Eagle Creek wildfire: Oregon judge orders boy to pay $36m

A judge has ordered a teenager to pay more than $ 36m (£27m) after he admitted starting a huge forest fire that raged for months in the US state of Oregon. Hood River County Judge John Olson ruled the boy must also write apology notes to 152 people who were trapped on hiking trails by the conflagration. The Eagle Creek fire burned for nearly More...

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By SLPundit On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
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Harvard Prof 'Very Sorry' for 'Shoot to Kill' Remark About Trump

A top Harvard Law professor said Tuesday that Democrat lawmakers risk being "the boy who cried wolf" with their cries for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, adding they must "shoot to kill" More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
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New York Stock Exchange appoints first female leader

The New York Stock Exchange has appointed its first female leader more than two centuries after it was established. Stacey Cunningham will be elevated to the leadership role from her current position of chief More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
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Andrea Horwath’s Big Orange Bus is picking up speed: Politics Insider newsletter preview

Welcome to a sneak peek of the Maclean’s Politics Insider newsletter. Sign-up at the bottom of the page to get it delivered straight to your inbox.  The orange wave seems to be sweeping More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
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Trump and South Korea's Moon hold talks on Kim summit

US President Donald Trump and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in are due to hold talks in Washington, amid uncertainty over a planned US-North Korea summit. Last week the North said it may cancel the summit if the More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
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Karen Bradley urged to restart Stormont talks

MPs have urged Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley to “redouble” her efforts to restart talks aimed at restoring devolution. The call was made by Westminster’s Northern Ireland Affairs More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018
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Why Spanish speakers in US are getting into trouble

Two high-profile incidents of Spanish speakers being challenged for not using English have raised familiar arguments over language and immigration in America. Ana Suda and Mimi Hernandez were queuing inside a More...

By SLPundit On Monday, May 21st, 2018
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Speaker John Bercow admits muttering word 'stupid'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Commons Speaker John Bercow has said he “respects all his colleagues” after admitting using the word “stupid” during Commons More...

By SLPundit On Monday, May 21st, 2018
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Ken Livingstone to quit Labour amid anti-Semitism row

Media playback is unsupported on your device Ken Livingstone has said he is resigning from the Labour Party. The ex-London mayor has been suspended since 2016 in a row over allegations of anti-Semitism More...

By SLPundit On Monday, May 21st, 2018
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North Korea summit: Pence warns Kim Jong-un not to 'play Trump'

US Vice President Mike Pence has warned North Korea’s Kim Jong-un not to “play” President Donald Trump if they meet next month. “It would be a great mistake for Kim Jong-un to think he More...