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Some U.S. hospitals forced to ration care amid staffing shortages, COVID-19 surge

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(Reuters) – Surges in coronavirus cases in several U.S. states this week, along with staffing and equipment shortages, are exacting a mounting toll on hospitals and their workers even as the number of new admissions nationwide ebbs, leading to warnings at some facilities that care would be rationed.

Montana, Alaska, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Kentucky experienced the biggest rises in new COVID-19 hospitalizations during the week ending Sept. 10 compared with the previous week, with Montana’s new hospitalizations rising by 26%, according to the latest report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sept. 14.

In Alaska, the

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Jury reaches verdict in L.A. murder trial of Robert Durst

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(Reuters) – A California jury has reached a verdict in the murder trial of multimillionaire real estate heir Robert Durst, and the decision will be announced soon in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the court said in a statement on Friday.

The nine-woman, three-man jury had been deliberating since Sept. 14.

Los Angeles County prosecutors have called Durst, 78, a “narcissistic psychopath” who killed his best friend Susan Berman in 2000 in an attempt to cover up the disappearance of his wife, Kathleen McCormack Durst, in New York in 1982.

Durst was only on trial for killing Berman in California, but prosecutors

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Canacol Energy Ltd. Announces Amendment of Ex-Dividend Date for the September 30, 2021 Dividend

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CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On September 16, 2021, Canacol Energy Ltd. (“Canacol” or the “Corporation”) (TSX:CNE) (OTCQX:CNNEF) (BVC:CNEC) announced that it has declared a dividend of CAD$.052 per share, payable on October 15, 2021, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2021 with an ex-dividend date of September 29, 2021. Given the observance of Canada’s new statutory holiday on September 30th, this day will be considered a non-settlement day and as such the TSX requires the ex-dividend date on dividends with a September 30, 2021 record date to be September 28,

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P2 Gold Upsizes Flow-Through Financing

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (“P2” or the “Company”) (TSX-V:PGLD) reports that it intends to increase the size of its previously announced non-brokered private placement of flow-through shares from up to 1,000,000 flow-through common shares to up to 2,500,000 flow-through common shares in the capital of the Company (the “Private Placement”) that qualify as flow-through shares for purposes of the Income Tax Act (Canada), at a price of $0.50 per common share for gross proceeds of up to $1,250,000. Read More

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Tropical Storm Odette forms off U.S. mid-Atlantic coast -NHC

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Odette is located about 325 miles (525 km) south-southwest of Nantucket, Massachusetts , packing maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (65 km per hour), the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

“Strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Odette is expected to become a strong post-tropical low by Saturday night.”

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John Cena calls his own NFT sales a 'catastrophic failure'

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Speaking at Florida Supercon 2021 on Sept. 12, Cena said it was a mistake to market his WWE NFTs as part of a package with physical collectibles — a hat, shirt, wristbands, belt, towel, autographed picture, and the digital collectible. The organization offered 500 gold tier packages with the NFT for $1,000, but only a fraction of them sold.

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Not gone yet: Merkel to hang on as active caretaker

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BERLIN (Reuters) – After 16 years in power, Chancellor Angela Merkel is not seeking re-election in Germany’s Sept. 26 election but she is anything but a lame duck.

The likelihood of protracted coalition talks after the vote means Merkel will not be leaving office any time soon and she fully intends to use her time after the election to press on with foreign policy initiatives, government officials say.

Under the German constitution, Merkel will remain chancellor until a majority of Bundestag lawmakers elects a successor, who is then sworn in. There are no formal restrictions on her powers in this time, though

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PG&E Says New Power Shutoff Protocol May Avert Dixie-Like Fires

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(Bloomberg) — PG&E Corp. told a judge it has put into place new safety measures that would have resulted in power being cut to a utility line suspected of sparking the second-largest wildfire in California history. Read More

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Wisconsin Launches Probe Into Methane Plume Spotted From Space

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(Bloomberg) — Wisconsin is investigating a methane plume that was spotted by a satellite last week.  Read More

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Palm oil giant’s industry-beating ESG score hides razed forests

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In Liberia a unit of the world’s second-largest palm oil company has admitted to destroying forests and violating the rights of indigenous people.

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