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Murdoch and Son Agree to Testify Before Parliament Both had originally declined

According to information given to the Press Association by a News Corp. spokesperson, Rupert Murdoch and his son James have indicated that they will testify before the U.K. Commons Culture,…

July 14, 2011, 12:03 PM EDT

Another 'News of the World' Editor Arrested Neil Wallis was at paper for six years

Thursday morning saw the ninth arrest in the ongoing News of the World phone hacking scandal.  The latest person to be detained by British police is Neil Wallis, who started at…

July 14, 2011, 9:16 AM EDT

The Ben Bradlee of Phone Hacking 'Guardian' editor Alan Rusbridger wouldn't let investigation die

Rupert Murdoch has met his match. For years now, the News Corp. head has seemed bulletproof, or at least Teflon-coated; scandal has seemingly slid right off him. But suddenly the ongoing…

July 14, 2011, 8:42 AM EDT

News Corp. Investigation Fever Sweeping Congress Push for DOJ, SEC to investigate gains bipartisan support

What a difference a day makes: News Corp.'s scandal was barely on the congressional radar screen early in the week, but by midweek, investigation fever was spreading fast on Capitol…

July 13, 2011, 5:46 PM EDT

Rockefeller Asks Feds to Investigate U.S. Impact of Murdochgate Lawmakers see U.S. privacy of Murdochgate as key concern

Congress is starting to weigh in on Murdochgate, following speculative reports in London's Daily Mirror  that the News Corp. phone hacking practices in the U.K. may have extended to 9/11…

July 13, 2011, 10:34 AM EDT

Will Congress Jump In to Murdochgate? So far, investigation seems unlikely

Murdochgate has everything a politician could want in a scandal: big names, big money, and guaranteed big press coverage. Usually when something like this hits, members of Congress leaders can't…

July 12, 2011, 10:57 AM EDT

Why Murdoch Should Sell? A supporter's view

Over the years I have met a number of the central figures in the current drama engulfing News Corporation, including Rebekah Brooks (who I met when she was still Rebekah…

July 12, 2011, 6:45 AM EDT

Latest Hacking Victim: Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown's voicemail, financial and medical records targeted

The Guardian is out with a fresh report on the ongoing News Corp. phone hacking scandal, and this one is absolutely explosive. Journalists from "across News International"—that is, all of…

July 11, 2011, 11:01 AM EDT

Murdochgate Moves to N.Y., Focus on Hinton Murdoch confidant and Dow Jones CEO stands to lose big in scandal

Les Hinton, CEO of Dow Jones & Company and publisher of The Wall Street Journal, is Rupert Murdoch’s most loyal and long-standing lieutenant—and he may also be the next in…

July 11, 2011, 10:14 AM EDT

Millions of 'News of the World' Emails Deleted? Police said to be probing possible destruction of hacking evidence

News Corp. may just have gotten its 18 minutes of missing tape moment. The Guardian is reporting that police in the U.K. are looking in to the possibility that a…

July 8, 2011, 1:49 PM EDT

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