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Courtesy UPS(LITHIA, Fla.) — UPS took one step closer Monday to using drones to deliver packages to its customers.

The world's largest package delivery company used a drone to drop off a package at a home in Lithia, Florida, a suburb of Tampa.

UPS has tested drone deliveries in the past, but this week's test was notable because it launched the drone from the top of a UPS electric van outfitted with a recharging station for the battery-powered drone.

Using such a van is key, because drones require a significant amount of battery power, so they can only stay in the air for a limited amount of time. Most drones can operate between 20 and 30 minutes.

According to UPS, the drone docks on the roof of the delivery truck. A cage suspended beneath the drone extends through a hatch into the truck. A UPS driver inside loads a package into the cage and presses a button on a touch screen, sending the drone on a preset autonomous route to an address. The battery-powered drone recharges while it's docked. It has a 30-minute flight time and can carry a package weighing up to 10 pounds.

"This test is different than anything we've done with drones so far," said Mark Wallace, UPS senior vice president of global engineering and sustainability, said in a statement. "It has implications for future deliveries, especially in rural locations where our package cars often have to travel miles to make a single delivery."

He added, "Imagine a triangular delivery route where the stops are miles apart by road. Sending a drone from a package car to make just one of those deliveries can reduce costly miles driven. This is a big step toward bolstering efficiency in our network and reducing our emissions at the same time."

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street closed higher after the holiday weekend as the major indexes notched new records.

The Dow jumped 118.95 ( 0.58 percent) to finish at 20,743.00.

The Nasdaq gained 27.37 ( 0.47 percent) to close at 5,865.95, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,365.38, up 14.22 ( 0.60 percent) from its open.

Crude oil prices were 1 percent higher; about $54 a barrel.

Winners and Losers:  Shares in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc soared 3 percent after its fourth-quarter earnings beat analysts' expectations.

The weekend announcement that Kraft-Heinz Co. pulled its $143 billion merger offer for Unilever caused shares in both food companies to sink about 2 percent and 8 percent respectively.

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Wells Fargo fired four senior managers Tuesday in connection with an ongoing probe into the banking company's sales practices.

In September, the company was hit with a $185 million fine from the U.S. government for opening over 1.5 million deposit and credit card accounts without permission from customers.  Wells Fargos said Tuesday that the board had unanimously voted to oust the current or former senior managers in community banking as the investigation into the scandal continues.

Claudia Russ Anderson, former community bank chief risk officer, was among those who were fired, as well as Pamela Conboy, Arizona lead regional president; Shelley Freeman, former Los Angeles regional president and now head of consumer credit solutions; and Matthew Raphaelson, head of community bank strategy and initiatives.

Wells Fargo said none of the executives would receive bonuses for 2016 and will forfeit unvested equity awards and vested outstanding options.

The investigation is ongoing, Wells Fargo said, but the company said it is expected to be completed before Wells Fargo's annual meeting of stockholders in April.

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Uber(NEW YORK) — Uber said on Monday that it is tapping former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to help conduct an investigation into sexual harassment claims made by a former employee.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick announced the move in a letter sent around to company employees which was seen by ABC News.

The announcement came a day after Kalanick vowed to immediately investigate the allegations contained in a long blog post written Sunday by Susan Fowler, who said that she faced sexual harassment while working as a site reliability engineer at the ride-hailing technology company from November 2015 to December 2016, and that her complaints to management had gone unheeded.

In his note to employees, Kalanick said he hired Eric Holder, Attorney General under President Barack Obama, and Tammy Albarran — who are both partners at the Washington D.C.-based law firm Covington & Burling — to "conduct an independent review" of Fowler's claims.

"I believe in creating a workplace where a deep sense of justice underpins everything we do," Kalanick said in the memo. "What is driving me through all this is a determination that we take what’s happened as an opportunity to heal wounds of the past and set a new standard for justice in the workplace."

The company plans to hold an "all hands" meeting on Tuesday to "discuss what’s happened and next steps," Kalanick's note said.

Fowler, who currently works for the online payments provider Stripe, wrote in her Sunday blog post that a manager of hers when she worked at Uber had sexually harassed her over online chats. She wrote that after she took screenshots of the conversation and sent them on to HR, no action was taken.

“Upper management told me that he ‘was a high performer’ (i.e. had stellar performance reviews from his superiors) and they wouldn’t feel comfortable punishing him for what was probably just an innocent mistake on his part," Fowler wrote.

Kalanick on Sunday called the descriptions in Fowler's post "abhorrent," saying that the actions described have no place at Uber.

"I have just read Susan Fowler's blog," he said in the Sunday statement. "What she describes is abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in."

