The sentencing in a 2012 arson case in Oregon led to a protest by Ammon Bundy and dozens of others who complained about alleged federal overreach.
Seven Southern black churches burned in the past week, and at least four -- possibly six -- were victims of arson.
Since May, four main houses in Tyree Guyton's internationally known Heidelberg Project have been leveled by arson fires. In many ways, the showdown between the artist and the arsonist says more about Detroit than does the city's recent bankruptcy filing.
One inmate's reported death wish led to the immolation of more than 300 people at a Honduran prison after the apparent instigator set fire to his mattress on Wednesday in the town of Comayagua, where some 356 others were still missing after the blaze, according to The Associated Press.
From the L Times: "In what appears to be the latest symptom of the nation's mortgage meltdown and credit crisis, insurers, law enforcement officials and state agencies nationwide report a jump in home and automobile fires in the last year believed to have been set by owners unable to pay their debts".