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The Latest: Thai police get arrest warrant for Red Bull heir

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 5:00am

The Latest on the investigation into a Red Bull energy-drink heir accused in a fatal 2012 hit-and-run in Thailand (all times local):

Eurozone inflation rises to target as economy improves

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 4:01am

Inflation in the 19-country eurozone rose to the European Central Bank's goal in April as an improvement in the economy helped drive up prices, stoking speculation that the bank could start winding down its stimulus measures sooner than previously thought.

Global stocks mixed as North Korea jitters flare

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 3:40am

Global stock markets were mixed Friday amid renewed jitters over North Korea and conflicting signals from President Donald Trump about U.S. trade policy.

Rebel Wilson sues Australian publisher for defamation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 2:51am

Rebel Wilson is suing an Australian publisher for defamation over a series of magazine articles the actress says cost her movie roles by painting her as a serial liar.

Electrolux profits rise as sales grow across all businesses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 2:34am

Electrolux, the world's second-largest maker of household appliances, says profit for the three months ending March 31 rose to 1.08 billion kronor ($120 million), up 24 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Sony returns to black on healthy chip, game, battery sales

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 2:34am

Sony Corp. reported Friday a January-March profit of 27.7 billion yen ($250 million) on the back of healthy sales of image sensors, PlayStation 4 game software and batteries for mobile devices, marking a recovery from its red ink a year ago.

Trump won't get House OK of health bill before his 100th day

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 2:23am

President Donald Trump seems destined to serve his 100th day in office without House passage of a major Republican health care bill or enactment of a budget financing the government for the rest of this year. But at least the government probably won't be shut down — for at least another week.

Australian police reveal they broke new metadata laws

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 2:23am

Australian police revealed on Friday that an officer broke the country's contentious new metadata laws by illegally accessing a journalist's phone records to identify an anonymous source.

International arm helps Barclays post solid first-quarter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 2:10am

Britain's Barclays Bank says its international operations helped shore up the company during the first quarter.

Senate confirms Alex Acosta as labor secretary

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 2:04am

Alex Acosta has been confirmed as the nation's new labor secretary, filling out President Donald Trump's Cabinet as he approaches his 100th day in office.

AP FACT CHECK: Claims about Trump's tax plan don't hold up

Christopher S. Rugaber and Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:56am

Getting to the bottom of President Donald Trump's tax plan is difficult because it exists so far as bullet points on a single page, with no detail. Still, there are reasons to be wary about some of the claims coming out of the White House about it.

A robot that picks apples? Replacing humans worries some

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:56am

Harvesting Washington state's vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States.

Trump seeks to expand drilling in Arctic, Atlantic oceans

Matthew Daly and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:55am

President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order that could lead to the expansion of drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans.

Wait for calorie count on burgers, pizza may get longer

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:45am

Consumers hoping to consistently find out how many calories are in that burger and fries may have to wait — again.

ASEAN expresses alarm over N. Korea nuclear tests, missiles

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:34am

Southeast Asian nations expressed "grave concern" Friday over North Korea's nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches despite a plea from Pyongyang not to be subjected to such pressure.

Honda posts quarterly profit on lower recall costs

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:23am

Honda Motor Co. reported Friday a 95.9 billion yen ($864 million) profit for January-March, a turnaround from the 93.4 billion yen loss it racked up a year earlier, as the Japanese automaker recovers from costs for a massive air-bag recall.

Malaysia's leader: ASEAN seen growing to 4th-largest economy

Teresa Cerojano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:13am

The 10-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, could form the world's fourth largest economy by 2030 though work is needed to help small companies and reduce trade barriers, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said Friday.

Thai police begin pursuing arrest warrant for Red Bull heir

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:04am

A Bangkok court on Friday approved an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident, Thai police said, moving the case forward after almost five years without charges being pressed.

Royal Bank of Scotland swings to profit in 1st Q

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 1:00am

Taxpayer-owned Royal Bank of Scotland swung to a profit in the first quarter as it cut costs and increased lending.

S. Korea disputes Trump comments on missile system, trade

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 28th - 12:52am

Contradicting U.S. President Donald Trump, South Korea said Friday it has no plan to renegotiate a bilateral trade deal with the U.S., or to pay for the U.S. missile defense system being deployed on its territory.