News Corp Admits Guilt, Settles Hacking Claims

The British newspaper arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp looks set to settle at great expense a string of legal claims after admitting wide-scale phone hacking that was both known about and concealed by senior management.

Divers suspend search of capsized Italy liner

Divers searching the capsized Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia suspended work on Wednesday after the vast wreck shifted slightly, but officials said they are hoping to resume as soon as possible.

Class-Action Suit Against American Honda Thrown Out

American Honda Motor Co won a legal victory as a divided U.S. appeals court on Thursday said a nationwide lawsuit over a brake system used in some Acura RL vehicles should not have been certified as a class-action.


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10 Points Cheat Sheet from ‘The Obamas’ by Jodi Kantor

The Obamas by Jodi Kantor, released on Jan. 10 by publisher Little, Brown and Company, unveils the first couple's time in the White House so far. The book delves into the difficult adjustments they had to make, particularly the first lady's acclimation to her new role.
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Michael Philbin: Joe Philbin’s Son Drowned, Preliminary Autopsy Finds

Autopsy results revealed that Michael Philbin, the 21-year-old son of Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, drowned. The Oshkosh Police Department issued a preliminary report on Wednesday saying the cause of death was fresh water drowning, though no foul play is suspected.