JOURNALISTS CHARGED: Four journalists from the Daily Mirror and Sun newspapers have been charged with bribing officials for information. The charges came in an ongoing probe into British media wrongdoing.
OTHERS: Nine people were charged in all, including prison guards and a police officer.
BACKGROUND: Britain's phone hacking and media misconduct scandal broke two years ago, triggered by revelations that reporters at Rupert Murdoch's now-shuttered News of the World tabloid regularly intercepted the voicemails of celebrities and other public figures. While the scandal initially focused on Murdoch's News Corp. media empire, it has since spread to taint other media organizations.