Rebekah Brooks, the former head of News Corp.’s U.K. unit, approved payments to a Ministry of Defence employee for a series of stories, including the death of Prince William’s commanding officer in Afghanistan, prosecutors said.
The phone of Angelina Jolie’s stunt double was hacked by a private investigator at News Corp.’s U.K. unit while she was living with the actress in Los Angeles, prosecutors said during the third week of a London trial.
News Corp. tabloids repeatedly hacked phones and paid bribes to get stories about Britain’s royal family, including one in which Prince Harry sought help on an essay during his time at a military college, prosecutors said.
The European Union’s antitrust probe into credit derivatives trading by 13 of the world’s biggest banks stalled after the lenders’ lawyers won the right to see confidential information compiled by investigators.
Foreclosure starts in the Washington suburbs rose last month following federal budget cuts that may have made it harder for some homeowners to pay their mortgages, even as defaults fell across the country, RealtyTrac said.