“Playboy” Magazine Is Getting Rid of Nudity

Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Playboy(NEW YORK) — Playboy is covering up.

Starting next year, the magazine will no longer feature nudity, Playboy Enterprises, Inc. announced.

The magazine, established by Hugh Hefner, has featured sexy centerfolds and unclothed celebrities since its 1953 debut, serving as a key driver of the sexual revolution. The groundbreaking magazine has shown women unclothed and unashamed, some unknown, some famous, some looking to be famous once more.

The centerfold images have been surrounded with news-making interviews and high-end journalism, along with the pleasure principles of Hefner’s “Playboy philosophy.”

“The political and sexual climate of 1953, the year Hugh Hefner introduced Playboy to the world, bears almost no resemblance to today,” Playboy Enterprises CEO Scott Flanders said in a news release announcing the change. “We are more free to express ourselves politically, sexually and culturally today, and that’s in large part thanks to Hef’s heroic mission to expand those freedoms. We will stay true to those core values with this new vision of Playboy’s future. Once our readers see all of the innovative changes we’re making to the magazine, we’re confident they will love the end product when it debuts next year.”

Digital and cultural shifts have eroded the magazine’s readership, from a high of 5.6 million 40 years ago, to 800,000 today. But the company’s brand and marketing presence remain strong.

The shift, which goes into effect with the March 2016 issue, follows the 2014 re-launch of as a safe-for-work site.

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'Behind the Seams' at Bridal Fashion Week

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Bridal Fashion Week is heating up and each year it gets bigger and glitzier. This year is no exception, largely due to an exponential growth of interest in bridal gowns and bridal couture.

21st Century Brides is committing two, or even three gowns, for their big day. Kleinfeld Bridal has long been synonymous with bridal fashion and it is almost always a stop on the gown hunt for any discerning bride-to-be.

Home to the world’s top designer gowns, Kleinfeld gained most of its notoriety as the original home of Say Yes to the Dress on TLC. It is only fitting that this lux Manhattan store is the host of Bridal Fashion Week.

One of its top designers, Pnina Tornai, has exclusively sold her top of the line gowns at Kleinfeld for over 10 years.

We join the Israeli designer for her 10-year anniversary show, which will embrace all of the glamour and extravagance that brides have come to expect. Tornai famously designed ABC News' very own Ginger Zee's gorgeous wedding gown when she walked down the aisle in June 2013.

We joined the designer in the frantic minutes prior to her runway show to absorb all of the last-minute prep work and dozens of adjustments to tulle, lace, and satin before the statuesque models take center stage.

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French Police Arrest Suspects Involved in Air France Violent Protest

KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images(PARIS) -- Arrests have been made after a union dispute left two Air France executives without their shirts.

French police arrested six men on Monday who are accused of tearing off the clothes of two Air France executives a week ago, reported the Wall Street Journal.

On Oct. 5, the workers accosted Air France Human Resources Chief Xavier Broseta and Pierre Plissonnier, head of long-haul flights, after a violent protest erupted during a meeting, forcing the two to flee an angry mob and hop over security fences.

The incident came after an announcement from Air France that said the airline would layoff 2,900 jobs and a number of long-haul flights after pilots had reportedly refused to work longer hours.

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Wall Street Markets Up, Adding to Last Week's Gains

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street edges higher for the beginning of the week and Dell has plans for a massive technology takeover.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 47.37 on Monday, finishing the session at 17131.86.

The Nasdaq ended at 4838.64, up 8.17 from its open, while the S&P 500 gained 2.57 to close at 2017.46.

Dell is taking over data storage company EMC in a deal that's costing about $67 billion. EMC shareholders will receive $24.05 per share in cash, according to a statement, as well as shares of a tracking stock linked to VMware.

"Since becoming a private company, Dell has had the flexibility and agility to focus completely on customers and invest for long-term results," said the statement from Dell. "The transaction will unite Dell’s strength with small business and mid-market customers with EMC’s strength with large enterprises to fuel profitable growth and generate significant cash flows."

