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Rupert Murdoch picks son, Lachlan, to head News Corp and 21st Century Fox

Rupert Murdoch picks son, Lachlan, to head News Corp and 21st Century Fox

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- Rupert Murdoch put into place possible succession plans Wednesday by elevating two of his sons, Lachlan and James Murdoch, at News Corp and 21st Century Fox.
Ananth Baliga

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
By United Press International

Editor says she was unaware of phone hacking

LONDON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Former British newspaper editor Rebekah Brooks testified Tuesday she was not aware reporters had hacked a missing schoolgirl's cellphone until nine years later.

Jury told to find Brooks not guilty on 1 charge in phone-hacking trial

LONDON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The judge in the British phone-hacking trial of Rebekah Brooks told the jury to find the ex-editor not guilty on a charge concerning a photo of Prince William.
News of the World accused of hacking Kate Middleton's voice mail

News of the World accused of hacking Kate Middleton's voice mail

LONDON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- British prosecutors Thursday accused the Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid of hacking into the voice mail of Kate Middleton.

Prosecutors: Britain's royals were victims of phone hacking

LONDON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Tabloid stories revealing Britain's Prince Harry had a "needy" girlfriend bombarding him with calls and texts resulted from hacking phones, prosecutors said.

Phone-hacking jury sees whiteboards with diagrams, phone numbers

LONDON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Whiteboards featuring notations by private investigator Glenn Mulcaire were shown to jurors Thursday in London in the News of the World phone-hacking trial.

Billy Graham back home after two-day hospital stay

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Evangelist Billy Graham was back home Thursday in Montreat, N.C., after a two-day hospitalization for respiratory problems, his doctor said.
Wendi Deng, Rupert Murdoch finalizing divorce

Wendi Deng, Rupert Murdoch finalizing divorce

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Media baron Rupert Murdoch and his third wife, Wendi Deng, parted ways amicably Wednesday, coming to a cordial agreement on their pending divorce.
Gabrielle Levy
Hacking trial: News of the World hacked Mail on Sunday

Hacking trial: News of the World hacked Mail on Sunday

LONDON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Glenn Mulcaire, a private detective working for News of the World, spied on a rival newspaper, Mail on Sunday, jurors in London were told.

Jury in British phone-hacking trial sees 'target evaluation' list

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- A private detective working for the London tabloid News of the World had a "target evaluation" list that included Kate Middleton, a jury heard Tuesday.
Murdoch's News Corp. first-quarter earnings disappoint Wall Street

Murdoch's News Corp. first-quarter earnings disappoint Wall Street

(UPI) -- News Corp.'s inaugural quarter after splitting from 21st Century Fox disappointed Wall Street, thanks to "headwinds" in Australian newspaper sales and declining ad revenue.
Sonali Basak
Evangelist Billy Graham turns 95

Evangelist Billy Graham turns 95

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Some 800 celebrities and other well-wishers were invited to the 95th birthday party of evangelist Billy Graham, the Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times reported.
Conservatives including Mark Zuckerberg, Grover Norquist urge House to pass immigration reform

Conservatives including Mark Zuckerberg, Grover Norquist urge House to pass immigration reform

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- More than 600 business, political, religious and law enforcement leaders urged House Republicans to pass immigration overhaul within two months.

Jury selection begins in Britain's phone-hacking trial

LONDON, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Jury selection in the phone-hacking case against eight members of Britain's reporting community began Monday with the judge warning against preconceptions.

Rupert Murdoch to keep position at 21st Century Fox

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Rupert Murdoch will keep his position as chairman of 21st Century Fox, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said.

New York Times 'not for sale,' publisher says

NEW YORK, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The New York Times "is not for sale," its publisher declared, but analysts said the newspaper might succumb to financial pressures like The Washington Post.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 17, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
By United Press International

Murdoch to explain bribery, phone-hacking remark in Parliament

LONDON, July 9 (UPI) -- News Corp. said Chairman Rupert Murdoch will explain to Parliament his remark that payments to public officials are commonplace for British media.
Murdoch: Phone hacking 'next to nothing'

Murdoch: Phone hacking 'next to nothing'

LONDON, July 4 (UPI) -- Rupert Murdoch dismissed probes into his British newspapers' alleged phone hacking and other press abuses as "the biggest inquiry ever, over next to nothing."

Angelina Jolie stunt double sues News Corp. for alleged phone hacking

LOS ANGELES, June 18 (UPI) -- A woman who says she was a stunt double for Angelina Jolie has filed suit in California against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., alleging her phone was hacked.
Tony Blair denies affair with Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendi

Tony Blair denies affair with Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendi

LONDON, June 14 (UPI) -- Tony Blair's representative has denied the former British prime minister was romantically involved with News Corp. mogul Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendi.
Rupert Murdoch files for divorce from third wife

Rupert Murdoch files for divorce from third wife

NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- Rupert Murdoch cited an irreparable marital breakdown when he filed for divorce Thursday in New York from his third wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch.

Shareholders vote to split News Corp. in two

NEW YORK, June 11 (UPI) -- News Corp. shareholders in New York approved a proposal to split the company into a publishing company and a film and television business.
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