Playboy Magazine’s Hugh Hefner Dies at 91

Hugh Hefner, founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine, died of natural causes at 91. The adult entertainment media mogul was considered a champion of sexual freedom by some, while others criticized him for chauvinism. Read the story from NPR.

Sneak Peek: PC Magazine’s October Cover Story

Pokemon Go brought playful augmented reality (AR) to the masses, but now AR promises to transform the workplace as big tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Apple are investing heavily in the technology. Read this exclusive sneak peek from PC Magazine. 

Twitter Doubles Tweet Length

The maximum character count for tweets is increasing from 140 characters to 280 for a small group of test users, according to Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. Read the story from NPR.

» MORE: 7 Questions About Twitter's Doubled Character Limit

Trump Unveils Tax Plan

President Trump proposed an ambitious plan to overhaul the tax system on Wednesday. The president wants to simplify the tax code, cut corporate rates, and implement a surcharge for the very wealthy. Read the story from The AP.

» AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s tax plan is what you make of it

Trump Waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico

In order to deliver much-needed relief supplies to the hurricane-ravaged island, President Trump waived a federal law restricting foreign ships from transporting cargo between U.S. ports on Thursday. Read the story from The AP.


Saudi Arabia Will Allow Women to Drive

King Salman issued a royal decree this week that will grant women the right to obtain a driver’s license without needing permission from a male legal guardian. Read the story from The Guardian.