Andrew Buncombe

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

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US flights bomb threat: Police and sniffer dogs board US Airways plane after it lands at Philadelphia International Airport

Incident was latest in a series of such threats against US flights

Tracy Morgan: Comedian fights back tears as he gives first interview since accident

James 'Jimmy Mack' McNair was killed in New Jersey accident a year ago

Virginia family says pet dog 'baked to death' after being dropped off at Petco for grooming

A Virginia family has blamed a major national pet food and care company for the death of its golden retriever – claiming it was “baked to death” in a drying cage.

Alberta creationist Edgar Nernberg uncovers what experts say is the most important fossil finds in decades

Experts believe fossils found in Canada are 60m years old

Texas floods: Now flooded residents are confronted with snakes, alligators and stinging bees

The death toll sparked by the record deluge currently stands at 17 and many are reported missing

Who is Chuck Blazer - the high-living FIFA official who turned whistleblower?

70-year-old New Yorker has been charged with racketeering, wire fraud, income tax evasion

Two of blues legend B.B. King's daughters have accused his two closest aides of poisoning him

BB King death: Coroner says there is no initial evidence of foul play amid claims music icon was 'poisoned'

Police say they will only launch murder inquiry if coroner's inquiry points to something other than a natural death

Chiara D'Angelo interview: Arctic activist who spent 66 hours suspended from anchor said nature inspired her to continue protest

20-year-old wanted to draw attention to plan to drill for oil in pristine ocean

Leopoldo Lopez: Jailed Venezuela opposition leader announces hunger strike and calls for mass protests

Message was recorded on mobile phone in prison where he has been incarcerated for one year

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After 350 years, the riddle of Britain's exploding fleet is finally solved

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He was man-of-the-match in the third Test following his recall to the England side
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US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

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Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
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The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
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