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Live updates: Dragon soars in successful NASA-SpaceX launch

Saul Martinez/Getty ImagesBY: CATHERINE THROBECKE AND ELLA TORRES, ABC NEWS (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — NASA and SpaceX made history Saturday as they successfully launched astronauts toward the International Space Station.The SpaceX Demo-2 launch originally was scheduled for Wednesday, but it was called off less than 20 minutes before liftoff due to inclement weather.3:48 p.m.: ‘So…read more »

NASA and SpaceX try again for historic launch, weather still uncertain

ABC NewsBY: CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC NEWS (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Millions are expected to tune in on Saturday as NASA and SpaceX go forward with their second attempt to launch astronauts to the International Space Station.The history-making SpaceX Demo-2 launch was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but it was called off less than 20 minutes before…read more »

Cancelled FastPass and dining reservations: What to know about the Disney reopening

Bastiaan Slabbers/iStockBy GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News(NEW YORK) — With Walt Disney World planning to reopen its parks beginning July 11, there’s much to know about significant changes guests will experience in the coming months.Good Morning America detailed the safety measures put in place earlier this week. But there are additional changes. Among them:No new…read more »

States explore keeping alcohol on-demand delivery permanent after COVID

svetikd/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — For more than half the country, restaurants and bars have been allowed to deliver beer, wine and cocktails to customers stuck at home as part of various states’ emergency orders.As the country looks to bounce back from the pandemic, some state leaders say more permanent alcohol-on-demand laws could…read more »

New parameters for restaurants eager to reopen amid COVID-19

HAKINMHAN/iStockBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News(NEW YORK) — As state and local governments unveil plans to reopen restaurants amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the hard-hit industry is ready for a comeback, but dining will look different under new guidelines.Before the coronavirus outbreak hit the U.S., the restaurant industry was projected to make $899 billion in sales in…read more »

Distance vacations are the trend in ‘safe’ travel during COVID-19

Courtesy Harvest HostsBy GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News (NEW YORK) — With the unofficial start of summer behind us and months before the kids go back to school — or not — many would-be-travelers with canceled plans are looking for ideas to travel safely.”Safe” does not mean the same thing to all people: While one…read more »

Arizona sues Google for location-tracking tactics

iStock/DragonImages(PHOENIX) — BY: CATHERINE THORBECKEArizona’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Google, alleging the the company improperly collects users’ location data and uses it for its advertising business.”While Google users are led to believe they can opt-out of location tracking, the company exploits other avenues to invade personal privacy,” Attorney General Mark Brnovich said…read more »