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Cruise companies to require COVID testing for all passengers, crew prior to US departures

photosvit/iStockBy AMANDA MAILE, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Planning to cruise in the future? Companies say they will mandate COVID tests for all passengers and crew prior to boarding once U.S. departures resume.

The Cruise Line International Association (CLIA),   ... Read More

Estee Lauder to pay NASA $17,500 an hour for pictures of its new night serum onboard International Space Station

3DSculptor/iStockBY: GINA SUNSERI, SAM SWEENEY AND GIO BENITEZ, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Estée Lauder may call its famous night serum "revolutionary," but now with the help of NASA, there's more to that catchphrase than meets the eye.The   ... Read More

US airline employees report lower rate of COVID-19 infection than public, CEOs say

iStock/YakobchukOlenaBY: MINA KAJI, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- As people debate whether air travel is safe amid the pandemic, major U.S. airline CEOs are presenting new infection information about their employees.

"At United, but also at our large competitors, our   ... Read More

Wanna be a V.I.P. (Visually Impactful Person)? Try these Zoom tips from a pro

iStock/fizkesBy ANDREA DRESDALE, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Ever been on a Zoom meeting and been distracted by what's behind the person you're talking to -- or you can't see them because they're sitting in the dark?  In today's
  ... Read More

These dads are building desks for students who need them during virtual learning

Jessica BerrellezBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Dozens of students in Maryland learning from home during the coronavirus pandemic are able to study at their own personal desks thanks to a group of local dads.

"I really   ... Read More

Ex-workers sue Kroger, claiming they were fired for refusing to wear rainbow symbol

Wendelland Caroyln/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News

(CONWAY, Ark.) -- A federal employment watchdog filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against supermarket chain Kroger on behalf of two Arkansas employees who claim they were terminated because they refused to wear an   ... Read More

TikTok, WeChat to be banned from US app stores starting Sunday

Anatoliy Sizov/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL and CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Starting Sunday, downloads of the massively popular video app TikTok and the messaging app WeChat will be banned in the United States, the U.S. Department of Commerce   ... Read More

New Converse ‘Mi Gente’ capsule collection celebrates Latino heritage

ConverseBy JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Converse is celebrating Latin Heritage Month with its latest line of kicks that draw inspiration from Puerto Rican, Dominican and Mexican cultures.

The "Mi Gente" capsule collection includes festive versions   ... Read More

Disney Villains version of Monopoly now available

HasbroBy ZOE MOORE, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Get ready to channel your dark side with Monopoly: Disney Villains Edition.

This latest version of Monopoly allows players to channel their inner villain.

The game from Hasbro and Disney allows   ... Read More

Airline CEOs plead with White House for more aid as over 30,000 face furloughs

iStock/YacobchukOlenaBY: MINA KAJI and JORDYN PHELPS, ABC News

(SEATTLE) -- Major U.S. airline CEOs are pleading with White House and Congressional leaders for more federal aid as more than 30,000 U.S. airline employees face furloughs in two weeks following   ... Read More

Eleven state treasurers call on Gilead to reduce remdesivir pricing

Andrei Stanescu/iStockBy LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As the U.S. approaches 200,000 coronavirus deaths, a coalition of 11 state treasurers is calling on drugmaker Gilead Sciences to reduce the price of remdesivir, its promising treatment for some   ... Read More

860,000 Americans filed for jobless claims last week

courtneyk/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Some 860,000 Americans lost their jobs and filed for unemployment insurance last week, the Labor Department said Thursday.

The latest tally shows that new jobless claims have dipped significantly since peaking at   ... Read More

American Girl releases new ’80s-themed doll

American GirlBy JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- American Girl is giving everyone a chance to channel the spirit of '80s style with the brand's latest doll launch.

For the first time in the past three years,   ... Read More

Kim Kardashian West to ‘freeze’ Instagram posting for one day to protest hate speech, disinformation

ABCBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Kim Kardashian West is among the handful of celebrities participating in an Instagram "freeze" Wednesday in protest of hate speech and disinformation on the platform and its parent company, Facebook.

The   ... Read More

United will use antimicrobial spraying robots on some aircraft

United AirlinesBy MINA KAJI, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- United Airlines is turning to a 100-pound robot in its latest effort to reassure customers that flying during the COVID-19 pandemic is safe.

