Andrew Buncombe

The Independent's US Digital Editor, based in New York. Previously in Delhi and Washington DC.

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Ellen Pao’s discrimination suit may have emboldened other female employees in Silicon Valley (Reuters)

Ellen Pao gender discrimination case: former Silicon Valley employee faces $1m legal bill - unless she agrees to drop her claim

The case focussed a bright spotlight on the inner workings of a major capital investment firm

Whitney Museum of American Art opens doors of its new New York City home

Nine-storey building will house 22,000-piece collection

Shaneka Monique Torres: Michigan woman jailed for shooting at McDonald's after her burger was twice served without bacon

Court was told the restaurant twice failed to add bacon to her burger

Michael Brown: Family of dead black teenager to launch legal action against city of Ferguson

Family says 18-year-old suffered a 'wrongful death'

Betty Willis: Artist who designed 'Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas' sign, dies aged 91

Neon creation has welcomed visitors to the Nevada city since 1959

Natali Castellanos-Tyler: Could a little girl's nightmares throw light on the accident that killed her mother?

Three-year-old keeps talking about mysterious 'white van'

John Hinckley Jr: Man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan seeks more time outside mental hospital

59-year-old already spends more than half the month at his mother's home

'It's a nice way to celebrate Earth Day': Woman takes rare picture of quadruple rainbow over New York

Amanda Curtis captured image while catching train to work

Wal-Mart accused of closing stores in 'retaliation' for workers demanding better pay and conditions

The company has said the stores need to be closed for plumbing repairs

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General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions