to endorse Haider al-Abadi as the next prime minister following a meeting of Dawa party members in Baghdad late Thursday, ending the deadlock that has plunged Baghdad into a political uncertainty.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/un-says-iraq-humanitarian-crisis-highest-level

Robin Williams appearing on the the final Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

This is classic Robin Williams.

Just for good measure Robin Williams first appearance on The Tonight Show.

It would be nice to imagine of the two of them sharing jokes tonight in a better place.

21st Century Fox withdraws bid for Time Warner

Source: BBC

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has withdrawn its bid to purchase US entertainment giant Time Warner Inc for an estimated $80bn (47bn).

Time Warner rejected Fox's initial offer in July.

The company wrote in a statement that Time Warner had "refused to engage with us to explore an offer which was highly compelling".

It added that the reaction in the company's share price since the proposal was unveiled undervalues Fox.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-28668539
Posted by herding cats | Tue Aug 5, 2014, 03:31 PM (2 replies)
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