Canadian farmers' debt seen hitting fresh record high: lender

(Repeats Sept 6 story with no change to text) WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Sept 7 (Reuters) – Canadian farmers’ debt will likely reach another record high this year, while land appreciation slows and incomes flatten, but the industry is still in strong financial shape, the country’s biggest agriculture lender, Farm Credit Canada, forecast on Tuesday. Farm Credit … Read moreCanadian farmers' debt seen hitting fresh record high: lender

APNewsBreak: US set to destroy big chemical weapon stockpile

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Army plans to start operating a $4.5 billion plant next week that will destroy the nation’s largest remaining stockpile of mustard agent, complying with an international treaty that bans chemical weapons, officials said Wednesday. The largely automated plant at the military’s Pueblo Chemical Depot in southern Colorado will begin destroying … Read moreAPNewsBreak: US set to destroy big chemical weapon stockpile

Testing confirms new, rarely seen whale in Pacific Ocean

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Genetic tests confirm that a mysterious, unnamed species of beaked whale only rarely seen alive by Japanese fishermen roams the northern Pacific Ocean, according to research published this week. The testing shows the black whales, with bulbous heads and beaks like porpoises, are not dwarf varieties of more common Baird’s beaked … Read moreTesting confirms new, rarely seen whale in Pacific Ocean

Transgender Identity Is Not a Mental Health Disorder, Study Finds

People who identify as transgender should not be considered to have a mental health disorder, according to a new study from Mexico. The World Health Organization currently lists transgender identity as a mental health disorder, and the new study is the first in a series of research aimed at finding out whether this categorization is … Read moreTransgender Identity Is Not a Mental Health Disorder, Study Finds

U.N. tombstone listing celebrated as rare joint success in Balkans

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – A World Heritage listing for 70,000 medieval tombstones spread across four countries that emerged from Yugoslavia’s bloody break up in the 1990s was praised on Monday as a rare example of successful cooperation between the former foes. Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia, whose neighbourly relations often suffer over disputes dating back to … Read moreU.N. tombstone listing celebrated as rare joint success in Balkans

Hillary Clinton campaign deploys Donald Trump’s own words against him

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is launching a new Twitter account and hard-hitting television ad on Thursday in order to bash Donald Trump with his own past statements. The Twitter page, “Literally Trump,” will begin publishing messages at 10 a.m. ET. It will be paired with a matching Tumblr page. The tweets will feature quotes and … Read moreHillary Clinton campaign deploys Donald Trump’s own words against him