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Victim’s family feels for girl who shot instructor

SAN DIEGO – The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, much of it aimed at her parents.

Phoenix man gets 12 years for racketeering

A Phoenix man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday on racketeering charges after authorities allege he killed a man in Alamogordo in 2011 who had crossed some meth traffickers in the small town.

Chance of ‘megadrought’ in Southwest put at 50%

The chance of a “megadrought” gripping the Southwest for more than 30 years has increased to 50 percent, scientists say, which means bad news for California’s already parched landscape.