David Usborne

David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.

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Michael Brown's family attorney Anthony Gray (L) speaks during an announcement for Justice Disciple volunteers

Michael Brown shooting: What happened on that August day and how bad could the protests be this time following the Grand Jury decision?

Family of Michael Brown had been making repeated public appeals for calm

Police rush in to break up protesters outside the Ferguson Police Station in Ferguson, Missouri

Michael Brown shooting: Preparations in high gear in Ferguson as grand jury prepares to make decision over the shooting of black teenager

One local school district has already declared that there will be no classes in the first part of next week

A Van Gogh sold at Sotheby’s earlier this month

Sotheby's ditches its long-serving chairman and chief executive

The rarefied world of art auctioneering was gripped by intrigue yesterday after news that Sotheby’s, labouring through a rough patch, is to ditch its long-serving chairman and chief executive.

An undated photo of Ricky Jackson

Ricky Jackson freed: American prisoner to be released after 39 years in behind bars as witness says he made it all up

Eddy Vernon, now 51, confessed that he never saw the attack and that the details of what happened had been fed to him by police

Virgin Atlantic planes

Virgin Atlantic jet's 'close call' with radio-controlled drone

Experts warn that a direct hit by a drone could have catastrophic consequences

President Obama is expected to take administrative steps to protect as many as 5 million people in the US illegally from deportation

President Obama to unveil immigration reforms after losing patience with delays in Congress

Measures will protect around five million undocumented people from deportation, but could also cause a new government shutdown

The leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, delivering a sermon at a mosque in Iraq.

Thanks to Isis, the Republicans have been able to torpedo an attempt to rein in the NSA

That the Republicans will run both halves of Congress from January means the chances of surveillance reforms being revived are scant, but the debate isn’t over

A deal can not be brokered without Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's approval

Time running out for settlement to disarm Iran's nuclear programme

Deadline looms for talks in Vienna but few details appear settled

An Isis propaganda video purporting to show fighters near the Iraqi city of Tikrit

Peter Kassig beheading: A new Isis video, but a different ending. What could it mean?

American hostage Peter Kassig and 14 Syrian soldiers are shown meeting the same fate as other captives. But intelligence agencies will be poring over the apparently significant discrepancies between this and previous films

David Miliband (right) with (from left) Trudie Styler, his wife Louise Shackelton, and Sting at a benefit hosted by International Rescue Committee earlier this month

David Miliband: An Englishman in New York, far from the maelstrom of British politics

His brother got the job he wanted – but David is having the last laugh

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Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

Terry Venables column

Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Those at the top are allowing the same issues to go unchallenged, says Michael Calvin
Four years of excruciating seizures caused by the 1cm tapeworm found burrowing through a man's brain

You know that headache you’ve got?

Four years of excruciating seizures caused by the 1cm tapeworm found burrowing through a man's brain
Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?

Scoot commute

Travelling to work by scooter is faster than walking and less sweaty than cycling, so why aren’t we all doing it?
Paul Robeson: The story of how an American icon was driven to death to be told in film

The Paul Robeson story

How an American icon was driven to death to be told in film
10 best satellite navigation systems

Never get lost again: 10 best satellite navigation systems

Keep your vehicle going in the right direction with a clever device
Paul Scholes column: England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil

Paul Scholes column

England must learn to keep possession and dictate games before they are exposed by the likes of Germany and Brazil
Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win says defender as he prepares to return with Hull

Michael Dawson: I’ll thank Spurs after we win

Hull defender faces his struggling former club on Sunday ready to show what they are missing. But he says he will always be grateful to Tottenham
Frank Warren column: Dr Wu has big plans for the professionals yet he should stick to the amateur game

Frank Warren column

Dr Wu has big plans for the professionals yet he should stick to the amateur game
Synagogue attack: Fear unites both sides of Jerusalem as minister warns restoring quiet could take 'months'

Terror unites Jerusalem after synagogue attack

Rising violence and increased police patrols have left residents of all faiths looking over their shoulders
Medecins sans Frontieres: The Ebola crisis has them in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa

'How do you carry on? You have to...'

The Ebola crisis has Medecins sans Frontieres in the headlines, but their work goes far beyond West Africa
Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Isis extends its deadly reach with suicide bombing in Kurdish capital

Residents in what was Iraq’s safest city fear an increase in jihadist attacks, reports Patrick Cockburn
Underwater photography competition winners 2014 - in pictures

'Mysterious and inviting' shot of diver wins photography competition

Stunning image of cenote in Mexico takes top prize
Sir John Major: Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting

Sir John Major hits out at theatres

Negative West End portrayals of politicians put people off voting
Kicking Barbie's butt: How the growth of 3D printing enabled me to make an army of custom-made figurines

Kicking Barbie's butt

How the growth of 3D printing enabled toy-designer to make an army of custom-made figurines