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Masked Man Sets Catholic Church on Fire in Florida

A masked man was caught on camera setting a Catholic church on fire in Florida, officials said. Surveillance footage showed the man, who was shirtless, burglarizing Incarnation Catholic Church in Town ’N’ Country late Sept. 18. The suspect broke into the church by smashing a…

WATCH: Rioters Set Police HQ on Fire in St. Louis

Violent rioters set fire to the police headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, Wednesday night amid nationwide unrest following a Kentucky grand jury decision to not charge police officers in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor. 0…

Pakistani Court Rules Deadly 2012 Blaze Was Arson, Sentences 2 to Death

KARACHI, Pakistan—Pakistan’s deadliest industrial fire, which killed more than 260 garment factory workers in 2012, was a case of arson and not an accident, a court ruled on Tuesday as it sentenced two former political party activists to death for starting it. The Anti-Terrorism Court…

6 Accused of Committing Arson in Oregon Amid Rash of Wildfires

At least six men have been arrested on arson charges for allegedly starting fires in Oregon since July. Wildfires are burning millions of acres on the West Coast, forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands of families, decimating a number of small towns, and leading…

Portland Man Faces 40 Years in Jail for Helping Set Fire to Police Precinct

A 22-year-old Portland man faces up to four decades years in jail on a federal arson charge for allegedly setting a police precinct on fire on June 26. Gavaughn Gaquez Streeter-Hillerich was charged this week with two counts of arson. According to a criminal complaint,…

Man Arrested for Trying to Start Two Fires in Washington State

Another person was arrested on the West coast on suspicion of arson after authorities said he tried to start two fires. Andnick Andreas, 26, of Kelso, tried lighting fires twice in the town on Monday, Police Chief Darr Kirk said. “I would like to thank…

Minnesota Man Charged for Allegedly Setting Fire to Target’s Headquarters

A 24-year-old Minnesota man was arrested and charged this week for allegedly lighting Target’s headquarters on fire during rioting in Minneapolis on Aug. 26. During widespread looting following false rumors regarding the death of a homicide suspect, Shador Jackson allegedly used a sign to smash…

Investigators: Fire at U. of Delaware Jewish Student Center Was Arson

Investigators stated this week that a fire set at the University of Delaware’s Chabad Center for Jewish Life was set intentionally. Although the local fire marshal has yet to declare that the fire is a hate crime, the state has launched an ongoing arson investigation.…

Officials suspect arson in USS Bonhomme Richard fire

The massive July 12 fire which damaged the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego harbour was one of the Navy’s worst warship fires outside of combat in recent memory. The amphibious assault ship was left with extensive structural, electrical and mechanical damage and its future…

The Books Briefing: The Legacy of a Political Speech

Political speeches make up a strange genre of writing. This year’s Democratic National Convention has showcased their breadth, featuring Barack Obama’s fearful warning, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s self-aggrandizing remarks, a disjointed keynote from 17 “rising stars,” and Michelle Obama’s forceful call to action. Speeches…

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