David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.
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.
24 November 2014 07:26 PM
The resignation of the Defence Secretary is surely down to the White House requiring a fall guy for its recent struggles in foreign and defence affairs, making the Vietnam veteran’s departure inevitable. US Editor David Usborne reports
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
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- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more