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Prince dead at 57: Legendary Singer Musician Dies After Reported Illness

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Prince dead at 57: Legendary Singer Musician Dies After Reported Illness. Prince dies age 57 at his estate in Minnesota, just days after he was rushed to hospital from his private plane with severe flu.

Paramedics were called out to the music icon’s Paisley Park estate at 9.43am and Carver County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that there had been a fatality.

Prince’s publicist later confirmed he had died. His cause of death is not known, but in a call to paramedic on the way to Prince’s home, a 911 dispatcher says: ‘Male down, not breathing.’

Prince – full name Prince Rogers Nelson – was rushed to hospital six days ago with flu symptoms after his private plane made an emergency landing.

The singer, who was known for his musical talent, producing and writing, and electric performances, made a final public appearance at a show on Sunday, where he did not sing, but said: ‘Wait a few days before you waste any prayers’

He was aboard his private flight when he fell ill, forcing it to make an unscheduled landing in Illinois on Friday morning.

TMZ reported that the seven-time Grammy award winning singer’s plane diverted to Quad City International Airport in Moline, Illinois, to make the emergency landing.

He had been suffering from flu for a number of weeks and was believed to be recovering, but took a turn for the worse in the early hours of Friday.

Prince, who was a Jehovah’s Witness and a vegan, was treated for three hours before being released.

Initial reports on his condition painted a much graver pictures, with one source claiming at the time he was ‘not doing well’.

The Purple Rain hitmaker had performed at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta on last Thursday night – the second of two back to back sold out shows – and had seemed fine during the concert.

He was keen for people to have ‘living proof’ that he is still alive, and he arrived at the bash to show off his new guitar and piano.

The superstar musician combined rock, R&B, soul, disco and hip-hop to create a unique sound that led to him selling more than 100 million records during his 40-year career.

Prince was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1958 and started making music at the age of seven.

He first found fame in the late 1970s and over the next three decades became known as one of the most inventive and eccentric forces in American pop music.

He became even more famous with the release of the film Purple Rain in 1984, a seemingly autobiographical movie set in the club scene in his home town of Minneapolis.

The film was a huge success and the soundtrack album spent 24 weeks at the top of the charts and sold more than 13 million copies.

The legendary singer and songwriter is best known for hit songs such as Raspberry Beret and Little Red Corvette.

He was fiercely protective of his independence, battling his record company over control of his material and even his name.

In 1993, Prince legally changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol – also known as the Love Symbol. During that phase, he was referred to as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince. After changing his name back to Prince, he was sometimes called Prince would be referred to as The Artist Formerly Known as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.

Prince once wrote ‘slave’ on his face in protest at not owning his work and famously battled and then departed his label, Warner Bros, before returning a few years ago.

Just this past Sunday, a fan posted a picture on Instagram appeared to show Prince riding a bicycle outside his estate .

Prince, an intensely private person, sold more than 100 million records during his career, won seven Grammy awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

In 2007, he performed at the Super Bowl in one of the most celebrated such performances.

Prince’s most recent album, HITnRUN: Phase Two was released in December 2015 and he was in the process of writing an untitled autobiography, which was due to be published in 2017.

‘What’s happening now is the position that I’ve always wanted to be in,’ he said in 2014. ‘I was just trying to get here.’

Prince made a surprise appearance at a dance party in Minnesota on Saturday, in what is believed to have been his final public appearance.

Many celebrities along with the whole world are sharing their shock and condolences on the internet and social media.

Justin Timberlake: ‘Numbed. Stunned. This can’t be real.’

Chris Rock: ‘Say it isn’t so.’

Kris Jenner: ‘So sad to hear about the loss of Prince today. #RIP #legend #purplerain’

Cara Delevigne: ‘Please no! Some one please tell me it isn’t true #PRINCEWILLNEVERDIE’

Boy George tweeted: ‘Today is the worst day ever. Prince R.I.P I am crying!’

Joan Collins said: ‘Shocked that @prince has died at only 57. Such a talent to have died so young.’

‘Omg….. RIP Prince,’ Demi Lovato tweeted.

‘And just like that….the world lost a lot of magic,’ tweeted Katy Perry.

Director Spike Lee said: ‘I Miss My Brother. Prince Was A Funny Cat. Great Sense Of Humor.’

Retired basketball star Shaquille O’Neal wrote: ‘R.I.P PRINCE, another icon gone too soon.’

Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe called Prince a ‘genius’ and ‘poet’, adding he was ‘the greatest live act I ever saw’.

Lord Of the Rings star Elijah Wood thanked Prince ‘for everything;. Can’t even process this. There will never be another,’ he added.

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80 Million Stimulus Check Direct Deposits Have Been Processed. When Will They Arrive?

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Americans will start to see their stimulus payments this week, a centerpiece of the $2.2 trillion rescue package meant to provide a buffer against the coronavirus pandemic that’s shuttered much of the U.S. economy.

The Internal Revenue Service has begun sending $1,200 payments to middle and lower income adults, plus $500 for their minor children, though it could take until September for every eligible person to get the money.
The first payments “should be deposited directly into individuals’ bank accounts; the precise date you will see payments in your account depends on how long individual banks typically take to process direct deposits,” according to a press release from House Ways and Means Committee Republicans.

The IRS will first send the money to individuals for whom the agency has direct deposit information. The remainder will be mailed as checks. That process is expected to begin April 20 but could take until the fall to complete.

The IRS processed more than 80 million payments on Friday that should be available in bank accounts early this week, Sunita Lough, the IRS deputy commissioner for services and enforcement, said in a video conference Monday.

Payments will be made first to those earning the least.

The IRS has launched a tool for non-tax filers, such as those who had income under $12,200 last year and weren’t required to file a federal return, to enter direct deposit information to get their payments.

