Murdochs Testify Before Parliament

By Corinne Rose

July 19, 2011 Updated Jul 19, 2011 at 7:07 AM EST

LONDON (Indiana's NewsCenter) -- As we swelter in a heat wave, media mogul Rupert Murdoch faces a grilling in Britain. Murdoch and his son James are expected to appear before a British Parliament committee today.

They'll answer questions about accusations of phone hacking by reporters from their now-defunct paper News of the World.

The tabloid's former editor, Rebekah Brooks, who was arrested last weekend, also faces questioning in the scandal Tuesday..

Rupert Murdoch heads News Corp, the global media empire which owns FOX News and the Wall Street Journal.

Tuesday's hearing follows another big development in the scandal.

The man who blew the whistle on the alleged hacking was found dead at his home, but police said the death wasn't considered suspicious.




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