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- Motown Exec Esther Gordy Edwards Dies at 92
Esther Gordy Edwards, who helped build Motown Records alongside her brother Berry Gordy Jr. and led efforts to turn its original Detroit headquarters into a museum, has died. She was 91.
Edwards died Wednesday surrounded by family and friends in Detroit, the Motown Historical Museum said in a statement.
- Hurricane Irene Gains Strength
A monstrous Hurricane Irene tightened its aim on the Eastern Seaboard on Thursday, threatening 65 million people along a shore-hugging path from North Carolina to England. One of the nation’s top experts called it his “nightmare” scenario.
- Slave Descendants Thrown Out of Cherokee Nation
The Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation has upheld a 2007 tribal decision to kick thousands of descendants of black slaves out of the tribe.
- Steve Jobs Steps Down as CEO of Apple
The announcement Wednesday evening that Steve Jobs would be stepping down as CEO of Apple is certain to define an era in the company’s history, namely: Steve/After Steve. It is not the first time Jobs has left the company—he exited in 1985 before returning in 1997, and has been on medical leave since January of this year—but given Jobs’ ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer, this latest move has a certain finality to it.