David Usborne

David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.

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Johnny Lee Banks is suing after a routine circumcision went awry

US patient Johnny Lee Banks sues doctors over circumcision that ended up as amputation

Suit was filed jointly by Mr Banks and his wife, who is claiming 'loss of consortium'

Joseph Wood died after one hour and 57 minutes

Arizona execution that took two hours to complete leads to calls for a review of procedures into state’s death chamber

Joseph Wood, who was convicted of killing his girlfriend and her father in 1988, died after one hour and 57 minutes

An undated Arizona Department of Corrections photo showing Joseph Rudolph Wood, who was sentenced to death for the killing in 1989 of his ex-girlfriend and her father

Arizona execution lasts two hours as killer Joseph Wood left 'snorting and gasping' for air

Experts said execution procedures were 'unreliable and the consequences are horrific'

Obama must speak out – Americans are worried no one is listening to them

In these tricky days especially, he surely needs to drop the cool act

The Desert Island Golf and Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California, could soon acquire some famous new members

From the White House to...? President Obama considers change of address as eight-year term nears its end

Rumours say Barack and Michelle are set to purchase $12.5m property in an area of California known as the 'playground of the presidents'

Bodies are removed from the site

Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Russia votes for independent investigation into downing of jet in UN Security Council

Moscow faces repeated and sometimes harsh criticism for its perceived failure to force separatists to allow access to the site

Tears run down the cheeks of Shaneetha Goodloe during a memorial service for her daughter, Shamiya Adams

Chicago under fire: 40 shot in one weekend as gun violence surges

An 11-year-old girl shot by stray bullet while making chocolate and marshmallow snacks during a sleepover

James Garner reprising the role of Bret Maverick for a television sequel series in 1982

James Garner death: Easy-going star of ‘Rockford Files’ was 86

He was known for playing sardonic but likeable characters on both television and the big screen

A relative mourns during a funeral

Israel-Gaza conflict: US criticises Israelis over high numbers of civilian casualties

As the ground offensive gathers momentum, American patience may quickly fray further

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New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
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Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
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From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
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12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
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How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
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Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
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England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
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Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
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‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

Donatella Versace at New York Fashion Week