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Police: Albuquerque woman doused with gasoline: Set on fire

Sep. 26, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman is being treated at a burn center after her male roommate allegedly doused her with gasoline and lit her on fire, according to police. Police said 39-year-old Lawrence Sedillo was booked into jail Saturday on suspicion of...

Govt offices in Kosovo targeted as tensions soar with Serbia

Sep. 25, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A public building in Kosovo was set on fire and another was hit by grenades that did not explode in what government officials described Saturday as criminal acts related to ethnic Serbs protesting a symbolic move on license plates. Serbian media...

Firefighters hope cooling temps help battle California blaze

Sep. 25, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters hope shifting winds and cooling temperatures over the next few days will aid their efforts to battle a destructive wildfire in a drought-stricken forest in California’s far north that has displaced thousands of people and burned at least 100 structures....

Suspected arson wildfire forces evacuations in California

Sep. 24, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of people were under evacuation orders Friday and many others were on notice to be ready to flee as a destructive wildfire raged in a drought-stricken forest in California’s far north. A woman suspected of starting the Fawn Fire was...

Man charged in deadly arson fires convicted on most counts

Sep. 22, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of killing nine people in separate arson fires in his Akron neighborhood has been convicted of nearly all the charges he faced. Stanley Ford, 62, faces a potential death sentence after he was found guilty Tuesday night on 26 of the 29...

Arson suspected in fire at historic Kansas City church

Sep. 20, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A federal investigation is underway after arson damaged a historic Kansas City, Missouri, church that now serves a congregation predominantly made up of people from South Sudan. John Ham of the Kansas City office of the Bureau of Alcohol,...

Mom charged in kids' deaths found incompetent to stand trial

Sep. 18, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore woman charged in the deaths of her 6-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son has been found incompetent to stand trial. Jamerria Hall was charged with first-degree murder after the decomposing bodies of her children, Da’Neria Thomas and Davin...

2 charged with murder of N Ireland journalist Lyra McKee

Sep. 17, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Two men appeared in court Friday in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee, a Northern Irish journalist shot dead as she covered rioting in Londonderry in 2019. Gearoid Cavanagh, 33, and Jordan Devine, 21, were charged with murder, possession of a...

3 teens charged with setting fatal fire in Maine

Sep. 14, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Three teenagers have been charged with setting fire to an apartment building, resulting in the death of one of the tenants. Two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old were arrested Monday after an investigation concluded the fire Saturday afternoon was...

Rainfall helps firefighters control southern Spain's inferno

Sep. 14, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in southern Spain say that rain has helped to bring under control a major wildfire that ravaged 7,800 hectares (19,200 acres) of land despite more than five days of intense firefighting work by land and air. Juan Manuel Moreno, the president of...