Thai Red Shirt chiefs ordered to pay for 2010 arson damage

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's Supreme Court has ordered three leaders of the Red Shirt political movement to pay 21 million baht ($691,000) compensation to business owners whose commercial buildings were ...

AP analysis: Wide gaps in legal protection of LGBT workers

Rumors started circulating around the fire station in Byron, Georgia, within a year after the medical treatments began. The fire chief's once-crewcut hair was growing longer, and other physical change...

AP analysis: Wide gaps in legal protection of LGBT workers

Rumors started circulating around the fire station in Byron, Georgia, within a year after the medical treatments began. The fire chief's once-crewcut hair was growing longer, and other physical change...

Fire department: Los Angeles blaze began beneath power lines

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A destructive fire that broke out on the edge of Los Angeles began beneath a high-voltage transmission tower owned by Southern California Edison, fire officials said Monday. ...

The Latest: Fire department: LA blaze began under power line

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on wildfires that hit Southern California (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Fire officials say a destructive fire that broke out on the edg...

Authorities: 3 deaths tied to Southern California wildfires

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters aided by diminishing winds were taming a wildfire Saturday that damaged or destroyed more than 30 structures along Los Angeles' northern edge and sent a blanket of smok...

Hong Kong suspends trains, again rallies after 'dark day'

HONG KONG (AP) — All subway and train services were suspended, lines formed at the cash machines of shuttered banks, and shops were closed as Hong Kong dusted itself off and then started marchin...

Hong Kong suspends trains, appeals to public after rioting

HONG KONG (AP) — All subway and trains services are closed in Hong Kong after another night of rampaging violence that a new ban on face masks failed to quell. After widespread overn...

California arson suspect also faced arson charge in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man suspected of setting more than a dozen wildfires after traveling to Northern California to attend his 50th high school reunion already faced a felony arson charge in his ...

Amid logjam, Haiti asks: Will president or protesters yield?

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The operation dubbed "Find Jovenel Moïse" organized by opposition leaders demanding the resignation of Haiti's president ended abruptly when he appeared at the National Pa...

Thousands march in Hong Kong on Communist Party anniversary

Thousands of black-clad pro-democracy protesters defied a police ban and marched in central Hong Kong on Tuesday, urging China’s Communist Party to “return power to the people” as th...

Hong Kong police say student arrests at protests increase

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police say students accounted for 29% of nearly 1,600 people detained in anti-government protests since June are urging youths to take the "straight and narrow path" as more...

Indiana boy, 15, sentenced in uncle's death after house fire

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A 15-year-old Indiana boy has been sentenced to 17½ years in prison after pleading guilty in a house fire that resulted in his uncle's death. Adam T. Hersker ...

Gangs in Brazil react to prison plans with arson attacks

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Authorities in a northeastern state in Brazil say 25 people have been arrested after alleged gang members set fire to vehicles and buildings. Security officials...

Homeless American English teacher allegedly sets fire to bar in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A homeless American English teacher allegedly set fire to a bar in a campground in southern Taiwan on Friday (Sept. 20) and was arrested today (Sept. 23) for driving a motorcyc...