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  • ** FILE ** Andy Coulson, former News of the World editor and aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron, arrives at the Central Criminal Court in London where he will appear to face charges related to phone hacking, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

    Ex-U.K. tabloid editor Andy Coulson convicted of phone hacking

    Two powerful British political insiders met starkly different fates Tuesday as former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was convicted of phone hacking but fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted, after a monthslong trial centering on illegal activity at the heart of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper empire.


  • FILE - This is a Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 file photo of Rebekah Brooks, the former News International chief executive, arrives at the Central Criminal Court in London where she appears to face charges related to phone hacking. Brooks' lawyer has told the jury at Britain's phone-hacking trial on Tuesday May 20, 2014 that they must ignore the "inaccuracy and bias ... cruelty and vitriol" written about his client as they consider their verdicts. Jonathan Laidlaw said Tuesday that prosecutors had produced "no smoking gun" to convict former News of the World editor Brooks, who is accused of conspiring to hack phones, pay officials for information and obstruct a police investigation. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)

    Lawyer: 'No smoking gun' against Rebekah Brooks

    Rebekah Brooks' lawyer has told the jury at Britain's phone-hacking trial Tuesday they must ignore the "inaccuracy and bias ... cruelty and vitriol" written about his client as they consider their verdict.


  • UK prosecutor: Tabloid was in 'rotten' state

    The lead prosecutor at Britain's phone-hacking trial says there was "a rotten state of affairs" at the top of the News of the World - and jurors will have to decide who knew about it.


  • Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie Brooks arrive at the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court, in London, Monday March 3rd,  2014. for the continuation of the phone hacking trial. (AP Photo/PA, Sean Dempsey)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

    Piers Morgan emailed support to Brooks on hacking

    Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks said Tuesday that she received abuse and death threats after it was revealed the newspaper had hacked the voicemails of a murdered 13-year-old girl. But she also got messages of support from high-profile figures including CNN talk-show host Piers Morgan and former Prime Minister Tony Blair.


  • Rebekah Brooks former News International chief executive and her husband Charlie Brooks, arrive at the Central Criminal Court in London where they appear to face charges related to phone hacking, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Rebekah Brooks: I felt 'horror' at Dowler hacking

    Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks said Tuesday that she never sanctioned phone hacking, and was horrified when she learned the tabloid had targeted the cellphone of a missing teenager.


  • ** FILE ** Rebekah Brooks arrives at The Old Bailey law court in London, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Former News of the World national newspaper editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson are due to go on trial Monday, along with several others, on charges of hacking phones and bribing officials while at the now closed tabloid paper. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    U.K. phone-hacking trial opens for top Murdoch aides

    The trial of two former top editors of Rupert Murdoch's defunct News of the World began Monday with the selection of a jury to hear the complex and high-profile case sparked by a tabloid phone-hacking scandal that has shaken Murdoch's media empire and tarnished the image of British journalism.


  • 2 ex-David Cameron confidants face bribery charges

    Two former confidants of Britain's prime minister have been charged with conspiring to pay public officials in exchange for stories and information _ the latest development in the country's establishment-shaking scandal over media malfeasance.


  • 2 ex-confidants of British PM face bribery charges

    Two former confidants of Britain's prime minister have been charged with conspiring to pay public officials in exchange for stories and information _ the latest development in the country's establishment-shaking scandal over media malfeasance.


  • **FILE** Andy Coulson, former chief communications adviser for British Prime Minister David Cameron and former editor of the News of the World, is seen here in London on Aug. 16, 2012, after appearing in Westminster Magistrates Court on phone hacking charges. (Associated Press)

    2 ex-confidants of British PM face bribery charges

    Two former confidants of Britain's prime minister have been charged with conspiring to pay public officials in exchange for stories and information — the latest development in the country's establishment-shaking scandal over media malfeasance.


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