A New Jersey father who admitted tossing lit matches in an apartment that sparked a fire which killed his infant son and damaged dozens of buildings is now headed to prison.
The Latest on a car being intentionally crashed into a Connecticut emergency room (all times local): 2 p.m.
A Vermont firefighter is charged with lighting his children's hands on fire in what he told police was an attempt to teach them about poor decision-making.
Authorities say police officers investigating drug activity in Mississippi exchanged gun fire with an armed man, injuring him.
A woman living alone in a home awarded to her husband in a divorce started a fire in the living room that quickly spread to 19 other houses, causing more than $1 million in damage, according to reports Tuesday.
The Latest on a wildfire burning in central California (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Officials say they've made some gains against a wind-driven wildfire in rural central California that's threatening hundreds of buildings.
A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California forced mandatory evacuations and threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, after it tripled in size overnight, officials said.
A teenager who started a massive wildfire in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge last fall by tossing a lit firecracker into the woods pleaded guilty Friday in a deal that spares him time in custody.
A man has been charged with setting up a methamphetamine lab in an Atlantic City, New Jersey, casino hotel room that caught fire, causing four floors to be evacuated.
A man accused of crashing a stolen vehicle while fleeing police on Long Island, leaving five people dead, has been arrested.
The Latest on a Detroit shooting and standoff that left three women dead, three officers wounded and the gunman dead (all times local): 2:56 p.m. Detroit police have identified the gunman suspected of killing three women and wounding three officers.
A man who lived in an upper Manhattan building where a raging fire destroyed the top two floors last year has been arrested on charges of setting the fire.
None of the bison in Custer State Park and Bear Butte State Park were killed outright by winter wildfires, but some may have to be euthanized because of burns or other injuries.
The Latest on the discovery of human remains found after a fire in Los Angeles (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Police say a homeless California man killed his wife, dismembered her body and carried it aboard a train in a suitcase before lighting her remains on fire in a parking lot.
A 24-year-old man who pleaded guilty to reckless driving in connection with a freeway crash that killed a fire chief in southern Michigan has been sentenced to 3½ to 15 years in prison.
The Latest on the killing of a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student in California (all times local): 3:10 p.m.
A paramedic testified that he is haunted by the deaths of 12 patients who died of heat exposure at a Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning to a power outage during Hurricane Irma.
Insurance claims from last year's deadly California wildfires have reached $11.8 billion, the most expensive series of wildfires in state history.
A fourth body was found Tuesday night in the charred remains of a Cleveland house where three bodies were found hours earlier.
An insurance company is asking a federal judge to force a Vermont man to discuss what happened to a missing gun that matches the caliber used to kill his grandfather.
Nellis Air Force Base says there were no serious injuries when an aircraft had to abort its takeoff and caught fire at the installation in Nevada.
A man has been shot dead and two state troopers have been wounded following a standoff in Maryland.
The Latest on a standoff that ended with a suspect dead and two officers wounded (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Maryland State Police say a standoff that ended this morning with a suspect dead and two troopers wounded began with a domestic violence call just before midnight.
A burned mountain lion cub rescued from the largest recorded California wildfire will not be released into the wild and will instead live out its life at a wildlife-rescue center, state officials said Thursday.
Authorities say a Walmart in suburban Cincinnati was evacuated after someone set multiple fires inside the store, including a flaming pile of pants and other clothing.
An Ohio man convicted of setting a house fire that killed a woman and eight children at a birthday sleepover has asked a judge to throw out his conviction.
Police in Oklahoma say a 72-year-old woman was fatally shot after she fired a high-powered pellet gun at officers during a drug raid.
The parents of a University of Pennsylvania student found stabbed and buried in a California park say they're not focused on potential motives for the killing or any suggestions their son was attacked because he was gay.
The Latest on family members found shackled in a California home (all times local): 4:25 a.m.
The Latest on the killing of a University of Pennsylvania student in California (all times local): 8:44 a.m.
The suspect being tried in the slayings of two Northern California sheriff's deputies called one slain officer's partner a "coward" and repeatedly and profanely interrupted the start of his murder trial Tuesday.
A Georgia firefighter is being hailed as a hero after dramatic video earlier this month captured him catching a child being thrown from a burning apartment.
At least one woman was killed after a casino shuttle boat with more than 50 passengers aboard went up in flames Sunday afternoon in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida, a hospital said Monday.
A casino boat went up in flames Sunday afternoon in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida, with 50 passengers on board -- and more than a dozen were rushed to the hospital, according to reports.
Casino goers were dealt an unlucky hand on Sunday when a casino boat in Florida caught fire in the Gulf.
The largest wildfire on record in California was declared contained on Friday, days after mud on the coastal mountain slopes it scorched crashed down on homes during a storm, killing at least 18 people.
A suspect has been arrested in the death of a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found this week at a Southern California park.
A state firefighter who died battling the largest wildfire recorded in California's modern history was putting out a spot fire when he found himself trapped by the flames being fanned by gusty winds, fire officials said.
Residents of the area hit the hardest by the deadly flash floods in Southern California didn't heed a voluntary evacuation.
Just weeks after returning to homes threatened by one of the worst wildfires in California history, hundreds of residents of Montecito, an upscale enclave of the wealthy and famous, found themselves in another life-or-death situation.