SUN SUNI KHABAR APRIL 21ST, 2016
Prince, the innovative U.S. music superstar whose songwriting and eccentric stage presence electrified fans around the world with hits including "Purple Rain" and "When Doves Cry," died on Thursday in Minnesota. He was 57. The singer and musician's influential, genre-defying music combined jazz, funk, R&B and disco, winning seven Grammy awards and an Oscar. Prince was found unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park Studios compound, which included his home, in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, according to a Carver County Sheriff's Office statement. Emergency workers tried to revive him and he was pronounced dead a short time later.
The world’s most advanced airplane has a price tag of approximately $400 billion. However, concerns over bugs in the jet’s software could lead to the grounding of the entire fleet. One of the main problems, according to the Government Accountability Office, is the F-35’s lack of a backup system, a problem which is definitely cause to ground the fleet. The GAO went on to say that the software had not yet been properly tested. The Navy expects to complete the required testing by 2018, while the Marines have already declared the squadron combat ready, and expect to deploy the first fleet in 2017. However, the GAO worries that full, comprehensive testing would take until at least 2019, in which case both the Marines and the Navy are too far ahead of schedule and would have to ground their deployments.
BROWNS’ TRADE WITH EAGLES PUTS THEM IN GOOD SPOT
For the first time since they drafted Jim Brown in 1957, the Cleveland Browns have made a smart move. At least, that’s what this trade with the Eagles looks like. While the Browns have been consistently bad, and noticeably the worst team in the NFL by a longshot, their trade with the Philadelphia Eagles for the #2 pick could be hugely beneficial for the struggling team. This is because the Browns need to rebuild. The core of their team is weak and they need draft picks to help them strengthen. Out of this trade the Browns got the #8 pick this year, a first, third and fourth rounder in 2016, a first in 2017 and a second in 2018. As Mike Freeman writes, Philadelphia gave up everything but the Rocky statue.
FEMALE WWE WRESTLER DIES AT 45
Joan Laurer, stage name Chyna, has died at the age of 45. Redondo Beach Police say that Chyna’s friend found her unresponsive in her apartment and called. There are no signs of foul play, but police have launched an investigation. Chyna graduated from the University of Tampa and joined the pro wrestling circuit after having finished her training. She gained considerable fame in the ring, participating in events such as Royal Rumble and King of the Ring. She eventually became the only undefeated woman wrestler in World Wrestling Federation History. She is missed by many of her colleagues, including wrestler James Storm, who called Chyna the 9th wonder.
COURT CASES IN FLINT, MICHIGAN
By now, Flint’s water crisis is one of the most talked about domestic problems in the United States. However, the contamination of water has lead to something far more severe: the first people criminally charged in the fiasco. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says that no one will be exempt from prosecution. While he is just facing criticism now, most voters are demanding that accountability in the crisis extend to Michigan governor Rick Snyder. The people being charged are Mike Glasgow, Mike Prysby, and Stephen Busch. Glasgow was the city’s utility administrator, Prysby the DEQ Office of Drinking Water district supervisor and Busch the district water engineer.