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Heather Mills gets UK phone hacking apology, payout

Heather Mills, the former wife of Paul McCartney, and her sister have received an apology and a settlement from Britain’s defunct News of the World tabloid over the hacking of their phones.

Arrested Audi CEO Rupert Stadler leaves company

Suspended Audi CEO Rupert Stadler is leaving the automaker, parent company Volkswagen said Tuesday, more than three months after he was arrested as part of a probe into the manipulation of diesel emissions controls.

Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen’s Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls.

The Sun rises in new play about Murdoch’s tabloid revolution

Rupert Murdoch has power, wealth – and legions of detractors, who say the media mogul’s tabloids and TV stations have fueled crass celebrity culture, phone hacking and fake news. A new play in London explores the roots of his success and his divisiveness.

Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox agrees to buy Europe’s Sky

Rupert Murdoch may get all of European broadcaster Sky after all. Sky said Friday that Murdoch’s entertainment conglomerate 21st Century Fox has reached a preliminary deal to buy the rest of Sky for 10.75 pounds ($13.60) per share, the equivalent of about 11.2 billion pounds.

Rupert Murdoch apologizes for `real black President’ tweet

The founder of the global News Corp. media empire, Rupert Murdoch, issued an apology Thursday after he faced social media backlash following his suggestion that President Barack Obama isn’t a “real black President.”

Senator asks Fox not to broadcast NRA-sponsored race

A U.S. senator from Connecticut has sent a letter to media mogul Rupert Murdoch asking the Fox network not to broadcast Saturday night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race sponsored by the National Rifle Association. Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy (pictured) wrote to the News Corp. chief that the race, at Texas Motor Speedway, is taking place during Senate consideration of legislation to reduce gun violence in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Conn. Murphy says the race will give national attention “to an organization that has been the face of one side of this heated debate.” The race will be broadcast as scheduled. Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage says since the NRA sponsorship was announced in March that he’s received fewer than a dozen cards, letters or emails about the deal. – Associated Press

Young driver celebrates Fever 4 title

Bryce Rupert’s first three weeks of the new school year have brought plenty of exciting moments as his freshman football team sits 3-0 heading into this week’s play. The Rogers High School student started the academic calendar with a 3.8 grade-point average, and as of Wednesday evening the 14-year-old became one of the youngest champions at Stateline Speedway.

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 made at an inquiry into British media ethics.

Murdoch ‘ashamed’ of hacking; denies responsibility

Rupert Murdoch sparred Tuesday with a committee of lawmakers over the phone-hacking scandal that has rocked his global empire, reeling from tough questioning before recovering his composure and rebuffing his interrogators with flashes of his legendary toughness.