Andrew Buncombe

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

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Marion 'Suge' Knight: Judge orders former rap mogul to stand trial for murder

Co-founder of Death Row Records has pleaded not guilty to the charges

Rachel Lehnardt: Mother charged after 'playing naked twister and having sex with friend of teenage daughter'

Mother-of-five was detained after making a revelation to her Alcoholics Anonymous counsellor

Capitol Hill gyrocopter: Postal worker Doug Hughes due in court after flight through restricted airspace

Mr Hughes wanted to draw attention to the amount of money involved in politics

Robert Bates: Claim made that training records of volunteer cop who accidentally shot dead black suspect were 'falsified'

Police insist the 73-year-old was qualified to take part in the arrest

Gyrocopter: Postman lands 'copter on Capitol Hill lawn to demand campaign finance reform

Doug Hughes warned media ahead of his protest

Behind every great woman: the Clintons – Chelsea, Bill and Hillary – at a rally in New York

Hugh Rodham: Hillary Clinton's father's gravestone overturned in 'act of vandalism'

Tombstone was overturned a day after Mrs Clinton declared she was running for the White House

Spring break: Florida officials crack down on crime after 'gang-rape witnessed by hundreds'

Police have detained two men in connection with the incident and hunting two others

Territorial Enterprise: Mark Twain's Nevada newspaper comes back to life

Writer whose real name was Samuel Clemens spent two years as reporter at the newspaper

Walter Scott shooting: Passenger Pierre Fulton breaks silence and says friend 'did not deserve to die'

Friend was sitting in car moments before fatal shooting

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Abuse - and the hell that came afterwards

Abuse - and the hell that follows

James Rhodes on the extraordinary legal battle to publish his memoir
Why we need a 'tranquility map' of England, according to campaigners

It's oh so quiet!

The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
'Timeless fashion': It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it

'Timeless fashion'

It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

Could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive?

Robert Fisk on the Fountainheads of World Evil in 2011 - and 2015
New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

Evolution of swimwear

From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

Sun, sex and an anthropological study

One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
From Shakespeare to Rising Damp... to Vicious

Frances de la Tour's 50-year triumph

'Rising Damp' brought De la Tour such recognition that she could be forgiven if she'd never been able to move on. But at 70, she continues to flourish - and to beguile
'That Whitsun, I was late getting away...'

Ian McMillan on the Whitsun Weddings

This weekend is Whitsun, and while the festival may no longer resonate, Larkin's best-loved poem, lives on - along with the train journey at the heart of it
Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

...showed him that Cannes must change its 'flats' policy
Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

Researching a mass murder, Dr Miguel Farias discovered that, far from bringing inner peace, meditation can leave devotees in pieces
Eurovision 2015: Australians will be cheering on their first-ever entrant this Saturday

Australia's first-ever Eurovision entrant

Australia, a nation of kitsch-worshippers, has always loved the Eurovision Song Contest. Maggie Alderson says it'll fit in fine