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Britain Dials-Up Charges in Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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The high profile, ex-editor of a British tabloid is facing charges in a phone-hacking scandal that has shaken the country’s political establishment. Prosecutors Tuesday announced charges against Rebekah Brooks, her husband and four of her employees at the News of the World and The Sun newspapers for perverting the course of justice. They accused Brooks […]

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James Murdoch Resigns Amid Probe Into British Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted April 3rd, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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James Murdoch has resigned as chairman of British satellite pay TV group BSkyB, saying he did not want his association with a phone-hacking scandal to damage the company. In a letter to the BSkyB board, Murdoch says he resigned because of the negative publicity surrounding News Corp, a part owner of BSkyB. News Corp’s British […]

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Rupert Murdoch’s Son Seeks Leniency from House of Commons Committee in Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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James Murdoch is appealing for leniency from a British parliamentary committee investigating phone hacking at News Corps’ defunct News of the World tabloid. On Wednesday, Murdoch submitted a seven page letter to the committee, offering an apology and shifting blame to his senior staffers, whom he claims hid the scandal from him. The heir to […]

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Former Murdoch Editor Brooks Arrested in Hacking Probe

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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British police have re-arrested former aide and editor for Rupert Murdoch, Rebakah Brooks, as part of an investigation into media phone-hacking by the press. Brooks and her husband Charlie, a close friend of Prime Minster David Cameron, were arrested at their home Tuesday on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Police say four other […]

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British Phone Hacking Scandal Hits ‘The Sun’

Posted February 11th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s top selling newspaper is reeling following the arrest of five senior employees – part of a larger police investigation into illegal news gathering practices. The Sun newspaper confirmed the arrests of Deputy Editor Geoff Webster, Picture Editor John Edwards, Chief Reporter John Kay, Chief Foreign Correspondent Nick Parker and reporter John Sturgis via email […]

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British Police Arrest Four Men in Phone Hacking Scandal

Posted January 28th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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British police have arrested four men, including one of their own, in the News of the World tabloid’s phone hacking scandal. London police say three suspects were taken into custody early Saturday at their homes in or near London. The police officer was arrested when he arrived at work Saturday. The suspects, who range in […]

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British Media Group Compensates 37 More In Phone Hacking

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Rupert Murdoch’s media empire has agreed to pay large payouts to 37 phone-hacking victims, including British actor Jude Law, football player Ashley Cole and former deputy prime minister John Prescott. The High Court in London heard details of new settlements totaling about $1 million for illegal eavesdropping by Murdoch-owned tabloids on celebrities’ phone conversations. The […]

James Murdoch Denies He Knew of Phone-Hacking

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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James Murdoch, the son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, has told a committee of British lawmakers he was unaware how widespread phone-hacking practices were at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid. In more than two hours of testimony before the parliamentary ministers Thursday, the younger Murdoch denied having any knowledge of an e-mail that […]

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Murdoch to Pay $3.2 Million to Schoolgirl’s Family in Phone-Hacking Scandal

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch’s company, News International, has agreed to pay more than $3.2 million to the family of a murdered schoolgirl whose phone was hacked by the now-defunct tabloid newspaper News of the World. A joint statement released Friday by News International and the Dowler family also said Murdoch will donate $1.6 million to […]

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Apple Says it Sold 4 Million Phones in 3 Days

Posted October 17th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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The technology company Apple says it has sold 4 million of its new iPhone 4s smartphones in just three days. Apple executives say that is the “most ever” for a phone. The new phone attracted considerable press coverage and boasts an improved camera, voice recognition, and other features. While the iPhone is selling strongly, the […]

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