Brooks resigns in continuing News Corp. scandal

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London—Rebekah Brooks, who has been implicated in the phone hacking scandal plaguing News Corp., resigned as CEO of the company's News International, which oversaw the shuttered tabloid News of the World. Brooks will be replaced by Tom Mockridge, who has been the CEO of News Corp.'s Sky Italia since 2003. Separately, the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the U.S. said it would begin a probe of allegations that News of the World may have hacked into the phones of 9/11 victims. News Corp. Chairman-CEO Rupert Murdoch told The Wall Street Journal that speculation the company would sell its newspaper businesses, including the Journal, was “pure rubbish.”
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