A 48-year-old professor accused of setting fires at the Southern California high school that his son attended prior to the boy's suicide was also planning to kill students and administrators at the school, authorities said Tuesday.
An apparent arson attack on a mosque near the Belgian capital killed the institution's imam and left another person injured, a police spokeswoman said Monday.
A German national accused of setting one of the worst arson sprees in the history of Los Angeles entered a plea of not guilty during an arraignment hearing Tuesday.
A federal judge ordered that the mother of the German national charged in a series of Los Angeles fires be held in jail until a court decides whether she will be extradited to Germany to face fraud charges.
A part-time police officer who earns a $1 a year arrested the man suspected in a series of fires in Los Angeles.
Call it good timing, divine intervention or just dumb luck.
A federal judge continued Friday for a third time an extradition hearing for Dorothee Burkhart, the mother of Hollywood arson suspect Harry Burkhart.
Harry Burkhart launched into tirades and had to be restrained before the L.A. arson spree. CNN's Casey Wian reports.
A medical doctor in Vancouver, British Columbia, told CNN Thursday that California arson suspect Harry Burkhart suffered from severe mental illness in 2010, when she examined him as part of a team of doctors.
Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley says the arrest of the arson suspect has ended a campaign of terror.
A medical doctor in Vancouver, British Columbia, said Thursday that California arson suspect Harry Burkhart suffered from severe mental illness in 2010, when she examined him as part of a team of doctors.
Harry Burkhart, arrested in Los Angeles for alleged arson, is also under investigation for arson and fraud in Germany.
A German man arrested in Los Angeles early Monday after a string of 52 fires -- mostly in parked cars -- was charged Wednesday with 37 counts of arson, prosecutors said.
A Queens man who faces charges related to five firebombings in the New York City metropolitan area is undergoing a psychiatric evaluation, authorities said late Tuesday.
New details emerge after the arrest of the L.A. arson suspect. CNN's Erin Burnett has more.
A reserve sheriff's deputy who draws a salary of $1 a year was hailed as a hero for arresting the suspect in one of the worst arson sprees in Los Angeles history.
The mother of a German national suspected of one of the worst arson sprees in Los Angeles history appeared before a U.S. magistrate judge Tuesday in the German government's effort to extradite her on fraud charges.
A 24-year-old man was charged Monday with arson in connection with a rash of car and building fires across the Los Angeles area, authorities said.
A joint task force Saturday was investigating a string of 35 fires across several Southern California communities, and one mayor called them a "new form of domestic terrorism."
Fire and police officers in the city of Los Angeles and Los Angeles County were looking for suspects Friday in connection with 19 vehicle fires in the Hollywood area.
Investigators suspect arson in a fire that heavily damaged a small post office in rural western Nevada Sunday morning, a U.S. Postal Service spokesman said.
A New York man accused of setting an elderly woman on fire in an elevator last weekend was indicted by a grand jury Friday on murder and arson charges, prosecutors said.
Throughout "Incendiary," a new award-winning documentary, filmmakers pose a tough question with potentially huge consequences: Was a man wrongfully executed because of outdated arson investigation methods?
A 27-year old man has been charged with arson attacks on 67 cars in Berlin, police told CNN Monday.
An attorney general's opinion effectively halts a Texas state commission's investigation into allegations that flawed science led to a man's 2004 execution, according to a draft report released Friday.
A string of arson attacks has hit the German capital, with vandals burning dozens of cars this week, including an additional 11 overnight, authorities said Friday.
Two teenagers have been charged with arson in connection with a wildfire that prompted evacuations and forced the closure of a Nevada highway, authorities said Wednesday.
Police launched a criminal probe Wednesday into an arson attempt at a Moscow synagogue earlier this week, a police statement said.
A North Carolina woman who stirred national headlines when she accused three Duke University student-athletes of rape is now herself accused of murder, a county law enforcement official said Monday.
A highly anticipated state report reviewing the arson investigation that led to the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham offers no conclusions on whether the Texas man should have been put to death.
