James Murdoch is stepping down as chairman of British Sky Broadcasting or BSkyB. News Corp has long sought control of the very profitable broadcaster. But the involvement of News Corp executives in the tabloid phone hacking and police bribery scandals has called into question the company's fitness to run BSkyB.
Democrats and Republicans in Virginia are at odds over the value of investigating the state Senator Phil Puckett, who resigned last month to take a job at a state tobacco commission — and turned the Senate over to Republicans.
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