David Usborne

David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.

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US midterm elections: The Georgia Five – a group with political history on their minds

Five black women contest elections in the southern state next month – and they could win
Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, the drug kingpin of the Juarez Cartel, being taken to the office of the Attorney General in Mexico City on Thursday

Mexican drug lord held in fresh blow against cartels

Arrest may serve to distract attention from continuing outrage over disappearance of 43 students and discovery of mass graves in Igaula

Democrat challengers Jason Carter, the grandson of Jimmy, and Michelle Nunn are upsetting the status quo

US midterm elections: Rising young Democrats threaten Republican grip on Deep South

GOP strongholds of Georgia and Louisiana are the key to control of the Senate

Joe Biden suggested that the Turkish President had admitted mistakes in allowing foreign militants to cross the border into Syria

Isn’t it better to have leaders like Biden who speak the truth?

He remains one of a very few credible alternatives to Hillary Clinton

It has only been 10 years since Massachusetts became the first and only state in the US to allow gay marriage

Judges allow same-sex marriage in five US states

Gays and lesbians in Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana can now legally marry, with North Carolina, West Virginia, South Carolina, Wyoming, Kansas and Colorado also likely to follow suit

US President Barack Obama has warned that the Ebola epidemic is 'spiralling out of control'

Ebola crisis: US under fire for faltering response to first case of deadly disease

Officials in Texas conceded that Texas hospital turned the patient away

Students are dismissed from Sam Tasby Middle School, where a pupil had contact with the victim

Ebola virus in the US: 100 people monitored by Dallas health officials after potential contact with infected man

The authorities are taking steps to prevent an Ebola outbreak in the city but also trying to reassure the population that it is unlikely to happen

Jeb Bush endorses North Carolina’s Republican Senate candidate last week

US midterm elections: Curtain-raiser in North Carolina is 'ground zero' for Republican attempts to retake the Senate

The stage is set as the Grand Old Party gears up for a tense contest

President Barack Obama walks with U.S. Secret Service agents to Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, Calif., May 8, 2014.

Obama's Secret Service has become sloppy with its delusions of Hollywood grandeur

After a number of shocking security lapses, it's time the leader of the free world's safety was taken seriously

Luka Magnotta trial: Macabre murder trial resumes in Montreal with accused set to claim mental incapacity

Lukas Magnotta has pleaded guilty to dismembering a young Chinese student and posting parts of the victim's body to political figures across Canada

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US immigration: President Obama ready to press ahead with long-promised plan to overhaul 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?

Immigration: Obama's final frontier

The President is ready to press ahead with the long-promised plan to overhaul America's 'broken system' - but will it get past a Republican-controlled Congress?
Bill Cosby rape allegations explained: Why are these allegations coming out now? Why didn’t these women come forward earlier? And why has nobody taken legal action?

Bill Cosby rape allegations explained

Why are these allegations coming out now? Why has nobody taken legal action? And what happens next for the man once thought of as 'America's Dad'
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