Andrew Buncombe

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

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Vincent Musetto: Man who wrote 'Headless Body in Topless Bar' headline has died

Writer and editor was diagnosed with cancer three weeks ago

Tamir Rice: Activists ask judge to order arrest of officers who shot and killed 12-year-old boy

The campaigners tried a little-used legal manoeuvre to get the judge to act

Blosom: World tallest cow has died in Illinois

Animal was put down after being found lying in field by owner

The US also sent anthrax spores to Britain, Pentagon reveals

An inquiry is underway into how the shipments were sent

Convicted murderers David Sweat (L) and Richard Matt escaped from maximum security prison using power tools and going through a manhole.

California man aged 89 charged with murder of 83-year-old wife

Police said they were alerted after Masaharu Ono called them to his Sacramento home

Relatives of Yemenis killed in US drone strike file action in federal court asking judge to rule operation as unlawful

Families of Salem Ahmed bin Ali Jaber and Waleed bin Ali Jaber seek no compensation

Victoria Siegel: Teenage daughter of 'Queen of Versailles' stars found dead at Florida home

Family has asked for privacy after daughter's death

World's oldest cat, Tiffany Two, dies aged twenty-seven years, two months and nine days

Cat had been bought for $10 as a six-week-old kitten

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