Carver County closes Prince death investigation with no criminal charges

  1. Carver County closes Prince death investigation with no criminal charges  Minneapolis Star Tribune
  2. No Criminal Charges To Be Brought In Prince’s Death  NPR
  3. Prince’s Death Probe: No Criminal Charges Filed in Music Legend’s Overdose — but Doctor Fined $30K  PEOPLE.com
  4. Prince’s Overdose Death Results in No Criminal Charges  New York Times
  5. The Latest: Attorney: Prince friend relieved no charges  ABC News
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Eminem doesn't miss his one shot, closes Coachella Weekend One with commanding show

  1. Eminem doesn’t miss his one shot, closes Coachella Weekend One with commanding show  USA TODAY
  2. Eminem upstaged by mentor Dr. Dre during uneven Coachella set  Yahoo Music
  3. After three days of spectacle, Coachella 2018 will be remembered as Beychella  The Desert Sun
  4. Coachella 2018: Eminem Brings Out 50 Cent, Miguel Performs His Classics and More Day Three Highlights  Billboard
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Philippines temporarily closes popular holiday island to tourists due to pollution

Philippines temporarily closes popular holiday island to tourists due to pollutionOne of Philippines’ most popular tourist destinations will be off-limits to visitors in a few weeks. The entire island of Boracay will be closed to visitors from Apr. 26, so that it can receive a massive clean-up of dumped sewage and upgrades to its drainage systems, a spokesperson for President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed Thursday. It will be shut for a maximum of six months. SEE ALSO: Indonesia’s orangutans are watching their rainforest habitat get destroyed Duterte, who has been criticised for his stance on human rights, had previously described the island as a “cesspool,” and was concerned the island could be turned into a “fishpond or a sewer pool” if its environmental needs weren’t addressed. Boracay had 2 million visitors in 2017, a number that was described as moving toward the “alarming” by the country’s department of environment, as the island struggles with sustainable development and waste. The island is very much dependent on tourism. Up to 36,000 jobs ranging from hotel workers to street vendors could be lost in the shutdown, with authorities rejecting pleas by locals to consider a partial closure of the island.  Tourists pose for photos along a beach on Boracay island.Image: -/AFP/Getty ImagesThe president’s spokesperson argued that Boracay’s environmental rehabilitation has to be completed in total. “We were expecting some sort of compromise between a partial or total closure or at least given more time to adjust to a closure, but I guess the president made up his mind and we’re taken aback by it. We’re a bit depressed right now in the industry,” Jose Clemente III, president of the Tourism Congress of the Philippines, told ABS-CBN. “If given the opportunity, yes, we would like to present our case. The private sector did not have a face-to-face dialogue with the president. We were doing it through the various agencies. Unfortunately, I guess this is the result of the recommendations of those agencies.” The island generates 90 to 115 tonnes of garbage a day, but current infrastructure only allows for 30 tonnes to be removed. Authorities say they’ve also discovered illegal, “hidden” pipes on the island used to dispose waste. “Boracay island is seen as a major, world-class tourist destination,” Epimaco Densing, assistant secretary of the Philippines’ interior department, told reporters.  “Yet in fact we’re not able to address the major issue that it is not in terms of public safety, public order, road systems and of course, the issue of environmental degradation.”  Frederick Alegre, a secretary from the country’s tourism department, said his department is still calculating the financial cost of the closure, but stressed it was “being done to sustain and save Boracay.” He said the island is the first of several Filipino tourist destinations that will be looked at.  Boracay’s closure comes after Thai authorities decided last week to close Maya Bay, also for a period of six months, due to the impacts of tourism on the beach’s environment. WATCH: Students designed a gravity-defying backpack that augments your jumps


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Russia expels foreign diplomats, closes U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg

Russia expels foreign diplomats, closes U.S. consulate in St. PetersburgRussia responded Thursday to U.S. and other nations’ reaction to the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal in England. Russia expelled 150 diplomats from the country, including 60 Americans. The U.S. recently ordered 60 Russians out of the country. Russia will also close the U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg after the U.S. shut down the Russian embassy in Seattle earlier this month. CBS News state department reporter Kylie Atwood discusses the latest developments.


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Trump expels 60 Russian diplomats from US and closes consulate in response to spy poisoning

Trump expels 60 Russian diplomats from US and closes consulate in response to spy poisoningThe Trump administration has ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats and closed Russia’s consulate in Seattle in response to the poisoning of a former spy in the UK – while 14 EU countries including Germany, Latvia, Lithuana and Poland have also expelled envoys from Moscow. In the sternest action yet against Russia since he became the president, Donald Trump’s White House said it working with Nato allies to punish Russia for it’s alleged poisoning of a former spy and his daughter in the UK and the ”unacceptably high” number of Russian spies in the US. The European Council president Donald Tusk meanwhile said the bloc’s expulsions were a “direct follow-up to last week’s European Council decision” in which it “condemned, in the strongest possible terms, the recent attack on Salisbury”.


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