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Man who set fire to nuclear submarine gets 17 years

A shipyard worker who set fire to rags aboard a nuclear submarine because he wanted to go home was sentenced to a little more than 17 years in federal prison Friday for the blaze that transformed the vessel into a fiery furnace, injured seven people and caused $450 million in damage.


15-Year-Old Michael Pilato Arrested For Setting Fire That Killed His Dad, Two Brothers


A 15-year-old boy poured gasoline throughout his home and set it ablaze Wednesday, killing his adoptive father and two brothers, police said. Michael Pilato was charged with second-degree murder and arson, hours after the early morning fire at his two-story home in Webster, a Rochester suburb.


Mexico deploys troops after casino hit

Authorities continued investigations Saturday in the torching of a northern Mexico casino that left at least 52 people dead.


Mexican president declares 3 days of mourning

Mexican president declares 3 days of mourning

Mexican President Felipe Calderon declared three days of mourning Friday for the 52 victims of a casino fire set by presumed drug traffickers, branding the attackers "true terrorists" and ordering authorities to offer a $2.4 million reward for their capture.


29 Fires Intentionally Started Near West Virginia University, 5 People Arrested

Five people were arrested on Monday in connection with 29 fires intentionally set over the weekend in Morgantown, West Virginia, authorities said.


Trial Starts in Alleged Obama-Inspired Church Fire

Federal prosecutors portray Michael Jacques as a racist who was so upset when Barack Obama was elected president that he and two other white men burned down a predominantly black church in western Massachusetts.


Killer of mom, 2 daughters gets death sentence

Killer of mom, 2 daughters gets death sentence

A Connecticut man will be sentenced to death for a night of terror inside a suburban home in which a woman was strangled and her two daughters tied to their beds, doused in gasoline and left to die in a fire.


Waitress' Ex Charged in Topless Coffee Shop Blaze

Maine fire investigators say a former boyfriend of a waitress at a topless coffee shop is being charged with arson for last year's fire that destroyed the shop and some adjoining apartments in the small town of Vassalboro.


2 arrests in string of Texas church fires

Two arrests have been made in a string of deliberately set church fires in east Texas, a fire official said Sunday.


Convent school, fifth church attacked in Malaysia

Convent school, fifth church attacked in Malaysia

Arsonists in Malaysia struck at a convent school and a fifth church on Sunday amid rising tensions between majority Muslims and Christians over the use of the word "Allah" to describe the Christian God.


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