British leader to face media after tabloid’s fall



LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron has called a news conference the morning after a phone-hacking scandal brought down a Sunday tabloid newspaper.

Cameron can expect questions Friday about his decision to hire former News of the World editor Andy Coulson as his official spokesman. Coulson resigned earlier this year as questions grew about the newspaper’s behavior during his time as editor between 2003 and 2007.

Cameron’s friendship with another former News of the World editor, Rebekah Brooks, is also likely to prompt questions. Brooks is now chief executive of News International, the British branch of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. media empire.