Former Texas kicker Justin Tucker signs historic NFL contract – 247Sports
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Former Texas kicker Justin Tucker signs historic NFL contract – 247Sports

Most every Texas fan across the globe likely has heard the name Justin Tucker. And if not, those folks may not be true Longhorn fans. The former Texas kicker became a Longhorn legend in 2011 when he nailed the game-winning field goal against rival Texas A&M, giving UT a win in the final game of the more…

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Airbnb Is Opening an Apartment-Style Hotel at Rockefeller Plaza, If You’re Really Rich or Something
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Airbnb Is Opening an Apartment-Style Hotel at Rockefeller Plaza, If You’re Really Rich or Something

Photo: Carl Court (AP)Airbnb has inked a deal with a major New York real estate developer, RXR Realty, to create a “new category of urban lodging” in commercial properties like a tower on Rockefeller Plaza, CNBC reported on Sunday.In what CNBC dubbed Airbnb’s “biggest move yet into the traditional hotel space,” the company will be…

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F.B.I. Raids Baltimore Mayor’s Homes and City Hall Amid Book Sales Scandal
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F.B.I. Raids Baltimore Mayor’s Homes and City Hall Amid Book Sales Scandal

U.S.|F.B.I. Raids Baltimore City Hall and Mayor Catherine Pugh’s HomesImageMayor Catherine Pugh of Baltimore has faced scrutiny over money she received for a series of children’s books she has written over the years.CreditCreditGabriella Demczuk for The New York TimesWhat began with questions about bulk sales of an obscure children’s book series erupted on Thursday into…

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Eagles get Miles Sanders and JJ Arcega-Whiteside
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Eagles get Miles Sanders and JJ Arcega-Whiteside

AP Published 9:10 p.m. ET April 26, 2019 | Updated 10:49 p.m. ET April 26, 2019PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles loaded up on offense in a draft filled with defensive talent.Hoping to bolster a unit that was 18th in scoring last season, the Eagles selected Penn State running back Miles Sanders with the No.…

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s debut sparks MLB memories: ‘I look up… and there’s a third deck!’
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s debut sparks MLB memories: ‘I look up… and there’s a third deck!’

From all the evidence we have to date, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is a one-of-a-kind baseball player. And when he takes the field for the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, he’ll experience something special: His first game in the big leagues. USA TODAY Sports spoke with several players about memories of being promoted to the majors and playing in their first…

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Ravens Draft Antonio Brown’s Cousin Marquise; Twitter Likes Lamar Jackson’s WR
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Ravens Draft Antonio Brown’s Cousin Marquise; Twitter Likes Lamar Jackson’s WR

Justin K. Aller/Getty ImagesThe Baltimore Ravens drafted Oklahoma wide receiver Marquise Brown with the No. 25 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft on Thursday.Brown, who is a cousin of Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown, caught 75 passes for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Sooners last season. Antonio Brown @AB84Cuz going ravens i feel it…

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Feature: Meet the Other Resistance: The Republican One
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Feature: Meet the Other Resistance: The Republican One

William F. Weld is not likely to become our 46th president. But he was here in New Hampshire, no other Republicans were and that was something.“I think it’s important to at least call out the current incumbent of the White House on his simply amazing behavior, and for the pettiness, his vindictiveness and the unreconstituted…

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Amazon and Facebook Listed Among the Dozen Most Dangerous Workplaces
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Amazon and Facebook Listed Among the Dozen Most Dangerous Workplaces

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty)The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) today released its annual “dirty dozen” list of employers operating some of the most dangerous workplaces in America, and Amazon topped the list for the second year running. Among the newcomers, Facebook has now earned a spot on the list.Specifically, COSH cites six…

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This is the real cost of company perks and benefits
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This is the real cost of company perks and benefits

By Elizabeth C. Tippett—The Conversation5 minute ReadCompanies offer all sorts of benefits and extras to attract the most favored workers, from healthcare and stock options to free food. But all those perks come at a price: your freedom.There’s a reason labor historians call these perks “welfare capitalism,” a term that originated to describe company towns…

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What happens when a big business tries to rebrand a neighborhood
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What happens when a big business tries to rebrand a neighborhood

By Raechel A. Portelli4 minute ReadWhat if Google tried to rename your neighborhood?That happened to some Californians in spring 2018, when Google Maps changed the moniker of three San Francisco neighborhoods–Rincon Hill, South Beach, and South Market–to “East Cut.”Given the extensive reach that Google has in the transmission of geographic data, through Google Maps and its…

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