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Fox Sports cancels show over Asian criticism

LOS ANGELES — Fox Sports has canceled a college sports program and apologized to Asians after a video report on the show was criticized for making fun of Asian students’ accents and knowledge. In “The College Experiment” segment, filmed on the University of Southern California (USC) campus, a presenter questions…

Pols take paid speaking engagements in support of Iranian terror group

An Iranian political group designated by the State Department as a terrorist organization is offering large payments to orators willing to speak at events on their behalf. Among those with connections to the organization, Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK), are Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s chief foreign policy adviser and liberal politician…

Flash game lets players gun down Palin, Bachmann, Fox News hosts

In a new free-to-play online game that’s sure to worry as many on the left as on the right, players are sent on a mission to kill “tea party zombies,” Fox News anchors, Republican politicians, lobbyists and even activists, using weapons like machine guns, shotguns, crowbars and machetes. Though entirely…

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…

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