WEATHER: East Coast prepares for Hurricane Irene
Pictured above, a man walks where a wave sprays the street as the outer bands of Hurricane Irene affect Baracoa, Cuba. The hurricane is expected to reach the United States Friday and could pummel the East Coast.
TECH: Goodbye, Steve Jobs
The Apple giant announced Wednesday that he is stepping down from his role as CEO. According to Michael Rosenwald, Steve Jobs “almost single-handedly changed the way people around the world consume music, the Internet and even TV.” Read about his departure, and what it means for Apple, here.
MEDIA: A changing of the guards as two media critics change jobs
Two hugely influential media critics announced job changes on Wednesday. Jack Shafer, a media critic for The Post’s sister site Slate, announced he had been laid off from his job as editor at large due to a need to economize at the online site. While Jim Romenesko, one of the forefathers of news aggregation, announced he would retire from his media blog at the Poynter Institute and start a more general interest site.
CRIME: Self-described ‘Jewish Indiana Jones’ is charged with fraud
A rabbi who claimed he roamed the world saving torahs that survived the Holocaust was indicted on two counts of mail and wire fraud. Menachem Youlus, 50, surrendered to police Wednesday morning. An article in the Washington Post magazine raised doubts about his claims, spurring an investigation.