On the Radar: Alleged royal phone hacking, Weiner scandal, E. coli kills more
Kate Middleton was allegedly the target of phone hacking during the time that she dated Prince William.
June 9th, 2011
07:40 AM ET

On the Radar: Alleged royal phone hacking, Weiner scandal, E. coli kills more

England phone hacking - A powerful British media group owned by mogul Rupert Murdoch is fighting new accusations that it illegally obtained information about members of the royal family and top politicians after a lawmaker accused the media group of hacking. Police have information that strongly suggests that a private investigator targeted royals, lawmakers and high-level terrorist informers on behalf of Murdoch's News International, Labour lawmaker Tom Watson said in Parliament. British media said the targets included former Prime Minister Tony Blair and Kate Middleton.

E. coli update –– The number of people who have died from an E. coli bacteria outbreak in Europe has risen to at least 25, all but one in Germany, health officials say. Farmers in several European countries are seeking compensation for financial losses they suffered after being wrongly blamed for the outbreak. Farmers who grow cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini and lettuce will be eligible to receive up to 50% of the average market price they would have received, based on figures from 2008-2010, according to the European Union.

Libya war - An international coalition that is trying to build support for Libya's transitional government if leader Moammar Gadhafi leaves will meet Thursday. Gadhafi's forces this week launched a new attack against the rebel-held port city of Misrata, the scene of some of the bloodiest fighting in the months-long civil war that has killed thousands of civilians. Gadhafi has vowed to fight to the death.

Weiner scandal - Calls are increasing from both fellow Democrats and Republicans for New York Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign. Things got worse for Weiner on Wednesday as radio shock jocks tweeted an alleged nude photo of him. The married lawmaker admitted that he sent inappropriate digital images of himself to women after he initially denied that he'd sent them.

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  1. charleeeeei

    she is ugly...

    June 9, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Holly Molly

      It is like they got Fundagram! I guess that former Prime Minister Tony Blair and Kate Middleton don't have a sense of humor. =]

      June 9, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Marge

    Media firm?????????????wonder why you didn't come right out and say FOX. Were you afraid to make them mad at you. If that was a Democrat action - that would be posted in block capitol letters.

    June 9, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
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    I'm dy_ke

    June 9, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
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