Navy Won’t Repair Fire-Damaged Warship, Saying It Would Cost Billions

The U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard will instead be decommissioned and some of its spare parts will be used in other naval vessels, officials said.

#arson, #defense-department, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-navy, #uss-bonhomme-richard-lhd-6-ship

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25 Years in Prison for Man Who Burned Down 3 Black Churches in Louisiana

Holden Matthews, 23, said he had set fire to the churches in order to raise his profile among ‘‘black metal” musicians, prosecutors said.

#arson, #churches-buildings, #fires-and-firefighters, #lafayette-la, #louisiana, #opelousas-la, #port-barre-la

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Massachusetts Judge Overturns Murder Conviction, Citing ‘Racial Animus’ in Prosecutors’ Emails

New evidence emerged in the case of Frances Choy, who spent half of her life imprisoned in Massachusetts for a fire that killed her parents.

#arson, #asian-americans, #brockton-mass, #choy-frances-1985, #choy-kenneth-1986, #decisions-and-verdicts, #discrimination, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #prosecutorial-misconduct

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Pakistan Factory Fire: Two Sentenced to Hang for Arson

The country’s worst industrial fire killed more than 260 people in 2012. Victims’ relatives said the real culprits had escaped justice.

#arson, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #deaths-fatalities, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fires-and-firefighters, #karachi-pakistan, #muttahida-qaumi-movement, #pakistan-tehreek-e-insaf

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Flames That Won’t Die Out So Easily

Conspiracy theories about antifa arson are a symptom of a deeper unraveling, and a sign of danger ahead.

#antifa-movement-us, #arson, #conspiracy-theories, #fires-and-firefighters, #forests-and-forestry, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #western-states-us, #wildfires, #yamhill-ore

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A Line of Fire South of Portland and a Yearslong Recovery Ahead

Firefighters continued to battle blazes along the West Coast that have now charred nearly five million acres. At least 15 people are dead, with dozens still missing.

#arson, #california, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #oregon, #washington-state, #wildfires

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Pandemic Collides With Europe’s Migrant Crisis to Set Off a Calamity in Greece

Frustrated asylum seekers lit fires this week in protest over lockdowns that worsened cramped and squalid conditions on Lesbos. Now 12,000 migrants are homeless.

#arson, #asylum-right-of, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fires-and-firefighters, #greece, #immigration-and-emigration, #lesbos-greece, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #moria-greece, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #refugees-and-displaced-persons

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False Rumors That Activists Set Wildfires Exasperate Officials

Law enforcement agencies said claims on social media that antifascist activists had set fires on the West Coast were unfounded.

#antifa-movement-us, #arson, #oregon, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media

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Three in Masks Sought in Denver House Fire That Killed Five

Detectives hope that a chilling picture of people in dark hoods and white masks leads them to those who set fire to a house this month, killing five members of a Senegalese family.

#arson, #denver-colo, #diol-adia, #diol-djibril, #diol-hassan, #diol-khadija, #fires-and-firefighters, #hawa-baye, #muslim-americans, #senegal

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Volunteer Confesses to Starting Fire at Nantes Cathedral

French prosecutors have charged the man, a Rwandan refugee, with arson. He had been questioned and released earlier in the investigation.

#arson, #churches-buildings, #fires-and-firefighters, #france, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #nantes-france

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Police Find Body in Building Burned Down During George Floyd Protests

The body was found at the site of a Minneapolis pawnshop that was set on fire just days after the death of Mr. Floyd.

#arson, #black-lives-matter-movement, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #fires-and-firefighters, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #minnesota, #police-department-minneapolis-minn

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Burning Ships in Iran Add to String of Dozens of Explosions and Fires

Iranian officials say that some of the explosions at factories and military facilities, and some forest fires, may have been sabotage but blamed weather and accidents for the others.

#arson, #defense-and-military-forces, #explosions-accidental, #fires-and-firefighters, #iran, #islamic-revolutionary-guards-corps, #natanz-iran, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-weapons, #sabotage-crime, #tehran-iran, #wildfires

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A Black-Owned Distillery in Minneapolis Pushes Forward

From the pandemic to protests to arson, Du Nord Craft Spirits has dealt with repeated turmoil and emerged with a new purpose.

#arson, #black-lives-matter-movement, #food-banks-and-pantries, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #minneapolis-minn, #montana-chris-1983, #montana-shanelle-1984, #philanthropy, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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He Was Playing With Fireworks. One Flew Into His Home, Video Shows.

In footage released by the Fire Department, flames rise in the Brooklyn house, a striking example of the dangers posed by the proliferation of fireworks.

#arson, #fire-department-nyc, #fires-and-firefighters, #fireworks

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Derek Chauvin Charged in Death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

City officials on Friday were urging calm the day after protests turned violent and a police precinct went up in flames.

#arson, #black-people, #chauvin-derek-1976, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #looting-crime, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn

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Their Minneapolis Restaurant Burned, but They Back the Protest

Though a Bangladeshi family lost their business in the uproar over the death of George Floyd, they support demonstrators and helped medics treat them.

#arson, #bangladeshi-americans, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #gandhi-mahal-minneapolis-minn-restaurant, #indian-food-cuisine, #islam-ruhel, #minneapolis-minn, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #restaurants

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Church That Defied Coronavirus Restrictions Is Burned to Ground

A message at the scene that said, in part, “Bet you stay home now,” has led the police in Mississippi to suspect arson.

#arson, #churches-buildings, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fires-and-firefighters, #holly-springs-miss, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Israeli Settler Found Guilty of Murdering Palestinian Family in 2015 Arson

Amiram Ben-Uliel, 25, faces a life sentence for a racially motivated assault that was widely condemned as terrorism.

#arson, #ben-uliel-amiram, #dawabsheh-riham-d-2015, #decisions-and-verdicts, #duma-west-bank, #israel, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #palestinians, #revolt-israel, #shin-bet, #terrorism

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Man Charged With Hate Crime in Suspected Arson at Islamic Center

Nicholas Proffitt pleaded guilty to a hate crime after throwing rocks at the Islamic center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., in 2009. Eleven years later he returned to set the building on fire, the police say.

#arson, #cape-girardeau-mo, #hate-crimes, #muslims-and-islam, #proffitt-nicholas-j, #ramadan

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Islamic Center Damaged in ‘Suspicious’ Fire on First Day of Ramadan

The police said the fire, at the Islamic Center of Cape Girardeau in Missouri, was being investigated as possible arson.

#arson, #missouri, #mosques, #muslim-americans, #muslims-and-islam

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Man Charged With Trying to Blow Up Jewish Assisted-Living Home

Federal prosecutors said that John Michael Rathbun tried to ignite a gas canister near the center in Massachusetts that had been targeted for attack on a white supremacist website.

#anti-semitism, #arson, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #east-longmeadow-mass, #elderly, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #jews-and-judaism, #massachusetts, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #nursing-homes, #rathbun-john-michael, #retirement-communities-and-assisted-living, #ruths-house

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How a 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory Fueled Arson and Harassment in Britain

A conspiracy theory linking the spread of the coronavirus to 5G wireless technology has spurred more than 100 incidents this month, British officials said.

#5g-wireless-communications, #arson, #bt-group-plc, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #great-britain, #huawei-technologies-co-ltd, #instagram-inc, #rumors-and-misinformation, #social-media, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #twitter, #vandalism, #vodafone-group-plc, #whatsapp-inc, #wireless-communications, #youtube-com

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