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UNC-Chapel Hill to rename dormitory, student affairs office

May. 12, 2022 09:43 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The flagship school of North Carolina's university system is renaming a residence hall and a student affairs office long named for people tied to white supremacy. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will dedicate the Hortense McClinton Residence...

Kicker's lawsuit could shed light on Meyer's time with Jags

May. 11, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Placekicker Josh Lambo's lawsuit against the Jacksonville Jaguars could uncover more details about former coach Urban Meyer's tumultuous NFL tenure. Lambo's attorney is seeking a host of records pertaining to Meyer's time with the team, including “any...

Ex-kicker sues Jags, cites Urban Meyer for hostile workplace

May. 10, 2022 21:03 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former NFL placekicker Josh Lambo has filed a lawsuit against the Jacksonville Jaguars, seeking more than $3.5 million in salary and damages for emotional distress caused by former head coach Urban Meyer. The Tampa Bay Times first reported details of the...

Argentina hoping to entice remote workers with new visa

May. 10, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina on Tuesday joined a growing list of countries trying to woo remote workers by implementing a temporary visa targeted at digital nomads, who can work anywhere in the world as long as they have a good internet connection. Interior Minister...

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul tests positive for COVID-19

May. 08, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, saying she will isolate and work remotely this week. “Thankfully, I'm vaccinated and boosted, and I'm asymptomatic,” Hochul, 63, tweeted. “A reminder to all New Yorkers: get vaccinated and...

Workers grapple with new stresses as they return to office

May. 08, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Last summer, Julio Carmona started the process of weaning himself off a fully remote work schedule by showing up to the office once a week. The new hybrid schedule at his job at a state agency in Stratford, Connecticut, still enabled him to spend time cooking dinner...

S Korea's next leader faces escalating N Korean nuke threat

May. 07, 2022 22:54 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — During his election campaign, South Korean President-elect Yoon Suk Yeol had tough words for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, saying he would teach his rival some manners and sternly deal with his provocative missile tests with a strengthened alliance with the United...

Youngkin wants state workers back in offices by July

May. 06, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state employees will be expected to return to in-person work this summer unless they have been granted an exception for telework under a new policy announced by GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin. “We know that creative, innovative, and effective solutions for...

Sneakers, elastic pants: People alter office wear amid COVID

May. 02, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Blazers in knit fabrics, pants with drawstrings or elastic waists, and polo shirts as the new button-down. Welcome to the post-pandemic dress code for the office. After working remotely in sweats and yoga pants for two years, many Americans are...

Airbnb allows employees to live and work from anywhere

Apr. 29, 2022 07:37 AM EDT

Airbnb will allow its employees to live and work almost anywhere around the world, fully embracing a remote work policy to attract staff and ensure flexibility. The San Francisco short-term-stay company said late Thursday that under the new policy, employees can work from the...