A man who police say was recently stabbed by the accuser in the 2006 Duke University lacrosse scandal has died, the Durham County, North Carolina, medical examiner's office confirmed Thursday.
The woman who accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape five years ago was arrested Sunday, suspected of stabbing her boyfriend, police said.
His testimony delayed for more than a year, an arson expert Friday sharply criticized the investigation that led to the 2004 execution of a man convicted of killing his three daughters in a house fire.
The mother of arson suspect Alexander Piggee discusses the suspicion that her son set a fire in a California mall.
An advocate for the family of Cameron Todd Willingham, executed six years ago after a fire killed three of his daughters, is sharply questioning the objectivity of the head of the Texas commission looking into whether the man was rightly convicted.
The ex-wife of a Texas convict executed in 2004 for the deaths of his three children reaffirmed her belief in his guilt Wednesday as his relatives sought to open a new inquiry into the case.
This is the story of two fathers who drank too much and fought with their wives but, their families say, loved their children more than anything in the world.
A Texas state board said Friday that arson investigators used flawed science but were not negligent in an investigation that led to a controversial 2004 execution.
A Texas state board is set Friday to revisit questions surrounding a controversial 2004 execution, with supporters of the man's family warning the panel is trying to bury its own critical review of the case.
A man is in custody on charges of felony arson after allegedly driving a car bomb into an Illinois bank Friday evening.
Two men have been arrested in California in connection with a string of brazen attacks in the past six months thought to be targeting law enforcement.
A 16th person has died from burns suffered in a Sunday night arson attack on a mass transit bus in El Salvador, authorities said Friday. Two other people were shot to death in a separate attack on another bus around the same time.
Shoe prints left behind at the scene of several church fires in east Texas, as well as surveillance tapes and witness accounts, led police to two men now charged in one blaze and suspected in a string of others, according to court documents.
Two men have been arrested in connection with a series of church fires in Texas.
Wearing red jail coveralls and grim expressions, two suspects who authorities believe are responsible for a string of church fires in east Texas appeared in court Monday.
Church congregations in east Texas are on high alert after 10 churches were set on fire. KTRK's Christine Dobbyn reports.
The two latest fires in a string of church blazes in east Texas have been ruled arson, bringing the total of deliberately-set fires to 10, authorities said Thursday.
Rousted out of bed by an early morning phone call, Kay Crosby stood in the rain and watched her church burn.
Investigators have charged a man with murder in the deaths of two people in one of nine fires that broke out within a 75-minute span recently in Massachusetts, authorities said Tuesday.
Local and state authorities in Northampton, Massachusetts, are investigating nine suspicious fires that have killed two people and left residents shaken, officials said Sunday.
A community is in shock after a series of suspicious fires left two dead. Affiliate WWLP reports.
Local and state authorities in Northampton, Massachusetts, are investigating a string of suspicious fires that killed two people and left residents shaken, officials said Sunday.
Investigators say a massive fire that has charred more than 147,000 acres in southern California was caused by arson.
Raymond Lee Oyler, a 38-year-old serial arsonist who lit a brush fire that killed five firefighters is sentenced to death.
A California man convicted of the 2006 arson murders of five U.S. Forest Service firefighters was sentenced to death Friday.
A firefighter in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, was arrested Monday in connection with two recent arson incidents, authorities said.
A California jury Wednesday recommended the death penalty after convicting a man on murder and arson charges in the deaths of five U.S. Forest Service firefighters who died in a 2006 blaze outside Los Angeles.
A man has been arrested in connection with a string of arsons in Coatesville, Pennsylvania.
Authorities have made a second arrest related to a series of arsons in the Coatesville, Pennsylvania, area, the Chester County Arson Task Force said late Thursday.
A fire on the back porch of a home in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, was the town's 18th arson fire of the year, authorities determined Wednesday morning.
Four more fires were deliberately set early Saturday in an area of eastern Pennsylvania plagued by arsons, authorities said.
The small city of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, has its 14th suspected arson this month alone. CNN's Josh Levs reports.
