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Jul 16, 2011

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NYT: Breaking News Alert: Taint From Tabloids Rubs Off on a Cozy Scotland Yard

Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Saturday, July 16, 2011

Taint From Tabloids Rubs Off on a Cozy Scotland Yard

For nearly four years, six overstuffed plastic bags containing possible evidence of phone hacking by the British tabloid, The News of the World, collected little more than dust in the evidence room of Scotland Yard.

During that time, British police officials assured Parliament, judges, lawyers, potential hacking victims, the news media and the public that there was no evidence of widespread hacking by the paper. But that assertion has been reduced to tatters in the last week, torn apart by an avalanche of contradictory evidence, admissions by newspaper executives that the hacking was more widespread, and a reversal by police officials who now admit to mishandling the case.

In an article in the Sunday New York Times, Don Van Natta Jr. explains how the British police agency and News International, the British subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation and the publisher of The News of the World, became so intertwined that they shared the goal of containing the investigation.

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Weekly Roundup: The Week's Top 10 Videos | MarketWatch


Weekly Roundup
JULY 16, 2011

The week's top 10 videos on MarketWatch

By MarketWatch

In case you missed them, here are the 10 most popular videos that appeared on MarketWatch for the week of July 11-15:

How to get your house on a TV makeover show

Vern Yip, interior designer and star of several TV home improvement shows, tells MarketWatch's Amy Hoak about his latest design ideas, why we love TV home shows and how to get your house on a TV makeover show.
 Watch Video Report.

Real estate stocks signal a recovery in housing

A rally in real-estate stocks suggest investors see more signs of recovery for housing that reports on prices suggest, Mark Hulbert tells Laura Mandaro.
 Watch Video Report.

Kilauea volcano crater collapses in time-lapse

This amazing time-lapse video shows the collapse of the Pu'u ‘O ‘o crater floor, a cinder/spatter cone in the eastern rift zone of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.
 Watch Video Report.

British prime minister's ex-aide arrested in hacking case

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron appeared rattled at the toughest press conference of his year in power, but still defended hiring Andy Coulson, the former editor of the Rupert Murdoch-owned News of the World tabloid.
 Watch Video Report.

A brouhaha over Dr. Pepper

Dublin Dr. Pepper Bottling Co. has been making the soda in Dublin, Texas since 1891. And the family-owned business puts the town name on their bottles. Parent company Dr. Pepper Snapple Group isn't happy about that. Mike Esterl reports.
 Watch Video Report.

Most expensive U.S. home sells, off 43%

The highest-priced home in the U.S. has sold-at a steep discount. Aaron Spelling's Beverly Hills mansion closed Thursday for $85 million, or 43% off its $150 million asking price, Juliet Chung reports.
 Watch Video Report.

Superyachts: a super buy for Australia's wealthy

A number of Australia's wealthy citizens are buying superyachts — boats that are more than 24 meters long. Resembling floating luxury hotels, these vessels are getting cheaper for local buyers as the Australian dollar soars. Cynthia Koons reports.
 Watch Video Report.

Amazon ready to fight California

Digits covers a new content network being rolled out by Yahoo. Also, Amazon vows to fight a tax proposal by California's legislature. Plus, Foursquare teams up with AT&T and other partners in hopes that it can check-in higher revenues.
 Watch Video Report.

Naked in public? What your dream means

From losing your teeth to having test anxiety, Deirdre Barrett, a dream expert and psychologist, interprets some popular recurring dreams.
 Watch Video Report.

Flying over ‘Carmageddon'

When a 10-mile stretch of L.A.'s interstate 405 is closed this weekend, there will be only one way to get through the gridlock: Fly over it. Tammy Audi takes a ride with Briles Wing & Helicopter.
 Watch Video Report.

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The Washington PostToday's Headlines: Today's Highlights | Politics | Style | Sports | World| Live Discussion | Technology | Business .

The Washington Post
Credit raters flex muscle on debt
Warnings of downgrades have come despite pleas from Obama administration.
(By Zachary A. Goldfarb)

Ezra Klein: Beyond default: Dire calculations
How a government default can deliver a body blow to the entire economy. By destroying a fundamental trust.
(By Ezra Klein)

Obama presses for debt deal
President Obama said he still wants a “grand bargain” on the federal debt ceiling, but he warned that time is running out for even a less ambitious compromise.
(By Paul Kane)

Top Murdoch lieutenants step down
Rebekah Brooks, head of News International in Britain, and Les Hinton, head of Dow Jones & Co. in the United States, resigned Friday.
(By Paul Farhi and Anthony Faiola)

Costly weddings in Afghanistan
The country’s government sees elaborate celebrations as an emblem of waste and anti-Islamic values.
(By Kevin Sieff)

