Sun Deputy Editor to Be Charged

Copy of 'The Sun' from Feb. 2012. (Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty)

The deputy editor of the top-selling British tabloid The Sun will be charged with allegedly authorizing payments to public officials for information, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Geoff Webster is being charged for allegedly authorizing two payments totaling more than $10,000. Webster will appear in court on March 26. The Sun, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., has a daily circulation of more than 2 million and has the 10th-largest daily circulation of any newspaper in the world.