David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.
09 December 2014 06:06 PM
Another potential flashpoint in America’s fomenting crisis over claims of institutional racism
09 December 2014 04:00 PM
The US Senate will release its long-awaited waterboarding report today
08 December 2014 06:31 PM
A new report, which may be made public, comes clean about the techniques used on detainees at secret prisons around the world, such as sleep deprivation, confinement in small spaces and waterboarding
Ferguson shooting: Police officer Darren Wilson quits force after being cleared of wrong doing by grand jury
30 November 2014 02:30 AM
Darren Wilson has been on administrative leave since the incident
27 November 2014 07:19 PM
Two men also expected to face additional charges over alleged plan to blowing up St Louis's Gateway Arch landmark
Michael Brown shooting: ‘I have clean conscience because I know I did my job right,’ says Ferguson police officer who fired fatal shots
26 November 2014 08:23 PM
Victims parents label prime-time TV interview 'disrespectful' and an 'insult after injury'
25 November 2014 07:21 PM
President Obama appeals for calm as grand jury clears officer of killing in case presented by pro-police prosecutor
Michael Brown shooting: Ten things we know – or know better – now the Ferguson grand jury's work is over
25 November 2014 07:21 AM
From the time between shots being fired to whether Michael Brown had his hands up, US Editor David Usborne unpicks what happened on the night of 9 August 2014
25 November 2014 04:59 AM
Times Square was closed down to vehicle traffic in New York, while in Washington DC an estimated crowd of 300 people marched towards the White House
25 November 2014 03:59 AM
Even as violence was starting to flare on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the grand jury decision not to indict the police officer who shot an unarmed teenager in August, President Barack Obama took to the airwaves to argue that progress towards healing will not be made through violence.
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
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