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New YorkNEW YORK - A fire that tore through a Brooklyn building that housed mostly Guatemalan immigrants and killed at least five people yesterday may have been intentionally set, a fire official said. The early morning blaze is being investigated as a possible case of arson. Four people in the building were injured, including an infant and a child who were tossed out the window by a woman frantically trying to save them. The infant was in critical condition with a fractured skull after bystanders below failed to catch him, officials and witnesses said.
Woman accused in killing of teacherSALT LAKE CITY - A 70-year-old woman shot and killed her former daughter-in-law in the parking lot of the preschool where the young teacher worked, Utah police said yesterday. Mary Nance Hanson is accused of firing multiple shots into the car of Tetyana Nikitina, 34, as she prepared to leave Friday from a Head Start school. Nikitina, a single mother of two, was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Miss Virginia wins Miss America titleLAS VEGAS - Miss Virginia, Caressa Cameron, won the 2010 Miss America title last night after strutting in a yellow dress, belting Beyonce’s “Listen’’ from “Dreamgirls,’’ and telling children they should get outside more often. Cameron, a 22-year-old from Fredericksburg, Va., won a $50,000 scholarship and the crown in Las Vegas after a pageant that started with 53 contestants. Cameron is a broadcast journalism student at Virginia Commonwealth University, and wants to become an anchor. Miss California, Kristy Cavinder, was the first runner-up.
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