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  • Painkiller prescribed for Prince in another name

    April 17, 2017 10:56 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - A court document says a doctor prescribed oxycodone for Prince under the name of the musician's friend to protect his privacy. Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park home on April 21. Autopsy results showed he died from... more »
  • A year on, few answers from probe into Prince's death

    April 16, 2017 11:40 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Nearly a year after Prince died from an accidental drug overdose in his suburban Minneapolis studio and estate, investigators still don't know how he got the fentanyl that killed him. An official with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press that authorities still haven't interviewed a key... more »
  • Inventory of Prince's estate lists cash, property, gold bars

    January 7, 2017 12:49 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - An inventory of Prince's estate submitted to a probate court in Minnesota shows he had acquired tens of millions of dollars' worth of real estate and other personal property before he died last year. The Star Tribune reports that much of the value of his estate hasn't been... more »
  • Company overseeing Prince's estate to change, documents show

    December 7, 2016 7:21 PM

    CHASKA, Minn. - Court documents show the trust company overseeing Prince's estate wants to resign, but the late rock superstar's siblings disagree on a replacement. Minnesota-based Bremer Trust was named temporary special administrator after Prince died in April. The company told the judge Wednesday it never intended to keep the... more »
  • Supposed niece, others seek shares of Prince's estate

    October 21, 2016 10:07 PM

    CHASKA, Minn. - A Minnesota judge says he'll try to rule quickly whether Minnesota law entitles a purported niece, grandniece and nephew of Prince to shares of the late rock superstar's estate. Attorneys for Prince's siblings said at a hearing Friday that the purported family members' claims should be rejected... more »
  • Warner Bros. promises previously unreleased Prince music

    October 21, 2016 11:52 AM

    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Warner Bros. Records is about to unveil two projects by the late megastar Prince that include previously unreleased material. "Prince 4Ever" is a 40-song compilation of his biggest hits from his Warner Bros. days along with the previously unreleased song "Moonbeam Levels," recorded in 1982. It's... more »
  • Prince's Paisley Park to be turned into museum

    August 25, 2016 10:27 AM

    CHANHASSEN, Minnesota - Fans will get a chance to visit the famed studio where the legendary Prince wrote and recorded many of his songs. According to a statement today from Bremer Trust, the firm in charge of Prince's estate, public tours of Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota will begin... more »
  • Tributes pour out to Prince at Essence Fest

    July 2, 2016 11:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tributes to music star Prince are pouring out at the annual Essence Festival. On Saturday, ballet dancer Misty Copeland talked about how Prince inspired her. Copeland is the first African- American woman to be named principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater. During a talk with journalist... more »
  • Prince's legacy to be honored at BET Awards

    June 26, 2016 3:43 PM

    Prince received a tribute from Madonna and Stevie Wonder last month, but the late singer is getting another honor at the BET Awards, this time with Sheila E., D'Angelo, The Roots, Janelle Monae and Wonder. The first Prince tribute, held at the Billboard Music Awards, was met with criticism online.... more »
  • When stars seek medical care, risk of 'VIP Syndrome' looms

    June 11, 2016 3:51 PM

    It's not clear if any doctor could have averted the fentanyl overdose that killed Prince in April. But his death may offer evidence for how the special treatment often afforded the rich and famous can result in worse health care than ordinary Americans receive. One physician delivered test results to... more »
  • Timeline of key events in last 2 weeks of Prince's life

    June 2, 2016 3:34 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Prince died of an accidental overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl, autopsy results released Thursday show. In the month before his death, a Minnesota doctor saw Prince twice - including the day before he died - and prescribed him medication, according to contents of a search warrant. ... more »
  • Official says Prince died of opioid overdose

    June 2, 2016 12:05 PM

    CHICAGO - A law-enforcement official tells The Associated Press that tests show the music superstar died of an opioid overdose. The 57-year-old singer was found dead April 21 at his Minneapolis-area estate. The official, who is close to the investigation, spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized... more »
  • Madonna to honor Prince at Billboard Awards

