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There Have Been At Least 100 Attacks On Black Churches Since 1956

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.21.2015 | Black Voices

Within the past two weeks, six predominantly black churches in St. Louis, Missouri have been the target of arsonists. The doors of each church have be...

LGBT Hate Was in the Air This 9/11

Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D. | Posted 09.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D.

How we have declined from honoring the LGBT heroes of September 11 for their courage and sacrifice, to this 9/11 anniversary when anti-LGBT fear is being manipulated by calls for so-called "Religious Liberty" is the book that cries out for someone to write.

10-Year-Old Boy Reportedly Sets Fire To Store For Gang Initiation

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.13.2015 | Crime

A 10-year-old New York City boy is accused by police of trying to burn down a local store so he could join a Brooklyn gang. The boy, who reportedly li...

Lawyer For Man Accused Of Setting Fiancee On Fire Says It Was A 'Horrible Accident'

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.06.2015 | Crime

The attorney representing a man accused of dousing his fiancee with gasoline and setting her on fire this week claims that it was a "horrible acc...

Jews, Muslims Pray For Palestinian Family Injured In Arson Attack

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.04.2015 | Religion

An arson attack on a Palestinian home on July 31 in Duma that killed 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh and injured three other family members broug...

Suspected Jewish Extremist Arrested Following Deadly West Bank Arson

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.04.2015 | World

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Man Tries To Set A Fire Aboard Plane In China

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.26.2015 | World

BEIJING (AP) — A man attempted to set a fire on board a Chinese flight early Sunday, but was restrained by passengers and crew members and take...

U.S. Jewish Groups Join Recovery Efforts After Israeli Church Arson Attack

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.19.2015 | Religion

JERUSALEM (RNS) Two prominent American Jewish organizations are among those helping a torched Israeli church recover from an arson attack. The Anti-D...

Carol Kuruvilla

Who In God's Name Could Be Burning Black Churches? | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.01.2015 | Religion

Six black churches burned. Two weeks. Three blazes that could be arson. Authorities have yet to determine whether the fires that have ripped throug...

Arsonists Burn Church Where Christians Believe Jesus Performed Loaves And Fishes Miracle

Associated Press | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion

TABGHA, Israel (AP) — A fire ripped through one of the most famous Catholic churches in the Holy Land on Thursday, damaging the roof and burning pra...

Best Start to Summer Reading: 'Skies of Ash' Over Los Angeles

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 06.01.2015 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Rachel Howzell has written another riveting thriller starring her favorite (and mine!) female sleuth, the fabulous when furious and even better when behaving Lou Norton, LA Homicide detective extraordinaire.

Man Accused Of Arson, Microwaving Neighbor's Wallet

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 04.15.2015 | Weird News

A Florida man forced his neighbor onto a balcony and then microwaved his wallet during a bizarre dispute Sunday morning, police say. Mohammed Almar...

How Junk Science Sent Claude Garrett to Prison For Life

The Intercept | Posted 02.24.2015 | Crime

JUST BEFORE DAWN, on the unseasonably warm morning of February 24, 1992, a small house caught fire in Old Hickory, Tennessee, a few miles northeast of...

Arson Investigators Probe Fire At Islamic Center In Houston

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2015 | Crime

(Adds comments from center about arson and harassment, fire official, and reaction comment from student) By Camilo Smith ...

Smiling Extremists Charged With Torching The Jerusalem Interfaith School That Gave Us So Much Hope

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion

JERUSALEM, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Three Israelis from a far-right group were charged on Monday with setting fire to a classroom in an Arab-Jewish school...

Behind The Scenes Look At Wildfires

Kurt Kamm | Posted 12.10.2014 | Crime
Kurt Kamm

While there are differences and similarities between many wildfire arsonists, perhaps the most consistent trend is the increase in acts of fire setting during the harshest weather conditions.

Man Faces Arson Charge For Wildfire Still Burning In California

AP | By FENIT NIRAPPIL and SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green

PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Higher humidity Friday helped slow the growth of a massive Northern California wildfire that authorities say was set deli...

Notorious Serial Arsonist Is 11-Year-Old: Fire Chief

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.27.2014 | Weird News

A string of arsons lighting up a Michigan town are allegedly the work of an 11-year-old and his friends. David Cox, fire chief for the town of Flin...

Judge: Teen Accused Of Starting California Wildfire Fit To Stand Trial

Associated Press | Posted 08.21.2014 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A judge on Wednesday ruled that a 13-year-old girl is competent to stand trial on allegations that she deliberately started a wildfi...

The Up Stairs Lounge Fire: A Movement for Remembrance

Wayne Self | Posted 08.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Wayne Self

Yesterday marked the 41st Anniversary of the arson fire at the Up Stairs Lounge in New Orleans, the deadliest crime against LGBT people in U.S. history.

Elderly Florida Man Slapped With Hate Crime Charges After Allegedly Setting Fire To Lesbians' Home

Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices

A elderly Florida man faces charges of a hate crime, arson and attempted second-degree murder after allegedly trying to burn down the home of his neig...

The Unauthorized Transformation of the Heidelberg Project

Jenenne Whitfield | Posted 05.19.2014 | Detroit
Jenenne Whitfield

there certainly is a perpetual cycle of hopelessness in the Heidelberg Community, but Tyree says it's deeper than that. I know what he means: Detroit is a microcosm for the world, but change for many is scary and sometimes violent, as we have recently witnessed with the fires.

Fire Destroys Yet Another Famous Art House In Detroit

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 03.07.2014 | Arts

DETROIT (AP) — A fire has destroyed another house that's part of the Heidelberg Project interactive outdoor art installation in Detroit. Arson inve...

Popular Gay Bar May Have Been Targeted In Suspected Arson Attack

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

A New Year's Eve celebration at a crowded Seattle gay bar went terrifyingly awry after an unknown suspect allegedly set fire to the venue shortly afte...

Former Firefighter Charged With Murder For Arson

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Former firefighter Zane Wallace Peterson, 29, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with arson and murder linked to the Clover Fire that burned through ...