WSJ publisher quits, Murdoch’s British chief leaves as mogul tries to stem hacking scandal
LONDON — Rupert Murdoch accepted the resignation of The Wall Street Journal’s publisher and the chief of his British operations on Friday as the once-defiant media mogul struggled to control an escalating phone hacking scandal with a public statement of contrition and a personal apology to the family of a murdered schoolgirl.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Obama to host Dalai Lama in low-key meeting Saturday at the White House
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will meet with the Dalai Lama at the White House on Saturday.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

DC killing suspect escapes superior court holding cell, still on loose; capture 'top priority'
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Marshals Service says a man charged with first-degree murder has escaped from a D.C. Superior Court holding cell.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Romney enjoys a 3-to-1 cash advantage over closest rival for GOP presidential nomination
WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney leads all Republicans in the contest for campaign cash, outpacing his closest rival to announce numbers so far, Rep. Michele Bachmann, by a 3-to-1 margin in banked cash.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Hints From Heloise: The heat is on for pets
Tips from the ASPCA on protecting your pet in extreme heat.
(, King)

Ask Amy: In marriage, three’s a crowd
Her husband dislikes her best friend, who plays a central role in reader’s life.
(, Tribune Media Service)

Making vacation a priority
What to do when the boyfriend wants to spend all his time off work in the family cabin.
(, The Washington Post)

TV Highlights: Sunday talk show guests, ‘Cyberbully’

(, The Washington Post)

9/11 phone-hacking story prompts concern
Despite questions over the reporting that brought the issue to light, people are still looking into the allegations.
( by Paul Farhi , The Washington Post)

China leads women's synchronized springboard heading into final; Americans tied for 6th
SHANGHAI — Cheered on by her hometown fans, diver Wu Minxia and partner He Zi put China in position to win its first gold medal of the world championships after taking the lead in the women’s 3-meter synchronized springboard preliminaries on Saturday.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

'Progress has been made': Closer to deal, NFL's Goodell, NFLPA's Smith to speak this weekend
Noting that “progress has been made,” NFL owners and players wrapped up a round of intensive talks without a full agreement to end the league’s four-month lockout, but determined to keep pushing over the weekend.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Tour de France: Hushovd wins 13th stage
LOURDES, France — Norway’s Thor Hushovd won the 13th stage of the Tour de France on Friday, while Thomas Voeckler retained the race leader’s yellow jersey.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Padres' skid hits season-high 7 games after 6-1 loss to Lincecum, Giants
SAN DIEGO — It’s not easy being a starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres these days.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Darren Clarke shows he's still got game, charging up British Open leaderboard with another 68
SANDWICH, England — A player from Northern Ireland charged up the leaderboard at the British Open.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

14 charged in plot to attack embassy in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey — A court has charged 14 suspected al-Qaeda militants for allegedly planning to attack the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Death toll climbs to 19 in Mumbai triple bombings as investigators fan out to other cities
NEW DELHI — The death toll from this week’s bombings in India’s financial capital rose to 19 as Mumbai police continued Saturday to systematically sift through the evidence gathered from the site of the three blasts.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Syrian opposition figures in Damascus and Istanbul meet to discuss ways to oust Assad
BEIRUT — Syrian opposition figures said President Bashar Assad’s autocratic regime has lost its legitimacy and urged him to step down at simultaneous meetings Saturday in Damascus and Turkey to discuss ways for a peaceful transition to democracy.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Afghan Defense Ministry says 6 Afghan soldiers killed in gunbattle in western Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents killed at least six Afghan soldiers in an ambush on an army patrol in western Afghanistan, the Defense Ministry said Saturday.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Bahraini rights activist says woman dies after inhaling tear gas fired during protest
MANAMA, Bahrain — A Bahraini rights activist says a woman has died during clashes between riot police and anti-government protesters in the Gulf kingdom.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Women's World Cup Final: U.S. vs. Japan recap
A live discussion on the 2011 Women's World Cup final between the U.S. and Japan hosted by Washington Post soccer reporter and blogger Steven Goff.
(, vForum)

Parenting advice: Help for raising children of all ages
Family Almanac columnist Marguerite Kelly discusses the ups and downs of parenting, and tips for helping children through challenging times.
(, vForum)

The Mil Life: Ensuring a quality education for military children
Learn how to ensure your child gets a quality education in a sometimes unstable military lifestyle.
(, vForum)

Carolyn Hax Live
Advice Columnist Carolyn Hax takes your questions and comments about the strange train we call life.
(, vForum)

Real Wheels Live
Live online discussion with Real Wheels columnist Warren Brown about car-buying and the auto industry.
(, vForum)