"It's the first time this has come to my attention so I have instructed Liane Hornsey our new Chief Human Resources Officer to conduct an urgent investigation into these allegations," he added. "We seek to make Uber a just workplace for everyone and there can be absolutely no place for this kind of behavior at Uber — and anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired."

Kalanick also posted his reactions to Twitter on Sunday, embedding a link to Fowler’s blog post.

 

2/ I've instructed our CHRO Liane to conduct an urgent investigation. There can be absolutely no place for this kind of behavior at Uber.

— travis kalanick (@travisk) February 20, 2017

 

Uber board member and Thrive Global CEO Arianna Huffington also promised a “full investigation” on Sunday and asked people to email her directly about the allegations.

According to Monday's memo, Huffington, along with the company's human resources chief, will attend the "all hands" meeting on Tuesday and will conduct "group and one-on-one listening sessions" to get feedback from employees.

ABC News could not independently verify the details of Fowler’s story.
 
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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Leggings are at the forefront of the athleisure trend. Some people now wear leggings straight from the gym to the coffee shop, to run errands and even to work.

With so many leggings to choose from, Good Housekeeping magazine put different brands of leggings under examination for everything from breathability to durability, comfort and fit, and more.

The leggings were evaluated at the Good Housekeeping Institute’s Textiles Lab and the results were revealed Tuesday on ABC News' Good Morning America.

Good Housekeeping Institute's leggings winners:

C9 Champion Embrace Leggings, $35, available at Target.

"Proving that the most expensive isn’t necessarily the best, these $35 leggings earned top marks across the board in our Housekeeping's tests. Wearers found them flattering and breathable and thought they were trendy, but still athletic. The mesh design added style without sacrificing performance. They also aced our Lab’s moisture-wicking, opacity and shrinkage tests."

Lands’ End Speed Crop Pant, $75, available at landsend.com

"Excellent for running and cycling, these have a reflective design for safety and got perfect marks for fit. Testers especially loved that the waistband stayed in place through the entire workout. These outperformed in the stretch recovery test, which basically means you won’t have to keep pulling them up every five minutes."

Athleta Stealth Capri, $89, available at athleta.com

"Testers gave these top marks for being the most flattering. They also loved how supported their figures felt thanks to the Sculptek technology."

Good Housekeeping's style director, Lori Bergamotto, also shared her tips for how to shop for leggings. Here's what she says to look for when shopping for leggings:

Look at the seams: The seams should all be flat so that you don’t have friction or irritation. A raised seam could potentially irritate you while you’re working out.

Look for a gusset: A gusset is usually a triangle or diamond shape near the crotch area that prevents wedgies and any "riding up."

Do the knee test: Try the knee test when you try the leggings on in the dressing room to test for opacity. Bend your knee really tightly and if you can see through it at all, then that is a sign that they are not as opaque.

Opt for cropped: If you’re on the shorter side, cropped leggings will give you the illusion of looking taller.

Beware of busy prints: We all love a crazy photo print, but definitely tread with caution.

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Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- There was a security breach at JFK Airport in New York Monday morning after 11 passengers were able to pass through a metal detector that was not supervised by a Transportation Security Administration officer, sources briefed on the incident tell ABC News.

Three of those passengers set off the detector's alarm and continued to their gate. Their carry-on bags were placed on a conveyor belt and screened by a TSA officer.

According to a statement from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the incident occurred sometime between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. at JFK's Terminal 5 at a TSA PreCheck checkpoint. It took TSA two hours to notify the Port Authority of the security breach.

Sources briefed on the incident told ABC News that security camera footage clearly captured images of the three passengers who set off the magnetometer and later boarded a JetBlue flight to San Francisco. Those individuals were given extra screening upon arrival at SFO, according TSA and Port Authority.

JetBlue declined comment and referred ABC News to TSA.

In a statement, the TSA said there was a "possible security incident" and that "early reports indicate 3 passengers did not receive required secondary screening after alarming the walk through metal detector."

"TSA conducted security measures at the passengers' arrival airport. TSA works with a network of security layers both seen and unseen. We are confident this incident presents minimal risk to the aviation transportation system," the statement added. "Once our review is complete, TSA will take appropriate action.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In an attempt to climb out of intense debt, Mongolia has reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on a $5.5 billion dollar bailout package.

Yahoo! News reports its main export, copper, has dropped in price by more than 50 percent over the past five years, and the development of mining the sovereign state's wealth of natural resources has been delayed. Slowing growth in China, the country's primary customer, has also contributed to the debt according to Yahoo! News.

Mongolia's national statistics office lists the economy growing at 1.0 percent in 2016 while the debt skyrocket 3.7 trillion tugrik ($1.5 billion).