Ford Motor Co. has announced its spending $1.8 billion to create technologies that could potentially attract Chinese consumers, despite China's slowing economy. Some of the innovations involve autonomous driving and more "smart" functions where drivers can control car systems through their smartphones.

Low gas prices and dragging inflation are leaving Social Security recipients, disabled veterans, and federal retirees with no cost of living increase next year. The average monthly payment for Social Security is now at $1,224 with almost 60 million receiving benefits.

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How to Shop for the Best Vintage Finds Like a Flea Market Expert

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Another man’s trash could be your next flea market treasure.

While they can be overwhelming to some, flea markets are a mecca of vintage finds for Susan Feldman and Kathryn Ireland.

Feldman, the co-founder of One Kings Lane, an online marketplace which sells both designer and vintage items for furnishing homes, and Ireland, a interior designer to the stars, often visit flea markets on the hunt for the best hidden gems.

“I think the thing that is great about vintage -- and you can have so much fun here -- is that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune,” Feldman told ABC News’ Nightline. “What makes it great is you can pick up things and mix it with the new things and your space takes on a completely different vibe by adding in those older elements.”

“It’s your own self-expression. There’s no right and wrong,” Ireland told Nightline.

ABC News’ Nightline spent a day with Feldman and Ireland at the Rose Bowl Flea Market in Pasadena, California, where they shared their tips for what flea market finds to shop for.

1. Look out for vintage books.

Feldman and Ireland say vintage books make great gifts.

“I think a vintage book is the greatest present, especially if it’s a topic that someone’s interested in,” said Feldman.

“And the great thing is they’re not breakable if you have to ship presents,” Ireland said.

2. Give new life to old furniture.

Don’t be deterred by a ratty-looking chair, especially if it’s a good price.

“You can get a great chair … in fine fabric and have it reupholstered,” Feldman said.

If they have good bones, old chairs can be stripped down and aged.

“It’s a great away to get a really good frame and then pick your fabric,” said Feldman.

3. Use a vintage bottle as a flower vase.

Ireland said vintage bottles from flea markets are an inexpensive and inventive way to decorate with flowers.

“I think it’s a very great way to do flowers because you can literally put one stem in each. You don’t have to put tons,” Ireland said. “And it’s great decorating.”

Ireland has even used vintage bottles at weddings she’s decorated.

“Putting three stems of a flower in a vase costs a lot less than huge floral arraignments, but you still get the same [effect],” Ireland said.

4. Find décor in the unexpected.

For Ireland and Feldman, finding items at the flea market is half the fun.

“I think the fun part is what you do with things you find,” Ireland said. “In decorating, it is all those little accent pieces that make a room. I mean it’s the bigger pieces you know everyone has got an opinion on. The little fillers, I think, give a room character.”

Ireland has used sports memorabilia purchased at flea markets to decorate her sons’ rooms. And Feldman also hangs different vintage items on walls as decoration.

“Old tennis rackets and things like that … and flags are always great. And typewriters are always great for decorations, for a book case,” said Feldman.

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Olive Garden Apologizes to Cop After He Was Refused Service

Olive Garden(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Olive Garden has apologized to a Kansas City police officer who was turned away from the restaurant for being armed.Officer Michael Holsworth went to an Independence, Mo., Olive Garden to celebrate his birthday with his family on Sunday but was asked to leave by a hostess.

“As I was sitting there waiting, one of the employees told me ‘Sir, we don't allow guns in here,’” Holsworth, who was in full uniform and on duty, wrote on his Facebook page.

He initially thought the employee was joking but left when she told him she was serious.

“Now I never in my wildest thoughts would of thought this would happen in the Kansas City area,” Holsworth wrote on Facebook.

“What happened with Officer Holsworth was unacceptable and completely inconsistent with how we treat members of law enforcement,” Olive Garden spokesperson Rich Jeffers told ABC News on Monday. “Police officers are always welcome at Olive Garden. They serve our communities and we love serving them.”

Jeffers expressed his “shock” over what happened, saying that it was “not company policy,” and added that for the past 14 years Olive Garden has been delivering hot meals across the country to police stations, fire stations and hospitals on Labor Day to show their appreciation for first responders.

