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Panthers take enhanced precautions against virus

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The Carolina Panthers are taking enhanced precautions against the coronavirus following their exposure to Falcons defensive tackle Marlon Davidson during Sunday’s win at Atlanta. The Falcons placed Davidson on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday.

Carolina has entered the NFL’s “intensive protocol.” The team is still scheduled to practice Wednesday afternoon in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Bears.

Under the new protocols established this week, all coaches and staff must wear masks at practice and all players must wear a face shield or mask. Players can remove their helmets for breaks but must be more than 6 feet away from one another.


Team meetings will be held either outdoors or virtually. Coaches may not have any in-person meetings in a room smaller than the full-team room and only 10 players are allowed in the weight room

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Tokyo fashion week opens with brands going virtual amid virus fears

A “tac:tac” design released online at the Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo. (Photo courtesy of “tac:tac”/Kyodo)


TOKYO (Kyodo) — Tokyo fashion week, a major event to showcase the latest fashions for the 2020 autumn and winter seasons, kicked off Monday with the majority of shows going online to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.


About 70 percent of some 40 participating brands refrained from holding catwalk displays during Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo. Fashion enthusiasts will instead be watching streaming videos featuring the latest designs on their smartphones and computers through the organizer’s official YouTube channel and the labels’ own websites.


“tac:tac,” a Tokyo-based casual brand launched in 2013 by Japanese designer Takaaki Shimase, released a video online to lead off the six-day event.


Fashion week is held in cities across the world and the one in Tokyo has become an

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Top Trump aide ignored virus rules at wedding, newspaper reports

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White House chief of staff Mark Meadows replaces his face covering after a television interview at the White House on Wednesday. Alex Brandon/Associated Press

MARIETTA, Ga. — White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows hosted a large wedding for his daughter that appeared to violate a Georgia order and city of Atlanta guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19, a newspaper reported Thursday.

Photos of the event show many of the guests crowding together, dancing and hugging during the May 31 nuptials at the Biltmore Ballrooms Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

About 70 guests, including U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, wore tuxedos and ball gowns but no masks at the indoor wedding, and photographs show groups of people clustered closely together in the same room throughout the evening, the newspaper said.

Gov. Brian Kemp’s orders at the time banned gatherings of more than 10 people. The governor later loosened

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Meadows ignored virus rules at wedding

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows hosted a large wedding for his daughter that appeared to violate a Georgia order and city of Atlanta guidelines aimed at stopping the spread of Covid-19, an Atlanta newspaper reported Thursday.

Photos of the event show that social distancing guidelines were not followed during the May 31 nuptials at the Biltmore Ballrooms Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

About 70 guests, including U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, wore tuxedos and ball gowns but no masks at the indoor wedding, and photographs show groups of people clustered closely together in the same room throughout the evening, the newspaper said.

Gov. Brian Kemp’s orders at the time banned gatherings of more than 10 people. The governor later loosened some coronavirus restrictions.

The Biltmore Hotel was one of Atlanta’s most lavish gathering places for many years after it opened in 1924. According to its website, the

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Newspaper: Trump official ignored virus rules at wedding

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White House chief of staff Mark Meadows replaces his face covering after a television interview at the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Washington.

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows hosted a large wedding for his daughter that appeared to violate a Georgia order and city of Atlanta guidelines aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19, an Atlanta newspaper reported Thursday.

Photos of the event show that social distancing guidelines were not followed during the May 31 nuptials at the Biltmore Ballrooms Atlanta, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

About 70 guests, including U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, wore tuxedos and ball gowns but no masks at the indoor wedding, and photographs show groups of people clustered closely together in the same room throughout the evening, the newspaper said.

Gov. Brian Kemp’s orders at the time banned gatherings of more than 10 people. The governor later

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows ignored virus rules at wedding, report says

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a castle on top of a building: The White House is seen in Washington, early Tuesday, the morning after President Trump returned from the hospital where he was treated for COVID-19.


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The White House is seen in Washington, early Tuesday, the morning after President Trump returned from the hospital where he was treated for COVID-19.

President Trump made the stunning announcement that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19 early Friday, Oct. 2. Since that time, several others in Trump’s circle have tested positive for the virus. Here’s the latest about what we know:

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Trump touts progress in stimulus talks days after spiking them

By Bloomberg News

President Trump said talks on providing additional fiscal stimulus are now “starting to work out,” after he pulled his side out of negotiations earlier this week.

“I think we have a really good chance of doing something,” Trump said Thursday morning in a live interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business. There are

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Top White House aide hosted lavish Atlanta wedding in May despite virus restrictions

Pictures of the wedding reviewed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution show groups of people clustered closely together in the same room throughout the evening. Under that emergency order, law enforcement could have potentially written citations to the venue for exceeding the gathering size, state officials said.

The next statewide order, which took effect the day after the wedding on June 1, specified for the first time that event venues and banquet facilities must follow the same safety guidelines as restaurants.

It also raised the number of people allowed at gatherings from 10 to 25 — still a fraction of the number of guests at the Meadows wedding.

The limits now in place, which ban gatherings of more than 50 people, have largely been ignored by state government officials.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence recently addressed large indoor crowds of closely packed supporters — many who were not wearing

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Thomas out of women’s major; caddie has virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

Charlotte Thomas has withdrawn from the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship after her caddie tested positive for the coronavirus.

Thomas dropped out because she was in close contact with the caddie and will begin a 14-day quarantine. The 27-year-old Thomas was among the field set to play beginning Thursday at Aronimink Golf Club just outside Philadelphia in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

A rookie in 2019, Thomas tied for 54th in the ShopRite LPGA Classic last weekend and tied for 35th in the Cambia Portland Classic last month. She did not make the cut in the Ana Inspiration, the last major for women.


Isi Gabsa is now in the field at the Women’s PGA Championship. Paula Reto is the first alternate.

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Serie A president Paolo Dal Pino has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The league says the test

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H&M closing 250 sites in 2021 as virus, online sap sales

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M will shed 250 stores worldwide in 2021 on pandemic pressures and a customer base turning increasingly to online shopping.

The store closures are a fraction of the chain’s 5,000 locations as the retailer pivots to digital from brick-and-mortar sites to cater to stay-home shoppers, H&M officials said in a statement Thursday announcing the planned moves.

H&M said customers’ moves to online “have been accelerated by COVID-19,” forcing the chain to speed up its store consolidation plans. Meantime, about 3% of the chain’s stores remain closed while a large number are still under local restrictions on store openings or are on limited opening hours.

“More and more customers started shopping online during the pandemic and they are making it clear that they value a convenient and inspiring experience in which stores and online interact and strengthen each other,” CEO Helena Helmersson said in the statement.

H&M’s Northern

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After wedding outbreak, Millinocket area has gone over a month without a new virus case

While an early August wedding in the Millinocket area sparked Maine’s largest outbreak of the coronavirus, that part of the state has now gone more than a month without recording any new cases.

State and local officials think the quick decisions by people in Millinocket, East Millinocket and Medway to close down businesses and organizations in the immediate wake of that outbreak, and to step up mask wearing, probably helped to bring it under control.

Town offices and businesses were closed after the outbreak. Local schools delayed their opening by two weeks. The Millinocket hospital postponed a number of nonessential services.

Those three towns still have recorded some of the highest infection rates in the state since the start of the pandemic: East Millinocket, which saw 20 cases among residents after the wedding, still has the state’s fourth highest per-capita case rate, for example. But the last time either of

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