Watchdog to Investigate Alleged Phone Hacking

The British Parliament will unleash its watchdog committee to investigate reports that Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid allegedly hacked into the cell-phone voice mail messages of members of Parliament. Labour MP Chris Bryant called for the investigation by the Committee on Standards and Privileges, saying the known cases of attempted phone hacking are the “tip of the iceberg.” Another MP said her phone had been hacked 28 times. News of the World, meanwhile, insisted that it has “a zero-tolerance approach to wrongdoing and will take swift and decisive action if we have proof.”