Canada's Ontario to stop putting the mentally ill in solitary confinement
TORONTO (Reuters) - Ontario, Canada's most populous province, will stop putting people with mental illness in indefinite solitary confinement and begin phasing out segregation entirely amid growing pressure for Canadian governments to end treatment the United Nations has deemed "torture."
Concern over climate change linked to depression, anxiety - study
NEW YORK, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Depression and anxiety afflict Americans who are concerned with the fate of the environment, according to a study of the mental health effects of climate change.
One surprising reason for more positive pregnancy tests this month
(Reuters Health) - - Lots of couples in predominantly Christian countries may be looking at positive pregnancy tests this month at least in part because of cultural forces that encourage mating around major holidays like Christmas, suggests a recent study.
Apple to release software update to resolve iPhone slowdown: CEO
(Reuters) - Apple Inc will release a software update that will allow users to turn off a feature that slows down iPhones when batteries are low on charge, Chief Executive Tim Cook told ABC News.
'Andres Manuelovich': Mexican leftist laughs off Russia election jabs
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The leftist frontrunner for Mexico's presidential election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, on Thursday made light of allegations that his campaign may have Russian backing, joking that he would henceforth be known as "Andres Manuelovich."
Buyers jockey for indie films at Sundance without Weinstein
PARK CITY, Utah / LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For the first time in three decades, producer Harvey Weinstein will not be trudging down Park City's snowy Main Street when the Sundance Film Festival opens Thursday, leaving the independent movie festival marketplace without its most-watched tastemaker.
Apple says it will decide new campus site without an auction
(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Thursday that it will not hold a bidding process when it chooses the site for a planned new U.S. campus, marking a stark difference from the public contest that Amazon.com Inc has held for its second headquarters.
UPDATE 3-TransCanada lines up enough shippers to take Keystone XL forward
Jan 18 (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp said on Thursday customers committed to using about two-thirds of the capacity on its planned $8 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline, bringing the company closer to a final decision on when it will begin construction.
CORRECTED-FEATURE-Hurricane Harvey makes Houston reassess growth-friendly policies
HOUSTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Melinda and Joel Loshak raised two children in a stylish ranch house in Houston's upscale Meyerland neighborhood and planned to retire there. Now they are hoping the government will knock it down.
Fears of global crackdown fail to dampen cryptocurrency interest
MIAMI (Reuters) - Worries about a crackdown by global regulators on cryptocurrency trading could slow the pace of bitcoin's rise but should not threaten its existence, investors and market participants at a cryptocurrency conference said on Thursday.
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