Britain's public sector budget deficit narrowed more than expected in April, giving Chancellor George Osborne a boost as he renews his push to fix the country's public finances. The Office for National Statistics said public sector net borrowing, excluding state-controlled banks, totalled 6.8 billion pounds in April, down nearly 27 percent from a year earlier and the lowest shortfall for that month since 2008. Economists taking part in a Reuters poll had forecast a shortfall of 8.1 billion pounds.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five of B.B. King's adult children visited the blues great one last time in private at a Las Vegas funeral home that will host a public viewing Friday ahead of a Saturday memorial service.