The agency plans to have a second website up by April 17 that will show people the status of their payments, including the date the money is scheduled to be deposited or mailed. That tool will also let people who’ve typically gotten their tax refund in the mail to provide their bank account details to get their stimulus payment more quickly.

The IRS is using information from 2018 and 2019 tax returns to process the payments. It says taxpayers who’ve yet to file a return this year should do so as soon as possible, and elect to receive the refund via a direct deposit. The information can then be used to distribute the stimulus payments. Social Security and disability recipients will receive their payments automatically.

The tax deadline was extended to July 15 from April 15 to give people more time to file and pay during the pandemic.

Taxpayers who don’t need extra time and who expect to get a stimulus payment should file as soon as possible so the agency has their most up-to-date details on file, said Christina Taylor, head of operations for Credit Karma Tax.

“The quicker, the better,” she said.

Americans earning $75,000 or less, or $150,000 and below as a couple, are eligible for the full $1,200 payout per adult, plus $500 for each child under 17. Those amounts are reduced for people with higher incomes, and people who make $99,000 or more in earnings (or $198,000 for a couple) get nothing, even if they have children. Individuals must have a Social Security number to receive a payment.

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A Case of Hantavirus Has Been Reported in China. Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Worry.

A man who died in China Monday reportedly tested positive for a hantavirus, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should worry another pandemic is coming…

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A man who died in China Monday reportedly tested positive for a hantavirus, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you should worry another pandemic is coming.

Hantaviruses are a family of virus that spread through rodents, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In Yunnan Province, a man died on his way back to Shandong Province, according to Global Times, an English-language Chinese news outlet.

“He was tested positive for #hantavirus. Other 32 people on bus were tested,” the news outlet tweeted.

The tweet, sent amid a pandemic caused by a new coronavirus, has been shared more than 15,000 times.

Though countries across the globe are on high alert due to uncertainty around the coronavirus, there is no indication that the hantavirus poses a global public health threat.

According to the CDC, hantavirus cases are rare, and they spread as a result of close contact with rodent urine, droppings or saliva.

Certain kinds of rats and mice in the United States can carry the virus, which is transmitted when someone breathes in contaminated air.

“The hantaviruses that cause human illness in the United States cannot be transmitted from one person to another,” the CDC says on its website. Rare cases in Chile and Argentina have seen person-to-person transmission when a person is in close contact with someone sickened by a type of hantavirus called Andes virus, the CDC says.

In the U.S., the virus can cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, a severe respiratory disease that can be fatal. Symptoms include fatigue, fever, muscle aches, headaches, dizziness, chills, and abdominal problems. Coughing and shortness of breath can occur later in the disease as the lungs fill with liquid, the CDC says,

Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, found mostly in Europe and Asia, can also occur, which causes pain, fever, chills, nausea, and blurred vision, the CDC says. More serious symptoms include acute kidney failure.

Cases in the United States have typically been concentrated in the western and southwestern states.

From 1993 to 2017, there were only 728 confirmed hantavirus cases in the United States, with most being non-fatal, according to CDC data. In comparison, since late January, when the first known coronavirus case was identified in the U.S., there have been 46,805 confirmed coronavirus cases nationwide, according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker.

In May 1993, a hantavirus outbreak occurred in an area between Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah. A 2012 outbreak in Yosemite sickened 10 people. In seven states, 17 people were infected in a 2017 outbreak.

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Syria al-Qaeda Leader Attacked, Unsure of His Survival

An air strike struck Abu al-Khayr al-Masri in the Syrian province of Idlib on Sunday, based on unconfirmed reports.

The Egyptian is second-in-command to overall al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, according to BBC News.

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An air strike struck Abu al-Khayr al-Masri in the Syrian province of Idlib on Sunday, based on unconfirmed reports.

The Egyptian is second-in-command to overall al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, according to BBC News.

Syrian opposition forces, the Local Co-ordination Committees, posted a photo of the car which was targeted for the attack, as stated by them.

reported that an al-Qaeda official was killed in a strike, but did not confirm it was Abu al-Khayr al-Masri.

The Egyptian, whose real name is Abdullah Muhammad Rajab Abd al-Rahman, was reportedly released from custody by Iran in 2015 as part of a prisoner swap.

Last year, Abu al-Khayr al-Masri was reported to have given his blessing to a decision by al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, al-Nusra Front, to cut formal ties with the global jihadist network.

The Syrian jihadist with ties broken with al-Qaeda had renamed its name to Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham, as reported by CNN.

According to Ahmad Hasan Abu al Khayr al-Masri, al-Qaeda has embraced the split. The man Masri would replace as an upranking to No. 2 of the leadership position in the terror group, is al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Zawahiri expressed his opinion on the split in a supportive manner and called for infighting between jihadist groups to end.

Although Jabhat Fateh al-Sham was no longer linked to an external entity, the U.S. still kept it on its list of foreign terrorist groups and continued to target air strikes.

Therefore, in January, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham dissolved itself and formed an alliance with four smaller Syrian jihadist groups called Hayat Tahrir al-Sham. The move seemed to deem an attempt by the group to distance itself from al-Qaeda.

Tahrir al-Sham as since then fought rebel groups for control of the Idlib province in Syria, implying that it was them who had instigated suicide bombs on Saturday against the military in the government-controlled city of Homs.

Although the death of Abu al-Khayr al-Masri is uncertain, the Guardian has stated that he has been killed based off of what jihadists are stating.

The immediate circumstances of Masri’s death were unclear. Video online showed a tan four-door Kia sedan destroyed at a roadside with a large hole in its canopy but its windscreen mostly intact. The location of the attack was unusually far west for a US drone strike.

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