LONDON (AP) — Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper company today agreed to pay damages to 36 high-profile victims of tabloid phone-hacking, including actor Jude Law, soccer player Ashley Cole and former British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.

In settlements whose financial terms were made public, amounts generally ran into the tens of thousands of pounds (dollars) — although Law received 130,000 pounds ( about $ 200,000) to settle claims against the now-shuttered News of the World tabloid, and its sister paper, The Sun.



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