He continued: “Take the police part out, the fact that a guest was not made to feel welcome in one of our restaurants is completely counter to the values of Olive Garden.”

Officer Michael Holsworth could not be reached for comment.

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Southwest Airlines Back Up After Nationwide Glitch

icholakov/iStock Editorial/ThinkStock(CHICAGO) -- Southwest Airlines says the technical problem that delayed hundreds of flights on Sunday has been solved.

Asked what caused the issues and whether they could have been the result of a hack, Southwest said there was no evidence to support a security breach.

"The technical issue was isolated to a software application which failed and was able to be restored. It took our technology team several hours to test and isolate the specific application that was causing the Customer Service issues. There is nothing to indicate the technical issues were a result of any security or data breach," said Southwest spokesperson Lisa Tiller.

A nationwide technical glitch caused Southwest Airlines to have to manually process customers due to problems on its website, app and in reservation systems around the country.

As of 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, 450 flights were delayed out of approximately 3600 flights scheduled to operate.

“It’s never too early to say thank you and to extend our apologies and we want to share those sentiments both with our hard-working Employees and our loyal and understanding Customers, whom we hope to welcome back for a better experience soon,” Southwest said in a statement.

Though Southwest's systems are running again, the airline is still urging passengers to arrive two hours before their scheduled departure.

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Acer's New Windows 10 Devices: What You Need to Know

SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Computer maker Acer unveiled new Microsoft 10 devices Monday at its Windows 10 press event in Taipei, including the Aspire R 14, a convertible notebook, and the Aspire Z3-700, a portable PC with five hours of built-in battery life.

"We worked closely with Acer to help ensure their devices would make the most of Windows 10," Terry Myerson, executive vice president of devices at Microsoft, said at the event.

The latest offerings from Acer offer users a premium experience at a budget price, while still harnessing the power of Windows 10.

Here's a look at what you need to know.

Aspire R 14

Sticking with the industry trend of two-in-one devices, the Aspire R 14 is a laptop with a display that can fold over without gaps, turning it into a tablet. For an 18.5 mm thin device, it packs tremendous power with 6th generation Intel Core processors, along with 8 GB of RAM.

The device is also equipped with MU-MIMO wireless technology, letting users download videos and pictures at super fast speeds.

The Aspire R 14, which will start at $699, will be available in the United States later this month.

Aspire Z3-700

This all-in-one PC has a 17.3-inch screen and offers portability for moving around the house. The computer has a built-in battery that will last up to five hours, which is good for watching movies at home, but the short-battery life makes it less convenient for road trips. It will be available in Europe, the Middle East and African markets by the end of the year for around $681.

What Makes Windows 10 Different

Ten weeks after the software update, Microsoft said more than 110 million people have upgraded to Microsoft 10. The refresh includes Cortana integration, letting users talk to their computers to pull up files or search for information. Another standout feature is Continuum, which lets Windows 10 users seamlessly move between their PC and their smartphone.

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Dell Buying Data Storage Company EMC

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Dell will buy data storage company EMC for a whopping $67 billion dollars.

A decreasing demand for PCs has forced computer giant Dell to expand into other areas, in particular, data storage.

According to BBC News, EMC shareholders will get $33.15 per share, of which $24.05 will be cash.

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Olive Garden Allegedly Refuses to Serve Police Officer for Carrying Weapon

iStock/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- An Olive Garden in Kansas City reportedly turned away a police officer because he was carrying a gun.

According to ABC News affiliate KMBC-TV, Officer Michael Holsworth was dressed in a full police uniform for a birthday lunch with his family when an employee reportedly told him no guns were allowed inside the restaurant.

Holsworth said wearing a full police uniform requires him to carry a weapon.

“I had hoped to simply enjoy an uninterrupted birthday meal with my family. I never believed I would be asked to leave a public restaurant because I was in full police uniform which requires me to carry my duty weapon,” Holsworth said, according to KMBC-TV.

Holsworth told his version of the story on Facebook. The post was shared over 4,000 times as of Sunday night.

The restaurant was investigating what happened but said the incident was “highly inconsistent” with how they normally do business, according to KMBC-TV.

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