Chico State fraternity sentenced in tree-cutting episode

SACRAMENTO — For most fraternities, community service is a volunteer affair. But for the Chico State University chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha, the next several thousand will be mandatory. Related Articles Yosemite: Huge hunk of falling rock kills 1, injures 1 The Latest: Deadly rockfall at Yosemite was size of building Brower Center exhibit showcases legacy of conservationist and North Face cofounder Douglas Tompkins Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Craig Kellison sentenced the chapter to 9,800 hours of community service and a $4,000 fine after it pleaded guilty to cutting down and damaging trees in the Lassen National Forest, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The former chapter… Read More

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Jennifer Lawrence Reveals She was Made to Do a ‘Naked Line-Up’ & Told to Lose Weight Earlier in Her Career

Jennifer Lawrence opened up about the “humiliating” and “degrading” experience she had in the early days of her career. The 27-year-old spoke about her experience as a woman in the movie industry at Elle‘s Women in Hollywood event in Los Angeles on Monday night. The mother! actress, who was one of eight honorees at the event, explained that she was asked by producers to slim down drastically for one of her first roles. “When I was much younger and starting out, I was told by producers of a film to lose 15 pounds in two weeks,” she said, revealing another actress before her had already been fired for not losing… Read More

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Real Madrid vs. Tottenham: Harry Kane is the ‘complete player’, says Zinedine Zidane

Description Tottenham Hotspur and England striker Harry Kane Credits Ian Kington/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text Harry Kane Tottenham England Bernabeu boss praises Spurs striker ahead of tonight’s Champions League clash Preview Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – 8:04am Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has described Harry Kane as “the complete player” ahead of their Champions League clash against Tottenham tonight at the Bernabeu. See related Harry Kane is a £177m transfer target for Real Madrid Real to United: you can have Gareth Bale, but we want David De Gea The two clubs are unbeaten in Group H and although the reigning champions are favourites to take the home tie, Zidane knows that… Read More

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Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Tuesday 17 Oct 2017

Storm Ophelia to cause further disruption After causing three deaths in Ireland – and leaving 330,000 premises without power – Storm Ophelia is expected to bring disruption to the UK today. Gusts of up to 70mph are forecast, prompting the Met Office to issue a yellow warning for Northern Ireland, the north of England, central and southern Scotland and northwest Wales. Weinstein to argue he was sacked unlawfully Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein will argue the board of his own company acted unlawfully when it fired him in response to allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape. Weinstein has denied the allegations, after admitting he had caused pain to colleagues. He… Read More

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Reese Witherspoon Was Sexually Assaulted By a Director at 16: ‘I Wish I Could Tell You That was an Isolated Incident’

Reese Witherspoon has spoken out about sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood, revealing she was just 16 when it happened to her for the first – but not the last – time. The actress, 41, reflected on women’s experiences in the film industry in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein during her speech at the Elle Women in Hollywood event on Monday night. “This has been a really hard week for women in Hollywood, for women all over the world, and a lot of situations and a lot of industries are forced to remember and relive a lot of ugly truths,” the Oscar winner said at the… Read More

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10 things in tech you need to know today (AAPL, NFLX, FB)

Good morning! Here’s the technology news you need to know this Tuesday morning. 1. There’s a massive flaw in a security protocol which protects Wi-Fi, researchers have found. The flaw, which affects most Wi-Fi enabled devices, could allow hackers to thieve information like photos, credit card details, and more. 2. Facebook has acquired an app called tbh which lets teens create polls for themselves and their friends. The app has been downloaded by more than 5 million people. 3. SoftBank’s multi-billion dollar investment in Uber will be finalised next week, according to Uber board member Arianna Huffington. SoftBank is planning to buy a 14% to 20% stake through its $93… Read More

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North Korean official says diplomacy is off the table until it builds a missile that can hit the east coast of the US

North Korea is not interested in diplomacy until it develops a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of hitting the US East coast, a North Korean official said to CNN on Monday. Although the country was not forgoing diplomacy completely, the official said that North Korea was first interested in building an ICBM that is able to reach “all the way to the East coast of the mainland US,” CNN reported. “Before we can engage in diplomacy with the Trump administration, we want to send a clear message that [North Korea] has a reliable defensive and offensive capability to counter any aggression from the United States,” the official said, according… Read More

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Arsenal line up AC Milan striker Andre Silva to replace Alexis Sanchez

Description AC Milan’s Portuguese forward Andre Silva Credits Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images Alt Text Andre Silva AC Milan City’s Raheem Sterling didn’t think for ‘one minute’ about joining the Gunners One-Minute Read Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – 7:43am As Saturday’s shocking loss to Watford showed, Arsenal are in desperate need of new blood if they’re to avoid becoming mid-table nonentities, and according to the Daily Mirror they may be lining up an audacious bid for one of Europe’s hottest young strikers. See related Harry Kane is a £177m transfer target for Real Madrid Real to United: you can have Gareth Bale, but we want David De Gea The paper claims that… Read More

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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Company news, markets and financial talking points, available from 8am Monday to Friday One-fifth of UK jobs under threat from automation Automation will affect one in five jobs across the UK, according to a new study from a thinktank. Future Advocacy said the risk of jobs being becoming automated rose to almost 40% in shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s west London constituency of Hayes and Harlington. However, just 2% of people surveyed were very worried that they might be replaced by a machine, with a further 5% fairly worried. New house price data shows ‘stark divide’ House prices in 58% of wards in England and Wales are still lower in real… Read More

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Chris Hemsworth Kicks Back and Ditches His Shoes at a Fancy Australian Restaurant

Chris Hemsworth let loose while at an expensive restaurant in his native Australia on Monday night. The Thor: Ragnarok actor, 34, was photographed ditching his shoes while at dinner by his director Taika Waititi. The star was all dressed up in a suit as he enjoyed a post-premiere meal at Sydney eatery, Sake, one of the city’s top Japanese restaurants. “Signs of Ragnarok #666. Even in the $$$$ restaurants this OG keeps it rizzle. #Ragnarok @chrishemsworth #iKnewHeWasMaori,” Waititi wrote in the caption. The actor has been busy promoting his new Marvel film, which has taken him around the world — although his wife, actress Elsa Pataky, has been by his… Read More

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