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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...

Michigan mom charged with abuse months after fire kills kids

Nov. 13, 2018 11:05 AM EST

EASTPOINTE, Mich. (AP) — The mother of two boys who, along with another child, died in a Detroit-area house fire has been charged with child abuse. The children were alone when fire struck the Eastpointe home in March. Amber Swain appeared in court last week on second-degree child abuse charges. The fire...

Fires besiege California city reeling from mass shooting

Nov. 9, 2018 10:59 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A city reeling from the tragedy of a mass shooting was under a siege of a different sort Friday as raging wildfires on both sides of the city forced widespread evacuations and shut down part of the main freeway to town. Flames driven by powerful winds torched at least 150 homes...

Fire officials: More than 150 homes destroyed in Southern California wildfires; 250,000 under evacuation orders

Nov. 9, 2018 8:09 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fire officials: More than 150 homes destroyed in Southern California wildfires; 250,000 under evacuation orders.

Official says fires across California have forced 157,000 people from their homes

Nov. 9, 2018 12:38 PM EST
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Official says fires across California have forced 157,000 people from their homes.

Official says Northern California fire has put 17,000 homes and commercial buildings in imminent danger of burning

Nov. 9, 2018 11:29 AM EST
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Official says Northern California fire has put 17,000 homes and commercial buildings in imminent danger of burning.

Father arrested after 4 children die in Texas house fire

Nov. 8, 2018 7:00 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A 28-year-old man has been arrested on charges relating to the death of four young children — three of them his — in a West Texas house fire. The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Thursday that Wesley Lance Harvey was being held on charges that include...

Court rejects Indiana man's appeal in arson deaths of 2 kids

Nov. 8, 2018 1:26 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Supreme Court upheld the conviction and death sentence of a man in a 2010 house fire that killed his fiancee's two children. All five justices agreed in Wednesday's decision that Jeffrey Weisheit was guilty of crimes, though Chief Justice Loretta Rush thought Weisheit should...

London police arrest 6 men in Grenfell Tower effigy video

Nov. 6, 2018 12:44 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — London police said Tuesday that they have arrested six men over a video that showed a cardboard model of Grenfell Tower being burned on a bonfire — an act condemned by bereaved families and survivors of the apartment-block blaze that killed 72 people. The Metropolitan Police force said...

2 California death row inmates found dead; suicide suspected

Nov. 5, 2018 11:04 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two condemned multiple murderers, including a serial killer, apparently committed suicide within hours of each other on the nation's largest death row, California officials said Monday. Corrections officials said they found Andrew Urdiales, 54, unresponsive during a security check...