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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…

Ron Paul: Some federal disaster response is okay

After calling for cuts to FEMA over the past weekend, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 Monday night and was asked if he wanted to get rid of the agency entirely. Host Cooper told the Texas congressman about FEMA’s body recovery team preventing more casualties from Hurricane…

Ron Paul: Some federal disaster response is okay

After calling for cuts to FEMA over the past weekend, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 Monday night and was asked if he wanted to get rid of the agency entirely. Host Cooper told the Texas congressman about FEMA’s body recovery team preventing more casualties from Hurricane…

25 U.S. firms paid more to CEOs than tax collectors: study

Twenty-five major US firms paid more to their chief executives than to federal tax collectors in 2010, with most of the companies receiving tax refunds, a liberal-leaning think tank said Wednesday. The study by the Institute for Policy Studies comes ahead of another expected round of fierce partisan bickering over…

WikiLeaks revelation sours U.S.-Philippine relations

The Philippine foreign minister on Wednesday slammed a former US ambassador as a “dismal failure” in an angry reaction to a secret cable published by anti-secrecy website Wikileaks. Albert del Rosario assailed Kristie Kenney, who stepped down as US ambassador to Manila last year, after she allegedly criticised the Philippines’…

WikiLeaks says hit with cyberattack

Controversial anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks said Tuesday it was fending off a cyberattack after being lambasted for releasing more supposedly confidential US diplomatic cables. “WikiLeaks.org is presently under cyberattack,” the organization said in a terse message on microblogging service Twitter. The message provided a link to a cablegatesearch.net website where digital…

U.S. fears individuals at risk after WikiLeaks dump

The United States voiced renewed concern over the risks to individuals after the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks made public more US diplomatic cables, many of which contained the names of sensitive sources. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland would not confirm the authenticity of the latest documents, but said “the United States…

Perry slams Texas court for rule against abortion law

Republican presidential hopeful and Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday slammed a court ruling that invalidated parts of a law he signed that would force doctors to conduct a sonogram for women seeking an abortion. “This important sonogram legislation ensures that every Texas woman seeking an abortion has all the…

Asian shares mostly up on U.S. stimulus hopes

Asian markets were mostly up Wednesday, extending a recent rally on renewed hopes for a fresh round of US monetary easing despite weak consumer confidence data in the United States and Europe. Sydney rose 0.56 percent, or 27.3 points, to 4,296.5 while Hong Kong jumped 1.64 percent, or 330.68 points,…

U.S. investigating Oracle over possible bribery

US authorities have been investigating Oracle for at least a year to see if the business software titan violated anti-bribery laws in its overseas business, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Citing unnamed sources, the Journal said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Justice Department have been pressing…

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