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Gambino crime family associates charged in 2015 vehicle fire

Nov. 16, 2018 5:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two reputed associates of one of the most notorious organized crime families in New York have been charged with extorting a businessman and torching his Mercedes Benz in New York City. Gambino family associates Peter Tuccio, 25, and Jonathan Gurino, 25, were arrested Friday and face federal...

The Latest: Gambino crime family associates released on bail

Nov. 16, 2018 5:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on two Gambino crime family associates charged in a 2015 fire (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Two reputed associates of the Gambino crime family have been released from jail where they've been held on charges related to a businessman's burned Mercedes Benz in New York City. Peter...

Ugandan police say 10 students killed in arson attack

Nov. 14, 2018 11:02 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police say 10 students have been killed in an alleged arson attack targeting a school dormitory in central Uganda. Police spokesman Emilian Kayima said Wednesday that a tenth victim succumbed to his wounds while being admitted at a local hospital. The Ministry of Education...

Pakistan blasphemy case: Husband appeals to Trump, UK PM

Nov. 4, 2018 10:03 AM EST

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) — The husband of a Christian woman acquitted eight years after being sentenced to death for blasphemy, but not released after countrywide protests, appealed on Sunday to U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May to help the family leave Pakistan. Asia Bibi's...

2 charged in attack of woman doused with gas, set on fire

Nov. 1, 2018 6:56 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two people have been arrested in the nation's capital after a woman was doused with gasoline and set on fire during a street brawl. News outlets report 39-year-old Darielle Gross and 17-year-old Mylan Barnes were arrested Wednesday night. Metropolitan police said both are charged with...

Police: Oregon teen plotted to drug, kill his parents

Oct. 31, 2018 1:28 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 14-year-old Oregon boy planned to kill his parents by setting fire to their Albany home after drugging them with sleeping pills supplied by a 13-year-old friend. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports both boys were arrested on suspicion of attempted aggravated murder and...

Police: Woman breaking up fight doused with gas, set on fire

Oct. 30, 2018 1:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation's capital are searching for a suspect they say dowsed a woman in gasoline before setting her on fire. News outlets report Metropolitan police say the woman was tried to break up a fight Sunday night when the suspect lit her on fire and fled. First responders were able...

Judge rules 1 trial for man charged with killing 9 in fires

Oct. 28, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of killing nine people in two arson fires in Ohio will have a single trial, a judge has ruled. Attorneys for defendant Stanley Ford argued he should have separate trials for the fatal fires in his Akron neighborhood. One fire killed two adults in April 2016. The second...

Blaze guts apartment project amid Oakland housing struggles

Oct. 23, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A massive fire on Tuesday engulfed an Oakland apartment complex under construction and destroyed four buildings in the latest of a series of blazes at large residential buildings in a city struggling with a housing shortage. A firefighter also suffered a leg injury but the extent of...

Pakistani dies after immolation to protest police bribery

Oct. 22, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say a rickshaw driver who set himself on fire to protest police demands for bribes, has died of severe burns in Karachi. Mohammad Khalid died on Monday morning, two days after setting himself on fire. Khalid's self-immolation — according to a letter...