None of the pills in the musician's home were prescribed to him; streaming service still reeling in subscribers; Illinois bill takes aim at passenger removal; and more headlines as you prepare for your drive home Monday, April 17, 2017.
PRINCE WASN'T PRESCRIBED ANY OF THE DRUGS AT HIS HOME
Investigators found pills in several parts of Prince's Paisley Park estate outside Minneapolis after he died of an opioid overdose last year, but none of them had been prescribed to the pop star, according to court records released Monday.
Investigators also said Prince got painkillers through other people. The drugs found at the estate included oxycodone and a variety of non-painkiller drugs.
On Monday morning, officials in Carver County, Minn., unsealed search warrants that had been filed secretly last year as part of their ongoing investigation into the death of Prince Rogers Nelson, who was found collapsed in an elevator in his Chanhassen, Minn., estate on April 21, 2016. He was 57.
A medical examiner determined that Prince died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that doctors often prescribe for patients dealing with chronic pain from late-stage cancer and is also used as an anesthetic during heart surgery.
NETFLIX ON VERGE OF MAJOR MILESTONE
SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix is on the verge of surpassing 100 million subscribers, a testament to how much the video streaming service has changed the entertainment landscape since its debut a decade ago.
The milestone will be reached this weekend if Netflix's projections are correct. Netflix made the prediction Monday with the release of its first-quarter earnings.
The video service added nearly 5 million subscribers during the first three months of the year to end March with 98.7 million customers in roughly 190 countries.
Netflix still has a ways to go to catch up with HBO, the popular pay-TV channel that has served as its role model. HBO has 134 million subscribers worldwide, including viewers who now get the channel on an internet-only service that was inspired by Netflix's success.
NEW BILL WOULD BAN FORCIBLY REMOVING PASSENGERS IN ILLINOIS
CHICAGO - It would be illegal for Illinois state or local government employees to forcibly remove travelers from flights under a bill introduced by a lawmaker on Monday after a United Airlines passenger was violently dragged from an aircraft last week.
The Airline Passenger Protection Act, introduced by Republican Illinois state Representative Peter Breen, came after Dr. David Dao, 69, was pulled from a United flight at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport to help make space for four crew members.
The treatment of Dao sparked international outrage, as well as multiple apologies from the carrier, and raised questions about overbooking policies of airlines.
Under Breen's measure, passengers could not be removed from flights by state or local government authorities unless they were presenting a danger to themselves or others, a public emergency was taking place or the passenger had caused a serious disturbance, according to a copy of the bill introduced in the state capital Springfield.
POLICE CHIEF FINISHES MARATHON FOR FIRST TIME SINCE BOMBING
BOSTON — Boston's top cop has completed his first marathon since the 2013 bombings.
Police Commissioner William Evans returned to the storied marathon for the first time as a runner Monday. The city's police commissioner since 2014, Evans crossed the finish line with a time of about 3 hours and 50 minutes.
He had just completed the Boston Marathon in 2013 when two pressure cooker bombs detonated near the finish line, killing three people and injuring hundreds more. Evans played critical roles in the initial response, investigation and ensuing manhunt for the bombers.