Singer Settles With News Corp.

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.