Arts Oct 25

Prince performs in a surprise appearance on the "American Idol" television show finale in 2006. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Reuters
First steps made in Congress to honor pop superstar Prince

Minnesota's Congressional delegation on Monday is introducing a resolution to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to pop superstar Prince, citing his "indelible mark on Minnesota and American culture," The Associated Press has learned.

Minnesota’s top Democratic and Republican lawmakers reached agreement on the highlights of a public safety bill that includes police accountability measures, a day after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison for the death…