Saudi arrest of Binladin family scion shatters royal entente
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Saudi arrest of Binladin family scion shatters royal entente

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Among those caught in the unprecedented arrests this week of top princes, wealthy businessmen and senior officials was the scion of one of Saudi Arabia’s most recognizable families: Bakr Binladin, the chairman of the kingdom’s pre-eminent contractor — and Osama bin Laden’s half-brother. It was a stunning end to … Continue reading

Prince Harry visits Chicago school, talks at Obama summit
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Prince Harry visits Chicago school, talks at Obama summit

CHICAGO (AP) — Prince Harry has made a stop in Chicago to talk about youth leadership during a summit planned by the Obama Foundation. He addressed a crowd of hundreds of civic leaders and artists gathered Tuesday for the two-day event. He says his years of military service helped him understand his life of privilege … Continue reading

Prince’s other sister: Purple was his color, not orange
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Prince’s other sister: Purple was his color, not orange

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince didn’t have an orange crush — purple was his favorite color, according to his half-sister Sharon Nelson. Sharon Nelson says in a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday that “contrary to what has been said, purple was and is Prince’s color.” Tyka Nelson, Prince’s only full sibling, told the … Continue reading

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Judge declares Prince’s 6 siblings the heirs to his estate

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has ruled that Prince’s six siblings are the heirs to his estate. In a ruling made public Friday, Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide declared that Prince died without a will and that his sister, Tyka Nelson, and five half-siblings are his heirs. There are people who filed appeals … Continue reading

Prince’s estate sues Jay Z’s Roc Nation over Tidal streaming
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Prince’s estate sues Jay Z’s Roc Nation over Tidal streaming

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince’s record company is suing Jay Z’s company for copyright infringement, saying it streamed Prince’s songs on the Tidal music service without permission after his death. Prince’s NPG Records says in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in Minneapolis federal court that Prince gave permission to Roc Nation to stream songs on Tidal … Continue reading

Paisley Park given 3-day temporary permit amid zoning snag
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Paisley Park given 3-day temporary permit amid zoning snag

CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Prince’s suburban Minneapolis estate and studio complex, Paisley Park, will open to the public after all this week, but only under a temporary permit while officials work out concerns about public safety and traffic. Under the permit, the Paisley Park museum will be open for tours Thursday — the originally announced … Continue reading

Prince joins a list of stars dead from drug overdoses
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Prince joins a list of stars dead from drug overdoses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Minnesota medical examiner said Thursday, June 2, 2016 that Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid painkiller. Authorities have not said whether he had a prescription for the drug and, if not, how he obtained it. Prince joins a list of other stars, including Judy Garland … Continue reading

Madonna, Stevie Wonder pay homage to Prince at Billboard
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Madonna, Stevie Wonder pay homage to Prince at Billboard

Madonna paid homage to Prince by wearing his signature color and bringing another icon —Stevie Wonder — onstage to sing the classic “Purple Rain” at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. Sitting atop a purple throne, Madonna kicked off the tribute with a version of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which Prince wrote and Sinead O’Connor recorded. She as … Continue reading

Prince’s estate to be temporarily managed by trust company
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Prince’s estate to be temporarily managed by trust company

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge appointed a corporate trust company on Wednesday to temporarily oversee Prince’s multimillion-dollar estate, saying the emergency appointment was necessary because the superstar musician doesn’t appear to have a will and immediate decisions must be made about his business interests. Judge Kevin Eide granted a request from Prince’s sister to … Continue reading

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Prince accepted a standing ovation as he strolled out carrying a cane and rocking an Afro to present the 2015 Grammy for album of the year. Then he stole the show with a line that reminded everyone he was more than just a pop superstar; he was a black activist. “Albums still matter,” he said. … Continue reading

Prince’s sister says musician had no known will
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Prince’s sister says musician had no known will

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince’s sister believes the superstar musician didn’t have a will and has asked a Minnesota court to appoint a special administrator to oversee his multimillion-dollar estate, according to court documents filed Tuesday that could signal a looming fight over Prince’s assets. Tyka Nelson, Prince’s only surviving full sibling, said in the court … Continue reading

Oprah, Mick Jagger among celebs to react to Prince’s death
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Oprah, Mick Jagger among celebs to react to Prince’s death

Musicians, actors and other celebrities react to the death Thursday of music great Prince via interviews, statements and social media: ___ “Prince, the doves really are crying now.” — Oprah Winfrey. ___ “The news of Prince’s sudden and unexpected passing is very difficult to process. He was my creative partner and friend. We shared tremendous … Continue reading