United intends to use the robot, MicroSonic   ... Read More

Main News Page


Cruise companies to require COVID testing for all passengers, crew prior to US departures

photosvit/iStockBy AMANDA MAILE, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Planning to cruise in the future? Companies say they will mandate COVID tests for all passengers and crew prior to boarding once U.S. departures resume.

The Cruise Line International Association (CLIA),   ... Read More

Estee Lauder to pay NASA $17,500 an hour for pictures of its new night serum onboard International Space Station

3DSculptor/iStockBY: GINA SUNSERI, SAM SWEENEY AND GIO BENITEZ, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Estée Lauder may call its famous night serum "revolutionary," but now with the help of NASA, there's more to that catchphrase than meets the eye.The   ... Read More

US airline employees report lower rate of COVID-19 infection than public, CEOs say

iStock/YakobchukOlenaBY: MINA KAJI, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- As people debate whether air travel is safe amid the pandemic, major U.S. airline CEOs are presenting new infection information about their employees.

"At United, but also at our large competitors, our   ... Read More

Wanna be a V.I.P. (Visually Impactful Person)? Try these Zoom tips from a pro

iStock/fizkesBy ANDREA DRESDALE, ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Ever been on a Zoom meeting and been distracted by what's behind the person you're talking to -- or you can't see them because they're sitting in the dark?  In today's
  ... Read More

These dads are building desks for students who need them during virtual learning

Jessica BerrellezBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Dozens of students in Maryland learning from home during the coronavirus pandemic are able to study at their own personal desks thanks to a group of local dads.

"I really   ... Read More

Ex-workers sue Kroger, claiming they were fired for refusing to wear rainbow symbol

Wendelland Caroyln/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News

(CONWAY, Ark.) -- A federal employment watchdog filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against supermarket chain Kroger on behalf of two Arkansas employees who claim they were terminated because they refused to wear an   ... Read More

TikTok, WeChat to be banned from US app stores starting Sunday

Anatoliy Sizov/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL and CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Starting Sunday, downloads of the massively popular video app TikTok and the messaging app WeChat will be banned in the United States, the U.S. Department of Commerce   ... Read More

New Converse ‘Mi Gente’ capsule collection celebrates Latino heritage

ConverseBy JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Converse is celebrating Latin Heritage Month with its latest line of kicks that draw inspiration from Puerto Rican, Dominican and Mexican cultures.

The "Mi Gente" capsule collection includes festive versions   ... Read More

Disney Villains version of Monopoly now available

HasbroBy ZOE MOORE, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Get ready to channel your dark side with Monopoly: Disney Villains Edition.

This latest version of Monopoly allows players to channel their inner villain.

The game from Hasbro and Disney allows   ... Read More

Airline CEOs plead with White House for more aid as over 30,000 face furloughs

iStock/YacobchukOlenaBY: MINA KAJI and JORDYN PHELPS, ABC News

(SEATTLE) -- Major U.S. airline CEOs are pleading with White House and Congressional leaders for more federal aid as more than 30,000 U.S. airline employees face furloughs in two weeks following   ... Read More

Eleven state treasurers call on Gilead to reduce remdesivir pricing

Andrei Stanescu/iStockBy LUCIEN BRUGGEMAN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- As the U.S. approaches 200,000 coronavirus deaths, a coalition of 11 state treasurers is calling on drugmaker Gilead Sciences to reduce the price of remdesivir, its promising treatment for some   ... Read More

860,000 Americans filed for jobless claims last week

courtneyk/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News

(WASHINGTON) -- Some 860,000 Americans lost their jobs and filed for unemployment insurance last week, the Labor Department said Thursday.

The latest tally shows that new jobless claims have dipped significantly since peaking at   ... Read More

American Girl releases new ’80s-themed doll

American GirlBy JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- American Girl is giving everyone a chance to channel the spirit of '80s style with the brand's latest doll launch.

For the first time in the past three years,   ... Read More

Kim Kardashian West to ‘freeze’ Instagram posting for one day to protest hate speech, disinformation

ABCBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- Kim Kardashian West is among the handful of celebrities participating in an Instagram "freeze" Wednesday in protest of hate speech and disinformation on the platform and its parent company, Facebook.

The   ... Read More

United will use antimicrobial spraying robots on some aircraft

United AirlinesBy MINA KAJI, ABC News

(NEW YORK) -- United Airlines is turning to a 100-pound robot in its latest effort to reassure customers that flying during the COVID-19 pandemic is safe.

United intends to use the robot, MicroSonic   ... Read More

Main News Page


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