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Hate crimes officers investigate explosion outside NY mosque

Jul. 06, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

RONKONKOMA, N.Y. (AP) — Hate crimes officers are investigating after an incendiary device exploded outside a mosque on Long Island, damaging a metallic crescent moon that is a symbol of Islam. A device similar to a Molotov cocktail exploded around midnight Sunday at the Masjid...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jul. 01, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Police investigating fire at Colorado pregnancy center

Jun. 26, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A weekend fire at a Christian pregnancy center in north-central Colorado is being investigated as a possible arson, police in Longmont said. The fire at Life Choices was reported at 3:17 a.m. Saturday, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade...

Turkey battles wind-driven wildfire near resort for 3rd day

Jun. 23, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Firefighting crews battled for a third day on Thursday a wind-driven wildfire that has blackened swaths of pine forest near a popular resort in southwestern Turkey and driven hundreds of people from their homes. More than 2,500 firefighters, aided by...

Man gets prison for Vegas police SUV fire amid 2020 protests

Jun. 22, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The first of three men who have admitted setting fire to a Las Vegas police vehicle during a May 2020 racial injustice street protest was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison by a U.S. judge who said he was giving him a "do-over” to reset his life. ...

15-year-old boy charged with arson in Maryland barn fire

Jun. 20, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

PYLESVILLE, Md. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy has been charged with arson after a large barn fire that caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage on Sunday, Maryland fire officials said. Firefighters were dispatched to the 5300 block of Onion Road in Pylesville around 12:30 p.m....

Fire at historic Chattanooga church was intentionally set

Jun. 17, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A fire that heavily damaged a historic church in Chattanooga was intentionally set and authorities searched Friday for a person of interest in the arson case, officials said. A three-alarm fire on June 10 at Phillips Chapel and Chauncey-Goode Auditorium in...

Man charged with fire at Satanic Temple pleads not guilty

Jun. 14, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with setting fire to The Satanic Temple's headquarters in Salem was ordered held without bail Monday. Daniel Damien Lucey, 42, of Chelsea, pleaded not guilty to arson, destruction of a place of worship and civil rights violation...

Bills signed by NC governor address arson, drugs, insurance

Jun. 14, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed three bills into law Tuesday, including one that increases arson punishments and another that supporters say will get federally approved medicines that contain marijuana or its active ingredient quicker to those who need them. ...

More than 100 relocated after fire at senior care facility

Jun. 14, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — More than 100 residents of a Maryland senior care facility were temporarily relocated early Tuesday after a kitchen explosion set off a fire at the facility, but authorities said no one was injured. Prince George’s County fire officials said fire crews were...