May 17, 2014

Arson may be behind surge of California fires

A 57-year-old man was charged with arson in one of at least 10 wildfires that erupted in California last week, and investigators are working to determine whether other blazes in the unusually early and intense outbreak were ignited by something as ordinary as sparks ...

Dec 2, 2013

Diplomat tied to fire at embassy in Congo

A diplomat who worked at the Japanese Embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo was arrested Monday on suspicion of setting a fire at the mission in June, police said. Tokyo police nabbed Shinya Yamada, 30, third secretary at the embassy in Kinshasa, who ...

Same blunt object believed used in Yamaguchi mass slaying

Jul 25, 2013

Same blunt object believed used in Yamaguchi mass slaying

Police said Thursday they believe the same blunt object was used to bludgeon to death five people in their homes Sunday and Monday in the mountain hamlet of Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture. Victims Makoto Sadamori, 71, and his wife, Kiyoko, 72, were found Sunday night ...

Jul 12, 2013

Hyogo man sets fire to City Hall over tax dispute

A 63-year-old man angry over a tax dispute used Molotov cocktails to set fire to City Hall in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, on Friday morning, injuring at least five people, police and firefighters said. Shoji Takahashi, who was arrested at the scene, allegedly told investigators, ...