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Accused Red Bull Heir's Trail Has Gone Cold

Another of the charges against Vorayuth Yoovidhya has effectively expired

(Newser) - As a hit-and-run charge effectively expires, the whereabouts of an heir to the Red Bull energy-drink empire accused of killing a Bangkok police officer five years ago remain unknown. The fugitive, whose family is worth billions, has apparently found a way to disappear. The AP recently confirmed Vorayuth "Boss"... More »

Interpol Issues 'Red Notice' for Red Bull Heir

It's an international request for his arrest

(Newser) - Interpol has issued an international request for the arrest of the billionaire heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune, stepping up of the hunt for the fugitive Thai playboy wanted in a 2012 hit-and-run incident that left a traffic policeman dead in Bangkok, the AP reports. Thai police spokesman... More »

Red Bull Heir's Passport to Be Revoked in Hit-and-Run Case

Vorayuth 'Boss' Yoovidhya lived in luxury for years after the accident

(Newser) - Thai authorities said Thursday they will revoke the passport of a fugitive heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune who is wanted on deadly hit-and-run charges, the AP reports. Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya flew to Singapore two days before he was due to appear before prosecutors last month, but... More »

Arrest Warrant Issued for Red Bull Heir

Vorayuth Yoovidhya missed Thursday's deadline to answer a summons

(Newser) - 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 , moving the case forward after almost five years without charges being pressed. Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya is accused of fleeing the scene of a 2012... More »

Law Might Be Finally Catching Up to Red Bull Heir

5 years after fatal hit-and-run, arrest warrant will be sought

(Newser) - An heir to the Red Bull fortune failed to show up Thursday to face charges over an alleged hit-and-run that killed a Thai police officer almost five years ago , as Bangkok prosecutors declared they would now seek a warrant for his arrest, the AP reports. Prayuth Petchkhun, a deputy spokesman... More »

Red Bull Heir Accused of Killing Cop Still Lives in Luxury

Expert says his jet-set life shows 'culture of impunity' for wealthy

(Newser) - The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop , dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a trail of brake fluid into the gated estate of one of Thailand's richest families. The prosecution of... More »

Meet the Billionaire Heirs to the Red Bull Fortune

Chaleo Yoovidhya left his family a $22B fortune

(Newser) - Among the richest humans on the planet when he died, Red Bull founder Chaleo Yoovidhya was a quiet-to-the-point-of-reclusive Thai entrepreneur who preferred duck farming to the trappings of wealth. And since the devout Buddhist's death in 2012, 11 of his family members have inherited his vast fortune, which Bloomberg... More »

What ISIS Likes to Drink to Stay Awake

Militants fueled by Red Bull have taken control of Turkish-Syrian border trade

(Newser) - Red Bull gives you wings, and if you're an Islamic militant, apparently, extra stamina to keep fighting. Turkish traders are shipping the energy drink and other items into Syria across borders that are controlled by rebels belonging to ISIS, the Free Syrian Army, and the Islamic Front, and business... More »

How to Get Your Share of a $13M Red Bull Payout

Company offers $10 or free products after false advertising lawsuit

(Newser) - If you purchased even a single can of Red Bull in the last 12 years, you could get $10 in cash or two free products. But it's not exactly because the energy drink giant is feeling generous: The offer is part of a $13 million settlement over false advertising... More »

Energy Drinks Change Your Heartbeat

Not a problem, says energy drink maker

(Newser) - Downing energy drinks packed with caffeine actually causes your heart to pump more forcefully, according to researchers who are pretty sure that isn't a good thing. The heart researchers, who were trying to determine why the drinks are linked to tens of thousands of emergency room visits annually, gave... More »

Suit: Red Bull Killed Healthy Man

Cory Terry died of a heart attack after downing energy drink

(Newser) - Cory Terry, 33, had been playing basketball for about 45 minutes on Nov. 8, 2011, when he drank a can of Red Bull—and then felt lightheaded, collapsed, and died of a heart attack. An autopsy found his cause of death was idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, which can be caused by... More »

Experts: Yeah, Red Bull Won't 'Give You Wings'

Little evidence backs up energy drink claims

(Newser) - Bad news, energy drink addicts: There's little actual proof that Red Bull will "give you wings" or that Monster Energy is a "killer energy brew." The wildly popular beverages—they make up the fastest-growing portion of the drink industry—are, when it comes down to it,... More »

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Red Bull Stratos could mark new age of advertising

(Newser) - When Felix Baumgartner jumped from the edge of space wearing prominent Red Bull logos on his spacesuit, advertising CEO Larry Woodard got excited. Could we, he asks in a column for ABC News , be on the verge of a new age of ad-sponsored science? "Red Bull stayed right on... More »

Wind Derails Hypersonic Skydive From Space

Daredevil postpones 23-mile stunt

(Newser) - A healthy sense of his own mortality couldn't stop Felix Baumgartner from hurling himself from the stratosphere in an experimental spacesuit, but a little wind could. Baumgartner was planning to take a record-setting 23-mile dive today that would have given scientists their first look at the effect breaking the... More »

Red Bull Heir Hits Cop With Ferrari, Drags Body

Vorayuth Yoovidhya, 27, taken in for questioning

(Newser) - A grandson of the creator of the Red Bull energy drink has been arrested for driving a Ferrari that struck a police officer and dragged his dead body down a Bangkok street in an early-morning hit-and-run, police said today. Police took Vorayuth Yoovidhya, 27, in for questioning after tracing oil... More »

Paper Plane's Record Flight Causes a Ruckus

Plane's maker used a college quarterback to toss it

(Newser) - In February, the Guinness world record for tossing a paper airplane was broken by television producer John Collins, 51. But controversy erupted over the achievement, as Collins, who designed the paper plane, did not throw it himself but instead recruited a brawny 27-year-old college football quarterback named Joe Ayoob to... More »

Thai Billionaire Behind Red Bull Dead at 89

Chaleo Yoovidhya's parents sold ducks, fruit to survive

(Newser) - The Thai billionaire who sparked the worldwide "energy drink" craze and co-founded Red Bull has died of natural causes in Bangkok, the AP reports. Chaleo Yoovidhya was 89. Born to a Thai mother and Chinese father who sold ducks and fruit to survive, Chaelo died as Thailand's third-richest... More »

'Red Bull Killer' Declared Insane

Though judge says case was never about energy drink

(Newser) - A Florida man who smothered his elderly father to death is going to a state hospital instead of a state prison. A judge declared that Stephen Coffeen "did not understand the wrongfulness of his actions" and found him not guilty by reason of insanity today, reports the St. Petersburg ... More »

Jury Still Out on Whether Energy Drinks Help Athletes

Either way, don't mistake them for sports drinks

(Newser) - Energy drinks have certainly been effective at marketing themselves to athletes, especially young ones—a recent survey showed that 32% of high-school athletes drink them—but do they actually improve performance? They jury’s out, but it doesn’t look good, experts tell the New York Times . “There’s... More »

Hungry and Tired? Perky Jerky Has Your Fix

Each ounce has the caffeine of one can of Red Bull

(Newser) - Next time you’re tired and hungry, don’t waste time pounding a Red Bull and a snack—get both fixes with some Perky Jerky. Available on the Internet and coming next week to Sports Authority outlets in New York, each ounce packs as much caffeine as one cup of... More »

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