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PHOENIX — The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A Clarksville woman who claimed she was raped at Dunbar Cave park earlier this month has been charged with false report.

ATLANTA — Police are responding to an officer-involved shooting in downtown Atlanta.

A mail carrier fell out of her truck on Wednesday afternoon while delivering a package, causing the truck to roll into a house, according to a Hamilton County dispatcher.

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine's strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops.

Several injured people are being transported via ambulance and Lifestar helicopter from the scene of a fiery crash that has shut down all north- and southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Campbell County near Caryville, officials said.

Two students were hit in the parking lot of Rhea County High School after dismissal on Wednesday afternoon, according to a Rhea County dispatcher.

OMAHA, Neb. — A crew member with "Cops" was killed when Omaha police opened fire on a robbery suspect who also died, the production company behind the television show said Wednesday.

DEERFIELD, Va. — An experienced pilot on a standard maintenance mission was missing Wednesday after his fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said.

ANGLETON, Texas — A jury has acquitted a southeast Texas man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two sons.

A 26-year-old man initially crashed his car at the 800 block of Chestnut Street downtown and continued to drive, until he got into a second crash on Rossville Avenue early Sunday morning, according to Tim McFarland, the public information officer for the Chattanooga Police Department.

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday.

The section of the Tennessee Riverwalk that has been closed for repairs will reopen at 3 p.m. today, county spokesman Mike Dunne said.

JERUSALEM — An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting.

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