Federal agents are investigating another suspicious fire in a Pennsylvania town that has endured a string of arsons, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Residents looking for an end to a string of arson fires went to Coatesville City Hall on Monday demanding action.
Investigators probe the latest in a series of possible arson fires in southeastern Pennsylvania.
The fourteenth suspicious fire in a month's time hit a small community near Philadelphia before dawn Sunday.
Iran's Baha'i community -- a religious minority that has faced persecution in the Islamic republic -- is reporting a string of arson attacks targeting homes and vehicles.
An early morning fire that severely damaged the Texas governor's mansion in Austin may have been caused by arson, fire officials said Sunday.
Authorities said they are confident the probation violator with a lengthy criminal record they arrested will be charged in connection with wildfires that destroyed 22 homes.
German police said Friday they suspect arson caused an overnight fire at a house inhabited by three Turkish families in southern Germany.
CNN's John Zarrella reports on the Santiago fire investigation and arrests made in connection with other blazes.
Officials are searching for the driver of a white truck seen on Santiago Canyon Road on Sunday, near the time the Santiago fire started, Orange County authorities said Friday.
CNN's Anderson Cooper joins Doug Lannon of Cal Fire to learn how to determine the origin of a fire.
It was the second day of the massive 2002 Hayman wildfire that charred nearly 138,000 acres just outside Denver, Colorado, destroying more than 100 homes and sending 8,000 fleeing for safety.
One of the larger fires in Southern California was deliberately started by someone with apparent knowledge of arson, a fire official said Thursday.
A 10-year-old boy charged with arson and murder in the deaths of his mother and four others was released to the custody of his grandmother Monday in a case that has shocked and divided a small Ohio town.
With wildfires raging across the countryside, Greece's government says it has enlisted intelligence and counterterrorism agents to foil what it sees as a deliberate plan by arsonists to destroy Greek forests.
Firefighters had a wildfire burning around Los Angeles' famed Griffith Park 75 percent contained Wednesday afternoon, and full containment was expected by Thursday night, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said.
A man was charged with first-degree murder in a suspicious fire at an apartment complex that killed at least two people, authorities said Wednesday.
Former Zimbabwe Test batsman Mark Vermeulen has been charged with arson in Harare, local police have revealed.
A man arrested Tuesday in connection with a June wildfire is a "person of interest" in last week's wildfire in Southern California that killed five firefighters and ravaged more the 40,000 acres, authorities said.
Three people have been questioned in connection with the arson that investigators say sparked the deadly Esperanza wildfire that killed four firefighters
A raging wildfire near Palm Springs that has killed four firefighters and burned about 10,000 acres was deliberately set, said John Hawkins, of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention's Riverside County Fire Department.
Three college students facing federal charges in a string of Alabama church fires also face state charges, the state's attorney general said Wednesday.
A fire that burned a northwest Alabama church Saturday was determined to be arson and may be related to nine other church fires in the state, authorities said.
Investigators looking into the fires at nine Baptist churches in Alabama over the past week are hoping a handprint left on one church's front door may help catch a perpetrator.
Authorities are scrambling to find out who set churches on fire in rural Alabama. Nine fires appear to be linked: Investigators ruled five Baptist churchs near Birmingham found burning on Friday were deliberately set, and four Baptist church blazes on Tuesday were suspiciously similar to those.
The mother of Germaine Lindsay, the youngest of the July 7 London bombers, is expressing doubt about her son's involvement in the attacks that killed 52 commuters and injured hundreds.
Police have made three arrests over an attempted arson attack near the unoccupied family home of July 7 London bomber Germaine Lindsay in Northern Road, Aylesbury.
A suspect arrested Wednesday morning in connection with the D.C. serial arson investigation has confessed to at least 33 fires that had been linked to the probe, and to some others that had not been, a senior law enforcement official told CNN.
A security guard was arrested on arson charges Thursday in connection with the fires that destroyed 10 homes under construction in a Maryland subdivision outside Washington last week, authorities said.
Exiled Chechen rebel envoy Akhmed Zakayev has suffered an arson attack at his London home, the British Foreign Office has confirmed.
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