    May 11, 2016 2:25 PM

    NEW YORK - The Material Girl will pay tribute to The Purple One with a live performance at the Billboard Music Awards this month. Billboard and dick clark productions told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Madonna will honor Prince at the May 22 show. Specific details about the... more »
  • Warrant reveals details on Prince investigation

    May 11, 2016 11:32 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - A search warrant reveals that a Minnesota doctor saw Prince twice in the month before his death - including the day before he died - and prescribed him medication. The warrant says Dr. Michael Todd Schulenberg treated Prince on April 7 and April 20. The warrant was obtained... more »
  • Investigators want to interview doctor about Prince case

    May 7, 2016 4:46 PM

    CHICAGO - A law enforcement official says investigators want to interview a California doctor and his son about a prescription drug the son brought for Prince before the singer was found collapsed in an elevator at his Minnesota home. The official told The Associated Press investigators also want to know... more »
  • Expert questions doctor's handling of Prince

    May 4, 2016 4:28 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - An expert on treating addiction has questioned whether a California doctor responded appropriately when he was called to help Prince. Speaking without direct knowledge of Prince's case, addiction medicine expert Dr. Stuart Gitlow questioned why Dr. Howard Kornfeld sent his son, Andrew, on a flight to Prince's... more »
  • Reports: Prescription drugs found with Prince at death scene

    April 28, 2016 11:14 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Several news organizations are reporting that prescription drugs were discovered with Prince when he was found dead in his Paisley Park home. ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN, citing unidentified law enforcement sources, have reported that prescription painkillers were found on the 57-year-old Prince and in his home.... more »
  • Prince's estate to be temporarily managed by trust company

    April 27, 2016 2:22 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - A trust company has been appointed to temporarily oversee Prince's multimillion-dollar estate. Bremer Trust was named special administrator of Prince's estate on Wednesday after an informal telephone conference with some of the musician's possible heirs and a judge. The judge says Bremer Trust now has the authority to... more »
  • Lawyer: Dividing Prince estate may be difficult

    April 26, 2016 12:23 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - A top Minnesota probate lawyer says resolving Prince's estate may get extremely complicated if his siblings and half-siblings can't agree how to do it. Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, filed court documents Tuesday saying she knew of no will and asked the court to appoint a corporate trust... more »
  • Questions swirl about Prince's health with unexplained death

    April 23, 2016 3:36 PM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Prince talked dirty in song but had a reputation for clean living. He also had an ability to put on shows that were electrifying in their athleticism. But after his death at age 57 questions are swirling over whether the music superstar had been hiding serious health problems... more »
  • Prince tributes punctuate Jazz Fest performances

    April 22, 2016 4:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Impromptu tributes to Prince punctuated the opening day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Strains of Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" wafted over the crowd from one stage Friday morning. On another, local favorite Wanda Rouzan noted the pop music icon's Thursday death, and that... more »
  • Authorities say there were no signs of trauma on Prince's body

    April 22, 2016 10:16 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS - Authorities say there were no signs of trauma on Prince's body when he was found unresponsive at his home, and that suicide isn't suspected in the musician's death. Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson released the information during a news conference Friday. The sheriff says the investigation... more »
  • Tributes to Prince spring up across the US

    April 22, 2016 5:06 AM

    CHANHASSEN, Minn.- Tributes to Prince are springing up across the country, on buildings, bridges and Broadway. In New Orleans, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome glowed Thursday night with the late singer's signature purple, as did San Francisco's City Hall and Madison Square Garden in New York. In Minnesota, where Prince was found... more »
  • Sheriff says Prince was unresponsive in elevator

    April 21, 2016 1:09 PM

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. - Sheriff's officials in Minnesota say deputies found music superstar Prince unresponsive in an elevator after they were summoned to his suburban Minneapolis compound. Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson says first responders tried CPR but couldn't revive the 57-year-old musician. Olson says Prince was pronounced dead at... more »
  • Gasol, Randolph lead Grizzlies over Pelicans 93-81

    November 4, 2014 2:01 AM

    MEMPHIS, TN - Marc Gasol scored 16 points, Zach Randolph had 15 and Tayshaun Prince added 14 as the Memphis Grizzlies extended their home winning streak to a franchise record 16 straight Monday night with a 93-81 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Grizzlies, off to a franchise-best 4-0... more »

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