Yahoo! News additionally reports Koshy Mathai, the IMF's Asia-Pacific deputy division chief, says the bailout will "restore economic stability and debt sustainability as well as to create the conditions for strong, sustainable, and inclusive growth, while protecting the most vulnerable citizens."

Mongolia has a $580 million bond payment due in March and will receive a $440 million loan over the next three years.

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iStock(LONDON) -- Amazon will add 5,000 new full-time jobs in the U.K. in 2017.

According to the BBC, the retail giant is looking to fill a range of positions including software developers and warehouse staff.

The jobs will be housed in Amazon's UK headquarters in London and in the customer service center in Edinburgh. Additionally, Amazon is opening three new fulfillment centers across the United Kingdom.

Amazon's business is booming. The company rolled out the Amazon Fresh, grocery service last summer before its was unveiled in the U.S.

More expansion for the company could be coming soon. The BBC reports, Amazon is close to launching its own-brand fashion label.

The U.K. is Amazon's third largest market in the world behind the U.S. and Germany.

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Alexander Historical Auctions(CHESAPEAKE CITY, Md.) -- A telephone used by Adolf Hitler during World War II has sold at auction in the U.S. this weekend.

The Nazi leader allegedly used the red-painted Siemens phone, which is engraved with a swastika and his name, in the war for the last two years of his life. It is believed to have been Hitler's personal telephone and was recovered from his bunker in Berlin, Germany, in 1945.

A private American collector bought the telephone for $243,000 at an auction on Sunday, according to Bill Panagopulos of Alexander Historical Auctions. The item was expected to fetch between $200,000 and $300,000.

"It would be impossible to find a more impactful relic than the primary tool used by the most evil man in history to annihilate countless innocents, lay waste to hundreds of thousands of square miles of land, and in the end, destroy his own country and people...with effects that still menacingly reverberate today," a description for the listing said.

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iStock(CHICAGO) -- The Kraft Heinz Company has pulled its offer to buy Unilever.

The U.S. food company and Unilever, which houses such brands as Hellman's and Dove, announced the decision on Sunday.

The two companies said in a press release they hold each other in high regard and that Kraft Heinz has the utmost respect for the culture, strategy and leadership of Unilever.

Shares in Kraft Heinz soared 11 percent after reports of its bid for Unilever on Friday.

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Chesapeake Humane Society(NEW YORK) -- These kitties are ready for their close-up.

Retro glamour photos were taken of the cats at Chesapeake Humane Society in Virginia to boost their chance of being adopted.

The results are absolutely purr-fect.

“We were talking about different ways to get the cats noticed this week,” Michelle Dumas, the Humane Society’s volunteer and marketing coordinator, told ABC News. “This year we decided we wanted to something a little quirky to get some attention. We all started talking and it just kind of snowballed from there.”

The organization was inspired to do the photos in honor of Homeless Animal Awareness week.

“We Google-imaged for some interesting backgrounds and had those set up in the meantime,” executive director Deborrah Grulke said of the hilarious laser beams, sparkle bursts and graffiti-covered walls.

Teresa Stephens, the organization's outreach and events coordinator, took the furry feline’s portraits with staff members and now they’re going viral after being posted to Facebook. One cat has already been adopted as a result of the quirky photo shoot.

“The inspiration for the photos was family photos gone wrong,” said Grulke. “We really did it for fun. We knew we needed a hook to get people to start sharing them and the end result was definitely what we were going for.”

The Humane Society already has plans for more crazy photo shoots in the near future.

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moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Chrissy Teigen is not new to speaking her mind.

As New York Fashion Week came to a close Thursday, the mixed-race model, whose mother is Thai, is speaking out about diversity and inclusion in the fashion industry.

"I want it to be a normal thing to be able to see Asian models," Teigen, 31, told E! News at Sports Illustrated's Swim 2017 launch party Friday night.

"I think Asian models are really underrepresented in the industry, of course, especially on the runways or in magazines," she added.

John Legend's wife noted that it was important for her to speak up "as a Asian woman and someone that maybe a lot of people don't think is Asian because I'm mixed."

Teigen's father is of Norwegian and German descent.

Teigen also shared her thoughts on cultural appropriation, a topic that has gotten attention since Vogue magazine published a fashion spread in its diversity issue of white model Karlie Kloss appearing as a geisha.

#NEW @karliekloss for Vogue US March 2017 pic.twitter.com/41tvSiAUe2

— VS PINK (@VSPINK_JPN) February 17, 2017

"I personally am not offended by cultural appropriation of any sort because I feel like it does pay homage, but at the same time there are a lot of beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, Asian women that could do the same thing," Teigen said Friday.

For her part, Kloss posted an apology on Twitter Wednesday after the fashion spread was released.

