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Facebook suspends government requests to access user data in Hong Kong

(HONG KONG) -- BY: MEREDITH DELISOFacebook has suspended government requests to access user data in Hong Kong following the enactment of a contentious new national security law, the social network announced Monday."We are pausing the review of government requests for user data from Hong Kong pending further assessment of the…... Read More

Blogger highlights COVID-19 burden on families: 'You can have a kid or a job amid COVID-19, not both'

By NICOLE PELLETIERE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A mother who has struggled to multitask during the novel coronavirus pandemic is opening up about holding down a career while parenting amid these unprecedented times.In a New York Times piece titled, "In the Covid-19 Economy, You Can Have a Kid or a…... Read More

Did you save money during the pandemic? Here is how to keep it that way

By DARA ELASFAR, ABC News (NEW YORK) --  While the coronavirus pandemic has been financially devastating for the almost 45 million unemployed Americans across the country, there's been a silver lining for others. With the world on lockdown, some say they have actually been able to cut back on expenses…... Read More

Want to be able to edit your Tweets? Convince 'everyone' to wear a mask

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Twitter teased it will allow one of its most sought-after updates -- letting people edit Tweets -- on the condition that "everyone wears a mask."The company's announcement from its verified page has already garnered more than 2 million likes on the platform.Twitter declined…... Read More

Unclaimed Baggage store for lost luggage goes online

By GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- It's the store famous the world over for selling lost luggage items. And now, after 50 years, Unclaimed Baggage has gone online.The trip to the 50,000-square-foot Scottsboro, Alabama, store is no longer necessary. In June, the e-commerce site was launched, selling…... Read More

Spas are reopening amid COVID-19: Here are the rules

By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- With America still on the road to recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic, nonessential businesses, including spas, are beginning to reopen. But many are wondering, "Is it safe?"When most people think of a visit to a spa, feelings of relaxation immediately come…... Read More

Mom alleges in lawsuit she was fired for kids' noise while working from home

By Nicole Pelletiere via GMA(SAN DIEGO) -- A California mother who was working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic said she was let go from her job over her kids being noisy while she was on work calls.Drisana Rios, an insurance account executive, is now suing her former employer for…... Read More

Trump claims new jobs numbers show economy is 'roaring back' from coronavirus

By BEN GITTLESON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump came to the White House briefing room Thursday morning to tout new employment numbers showing that 4.8 million jobs were added in June, calling it "spectacular news.""Today's announcement proves that our economy is roaring back" from the impact of the coronavirus…... Read More

Wondering what space smells like? There's a perfume for that

By JACQUELINE LAUREAN YATES, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Fun fact: Space has a specific smell and now there's a perfume that will allow your senses to get a whiff of it.Eau de Space is the new fragrance that has garnered a lot of attention after being posted on Kickstarter as…... Read More

Unemployment rate at 11.1% in June, another 1.4M workers filed jobless claims last week

By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The unemployment rate in the U.S. fell slightly to 11.1% in June, according to data released Thursday by the Department of Labor. Meanwhile, another 1.4 million workers filed for unemployment insurance in the last week. Both reports highlight the ongoing anguish of the labor…... Read More

Are hotels and rentals safe this summer?

By GIO BENITEZ and MINA KAJI, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As more Americans hit the road for what experts are calling the "summer of the road trip," hotel chains and Airbnb hosts are stepping up their cleaning game and using new technologies in an effort to convince guests they…... Read More