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Actor Jude Law sues The Sun for phone-hacking

LONDON — British actor Jude Law is suing The Sun for allegedly hacking his phone, both sides revealed Friday, in what is thought to be the first such legal action against Rupert Murdoch’s best-selling daily tabloid. The paper’s parent company, News International, dismissed it as a “deeply cynical” attempt to…

Assange lawyer blames ‘state actor’ for cyberattacks

The lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Friday that a ‘state actor’ is likely to blame for massive cyber attacks on the whistleblower website after it released secret US diplomatic cables. Mark Stephens said the ‘sophisticated’ efforts to take down the site may be part of a general…

Andy Griffith’s new role: pitching health care law

Actor Andy Griffith has a new role: pitching President Barack Obama’s health care law to seniors in a cable television ad paid for by Medicare. The TV star — whose role as sheriff of Mayberry made him an enduring symbol of small-town American values — tells seniors that “good things…

Actor Charlie Sheen jailed over abuse allegations

Charlie Sheen spent the better part of Christmas Day in a Colorado jail cell after being arrested on domestic violence allegations. The 44-year-old actor was taken into custody Friday morning by officers responding to a 911 call from a house in this ski resort town about 200 miles west of…

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