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Man charged after giving a child fireworks that set 2 homes on fire, police say

Jul. 07, 2024 14:40 PM EDT

LEVITTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man was charged with arson after giving an 11-year-old child fireworks that set a shed and two homes on fire on Independence Day, police said. The Nassau County Police Department on Long Island said Karamjit Singh, 33, told the child to light the...

Arson blamed for fire that destroyed historic home on Georgia plantation site

Jun. 28, 2024 15:39 PM EDT

DARIEN, Ga. (AP) — A man has been charged with starting a fire that destroyed a nearly century-old home on the site of a coastal Georgia rice plantation that's associated with the largest slave auction in U.S. history, authorities said Friday. Firefighters raced to the Huston House...

Russia suspected of being behind a recent failed arson attack in Prague, Czech prime minister says

Jun. 10, 2024 13:40 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech authorities suspect that Russia may have been behind last week’s attempt to set Prague public transport buses on fire, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said Monday. A 26-year-old suspect was arrested Saturday and charged with terrorism in connection with Thursday's...

Man sentenced to 40 years to life for killing mother after argument over video game volume

Jun. 05, 2024 07:26 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for fatally stabbing his mother after the two had argued about the volume on the video games he was playing. Thomas Humphrey, 47, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to...

Arizona man gets 15 years in prison for setting woman's camper trailer on fire

Jun. 04, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for setting fire to a camper trailer that was occupied by a woman who had a court protection order against him. Yavapai County prosecutors said James Haynes, of Prescott, was originally facing charges of...

Man accused of starting wildfire in national wildlife preserve near Arizona-California border

May. 27, 2024 12:46 PM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — A Yuma man has been arrested for allegedly starting a wildfire in a national wildlife preserve in southwest Arizona near the California border, according to authorities. Yuma County Sheriff’s officials said 47-year-old Jason Bradley Martin remains jailed on...

Woman in Minnesota accused in the deaths of 2 children

May. 06, 2024 19:16 PM EDT

BLACKDUCK, Minn. (AP) — A woman killed two children in northern Minnesota, set a house on fire and left with another child, according to an indictment announced Monday. Jennifer Marie Stately, 35, was indicted on counts of premeditated murder, murder while committing child abuse,...

British man charged with acting on behalf of Russia in plot to torch Ukrainian-linked business

Apr. 26, 2024 13:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British man accused of plotting to torch a London business connected to Ukraine has been charged with conducting hostile activity to benefit Russia, prosecutors said Friday. Dylan Earl, 20, is connected to Russia’s Wagner mercenary group, which the U.K. government...