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British Police Arrest One More In Phone-Hacking Scandal

Colin Myler, editor of the "News of The World," holds up a copy of the last edition of the newspaper outside its office in Wapping, east London, on July 9.
British police say they have arrested another man as part of their investigation into phone-hacking at the "News of the World" newspaper, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.

Police said the man was suspected of conspiring to intercept communications. He is reportedly the ninth person to be arrested in the case this year.

British media identified the man as Neil Wallis, the former executive editor of "News of the World."

The latest arrest was announced a day after News Corp withdrew its bid for the British pay-television satellite broadcaster BSkyB.

That move came after British lawmakers pressed Murdoch to drop his plans for buying the broadcaster amid the widening phone-hacking scandal.

Fallout from the scandal threatens to spread to the United States, the home base of Murdoch's News Corp media empire that owns prominent U.S. media.

U.S. Senator John Rockefeller (Democrat-West Virginia) has called for an investigation into whether News Corp broke U.S. laws.

compiled from agency reports