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  • Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall wed in London

    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and model-actress Jerry Hall have married in London.


  • Murdoch ‘panicked’ when he shut down tabloid

    LONDON — News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch said today that he panicked when he closed the News of the World tabloid last year, one of a series of revealing exchanges …


  • Phone-hacking whistleblower found dead

    Police say Sean Hoare, the whistleblower reporter who alleged widespread hacking at the News of the World, has been found dead.


  • Hacking scandal claims two more

    LONDON – An intensifying voicemail hacking and police bribery scandal cut closer than ever to Rupert Murdoch and Scotland Yard on Sunday with the arrest of the media magnate’s former …


  • British tabloids feeling the heat

    LONDON – What others might call lying, Paul McMullan calls a brilliant maneuver. Looking for the goods on a philandering actor, the tabloid reporter hired a private investigator to make …


  • Top execs exit amid hacking scandal

    LONDON – The News Corp. phone-hacking scandal claimed two high-ranking executives running the company’s U.S. and British operations as Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch tried to stem the fallout from a …


  • Wall Street Journal publisher resigns

    Rupert Murdoch accepted the resignation of the Wall Street Journal’s publisher and the chief of his British operations on Friday as the once-defiant media mogul struggled to control an escalating …


  • Murdoch wiretap woes now domestic

    WASHINGTON – The phone hacking scandal that has ignited a political firestorm in Britain jumped the Atlantic on Thursday as the FBI opened an investigation into whether British reporters tried …


  • FBI probing News Corp. 9/11 phone link

    The FBI has opened an investigation into allegations that media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. sought to hack into the phones of Sept. 11 victims, a law enforcement official said …


  • News Corp. ditches bid for BSkyB

    LONDON – Media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s latest effort at damage control, abruptly shelving his bid to take over Britain’s biggest satellite broadcaster, shows no sign of turning back the rising …


  • Murdoch drops bid for British Sky Broadcasting

    In a stunning retreat, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. media empire dropped its bid today to take over full control of British Sky Broadcasting amid a political and legal firestorm over …


  • Brit media scandal widens

    LONDON – Rupert Murdoch’s media empire was besieged Monday by accusations that two more of his British newspapers engaged in hacking, deception and privacy violations that included accessing former Prime …


  • Murdoch flies to UK as Britons fume

    LONDON – Rupert Murdoch touched down in London on Sunday to take charge of his media empire’s phone-hacking crisis as his best-selling Sunday tabloid, the News of the World, published …


  • Murdoch tabloid not old news yet

    LONDON – Britain’s best-selling Sunday tabloid the News of the World signed off with a simple front-page message – “THANK YOU & GOODBYE” – leaving the media establishment here reeling …


  • Ex-aide to Cameron arrested

    LONDON – The British are no strangers to scandals involving their politicians, their police and their press. But after a series of recent troubles that had already eroded public confidence …


  • Ex-Cameron aide arrested in UK hacking scandal

    Prime Minister David Cameron’s former communications chief and an ex-royal reporter were arrested today in a phone hacking and police corruption scandal that has already toppled a major tabloid and …


  • Tabloid shut down in midst of scandal

    LONDON – Facing a tide of outrage over rampant phone-hacking, Rupert Murdoch jettisoned the notorious News of the World tabloid in an effort to protect his media empire, but the …


  • UK tabloid under fire

    LONDON – Britain’s phone-hacking scandal intensified Wednesday as the scope of tabloid intrusion into private voice mails became clearer: Murder victims. Terror victims. Film stars. Sports figures. Politicians. The royal …


  • UK phone hacking scandal mushrooms, inquiry sought

    Britain’s phone hacking scandal reached a new intensity today as the scope of tabloid intrusion into private voicemails became more clear: Murder victims. Terror victims. Film stars. Sports figures. Politicians. …


  • Hacking of slain girl’s phone shocks U.K.

    LONDON – Britain’s voracious tabloids may have hit a new low: The News of the World was facing claims Tuesday that it hacked into a missing 13-year-old’s phone messages, possibly …


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