Frontpage: Tuesday, April 24th (Late Edition)
- James Murdoch Grilled on Emails: James Murdoch is sticking to his story that he never saw an incriminating email regarding phone hacking at News of the World until 2010. Speaking before the Leveson Inquiry into press standards, the former chairman of News Corp.’s British newspaper division insisted management told him the paper had a clean bill of health.
- North Korea Preps Nuke Test: North Korea has almost finished preparations for a third test of its nuclear capabilities, a source close to the operation has revealed. The news comes just weeks after another failed rocket launch that intensified hostilities between the impoverished regime and the United States.
- California to Vote on Death Penalty: One of the largest death rows in the United States may shut down if California voters approve a measure this November. The measure, which qualified for the ballot yesterday, would replace death with life in prison without parole as the state’s toughest penalty. More than 700 people on death row would have their sentences commuted.
- Feds File Charges in BP Oil Spill: Criminal charges have been filed against a former BP engineer who is accused of destroying evidence in the disastrous oil spill two years ago, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.
- Facebook Growth Slows: It looks like Facebook will enter its pre-IPO quiet period on a down note. The company’s profit in the last quarter was $205 million, down 32 percent from the fourth quarter of 2011 and down 12 percent from a year earlier. However, revenue was up 45 percent from a year earlier.
Photo: Ron Galella’s Greatest Hits: Ron Galella’s work is the subject of several books. His latest, Paparazzo Extraordinaire, which is out this month, includes some his most famous photographs, from Michael Jackson to Mick Jagger; Greta Garbo to Elizabeth Taylor to (pictured above) Jackie O. See more.