"These images appropriate a culture that is not my own and I am truly sorry for participating in a shoot that was not culturally sensitive," she wrote. "My goal is, and always will be, to empower and inspire women. I will ensure my future s hoots and projects reflect that mission."

pic.twitter.com/Xem3dkaDZZ

— Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) February 15, 2017

The fashion spread has since been removed from Vogue's website.

ABC News reached out to a rep for the magazine for comment, but has not heard back.

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Allen Kee/ESPN Images(NEW ORLEANS) --  Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took his longtime feud with President Trump to the basketball court Friday night, donning a No. 46 jersey during the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

With Trump being the 45th president of the U.S., Cuban's attire seemed to be a direct jab to Trump's tweet last Sunday, which read, "I know Mark Cuban well. He backed me big-time but I wasn't interested in taking all of his calls.

Cuban usa No. 46 para responderle a Trump https://t.co/z0z9DG4QbX pic.twitter.com/o7ldFd05rU

— ESPN Básquetbol (@ESPNBasquet) February 18, 2017

I know Mark Cuban well. He backed me big-time but I wasn't interested in taking all of his calls.He's not smart enough to run for president!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2017

When asked about the jersey by ESPN before the game, Cuban made no mention of Trump, instead saying tongue-in-cheek, "I couldn't get 23. This is two times 23." But according to ESPN, no one on the West celebrity squad wore No. 23.

But Cuban, who supported Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign, later said the number choice was "to tweak the s--- out of everybody," according to ESPN.

He added, "It was just to f--- with everybody, because that is what I do," he said. "You've got to have fun with it. You can't take it too seriously. So we'll see."

Earlier on Friday, Cuban wrote a series of tweets slamming the president. "Trump's biggest issues are: No self-awareness, no situational awareness, can't admit mistakes, no leadership skills, can't stay focused," read one of Cuban's tweets.

3)Policies aren't his biggest issue. Every POTUS has detractors. No President makes everyone happy

— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) February 17, 2017


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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The major indexes hit new records Friday as U.S. stocks closed higher for the week.

The Dow gained 4.28 ( 0.02 percent) to finish at 20,624.05.

The Nasdaq jumped 23.68 ( 0.41 percent) to close at 5,838.58, while the S&P 500 finished at 2,351.16, up 3.94 ( 0.17 percent) from its open.

Crude oil prices were flat at about $53 a barrel.

Boeing:
Shares in aircraft manufacturer Boeing climbed 1 percent after President Trump talked about jobs at the company's plant in South Carolina.

"We're here today to celebrate American engineering and American manufacturing," the president said in front of the new 787 Dreamliner. "We're also here today to celebrate jobs. Jobs."

President Trump said he wanted to create more jobs in the U.S. and for Americans to rely on products made in the country.

"God bless Boeing,” he added.

Winners and Losers:  Shares in Kraft Heinz Company soared nearly 11 percent after the food company reportedly made a merger bid for Unilever.

A lower-than-expected fiscal second-quarter earnings report caused Campbell Soup Company's stock to sink about 7 percent.

UnitedHealth Group Inc fell 4 percent after the Department of Justice joined a lawsuit accusing the Minnesota-based health insurer of overcharging the government's Medicare program.

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Courtesy Andy Bridgewater(NEW YORK) -- One 7-year-old is planning ahead when it comes to her career.

Two weeks ago Chloe Bridgewater wrote a letter to Google, expressing her interest in working for the tech company when she gets older. To her father Andy's surprise, CEO Sundar Pichai responded.

Chloe started her letter with "Dear google boss."

"My name is Chloe and when I am bigger I would like a job with google [sic]," she wrote. "I also want to work in a chocolate factory and do swimming in the Olympics."

The student said she likes computers "and have a tablet I play games on." She even bragged about a robot game that her dad gave her.

It wasn't long before Pichai replied with his own letter on Google stationary.

In a letter dated Feb. 3, Pichai wrote, "Dear Chloe, Thank you so much for your letter. I'm glad that you like computers and robots, and hope that you will continue to learn about technology."

"I think if you keep working hard and [follow] your dreams, you can accomplish everything you set your mind to -- from working at Google to swimming in the Olympics," he continued. "I look forward to receiving your job application when you are finished with school!"

Bridgewater told ABC News he was "completely shocked" that his daughter received a response. But he wasn't surprised that she decided to write the letter in the first place.

"She's got determination. She doesn't see the obstacles that we face every day," he explained. "If she wants to do it, she will set out to do it and nothing will stop her."

The father of two remarked that his daughter began "jumping up and down" after receiving the letter.

Still, he's not in a rush to send his eldest daughter off to work.

"My wife and I want for her to be a 7-year-old first and foremost -- play games, laugh and run around," he said. "We'll always encourage her and help inspire her dreams."

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