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    Woman Accidentally Shoots Herself After Hunting Trip

    Police in Vermont say a woman returning home from a hunting trip accidentally shot herself during the opening weekend of rifle season.

    Police said 46-year-old Linda Alexander of Bellows Falls, Vermont, was removing her hunting rifle from her car in Danbury on Sunday when it discharged.

    Police said that when she grasped the muzzle end of the rifle, which was sitting on the back seat of her truck, the trigger guard became entangled in some clothing and caused the gun to discharge.

    Alexander was struck in the abdomen. She was taken to a hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

    Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    [NATL] Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis climbed to 53 on Tuesday, days after it tore through Japan and left hundreds of thousands of homes wrecked, flooded or out of power. Hagibis caused more than 200 rivers to overflow when it hit the island nation on Saturday.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019)

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