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Police face new claims in News of the World scandal

Police faced new allegations Sunday that officers leaked details about terror attack victims and a murdered schoolgirl to journalists at Rupert Murdoch’s felled News of the World tabloid. The claims deepen the scandal surrounding phone-hacking at the paper, which has shaken Murdoch’s global media empire, claimed the jobs of two…

Egypt’s revolution not just about tweeting: bloggers

Six months after they launched a revolution that ousted the regime, Egyptian bloggers have acknowledged that it takes more than a Facebook page on the Internet to overthrow a dictator. “The Internet played a key role but it was not the only tool. The revolution really belongs to the people,”…

Amy Winehouse family ‘bereft’ as police probe death

The family of troubled British singer Amy Winehouse said Sunday they have been left “bereft” by her loss at the age of 27 as grieving fans left tributes outside the London home where she was found dead. Police said the death of the Grammy award-winning soul diva — who immortalised…

FoxNews.com ranks first, Huffington Post ranks last in consumer satisfaction

FoxNews.com was scored highest in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) rankings of Internet news and information sites for a second straight year, earning 82 points on a 100 point scale. “While there may be several reasons for this strong performance, the relative homogeneity of its audience is a contributing…

#f@ckyouwashington hashtag takes Twitter by storm

Most suddenly-popular Twitter hashtags refer to events or celebrities that currently are in the news. But every once in a while, one erupts out of nowhere to capture the mood of the Twitterverse. The hashtag #fuckyouwashington is currently making the rounds in just that fashion. As explained in a post…

Police allegedly leaked details about London terror victims to News of the World

LONDON — Police in London faced new allegations on Sunday that officers leaked details about terror attack victims and murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler to journalists at the felled News of the World tabloid. The claims deepen the scandal surrounding phone-hacking at the paper, which has shaken Murdoch’s global media empire,…

Dow Jones editor tells reporters to follow ethics code

NEW YORK — Dow Jones editor-in-chief Robert Thomson, the American flagship of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, has reminded journalists that they must follow a code of ethics in a memo to all staff. In the wake of the phone hacking scandal that has felled the Murdoch-owned British tabloid News of…

Singer Amy Winehouse found dead in London apartment

Singer Amy Winehouse, who has a long and public history of substance abuse, was found dead in her London apartment Saturday afternoon, according to The Daily Mail. The “Back to Black” singer’s cause of death is so far unconfirmed. She was 27 years old. Winehouse was last seen Friday night…

James Murdoch under fire as hacking claims widen

James Murdoch was under pressure Saturday over the extent of his knowledge of Britain’s phone-hacking scandal as accusations of tabloid wrongdoing spread beyond the felled News of the World. Prime Minister David Cameron, facing a rough ride over his appointment of former NotW editor Andy Coulson as his media chief,…

Former employees claim James Murdoch misled British parliament

LONDON (Reuters) – James Murdoch gave “mistaken” testimony to a British parliamentary committee, two senior ex-News of the World executives said on Thursday, the most direct accusation made so far against News Corp’s heir apparent in a phone-hacking scandal. Murdoch said he stood behind his testimony to the committee, which…

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