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  • Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires

    Hours after a man was charged with arson that allegedly caused the sprawling King fire east of Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed into law tougher penalties for those who cause major fires.
  • Massive King fire sets off even louder alarms in California

    In a summer of destructive blazes across Central and Northern California, the King fire — burning out of control in the forest east of Sacramento — has officials particularly alarmed. The fire exploded in a matter of hours into the second-...

    Man arrested on suspicion of arson in out-of-control King fire

    A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of deliberately starting the huge King fire in Northern California, which exploded in size overnight and now threatens thousands of homes, authorities confirmed Thursday. Wayne Huntsman was booked...

    Man charged with arson in Northern California wildfire

    (Reuters) - Authorities in Northern California have charged a man with arson in the so-called King Fire, the largest and most dangerous of nearly a dozen major wildfires raging across the state, court documents showed on Thursday. In a criminal complaint...

    Pennsylvania man accused of beating, burning woman

    (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania man allegedly beat a woman for days with his fists and a belt before pouring lighter fluid on her and setting her on fire, police said on Monday. The 43-year-old woman, whose name has not been released by police, told them on...