News of the World

Britain May Reopen Phone-Hacking Case

The U.K. could reopen its investigation into a tabloid that managed to eavesdrop on famous people’s private phone calls, seeking new evidence from The New York Times, which interviewed a former reporter for the tabloid. Sean Hoare told the newspaper that the former editor of News of the World, Andy Coulson, personally asked Hoare to listen in. Coulson—now the head of communications for British Prime Minister David Cameron—has said he had no knowledge that the tabloid was tapping into celebrities’ and politicians’ calls. British police want a transcript of the interview with Hoare, and Coulson said today he is willing to meet with police to discuss the allegations. News of the World is accusing the Times of making up stuff to hurt a competitor. Meanwhile, Cameron said he "accepts" Coulson's statements.