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June 5, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before yelling at someone. The Skinny: Sorry we're a little late this morning. Technical difficulties were the issue and punishment will be delivered. Wednesday's roundup includes the return of Keith Olbermann to television and a profile of Univision's Jorge Ramos. If you are interested in receiving an email alert when the Morning Fix is live please send me a note . Daily Dose: DirecTV is the latest pay-TV distribution to get into the home security game.
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February 25, 2014 | By Henry Chu
LONDON - Former British tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks testified in court Tuesday that she was unaware phone hacking was illegal but was shocked to discover someone at her newspaper had tapped into the voicemails of a kidnapped teenager who was later found slain. Brooks, onetime editor of the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World, said the first time she'd heard that the cellphone of 13-year-old Milly Dowler had been hacked was in July 2011, nearly a decade after the event. The revelation that the tabloid had accessed the missing girl's voicemail messages in search of a scoop mushroomed into a national scandal in Britain, resulting in a wave of public revulsion, the shutdown of the News of the World, the end of Brooks' journalistic career, the resignation of the head of Scotland Yard and the arrests of dozens of people in an investigation that is still underway.
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WORLD
May 15, 2012 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
LONDON - She once had the ear of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and Prime Minister David Cameron. Through newspapers such as the Times of London and the Sun, she exerted a powerful influence on British society. But in a spectacular fall from grace, Rebekah Brooks was charged Tuesday with three counts of trying to obstruct justice in the phone-hacking and media corruption scandal that has rocked Britain. Brooks' husband, Charlie, and four of her former colleagues were also charged Tuesday with two counts each of "conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
WORLD
February 19, 2014 | By Janet Stobart
LONDON - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair offered to act as a secret adviser to Rupert Murdoch and two of his newspaper executives as they confronted revelations of illegal phone hacking, a London jury heard Wednesday. The disclosure -- contained in an email sent by Rebekah Brooks, a former executive of News International, once the British branch of Murdoch's News Corp. media empire, to Murdoch's son and deputy, James -- came as prosecutors wrapped up their case against seven defendants charged in the scandal.
WORLD
February 25, 2014 | By Henry Chu
LONDON - Former British tabloid editor Rebekah Brooks testified in court Tuesday that she was unaware phone hacking was illegal but was shocked to discover someone at her newspaper had tapped into the voicemails of a kidnapped teenager who was later found slain. Brooks, onetime editor of the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World, said the first time she'd heard that the cellphone of 13-year-old Milly Dowler had been hacked was in July 2011, nearly a decade after the event. The revelation that the tabloid had accessed the missing girl's voicemail messages in search of a scoop mushroomed into a national scandal in Britain, resulting in a wave of public revulsion, the shutdown of the News of the World, the end of Brooks' journalistic career, the resignation of the head of Scotland Yard and the arrests of dozens of people in an investigation that is still underway.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before hearing NBC's spin. The Skinny: I need to take a crash course on the Olympics so I can at least pretend to know what I'm talking about. Send me your cheat sheets. Tuesday's headlines include Fox's landing of Mariah Carey as a judge on "American Idol," former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks is to be officially charged in the phone hacking scandal that took that tabloid down, and Thursday may no longer be the most important night for the TV business.
WORLD
July 15, 2011 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
Rebekah Brooks, the head of Rupert Murdoch's British operations, resigned Friday after days of intensifying pressure on her because of the growing phone-hacking scandal. One of the most influential women in Britain until the scandal broke wide open last week, Brooks said in a statement that she was stepping down as chief executive of News International because she had become a "focal point" in the scandal and therefore a distraction to efforts to repair the damage. "I feel a deep sense of responsibility for the people we have hurt and I want to reiterate how sorry I am for what we now know to have taken place," Brooks wrote to her colleagues at News International.
WORLD
July 17, 2011 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
Rebekah Brooks, the former head of media mogul Rupert Murdoch's British operations, was arrested Sunday in connection with a spiraling phone-hacking scandal, police and media reports said. Scotland Yard confirmed that a 43-year-old woman was arrested at noon on suspicion of conspiring to intercept private voicemails and corruption allegations. British media identified the woman as Brooks. Until her resignation Friday, Brooks was the chief executive of News International, the British subsidiary of Murdoch's media giant News Corp.
WORLD
July 24, 2012 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
LONDON - Britain'sphone hacking scandal took a dramatic turn Tuesday with the filing of criminal charges against eight people, including a onetime confidant of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and a former senior aide to Prime Minister David Cameron. Prosecutors announced that Rebekah Brooks, who ran Murdoch's British newspapers, and Andy Coulson, who served as Cameron's communications advisor, were among those charged with illegally tapping into the cellphones of celebrities, politicians and other public figures while working at the now-shuttered News of the World tabloid.
BUSINESS
July 16, 2011 | By Joe Flint, Meg James and Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
The News Corp. phone-hacking scandal claimed two high-ranking executives running the company's U.S. and British operations as Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch tried to stem the fallout from a growing crisis he had been downplaying. The resignations of longtime Murdoch intimates Les Hinton as chief executive of Dow Jones & Co. and publisher of its Wall Street Journal and Rebekah Brooks as chief of News International in London came hours apart Friday. Hinton was in charge of News International and Brooks was editor of its News of the World when many of the hacking incidents are alleged to have occurred.
WORLD
October 28, 2013 | By Janet Stobart
LONDON --Jury selection began Monday in the phone hacking trial of two former top editors of Rupert Murdoch's now-shuttered News of the World tabloid and six other people, all accused in a scandal that reached into the top echelons of Britain's government and journalism establishment. The defendants include Rebekah Brooks , a former executive of News International -- once the British branch of Murdoch's News Corp. -- and a former editor of the News of the World, and Andy Coulson , another former News of the World editor who became chief press officer to Prime Minister David Cameron.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before yelling at someone. The Skinny: Sorry we're a little late this morning. Technical difficulties were the issue and punishment will be delivered. Wednesday's roundup includes the return of Keith Olbermann to television and a profile of Univision's Jorge Ramos. If you are interested in receiving an email alert when the Morning Fix is live please send me a note . Daily Dose: DirecTV is the latest pay-TV distribution to get into the home security game.
WORLD
February 13, 2013 | By Janet Stobart
LONDON - British police announced the arrest of six journalists on suspicion of phone hacking Wednesday in a new probe targeting a now-closed tabloid owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Authorities have identified “a further suspected conspiracy to intercept telephone voicemails by a number of employees who worked for the now defunct News of the World newspaper,” said a Scotland Yard statement.  The journalists who were not named have been detained “on suspicion of conspiracy to intercept telephone communications.” All had worked for the News of the World, which was closed after revelations of phone hacking in July 2011.
WORLD
January 17, 2013 | By Janet Stobart
LONDON - Two police officers and a journalist were arrested in Britain on Thursday on suspicion of corruption in the ongoing police inquiry into phone hacking by News Corp. tabloids and related scandals.  A London Metropolitan police statement said the arrests were part of Operation Elveden, an investigation into inappropriate payments to police and public officials. Although unidentified by police, BBC reports named the journalist as Anthony France, a 39-year-old crime reporter for the Sun newspaper.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 20, 2012 | By Meg James and Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before trying to figure out how to return those Twinkies we ordered on Ebay. The Skinny:  Two prominent former News International executives are expected to be charged in the long-running phone hacking probe in London. John Malone says sports fees are out of control. Joe Flint is back at the controls Wednesday. I'm just your temporary Morning Fix hostess. Daily Dose: A federal judge is trying to mediate the standoff between Hostess and its bakers union.
WORLD
November 20, 2012 | By Henry Chu
LONDON -- A former senior aide to Prime Minister David Cameron and the onetime chief of Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers will be charged with bribery offenses in the latest legal action stemming from Britain's phone-hacking scandal, prosecutors said Tuesday. Authorities announced that Andy Coulson, who was Cameron's top communications deputy, and Rebekah Brooks, who served as head of Murdoch's News International, would be charged in connection with separate incidents in which journalists paid public officials for sensitive information.
WORLD
October 28, 2013 | By Janet Stobart
LONDON --Jury selection began Monday in the phone hacking trial of two former top editors of Rupert Murdoch's now-shuttered News of the World tabloid and six other people, all accused in a scandal that reached into the top echelons of Britain's government and journalism establishment. The defendants include Rebekah Brooks , a former executive of News International -- once the British branch of Murdoch's News Corp. -- and a former editor of the News of the World, and Andy Coulson , another former News of the World editor who became chief press officer to Prime Minister David Cameron.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2012 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before hearing NBC's spin. The Skinny: I need to take a crash course on the Olympics so I can at least pretend to know what I'm talking about. Send me your cheat sheets. Tuesday's headlines include Fox's landing of Mariah Carey as a judge on "American Idol," former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks is to be officially charged in the phone hacking scandal that took that tabloid down, and Thursday may no longer be the most important night for the TV business.
WORLD
July 24, 2012 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
LONDON - Britain'sphone hacking scandal took a dramatic turn Tuesday with the filing of criminal charges against eight people, including a onetime confidant of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and a former senior aide to Prime Minister David Cameron. Prosecutors announced that Rebekah Brooks, who ran Murdoch's British newspapers, and Andy Coulson, who served as Cameron's communications advisor, were among those charged with illegally tapping into the cellphones of celebrities, politicians and other public figures while working at the now-shuttered News of the World tabloid.
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