New cases in India stay below 90K for 5th day

NEW DELHI — India has reported another 86,052 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, a declining trend with recoveries exceeding daily infections this week.

The Health Ministry raised the nation’s confirmed total to more than 5.8 million on Friday. The ministry said 1,141 more people died in the past 24 hours, for a total of 92,290.

India is expected to become the pandemic’s worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States, where more than 6.9 million people have been infected.

The ministry said India’s recovery rate has crossed 81.55%. This includes five worst-hit states — Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, which account for more than 60% of the confirmed cases.

The new daily cases have remained below the 90,000 mark for five straight days after hitting a record number of 97,894 on Sept. 16.

Though there was a 12% dip in testing for five days,

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What Is Amazon Prime Day 2020? The Best Deals & Everything to Know

Amazon Prime Day 2020 is slowly approaching—and many of us have questions about what is Prime Day during the coronavirus anyway? There’s a lot of talk about what the shopping event may look like this year (it’s been pushed back several times), but if the bounty of sales and clearance events we’ve shopped this summer is any indication, this year’s Prime Day may be bigger than ever.  

We know, we know, the thought of all those slashed prices can be overwhelming, and that’s because it is. Prime Day is hardly another sale event you can just casually browse, so if you’re looking to prep your wish list ahead of the madness, here’s everything we know so far about Amazon Prime Day 2020.

What is Amazon Prime Day?

In case you’re new to Prime Day, it’s Amazon’s biggest sale of the year. Yes, bigger than its Big Style Sale. And yes,

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Ontario sees most cases in a day since early June

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8,977 active COVID-19 cases in Canada: 141,268 diagnoses, 9,200 deaths and 123,091 recoveries (as of Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m. ET)

  • Alberta – 1,483 active cases (16,274 total cases, including 254 deaths, 14,537 resolved)

  • British Columbia – 1,705 active cases (7,663 total cases, 220 deaths, 5,719 resolved)

  • Manitoba – 293 active cases (1,500 total cases, 16 deaths, 1,191 resolved)

  • New Brunswick – 2 active cases (194 cases, 2 deaths, 190 resolved)

  • Newfoundland and Labrador – 1 active case (271 total cases, 3 deaths, 267 resolved)

  • Northwest Territories

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This week, Labor Day parties stop in-person classes, young teachers die of COVID-19

College parties and a rise in COVID-19 infections have led to the cancellation of in-person classes this week. (Getty Images)
College parties and a rise in COVID-19 infections have led to the cancellation of in-person classes this week. (Getty Images)

Students are headed back to class amid the coronavirus pandemic, and to keep you posted on what’s unfolding throughout U.S. schools — K-12 as well as colleges — Yahoo Life is running a weekly wrap-up featuring news bites, interviews and updates on the ever-unfolding situation.

2 young teachers die from COVID-19 complications

A third-grade teacher at Windsor Elementary School in Columbia, S.C., died on Monday, days after her COVID-19 diagnosis. Music lover Demetria Bannister, 28, was known as “Windsor’s Songbird,” principal Denise Quickel said in a press release sent to Yahoo Life. Bannister last visited campus on Aug. 28 and began teaching remotely on Aug. 31. On Friday, Richland School District Two, of which Windsor Elementary School is a part, learned of her test results and began contact tracing and

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Stocks Can’t Muster Second Day of Gains

Early broad-market gains at Thursday’s open weakened as the day went on before flipping to solid losses, especially in Big Tech.

The Labor Department reported 884,000 new unemployment-benefits claims for the week ending Sept. 5. That was worse than estimates of 850,000, and continuing claims ticked higher.

“One week’s worth of data does not make a trend and we hesitate to place too much weight on any one observation,” writes Michael Gapen. Chief US Economist at Barclays Investment Bank, “however, the claims data this week suggest less momentum in labor market conditions in late August and early September.

“That said, the longer-term trends in initial and continuing claims remain positive and consistent with an economy that has maintained momentum well into the third quarter.”

