NEW YORK (AP) - News Corp, Rupert Murdoch's media empire, has confirmed that Rebekah Brooks is back the top spot in London more than a year after she was acquitted of charges in a hacking scandal that shocked the U.K.

NEW YORK (AP) News Corp, Rupert Murdoch's media empire, has confirmed that Rebekah Brooks is back the top spot in London more than a year after she was acquitted of charges in a hacking scandal that shocked the U.K.

News Corp said Wednesday that Brooks will be CEO of News UK, returning to a role she left in 2011 amid the hacking scandal at the company's now defunct News of the World paper.

News UK today includes the Sun, the Times and the Sunday Times papers.

Brooks was acquitted of British charges related to the phone hacking in June 2014. The scandal caused the shutdown of News of the World along with arrests of dozens of journalists, police and other officials.