A look at former Dow Jones CEO Les Hinton, who resigned Friday
NAME: Les Hinton
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Comic-Con is both fan festival and marketing mecca, as Hollywood hocks films and TV shows
LOS ANGELES — Perhaps the only ones more excited than the 130,000 fans getting ready for next week’s Comic-Con are the Hollywood studios and networks hoping to capture their attention.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Business events and economic reports scheduled for the coming week
MONDAY, July 18
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Yelp now has 20M reviews under its belt
If you talk to Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman, he always likes to point out how many reviews there are on Yelp.
( by ,

Crashing Your $100k Jetpack Live On TV Isn’t Good Advertisment

( by ,

Congress seeks a debt solution as Obama appeals directly to public to head off looming debacle
WASHINGTON — Congress is working on dual tracks and racing against the clock to raise the nation’s debt ceiling while President Barack Obama appeals directly to the public in hopes of influencing a deficit reduction deal that failed to materialize during talks he led at the White House.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Targeted in budget negotiations, farmers worry about effect of $30B in cuts
WASHINGTON — Farm groups are rushing to save government subsidies that they have enjoyed for years.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Congress seeks a debt solution as Obama appeals directly to public to head off looming debacle
WASHINGTON — Congress is working on dual tracks and racing against the clock to raise the nation’s debt ceiling while President Barack Obama appeals directly to the public in hopes of influencing a deficit-reduction deal that failed to materialize during talks he led at the White House.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

FACT CHECK: Obama stretches poll findings to claim overwhelming support for his debt plan
WASHINGTON — You might say President Barack Obama cut himself some extra margin of error when he claimed 80 percent of Americans want the debt crisis solved with a mix of tax increases and spending cuts.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

Journalists strike at BBC, disrupting programming; union angry over layoffs
LONDON — A strike by journalists at the BBC protesting against 100 compulsory layoffs has disrupted the broadcaster’s programming.
( Associated Press Associated Press , AP)

NYT Today's Headlines: Top News / World / U.S. / Politics / Business / Technology / Sports / Arts / New York/Region / Travel / Editorials / Op-Ed / On This Day

Today's Headlines


2 Top Deputies Resign as Crisis Isolates Murdoch

Les Hinton, who led Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper subsidiary during the period in which phone hacking occurred, joined Rebekah Brooks, the current chief of that unit, in resigning on Friday.

Fallback Moving to Fore as Talks on Budget Stall

Congressional leaders are negotiating a fallback plan as President Obama and House Republicans intensified their efforts to win over public opinion.

Libya Rebels Get Formal Backing, and $30 Billion

The move gives the rebels access to $30 billion in frozen Libyan assets in the United States and increases pressure on Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi to resign.
"Speak, father, speak to your little boy. Or I shall be lost forever."
TOMMY DONAHUE, reciting a childhood poem he wrote about his father, an innocent victim of Boston's mob wars.


Photographs: Fleeing Somalia's Drought

Thousands of people fleeing a drought in Somalia are arriving at the world's largest refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya.
The last issue of the Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid published July 10.
Opinionator | The Thread

Day of Reckoning

Resignations and apologies in the News Corporation's phone hacking crisis have some guessing what may come next.

Misery Follows as Somalis Try to Flee Hunger

Many Somalis, fleeing one of the worst droughts in the country in 60 years, have walked for weeks through an anarchic landscape replete with bandits and militants but little food.

Security Forces Open Fire on Syrian Protesters

Activists said that 19 people were killed in attacks on protesters across the country on Friday.

Jordanian Police Break Up a Peaceful March With Beatings

Tensions have risen as opposition leaders and protesters remain dissatisfied with the pace of political change under King Abdullah II.
This Land

A Voice for Those Silenced in a Mobster's Reign

The Whitey Bulger case has drawn the ire of many, especially Tommy Donahue, whose father is one of 19 people Mr. Bulger is accused of killing.

No Vacancies, but Some Reservations

BP says the formula used to determine compensation for businesses hurt in last year's spill is too generous.
Quartzsite Journal

Kicking Up the Dust in an Arizona Desert Town

The town government of Quartzsite is split by accusations of corruption on one side and intentional disruption on the other.

No Matter How Debt Debate Ends, Governors See More Cuts for States

Discussions have paired any increase in the debt limit with deep spending cuts that many governors fear will hurt their states as they are recovering from the Great Recession.

Bachmann Off to Fast Start on Funds, but Plays Catch-Up

President Obama and Mitt Romney enjoy a big advantage in the size of their war chests for next year's presidential race.

Held in Document Theft, 'America's Presidential Historian' Faces New Scrutiny

Historical societies are checking their records for visits by Barry H. Landau, who is accused of stealing documents signed by Abraham Lincoln from the Maryland Historical Society.

After Long Battle, Safer Cribs

New regulations for cribs took effect on June 28, but some makers had not had all of their cribs certified by testing laboratories, frustrating retailers.

Food Companies Act to Protect Consumers From E. Coli Illness

Tired of waiting for federal regulators to act, Costco and Beef Products Inc. are requiring broader testing for more strains of the bacteria in their food.

After Test Results, European Banks Are Urged to Bolster Reserves

Eight banks failed and an additional 16 barely passed the much-anticipated stress tests, which measured whether they would be able to survive economic shocks.
Sports Business

A Tip Becomes a Twitter Torrent

A torrent of posts on Twitter - about a sportswriter who may or may not have been suspended - displayed the raw influence of social media.

Apple Wins a Ruling in a Patent Dispute

Apple won a preliminary ruling from a federal trade panel that a Taiwanese handset maker, the HTC Corporation, had infringed on two of its patents.

Google Results Show Growing Strength

The company's stock price rose in after-hours trading following the results, which were the first under Larry Page as chief executive.

A Whole Different Pitch for the U.S.

After becoming coach of the United States women's soccer team in 2008, Pia Sundhage has instituted cultural and tactical change for the team, using a laid-back style of coaching and encouraging songs.

Weather Clears, but Field Bunches Together

The British Open crowds enthusiastically greeted Darren Clarke to the top of the leader board in the second round, where he was joined by Lucas Glover.

A Hole in One and Age Lines; Watson Has Both

Tom Watson, 61, is not at the British Open simply for the memories, as his ace at the par-3 sixth hole demonstrated.
Dance Review

Airborne Bodies and Balls

Three acts at the "Extraordinary Moves" series at the River to River Festival make viewers look up.
Exhibition Review

A View Inside King Kong's Perch

Visitors to the Empire State Building don't really come to see the building. They come to see the city around it. A show redirects attention to what we see in the building.

Time-Travel Adventure to Save the Life of Doctor Who

Turning children into hands-on heroes of "The Crash of the Elysium" and giving some of them their first taste of theater are among the goals of the Punchdrunk theater troupe.

Ritual Mourning for Slain Brooklyn 8-Year-Old

As the family of Leiby Kletzky sat shiva, as is the Jewish custom, Levi Aron, who is accused of murdering him, underwent a psychiatric assessment.
Crime Scene

Catching Counterfeiters, a Real Cat-and-Mouse Game

The police are continuing their efforts to stop the sellers of imitation handbags in Chinatown.

For Strauss-Kahn, 2 Concerts, and a Stay, in the Berkshires

Dominique Strauss-Kahn turned up in another place many New Yorkers go to get away: the wide green lawn of the Boston Symphony's summer home, Tanglewood, in Lenox, Mass.

In Spain, Miró's Majorca

Discovering the island that sheltered and inspired the artist, leading to some of his greatest work.

36 Hours in Bar Harbor, Me.

Some resort towns get trendier over the years, but Bar Harbor - a delightful base from which to bike, hike and sail around Maine's Mount Desert Island - feels deliciously frozen in time.
Practical Traveler

Budget Excursions for Volunteers

These days, it seems that just about every travel organization has a volunteer component that offers discounted vacations in exchange for some work.

Blundering Toward Recession: Beyond the Debt Stalemate

Even if lawmakers raise the debt limit on time, the economy is weak and getting weaker.

Blundering Toward Recession: Urgency and Sense Elude the House

House Republican leaders announced that they would waste precious days next week on spending caps and a balanced budget amendment.

A Look Into the Ocean's Future

A new report by a coalition of marine scientists concludes that the oceans are approaching irreversible, potentially catastrophic change.

An Opera on the Loose

The New York City Opera used to present as many as 20 productions in a season at Lincoln Center; now it will present four, staged at three other sites.
Op-Ed Columnist

The Journal Becomes Fox-ified

The Wall Street Journal interview with Rupert Murdoch might as well have been dictated by the News Corporation public relations department.
Op-Ed Columnist

They, Too, Sing America

America's blue-collar workers have some lessons for those in Washington.
Op-Ed Contributor

The Revolution Is Not Over Yet

Tunisia's new democracy could foster liberalism or extremism.
Op-Ed Contributor

Making Murder Count

In New Orleans and other cities, overestimating the population is a problem because inflated numbers skew health and crime statistics.
On July 16, 1918, Russia's Czar Nicholas II, his wife and their five children were executed by the Bolsheviks.

NYT: ALERT FGC BOLSA - FGC FINANCIAL MARKETS: Backing Austerity, Italy Bids to End Deficit by 2014

July 16, 2011


A package of bills passed by the Parliament includes $57 billion in spending cuts and a broad range of tax increases.


Eight banks failed and an additional 16 barely passed the much-anticipated stress tests, which measured whether they would be able to survive economic shocks.


Leaders decided Friday to hold the summit meeting to break a deadlock, giving them several more days to surmount divisions on a rescue plan.