1. PHONE HACKING

    News Intl. Pays Dowlers $3.2M

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    Rupert Murdoch's company is finally paying for one of the most shocking allegations of phone hacking at its now-defunct News of the World tabloid. News International will pay $3.2 million to the family of Milly Dowler, the 13-year-old murdered girl whose phone messages were hacked by reporters after she went missing in 2002, leading her family to believe she was still alive. Murdoch's company and Dowler's family confirmed the settlement on Friday in a statement, which also said that Murdoch will donate $1.6 million to charities chosen by the family in Milly's honor. "Nothing that has been agreed will ever bring back Milly or undo the traumas of her disappearance and the horrendous murder trial earlier this year," the Dowlers said in the statement.

    Read it at The Associated Press