Also, Republicans’ “skinny” COVID-19 relief bill failed to advance from the Senate, clipping the likelihood of any sort of stimulus before Election Day.

The Nasdaq Composite

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These 10 Mashable reader favorites are all on sale for Labor Day

These 10 Mashable reader favorites are all on sale for Labor Day
These 10 Mashable reader favorites are all on sale for Labor Day

It’s no secret that Labor Day has some of the best deals of the year, and 2020 is no different. Instead of overwhelming you with all the different sales out there, we’re taking a look back at some recent favorite deals that are marked down this weekend and this weekend only.

All you need to do is use the promo code GOFORIT15 at checkout to snag the 15% off reflected in these prices — happy shopping!

Mobile Pixels DUEX Pro Portable Dual Monitor

We’ve been singing the praises of the Mobile Pixels DUEX Pro Portable Dual Monitor for almost a year now, and it’s only become more essential if you’ve been working from home. This device raised over $1 million in funding on IndieGoGo for its genius ability to easily turn any laptop into a dual-screen monitor. Originally

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Austin Officials Offer Labor Day Safety Tips Amid COVID-19

AUSTIN, TX — With Labor Day weekend upon us, Austin Public Health is reminding everyone to avoid large crowds and continue to wear face coverings, practice social distancing and proper hygiene to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Within a few weeks following the Memorial Day holiday, Austin-Travis County saw a surge in new cases and hospitalizations due to social gatherings and re-opened businesses, officials wrote in an advisory. It then took the community nearly two months to see a substantial decline in the 7-day moving average of new cases and hospital admissions.

“As of Sept. 3, the current 7-day moving average of new cases in Austin-Travis County is 72, a daily case count as low as we have seen since early June,” health district officials wrote. And yet while the community stepped up to the challenge and made huge strides to reduce the spread of COVID-19 over the past

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What can you do this Labor Day in Sacramento? Eat at DoCo, catch a show and more

Don’t let the pandemic stop you from enjoying your long weekend. Labor Day weekend events are still happening in the Sacramento area, even if barbecues, travel and large gatherings have mostly gone out the window. We’ve compiled a list of socially-distanced options.

Attend a socially-distanced concert

Three nights of live drive-in concerts will allow rock fans to enjoy music from the safety of their cars during Roll-In and Rock Out. Tribute bands will pay homage to Fleetwood Mac, Heart and Journey, among other throwback acts. The Elk Grove event will also feature a variety of food trucks. Tickets start at $60 on EventBrite, with a portion of the proceeds going to support Autism Speaks.

Another musical option: The 14th annual Tejano Conjunto festival is still on. The concert will take place in Cesar Chavez Plaza on Sunday, September 6, from 1 to 7 p.m. Tickets cost $30.

Go to a

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Best Labor Day 2020 Fashion Sales

Make some room in your closet, because these long weekend fashion deals can’t be missed!

DSW you can take an extra 20% off clearance boots! Over at Good American, they’re offering an additional 50% off sale items! And at ModCloth, you can take 30% off regular priced items, and an additional 40% off all sale items!” data-reactid=”25″For example, at DSW you can take an extra 20% off clearance boots! Over at Good American,

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Fauci issues warning ahead of Labor Day; DeSantis vows not to lock down Florida again; NYC delays school openings

California’s latest reopening plan drew scrutiny, Florida’s governor vowed no more lockdowns and New York City delayed in-school learning Tuesday, one day after the nation reached 6 million confirmed cases of coronavirus.

A new month could bring new hope to Californians who suffered through their deadliest COVID-19 month in August. The state reported 3,707 deaths connected to COVID-19 in August, up 18% over July. But infection and hospitalization rates have been in decline in recent weeks, and average daily deaths also began dropping in recent weeks, according to a Los Angeles Times analysis.

In Iowa, the nation’s latest hot spot, Iowa State University is planning to have around 25,000 fans at its home opener Sept. 12. White House coronavirus experts have warned Iowa leaders that the state has the country’s steepest outbreak and suggested the state should close bars in 61 counties and test all returning college students.

Nationally, Dr.

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