Rupert Murdoch reassures staff at UK tabloid


LONDON (AP) -- News Corp. chief executive Rupert Murdoch gave staff at his scandal-hit tabloid The Sun new assurances over their future Friday in London crisis talks.

Staff said Murdoch had discussed plans to open a new Sunday tabloid and confirmed that workers currently suspended amid police inquiries into alleged wrongdoing would be allowed to return to their posts.

The newspaper's royal photographer Arthur Edwards posted a message to his Twitter account confirming "all suspensions at The Sun have been lifted."

Jim Munro, the tabloid's digital sports editor, wrote on Twitter that Murdoch had announced a new title, The Sun on Sunday, would launch "very soon."

Murdoch closed his flagship Sunday tabloid, the News of the World, in July amid outrage over phone hacking.