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.
July 13, 2011 Columnist David Cay Johnston's report "is wrong and has been withdrawn," the wire service says. News Corp. changed the way it reports some figures in 2007 and the columnist mistakenly believed that what were actually tax payments were refunds.
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.
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.
July 5, 2011 From the prime minister down, there's condemnation after a report that an investigator hired by Rupert Murdoch's News of the World intercepted voice mail messages for Milly Dowler, who went missing in 2002 and was murdered.
October 1, 2010 News Corp., run by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, gave $1 million to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, raising eyebrows after the Fox News Channel parent also gave $1 million to the Republican Governors Association.