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Big fire guts large Los Angeles commercial building

Nov. 26, 2021 11:39 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A raging fire gutted a textile business in a large commercial building south of downtown Los Angeles on Thursday. It was the second fire at the site this week. The fire was reported just before 8 p.m. and flames were burning through the roof when...

Prosecutor: Man charged in slaying of father's ex-girlfriend

Nov. 26, 2021 11:10 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A 19-year-old Detroit-area man has been arrested in the slaying of his father’s former girlfriend. Jarren Cox of Wixom was arraigned Thursday on first-degree murder, witness intimidation and gun charges, the Wayne County prosecutor’s office said. ...

EXPLAINER: Is China to blame for Solomon Islands unrest?

Nov. 26, 2021 03:47 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Solomon Islands’ decision to switch its diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to Beijing has been blamed for arson and looting in the national capital Honiara, where protesters are demanding the prime minister's resignation. Australian...

Solomon Islands leader blames foreign powers for unrest

Nov. 26, 2021 00:21 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Friday blamed foreign interference over his government’s decision to switch alliances from Taiwan to Beijing for anti-government protests, arson and looting that have ravaged the capital Honiara in recent days....

Arrest warrant issued in double homicide in Woodbury in 2018

Nov. 24, 2021 16:37 PM EST

WOODBURY, Vt. (AP) — A suspect has been identified in connection with the homicides of two people in Woodbury in 2018, Vermont State Police said. A judge issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for Manuel Gomez, 32, of Hartford, Connecticut, on charges of aggravated murder...

Dutch police arrest 7 amid unrest in The Hague

Nov. 20, 2021 19:22 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police arrested seven rioters in The Hague on Saturday night after youths set fires in the streets and threw fireworks at officers. The unrest came a day after police opened fire on protesters in Rotterdam amid what the port city's mayor called “an orgy of...

Police: Man set self on fire, walked into convenience store

Nov. 20, 2021 13:36 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man set himself on fire and then entered a gas station convenience store, starting small fires before the flames were doused and he was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, authorities said. Atlantic City police said the...

Oklahoman convicted in fatal burning of mother, grandmother

Nov. 20, 2021 12:21 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man has been convicted of murder and arson in the burning deaths of his mother and grandmother. Joseph Allen Hernandez, 34, of Marble City was found guilty Friday by a jury in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma in...

Arson ruled out in Montana house fire that killed 2 men

Nov. 19, 2021 11:57 AM EST

COLUMBIA FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Arson has been ruled out as a potential cause of a house fire southwest of Columbia Falls that killed two men last weekend, Flathead County officials said. The cause of the Nov. 14 fire is still under investigation, but authorities suspect a...

Ex-college professor charged with setting California fires

Nov. 18, 2021 18:34 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A former college professor was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for allegedly starting four wildfires in Northern California earlier this year that threatened to trap firefighters as they battled a massive fire nearby, federal prosecutors said. ...