September 20, 2011 A News of the World investigator hacked into 13-year-old Milly Dowler's cellphone. She was missing at the time. His actions may have affected the search. And they gave her family hope she was still alive. Instead, she had been murdered.
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August 24, 2011 Attorney General Eric Holder told relatives of people who died in the Sept. 11 attacks that a preliminary criminal investigation into the allegations had been opened. But even if the hacking took place on U.S. soil, investigators could run into trouble with the statute of limitations.
July 22, 2011 The latest key development in the U.K.'s "hacking scandal" centers on News Corp. executive James Murdoch (son of Rupert) and claims he misled lawmakers' earlier this week. The younger Murdoch says he did not.
July 21, 2011 A 2006 report spotlighted "blagging" — information obtained by private investigators who pretend to be someone they're not. Several U.K. news outlets used blaggers to get scoops.
June 11, 2011, file photo: Rupert and Wendi Deng Murdoch at the Shanghai International Film Festival.
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July 20, 2011 The head slap seen 'round the world has some in the news media declaring that she did more than anyone else has to boost the News Corp. chief's image.
July 20, 2011 Labor Party leader Ed Milliband says Prime Minister David Cameron was "warned and he preferred to ignore the warnings" about his government's ties to News Corp. executives. Cameron accuses his critics of belonging to the "Slumber Party."
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July 19, 2011 Britain's Channel 4 News has posted the video, including slow-motion replays, of a man attacking News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch with a paper plate of shaving cream today.
Rupert Murdoch and his son James during their testimony today in London.
July 19, 2011 The News Corp. chief is taking questions from members of Parliament about the "hacking scandal" that has engulfed some of his U.K. newspapers.
July 19, 2011 News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch is due to be questioned by members of Parliament. Here's how to see it.
July 18, 2011 As Scotland Yard has been swept up in the story, questions continue to be raised about Prime Minister David Cameron's decisions.
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Rupert Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks in London on July 10, 2011.
July 15, 2011 His News Corp. has handled the scandal over things done by its British tabloids "extremely well in every way possible," making just "minor mistakes," Murdoch tells one of his company's news outlets, The Wall Street Journal.
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July 14, 2011 Reuters columnist David Cay Johnston says "there's no excuse" for the huge error he made Tuesday when he wrote that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. had received billions of dollars in tax refunds, when in fact it had paid billions of dollars in taxes.
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July 13, 2011 As the "hacking scandal" spreads, Conservative, Labor and Liberal party leaders joined to push News International to drop its move to acquire BSkyB. They're also moving to mount a full-scale inquiry into what the media giant did.
Rupert Murdoch as he left his apartment in London earlier today (July 12, 2011).
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July 12, 2011 The scandal in the United Kingdom keeps expanding, and Rupert Murdoch's media holdings there have been rocked.
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The scandal prompted News International to fold News of the World. Sunday's issue was the 168-year-old newspaper's last.
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July 11, 2011 The scandal keeps growing. Now there are reports of snooping into the private records of Gordon Brown, even when he was prime minister, and of payments to officials for information about the royal family.
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