Retail sales rise despite fewer High Street visits

Image copyright Getty Images Retail sales rose again in July, but shops are still trying to make up lost ground, industry body figures suggest. They show the number of visits to High Streets is still down significantly as people shop online instead. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said some retailers continue to struggle due to[…]

Georgia high school goes temporarily virtual after coronavirus cases, photo of students crammed in hallway

What needs to happen to reopen schools safely Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat outlines the ways parents need to ensure their children’s safety when returning to school. She later discusses how close America is to releasing a coronavirus vaccine. A Georgia high school has temporarily switched to online learning after several students and[…]

Zoë Kravitz slams Hulu for lack of diversity after ‘High Fidelity’ cancellation

Zoë Kravitz took a swipe at Hulu after the streaming service confirmed it had canceled its show “High Fidelity,” which starred the 31-year-old actress. Under an Instagram post where she commemorated her time on the show with her castmates, Kravitz suggested Hulu’s programming lacks racial diversity. ANTHONY MACKIE CALLS FOR MORE DIVERSITY ON MARVEL SETS:[…]

Native mascots still a sticking point in high school sports

At a mostly white high school near Salt Lake City, the steps leading to the football field are covered in red handprints, arrows and drawings of Native American men in headdresses meant to represent the mascot, the Braves. “Welcome to the Dark Side” and “Fight like a Brave” are scrawled next to images of teepees,[…]

‘High anxiety’ for 3 longtime GOP senators facing reelection: poll

New public opinion polling in three states where long-serving Republican Senate incumbents are running for reelection indicates that they’re all facing competitive challenges from their Democratic opponents. Most at risk appears to be Sen. Susan Collins of Maine. The moderate Republican who’s served in the Senate for nearly a quarter of a century has 43% support[…]

Black teen forced to take off Black Lives Matter mask at high school graduation ceremony

A Black teenager was forced to take off his Black Lives Matter face covering during his private high school graduation ceremony in Pennsylvania last month, his father says. Dean Holmes donned the mask prior to the July 28 ceremony at York Catholic High School in York, Penn. In a lengthy Facebook post, his father, John Holmes, said[…]

France reaches two-month high in virus cases

Image copyright EPA Image caption France has the third-highest death toll in Europe France has recorded its highest number of daily coronavirus infections in more than two months. Figures released on Wednesday showed 1,695 new cases within 24 hours. With more than 30,000 deaths, France has the third-highest death toll in Europe, behind the UK[…]

Home working trend could ‘revive the High Street’

Image copyright Getty Images Local high streets could be poised for a revival if the trend for home working continues, a survey suggests. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ latest commercial property survey found almost all members – 93% – saw businesses scaling back their office space in the next two years. It said a[…]