By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Even as some states ease or end mask mandates, a handful of businesses say they will still require customers and staff to wear face coverings as the pandemic continues.The governors of... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- You kids can have your MTV Movie and TV trophies and your Teen Choice Awards, but for the 50-and-over set, it's AARP's Movies for Grownups Awards. This year, The United States vs. Billie Holiday took the top prize for the retiree-age advocate organization's... Read More.
By MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Five states -- Texas, Mississippi, Iowa, Montana and North Dakota -- have ended, or soon will end, statewide mask mandates, despite the looming threat of COVID-19 and highly transmissible variants.They're joining... Read More.
BY: CHEYENNE HASLETT, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. has hit a plateau in coronavirus cases and deaths that signal a "potential shift in the trajectory of the pandemic," the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned states on Monday... Read More.
By DEVIN DWYER, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court has formally rejected several appeals from Republicans and former President Donald Trump over contested 2020 voting rules in key battleground states.The court declined to take up a challenge to... Read More.
BY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) — Snowstorms and freezing temperatures wreaking havoc across the country are also taking a significant toll on COVID-19 vaccination programs, as multiple states were forced to reschedule appointments and temporarily shut down some mass inoculation distribution... Read More.
BY: STEPHANIE EBBS AND CHEYENNE HASLETT, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — It only took one day for customers to begin walking into her Des Moines, Iowa, deli without a mask after Gov. Kim Reynolds lifted the state's mask mandate. Carey Hansen, owner of Manhattan Deli,... Read More.
By MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As millions of students approach a year of learning remotely during the pandemic, vaccination has been eyed as one way to safely reopen classrooms.While the head of the Centers for Disease Control and... Read More.
By CHEYENNE HASLETT, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The Biden administration's coronavirus task force said it does not agree with states that have begun to loosen restrictions as cases begin to drop from the all-time peak endured over the last month, warning during a... Read More.
By MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 97.5 million people worldwide and killed over 2 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by... Read More.
By STEPHANIE EBBS and CHEYENNE HASLETT, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Governors and state health officials are facing a frustrating reality as they try to make more people eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine: They can vaccinate only as many people... Read More.