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Weed is not good for your heart, studies say

You may love smoking weed, but it does not love your heart, according to the American Heart Association’s new scientific statement on marijuana. “The American Heart Association recommends that people not smoke or vape any substance, including cannabis products, because of the potential harm to the heart, lungs and blood vessels,” said Dr. Rose Marie…MORE

Virgin Australia cuts 3,000 jobs and plans to focus on shorter flights

Virgin Australia is slashing about a third of its headcount, offloading some planes and focusing on shorter flights under its new owner, Bain Capital. The airline announced a sweeping restructuring plan Wednesday as it works to reduce costs amid the coronavirus pandemic. To adjust to ongoing challenges, Virgin Australia will cut 3,000 jobs, remove some…MORE

US satisfaction falls to lowest point in 9 years, poll finds

US satisfaction falls to lowest point in 9 years, poll finds

US satisfaction in the state of national affairs is at 13% — falling from a 15-year high just before the coronavirus pandemic hit to the lowest it has been in nine years, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday. The poll, conducted from July 1 to 23, found that 13% of Americans said they were…MORE

DHS to replace military-style uniforms for federal police officers

DHS to replace military-style uniforms for federal police officers

The Department of Homeland Security is moving “rapidly to replace” uniforms used by some of its federal law enforcement personnel after criticism over the military-style gear used by officers in Portland, Oregon, a senior department official said Tuesday. Some Customs and Border Protection personnel, as well as Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, have worn camouflage…MORE

US defense officials contradict Trump: No indication yet of attack in Beirut

US defense officials contradict Trump: No indication yet of attack in Beirut

Three US Defense Department officials told CNN that as of Tuesday night there was no indication that the massive explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday were an “attack,” contradicting an earlier claim from President Donald Trump. While speaking to reporters at the White House on Tuesday, Trump offered sympathy and assistance to the people of…MORE

Fact check: Trump litters briefing with false, unsubstantiated claims on voter fraud, Covid response and Beirut explosion

President Donald Trump’s Tuesday coronavirus briefing featured more Trump dishonesty about the pandemic, another repeated false claim about voter fraud and a sensational but uncorroborated claim about the deadly explosion in Beirut. The explosion in Beirut Trump began the briefing by offering sympathies to Lebanon for the massive explosion in Beirut that has killed at…MORE

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