A judge has blocked a federal requirement that would have begun forcing U.S. tobacco companies to put large graphic images on their cigarette packages later this year to show the dangers of smoking.
Charlotte Church, who testified about being hounded by Rupert Murdoch's journalists when she was a teen singing sensation, received 600,000 pounds ($951,000) Monday in a settlement from News International.
Rupert Murdoch's top-selling U.K. tabloid, The Sun, had a culture of making illegal payments to corrupt public officials in return for stories, a senior British police officer said Monday.
South Korean troops began a live-fire artillery exercise Monday near the disputed Yellow Sea border with North Korea, despite the North's threats of retaliation, officials said.
Britain's government minister responsible for the media said Sunday the country's press must face tougher penalties for breaches of standards in the wake of the tabloid phone-hacking scandal.
Nine more phone hacking lawsuits against Rupert Murdoch's News International have been settled, including a case brought by comedian Steve Coogan, his lawyer told Britain's High Court on Wednesday.
Rupert Murdoch's media empire apologized and agreed to cash payouts Thursday to 37 people _ including a movie star, a soccer player, a top British politician and the son of a serial killer _ who were harassed and phone-hacked by his tabloid press.
A Twitter account purported to be linked to the wife of media mogul Rupert Murdoch has turned out to be bogus.
The former editor of the News of the World has lost a legal bid to make the owner of the now-defunct newspaper pay his legal bills.