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Rebekah Brooks denies phone hacking charges

Rebekah Brooks — a friend of Prime Minister David Cameron and once one of the most powerful people in the British media — on Wednesday formally denied charges of phone hacking, bribing public officials and trying to thwart a police investigation into tabloid wrongdoing.Full story

UK court jails 4 Lulzsec hackers for cyberattacks

Four young computer hackers who masterminded cyberattacks on targets from the CIA to Sony Pictures and Rupert Murdoch's News International were sentenced to up to 32 months in prison on Thursday. Full story

Editor of Britain's Times newspaper steps down

LONDON (Reuters) - James Harding stepped down as editor of Rupert Murdoch's Times of London on Wednesday in the latest upheaval at the mogul's troubled British newspaper business. Full story

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  Criminal charges filed in Murdoch hacking case

Prosecutors have filed criminal charges against former News of the World editor Andy Coulson and former News International executive Rebekah Brooks for their alleged involvement in Britain’s phone-hacking scandal. NBC’s Michelle Kosinski reports from London.

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Cheryl Carter, the former personal assistant to Rebekah Brooks, the former News International chief executive, leaves Southwark Crown Court in central London
Cheryl Carter, the former personal assistant to Rebekah Brooks, the former News International chief executive, leaves Southwark Crown Court in central London

Cheryl Carter, the former personal assistant to Rebekah Brooks, the former News International chief executive, leaves Southwark Crown Court in central London June 5, 2013. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW MEDIA)

Former News International chief executive Brooks, and her husband Charlie, leave Southwark Crown Court in central London
Former News International chief executive Brooks, and her husband Charlie, leave Southwark Crown Court in central London

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, and her husband Charlie, leave Southwark Crown Court in central London 5, 2013. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW MEDIA)

Former News International chief executive Brooks leaves Southwark Crown Court in central London
Former News International chief executive Brooks leaves Southwark Crown Court in central London

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks leaves Southwark Crown Court in central London June 5, 2013. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW MEDIA)

Former News International chief executive Brooks arrives at Southwark Crown Court in central London
Former News International chief executive Brooks arrives at Southwark Crown Court in central London

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks arrives at Southwark Crown Court in central London June 5, 2013. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth