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GIRL WITH UZI

Family feels sorry for girl, 9, who shot their dad

NEW YORK (AP) - The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl while he was teaching her to use an Uzi say they feel sorry for the child.

Instructor Charles Vacca was standing next to the girl on Monday at the Last Stop range in White Hills, Arizona, about 60 miles south of Las Vegas, when she squeezed the trigger. The recoil wrenched the Uzi upward, and the 39-year-old Vacca was fatally shot once in the head.

His daughter, 19-year-old Ashley, told NBC's "Today" show (http://nbcnews.to/1ospRJC) that the family knows it was a tragic accident and something she'll have to live with.

Prosecutors say they will not file charges. The identities of the girl and her family have not been released.

AL-QAIDA-AIR FORCE ACADEMY

Air Force Academy on al-Qaida list of targets

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - An English-language al-Qaida publication that promotes "lone-wolf" terrorist attacks includes the Air Force Academy in Colorado on a list of possible terrorism targets.

The Gazette reported on Friday that the list in the online magazine al-Malahem also includes casinos and night clubs in Las Vegas, Times Square and Britain's Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as well as "tourist resorts where Israelis, Britons or Americans stay."

Academy officials say they're aware that the school is mentioned in the magazine and remain vigilant and aware of existing and emerging threats.

HELICOPTER CRASH-DOUGLAS COUNTY

2 escape with minor injuries after chopper crash

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) - Two people have escaped with minor injuries after their helicopter crash-landed south of Gardnerville early this week.

Douglas County sheriff's officials say the chopper went down Wednesday afternoon in the Horsebend area. Authorities say they weren't notified until after the pilot and passenger made it to the hospital.

The pilot told deputies that he and his female friend had used the helicopter while fishing in the Carson River. When they lifted up off the ground after fishing, something went wrong and the crash-landed.

The two were able to contact another pilot who flew them out of the area.

Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the incident.

WESTERN WATER-BUSINESS SUMMIT

US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A top federal water administrator says several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and "over-allocated" Colorado River basin.

Assistant Secretary of the Interior Anne Castle told a "Business of Water" conference on Friday in Las Vegas on there's no one-step way to avoid the possibility of cuts in water deliveries to states including Arizona and Nevada in the next few years.

She says it'll take multiple, incremental efforts

Castle is a top federal water administrator.

She says other myths are that cities just need to stop wasting water and that water is too valuable to use on farms.

Castle says cooperation is needed on all sides, and myths can be dangerous if they lead people to complacency.

MISSOURI SHOOTING VIGIL

Vigil held for Missouri teen killed by police

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A vigil for the teenager who died in a police shooting in Missouri drew people to the Martin Luther King Jr. statue in North Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that about 100 people attended Thursday night's gathering.

They remembered 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was unarmed when he was shot Aug. 9 by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

The shooting touched off days of protests, a response by police criticized as too harsh, and spurred a national debate on race relations.

Thursday night, members of the vigil crowd chanted "hands up" and "don't shoot."

Charles Ticer, one of the organizers of the event, says the problem is not that black and white.

He says "we don't want to rid ourselves of the police. We just want to feel protected by the people who swore to protect us."

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