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Gaethje Stops Johnson in 2nd Round of Spectacular UFC Debut

U.S. News

Earlier, strawweight contender Tecia Torres improved to 9-1 with her first career finish, choking out Juliana Lima in the second round of a short-notice fight. Former lightweight title contender Gray Maynard also earned just his third victory in 10 fights since 2010, dominating Japan's Teruto Ishihara with wrestling.

Ex-college instructor arrested in connection with 'arson-setting spree' near Dixie fire

Los Angeles Times

A former college instructor linked to a rash of arson fires has been arrested and charged with igniting a blaze on federal forest land, not far from the site of the massive Dixie fire in Northern California. Gary Stephen Maynard, 47, has been charged with willfully starting the Ranch fire, which sparked Aug. 7 in Lassen National Forest and burned about an acre, according to documents filed in federal court this week. Maynard is also suspected in at least six other fires that ignited in the Lassen and Shasta-Trinity National Forests in the last month. "It appeared that Maynard was in the midst of an arson-setting spree," the documents say. The Dixie fire, now the second-largest blaze in state history, has burned more than 463,000 acres and destroyed more than 400 buildings.

Joyce Maynard's Second Chances

The New Yorker

Joyce Maynard did not fit in at Yale the first time around. When she arrived on campus as a freshman, in 1971, she was a lonely, aloof eighteen-year-old. She would wake at sunrise to compose letters to her parents about campus life, as though, she'd later recall, she were "Margaret Mead observing the behaviors of some South Sea island tribe." When she could not find a "safe place to sit" in the dining hall, she'd smuggle small meals into her dormitory. On many weekends, she stood by the side of I-91 to hitchhike home to New Hampshire.

Ex-professor charged with starting four California wildfires

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on A former college professor was indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday for allegedly starting four wildfires in Northern California earlier this year that threatened to trap firefighters as they battled a massive fire nearby, federal prosecutors said. Gary Stephen Maynard, 47, faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count of arson to federal property, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California said in a statement. According to court documents, Maynard's alleged arson spree included blazes he started in July and August behind crews fighting the Dixie Fire, which became the second biggest wildfire in California history, scorching more than 1,500 square miles and destroying more than 1,000 structures.

Ex-professor accused of arson 'spree' near California's Dixie Fire

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on A former professor specializing in cults has been arrested after he went on an "arson-setting spree" in a forest near California's record-setting Dixie Fire, authorities said. Gary Stephen Maynard, 47, who previously taught at Santa Clara University and Sonoma State University, was charged with intentionally setting the Ranch Fire in Lassen County, the Sacramento Bee reported. "Over the course of the last several weeks, Maynard has set a series of fires in the vicinity of the Lassen National Forest and Shasta Trinity National Forest," Assistant US Attorney Michael Anderson wrote in a detention memo, the newspaper reported.