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NOTW probably did not delete Dowler messages: police

The voicemail messages of a murdered British schoolgirl were “most likely” deleted automatically, contradicting a key claim in the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, police told the official inquiry. Metropolitan Police lawyer Neil Garnham told the Leveson Inquiryinto the ethics, culture and practices of the British press on Monday that it was conceivable that…

News Corp. journalist arrested for allegedly paying off police

News International set out details on Friday of its compensation scheme for victims of phone hacking, as one of the firm’s journalists was arrested for paying police. The British newspaper arm of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation media empire said the scheme, first announced in April, was a “speedy, cost effective…

Murdoch says ‘no excuse’ for phone-hacking scandal

LOS ANGELES — News Corp. chief executive Rupert Murdoch told angry shareholders on Friday that there was “simply no excuse” for the phone-hacking scandal in Britain and vowed to “put things right.” “We cannot just be a profitable company, we must be a principled company,” Murdoch said in his opening…

Former PM Blair says not a victim of phone hacking

Former prime minister Tony Blair Tuesday described phone hacking by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. as “despicable”, but said he did not believe it had happened to him. Blair, who was in power during the years much of the hacking allegedly took place, would not comment on whether 80-year-old Murdoch should…

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…

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,…

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