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Time editor-in-chief Nancy Gibbs stepping down

Time magazine asks: “Is truth dead?” Time editor-in-chief Nancy Gibbs said Tuesday that she is stepping down, ending a 32-year-run at the magazine. She will remain there until the end of the year. “It’s time for another chapter,” Gibbs said in an announcement released by Time. Gibbs had for years before that been a fixture at the storied magazine. In the announcement on Tuesday, Time Inc. president Rich Battista and chief content officer Alan Murray toasted Gibbs’ long career there, which has been highlighted by interviews with five different U.S. ...

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Bungie Taking Destiny 2 Servers Down Today For Scheduled Maintenance

Destiny 2‘s servers will go offline today for four hours as part of scheduled maintenance. The process will begin at 7 AM PT/3 PM BST/12 AM AEST, when players will no longer be able to login to Destiny 2 or the first Destiny. Those that are already in the game will be removed an hour later at 8 AM PT/ 4 PM BST/ 1 AM AEST. The server maintenance is expected to end at 11 AM PT/7PM BST/4 AM AEST. The downtime comes ahead of the first wave of new ...

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Stephens takes down Keys to win US Open

5:59 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Sloane Stephens never looked shaken by the setting or the stakes in her first Grand Slam final. Her opponent, Madison Keys, most definitely did. Stephens dominated her close friend Keys 6-3, 6-0 on Saturday to win the US Open, capping a remarkably rapid rise after sitting out 11 months because of foot surgery. The 83rd-ranked Stephens joins Kim Clijsters as the only unseeded US Open women’s champions in the Open era, which dates to 1968. This was the first all-American women’s final ...

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Attorney who helped take down Gawker now targets sister blog Jezebel

Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker: A timeline Beverly Hills attorney Charles Harder helped wage Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel’s legal crusade against Gawker. Now Harder is going after a Gawker affiliate. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in New York Supreme Court, a life coach named Greg Scherick claims that a “false and defamatory article” published last year by Jezebel continues to bring him “substantial reputational and economic harm.” Jezebel, the female-focused blog that was previously a part of the Gawker Media network and that now partly comprises Gizmodo Media Group, published ...

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Hurricane Irma bears down on Turks and Caicos islands

Media playback is unsupported on your device The low-lying Turks and Caicos islands are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Irma, which has left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean. The British overseas territory is said to be at risk of a storm surge, with the possibility of destructive waves up to 6m (20ft) higher than usual. Irma is a category five hurricane, the highest possible level. Islands in its path have seen winds of about 180mph (285km/h). At least 10 people have died. The small island of Barbuda ...

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Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter to step down

Graydon Carter, the longtime editor of Vanity Fair and a giant of the New York City media scene, said Thursday that he intends to step down from his post at the magazine. The news, which was broken by the New York Times, signals an end to Carter’s 25-year run at Vanity Fair. Carter, 68, plans to resign in December. “I want to leave while the magazine is on top,” Carter told the Times. In a statement sent out by the magazine, Carter said, “I’ve loved every moment of my time ...

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Harvey shuts down major fuel pipeline supplying East Coast

Harvey brings ‘hell’ to Texas residents American energy supplies have suffered another blow from Tropical Storm Harvey. The Colonial Pipeline, which carries huge amounts of gasoline and other fuel between Houston and the East Coast, is shutting down after Harvey forced the closure of refineries and some of the pipeline’s own facilities. The pipeline has two main lines that together transport more than 100 million gallons of gasoline, heating oil and aviation fuel as far as the New York harbor each day. Its operator said the line that carries mainly ...

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Financial anxiety is bringing Millennials down

Money guide for Millennials Lots of folks worry about money from time to time. But there’s a difference between fretting over a larger-than-expected bill and spending a huge chunk of your waking hours stressing over finances. Yet the latter scenario seems to characterize a significant percentage of working Millennials. An estimated 28% of Millennials are experiencing so much financial anxiety, in fact, that it’s impacting their job performance on a consistent basis, according to a newly released Northwestern Mutual study. That’s more than twice the rate of the general population. ...

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China clamps down on buying spree in sports, movies and hotels

China’s richest man’s Hollywood ambitions Bad news for sports teams, movie studios and hotels hoping for a big injection of Chinese cash: Beijing is tightening the spigot. The government announced late Friday it’s limiting overseas investments by Chinese companies in a range of sectors that have benefited from a spending spree in recent years. They include real estate, hotels, entertainment and sports clubs. The move expands a government crackdown on money moving out of China, and follows pressure on some of the country’s biggest dealmakers. After a record year of ...

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Trump signs order to crack down on China trade practices

Trump and Xi speak about North Korea President Trump is getting tough on trade with China. Trump signed a memorandum Monday that directs U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to determine whether an investigation is needed into alleged unfair Chinese trade practices. The move represents the first step in a process that could allow Trump to impose tariffs on Chinese imports or other punishing trade actions. “This is just the beginning,” Trump said at the White House Monday. “We will defend our workers.” It’s Trump’s latest warning to China on trade, ...

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