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Greece: Strike closes Acropolis, main museums

Oct. 11, 2018 4:30 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The ancient Acropolis in Athens and most of Greece's archaeological sites and publicly-run museums are closed to the public because of a 24-hour strike called by a union of Culture Ministry employees. Scores of tourists gathered Thursday outside the Acropolis, initially unaware of the...

Google's Waze expands carpooling service throughout US

Oct. 10, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google will begin offering its pay-to-carpool service throughout the U.S., an effort to reduce the commute-time congestion that its popular Waze navigation app is designed to avoid. The expansion announced Wednesday builds upon a carpooling system that Waze began testing two years ago...

Here today, ghosting tomorrow _ workers just disappear

Oct. 3, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — All seemed to be going well with Randolph Rice's new receptionist. She asked for more responsibilities and got them, and said she was happy. Then, two months into the job at Rice's law office, she didn't show up for work or call in sick. Rice tried to reach her, but got no response. He'd...

NBA rolling out plan to get more women into leadership roles

Sep. 26, 2018 2:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has told teams that it will have several events in the coming months designed to help improve workplace cultures, as well as find more ways to have women in leadership roles around the league. The NBA's memo, sent Wednesday and obtained by The Associated Press, revealed plans to...

Bourbon maker Four Roses reaches deal to settle strike

Sep. 21, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Striking employees at Four Roses will return to work next week after the Kentucky bourbon maker and union officials reached a tentative agreement Friday to end a two-week walkout, a union leader said. More than 50 hourly employees walked off their jobs Sept. 7 over a dispute dealing...

The Latest: Authorities: Workplace shooter died of gunshots

Sep. 20, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a Wisconsin workplace shooting that injured four people and left the gunman dead (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Authorities have identified the gunman who died after shooting four co-workers at a Wisconsin software company. The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office says...

The Gap steps into the men's athleisure game

Sep. 20, 2018 12:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Gap is stepping in to the men's athleisure wear game, which has exploded in recent years. The clothes are intended to be formal enough to wear to the office, at least on casual Friday, and suitable for the gym or yoga studio directly afterward. Gap's Hill City brand will roll out in...

Pass It On: Booking.com CEO promotes diversity, taking risks

Sep. 9, 2018 2:00 PM EDT

Back in 2002, when she was working in traditional hotels, Booking.com CEO Gillian Tans saw the potential for the internet to upend the travel business. Sixteen years later, she's the head of one of the biggest disruptors. Booking.com rivals Airbnb for the most listings of rentable homes and apartments. It also...

Records: Cop accused in Australian's death can't take stress

Sep. 6, 2018 1:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Training officers voiced concerns about a Minneapolis police officer's fitness for duty long before he fatally shot an Australian woman who had dialed 911 to report a possible assault, prosecutors say. A court filing from prosecutors also says that Mohamed Noor pointed a gun at a...

Guatemala court to consider anti-graft investigator's ban

Sep. 5, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Constitutional Court agreed Wednesday to consider four appeals seeking to reverse the government of President Jimmy Morales' decision to bar from Guatemala the head of a U.N.-backed commission investigating corruption in the country. The court gave the president and other...