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Scandal grows as James Murdoch evidence questioned

Pressure intensified on Rupert Murdoch’s media empire Friday after his son James was accused of misleading British MPs, as rival newspapers became embroiled in the phone-hacking scandal. After hacking allegations forced Murdoch to close his News of the World tabloid, it emerged that police had asked a regulator for files which exposed the use of private investigators by other papers. Prime Minister David Cameron is also facing the worst crisis since he took office last year, amid questions over talks he had on Murdoch’s failed bid for pay-TV giant BSkyB and his hiring of an ex-Murdoch editor as his media chief. James Murdoch was accused of lying to British MPs this week when he said he he…