The latest key development in the U.K.'s "hacking scandal" centers on News Corp. executive James Murdoch (son of Rupert) and "claims he misled lawmakers" earlier this week, The Associated Press writes.
The wire service adds that "a [British] lawmaker called for a police investigation and Prime Minister David Cameron insisted the media scion had 'questions to answer' about what he knew and when he knew it."
News of the World Editor, Colin Myler, center, leads his staff out of the headquarter of News International, the publisher of <em>News of the World</em>, in London, Saturday, July 9, 2011. The paper ceased publication on July 10 following allegations that some journalists paid police for information and hacked into the voicemails for story leads.
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Toby Harnden is U.S. editor of the Daily Telegraph.
Early on in my career as a newspaper reporter in London, a grizzled newsroom veteran summoned me over to his desk for a stern talking to. "Harnden, you're letting the side down," he told me. "You're bringing in all these stories but your expenses are pathetic. You need to start claiming some more." Helpfully, he pulled open his desk drawer, which was stuffed full of blank taxi and restaurant receipts.
In Dadaab, Kenya, newly arrived Somali refugees lined up for tents Thursday (July 21, 2011).
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While in the U.S. we worry about the dangerous heat wave covering much of the country, in the Horn of Africa the famine, drought and conflict plaguing Somalia and some nearby regions have combined to create a far deadlier disaster.