News bites: Sen. Rockefeller calls for investigation into News Corp.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) calls for the appropriate agencies to investigate whether News Corp. broke U.S. law in the phone hacking scandal.

Electronic Arts will buy Popcap Games, a casual and mobile game developer, for up to $1.3 billion.

Amazon pushes for a California initiative to roll back the state's online sales tax.

Police are preparing to use hand-held facial recognition devices, raising concerns over privacy and civil liberties, reports the Wall Street Journal (subscription required).