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Ex. News Corp bosses say they investigated hacking

LONDON (Reuters) – News Corp did all it could to investigate a claim in 2007 that phone hacking was widespread at its News of the World tabloid before concluding there was no evidence to support it, a former human resources executive said on Tuesday. Daniel Cloke, who was in charge…

D.Telekom could miss fee if AT&T deal fails: source

FRANKFURT (Reuters) -Deutsche Telekom AG could miss out on a multi-billion dollar break fee if regulatory hurdles cause the failure of its $39 billion deal to sell T-Mobile USA to AT&T , a person familiar with the matter said. “There are a number of options under which the (break fee)…

News Corp. reshuffles board of directors

NEW YORK — News Corp., which is embroiled in a phone-hacking scandal in Britain, announced a reshuffle of its board of directors on Friday. In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the media and entertainment giant also said News Corp. chairman and chief executive Rupert Murdoch received…

Full WikiLeaks ‘cablegate’ archive available online

The complete archive of 251,000 unredacted U.S. diplomatic cables given to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks by a military whistleblower is now available for anyone to download and view, thanks to a forthcoming reporter and a breach in security protocol by someone at WikiLeaks. Thinking there was nothing to it, David Leigh,…

Bush’s brother Neil writes Chinese blog

The brother of former US president George W. Bush has opened an account with the most popular microblogging service in China, where his musings on his daughter’s wedding have attracted tens of thousands of followers. Neil Bush, who runs an oil company in Texas and is nine years younger than…

Prosecutors want Michael Jackson files kept from insurers

LOS ANGELES — US prosecutors want a judge to delay releasing key records on Michael Jackson’s 2009 death to insurers, until after the upcoming trial of the late pop icon’s doctor, newly filed documents show. Insurers Lloyd’s of London filed suit against concert promoters AEG Live in Los Angeles in…

Rupert and James Murdoch called to testify again, this time under oath

Shortly after their first round of testimony before British Parliament in July, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and son James were already issuing revisions to what they’d told lawmakers about the company’s hacking scandals. After two former News Corp. employees pointed to inaccuracies in their testimony, James Murdoch admitted he…

Entire Los Angeles porn industry shut down after actor tests HIV+

By Robert Johnson An unnamed adult film performer has tested positive for HIV causing a temporary shutdown of the Los Angeles adult film industry. According to The L.A. Times, the move was prompted by industry trade group the Free Speech Coalition while further testing is performed to confirm the results. The infected performer…

Myanmar jails man for 10 years for web article

A court in military-dominated Myanmar has sentenced a retired major to a decade in prison for writing an article deemed subversive and distributing it to overseas media, his lawyer said Tuesday. Nay Myo Zin, 36, was arrested in April, accused of harming national security, the rule of law, peace and…

Consumer spending data lifts US stocks more than 2%

US stock markets rallied on Monday as upbeat data on consumer spending lifted hopes that economic growth would pick up speed, while Hurricane Irene caused less damage than feared. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 254.71 points (2.26 percent) to close at 11,539.25. The broader S&P 500 surged 33.28 points (2.83…

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