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2nd Scotland Yard Official Resigns

Another casualty of hacking scandal: Assistant Commissioner John Yates

(Newser) - Britain's spreading phone hacking and police bribery scandal forced another of London's top police officers to resign. Scotland Yard chief Paul Stephenson stepped down last night, followed out the door today by Assistant Commissioner John Yates—who decided two years ago not to reopen police inquiries into phone...

Rebekah Brooks Arrested in Hacking Scandal

Latest casualty in spreading scandal

(Newser) - Disgraced former News International CEO Rebekah Brooks has been arrested, reports Sky News, the latest casualty in the burgeoning phone hacking scandal that brought down News of the World. Brooks, 43, went by appointment to a London police station, where she is being held on charges of corruption and conspiring...

Murdoch's Resigning Execs Get Generous Payouts

Figure about $5.6 million for Rebekah Brooks

(Newser) - Rebekah Brooks may be out of a job after her resignation from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp , but she won't be out of cash. The one-time News of the World editor will get a severance package of about $5.6 million, reports the Independent . The last editor of the...

News International Chief Rebekah Brooks Quits

Murdoch henchwoman is latest to fall in scandal

(Newser) - After weeks of fierce criticism of her role in the British tabloid phone-hacking scandal, Rebekah Brooks is calling it a day. The News International chief executive has announced that Rupert and James Murdoch have accepted her resignation, the Guardian reports. Brooks—who edited the News of the World during some...

Murdochs Will Appear Before Parliament

Rupert, James, and Rebekah Brooks will be there Tuesday

(Newser) - On second thought, Rupert and James Murdoch have decided to appear before Britain's parliament after all, reports the BBC . Joining them to presumably take their lumps over the phone hacking scandal on Tuesday will be News Corp executive Rebekah Brooks. The two men initially declined to appear , and it...

Murdochs Refuse to Appear Before Parliament

Rupert, James will be in contempt, says one member

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch and son James are refusing the summons to appear before Parliament on Tuesday. According to one member and committee chair, the Murdochs will be in contempt of Parliament if they fail to appear at 2:30pm and testify about their media empire's phone hacking scandal, and their...

News of the World Scandal: Sun Editor Rebekah Brooks' Call to Gordon Brown About Son Is 'Unforgivable'
Sun's Call to
Gordon Brown

Sun's Call to Gordon Brown 'Unforgivable'

Rebekah Brooks violated basic decency on former PM's son

(Newser) - Learning that your child has a disability is hard enough—but try getting a phone call saying his illness will be front-page news. That’s what happened to Gordon Brown when his family was still coming to terms with his son’s cystic fibrosis: Then-Sun editor Rebekah Brooks, now CEO...

Murdochs Summoned to Parliament

Plus, the latest on the phone hacking scandal

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch, son James, and News International CEO Rebekah Brooks have been asked to appear before British Parliament. The trio will answer questions about the News of the World phone hacking scandal should they show up one week from today; the summoning is not binding but does ramp up pressure...

Last NotW Crossword Takes Parting Shot at Former Editor

Rebekah Brooks a 'disaster'? Staff seems to think so

(Newser) - The final edition of News of the World contains a secret message to News International CEO and former NotW editor Rebekah Brooks—and it’s not a nice message. Staff members found a way around orders from News International to “ensure there were no libels or any hidden mocking...

Murdoch Shuts Down News of the World

Sunday will be the last edition of the paper

(Newser) - Mired in an ever-deepening phone hacking scandal, Rupert Murdoch's 168-year-old News of the World will fold after Sunday's edition, reports the Wall Street Journal. "If recent allegations are true, it was inhuman, and has no place in our company," James Murdoch said in a statement announcing...

Rupert Murdoch Has Only Himself to Blame
Rupert Murdoch Has Only Himself to Blame

Rupert Murdoch Has Only Himself to Blame

Phone hacking is byproduct of his own corporate culture: Alex Pareene

(Newser) - The phone hacking scandal involving Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. gets worse by the day, and while the big man himself has called the allegations "deplorable," he is sticking by news exec Rebekah Brooks even as the UK government promises an inquiry. This is no fleeting scandal, writes...

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