1. HACKING

    Singer Settles With News Corp.

    Image #: 16125281    Singer Charlotte Church (R) leaves the Leveson inquiry into media practices at the High Court in central London, November 28, 2011. The inquiry, headed by senior judge Brian Leveson and due to last a year, will make recommendations that could have a lasting impact on the news industry, lead to tighter media rules or at least an overhaul of the current system of self-regulation.  REUTERS/Paul Hackett  (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW MEDIA)       Reuters /PAUL HACKETT /LANDOV

    Paul Hackett, Reuters / Landov

    Singer Charlotte Church has settled her damages claim against Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. after reporters allegedly hacked into her phone and printed information from her private conversations, London’s High Court revealed Thursday. Church said her mother attempted suicide after finding out that the now-defunct tabloid News of the World was planning on printing articles about her husband’s affair. The Sun tabloid also printed details of Church’s pregnancy before she told her family. Church is the latest to settle damage claims against News Corp., which shut down News of the World after the scope of the phone-hacking scandal became public. On Wednesday, Cherie Blair, the wife of former prime minister Tony Blair, filed a lawsuit against News International, the British wing of News Corp., for allegedly hacking into her phone.

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