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Opponents of 5G networks set fire to Cyprus' mobile antennas

Jul. 3, 2020 4:54 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A small group of people who oppose 5G mobile telephone technology is likely responsible for arson attacks against four mobile telephone antenna installations in Cyprus' coastal town of Limassol, a Cypriot police official said Friday. Police spokesman Christos Andreou told The...

Joseth  Jett spray painted over the top of graffiti from the night before and paints RIP Rayshard Sunday, June 14, 2020, in Atlanta. On Saturday, protestors set fire to the Atlanta Wendy's where Rayshard Brooks, a 27-year-old black man, was shot and killed by Atlanta police Friday evening during a struggle in a Wendy's drive-thru line. (Steve Schaefer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

2 arrested in Wendy's fire after Rayshard Brooks' shooting

Jul. 2, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities on Thursday arrested two more people on suspicion of arson in the burning of an Atlanta Wendy's restaurant where a police officer fatally shot Rayshard Brooks. The arrests of John Wade, 33, and Chisom Kingston, 23, were confirmed by Atlanta fire spokesman Sgt. Cortez Stafford,...

The Civil War Monument statue is strapped on the back of a flatbed tow truck after it was toppled from its pedestal in front of the State Capitol Thursday, June 25, 2020, in Denver. The monument, which portrays a Union Army soldier and was erected in 1909, was targeted during demonstrations over the death of George Floyd before the statue was pulled down overnight by four individuals. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

3 apprehended in attempted arson of Civil War monument base

Jun. 28, 2020 9:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Police in Denver have apprehended three suspects in connection with an attempt to set fire to the pedestal of a Civil War statue that was toppled last week, authorities announced Sunday. About 75 protesters had been demonstrating peacefully around the Capitol late Saturday night when a small...

The Latest: Mississippi legislators vote to retire flag

Jun. 28, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

The Latest on protests over racial inequality (all times local): 6:20 p.m. JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi legislators have voted to raucous cheers and applause to remove a Confederate battle emblem from their state flag. Mississippi’s House and Senate took historic votes Sunday to retire the flag...

This Friday, June 26, 2020, photo released by the Portland Police Department shows damage after protests calling for an end to racial injustice and accountability for police in Portland, Ore. Some protesters set fire to a police precinct, vandalized businesses and tried to barricade police officers inside their station during a demonstration early Friday morning that ended with law enforcement using tear gas to disperse the crowd, authorities said. (Portland Police Department via AP)

Oregon protesters set fire to police precinct, tear gas used

Jun. 26, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor and newly appointed police chief of Portland, Oregon, on Friday sharply criticized protesters who set fire to a police precinct and vandalized businesses the night before, saying continued violence at protests is preventing the city from moving forward with meaningful...

Workers clean up a duplex that was set on fire following an incident Tuesday, in Milwaukee, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. Milwaukee police say two missing teenage girls were never at the Milwaukee house that was set on fire during unrest that saw three people shot and 10 police officers and a firefighter injured as a large unruly crowd gathered at the scene of the investigation. (RIck Wood/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Police: Missing girls were never at Milwaukee home set afire

Jun. 25, 2020 11:09 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two missing teenage girls were never at a Milwaukee house that was set on fire during unrest that saw three people shot and 10 police officers and a firefighter injured as a large unruly crowd gathered at the scene of the investigation, police said Wednesday. Police fired tear gas and...

This booking photo released by the Fulton County, Ga., Jail shows Natalie White, who was charged Tuesday, June 23, 2020, with first degree arson in the burning of an Atlanta Wendy's in the wake of the Rayshard Brooks shooting. (Fulton County Jail via AP)

Woman accused of burning Wendy's after shooting granted bond

Jun. 24, 2020 1:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A woman charged with arson in the burning of a fast food restaurant in the wake of Rayshard Brooks' killing was granted bond Wednesday but must wear an ankle monitor and remain at home, a judge said. Natalie White, 29, appeared in court by video from the Fulton County jail, where she has...

This image from surveillance video tweeted by Atlanta Fire Rescue shows Natalie White. White has been identified as a suspect in the arson fire on Saturday, June 13, 2020, that burned down the Wendy’s restaurant, 125 University Ave., in Atlanta, where Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by a police officer. (Courtesy of Atlanta Fire Rescue via AP)

Woman wanted after Atlanta Wendy's burns in shooting protest

Jun. 20, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Investigators said Saturday they have issued an arrest warrant for a woman in connection with a fire at a Wendy's restaurant in Atlanta during protests over the police shooting of an African American man. Natalie White is a suspect in the arson and investigators are asking for help finding...

2nd lawsuit filed against Oregon ranch over wildfire

Jun. 19, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A second lawsuit has been filed against an Oregon ranch accused of causing millions of dollars in damages by negligently igniting a 2018 wildfire. The federal government filed a complaint claiming that J-Spear Ranch of Paisley, Oregon, started the Watson Creek Fire in the Fremont-Winema...

Video: Suspects doused Houston bar with liquid before blast

Jun. 18, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Surveillance video captured four people dousing chairs and tables at a Houston bar with a flammable liquid, leading to an explosion that heavily damaged the business and surrounding homes but caused no serious injuries, investigators said Thursday. Video released by Houston Fire Department...