Brooks, Coulson, and Others Charged

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U.K. prosecutors announced Tuesday that they are charging Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson, and six other former News of the World journalists for phone hacking. The charges these members of Rupert Murdoch's London team face include perversion of justice for illegally intercepting communications of well-known people either by hacking voicemails or phone calls in progress. Over the weekend, Murdoch surrendered his top posts at several British newspapers, perhaps in an effort to remove himself from the scandal surrounding his news organization.