After 102 days of hearings about phone hacking, celebrity stalking and Rupert Murdoch’s meeting on a yacht with David Cameron, a U.K. judge will issue a report on press ethics that publishers say will threaten free speech.
Paul Dacre, editor of Associated Newspapers Ltd.’s Daily Mail, said phone hacking at News Corp.’s News of the World tabloid exposed police failures and government hypocrisy rather than a need for more industry regulation.
Ex-Galleon Group LLC trader David Slaine, who helped lead U.S. authorities to investigate the hedge fund firm’s co-founder, Raj Rajaratnam, was sentenced to three years of probation for securities fraud.
About a dozen state attorneys general met last week to discuss their mortgage investigations and how they might work together as settlement talks with banks over foreclosures drag on, three people familiar with the matter said.
The publisher of the Daily Mail tabloid in Britain lost a lawsuit to ban the use of anonymous evidence by journalists at a judge-led inquiry into media ethics, set up after News Corp.’s phone-hacking scandal.
News Corp.’s phone-hacking scandal has united editors and some victims over the possibility that a judge-led inquiry that started today may scrap the U.K. system of media self-regulation in favor of government limits on press freedom.
Piers Morgan, the host of CNN’s “Tonight” program and former editor of three British tabloids, was contradicted by Paul McCartney’s former wife at a U.K. inquiry triggered by News Corp.’s phone-hacking scandal.