Teen must pay nearly $37M for starting Oregon wildfire, judge rules

The Eagle Creek wildfire burned 75 square miles in September 2017.  (Genna Martin/seattlepi.com via AP, File) An Oregon judge ruled Monday that a 15-year-old Washington state boy must pay nearly $37 million for starting a major wildfire in the scenic… Continue Reading

Hawaii volcano stokes fears of West Coast eruptions

Multiple fissures emitting minor lava spatter opened Saturday on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, heightening fears of an impending major eruption and prompting a warning by the US Geological Survey of more disaster to come. The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in… Continue Reading

University of Portland tennis player removed from team after ‘misogynistic’ speech at banquet

A University of Portland tennis player was booted from the team after his speech at a student-athlete banquet.  (Reuters) A University of Portland tennis player was reportedly kicked off the team Tuesday after giving a misogynistic speech at a year-end… Continue Reading

Most border-state governors back Trump’s National Guard plan

Governors of several states have voiced support for President Donald Trump’s decision Wednesday to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, paving the way for the White House to implement its latest anti-illegal immigration policy. The Republican governors of… Continue Reading

Surveillance video seen as possible clue to Hart family’s route before California cliff crash

A surveillance video believed to show one of the Hart mothers is being reviewed as a possible clue in deciphering the route the eight family members took — and in the search of the three children who were reported missing… Continue Reading

Death plunge vehicle’s speedometer ‘pinned’ at 90 mph, authorities say

The Hart family of Woodland, Wash., are seen in Vancouver, Wash., March 20, 2016.  (Associated Press) The speedometer of a Washington state family’s SUV was “pinned” at 90 mph when the vehicle was found Monday afternoon, crushed along the rocks… Continue Reading