David Usborne

David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.

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Bush, left, and Rubio have spent the past several weeks travelling across the US, wooing donors and party activists

Republican presidential nomination: White House bid turns apprentice, Marco Rubio, against master, Jeb Bush

The precocious son of Cuban immigrants may have youth on his side, but his erstwhile mentor is raising more funds for a 2016 run

‘Zombie Cat’ Bart lost his left eye in the drama

Ugly custody battle for Bart the 'zombie' cat that rose from the grave

Battle raging between cat's owner and the local branch of the Humane Society

Boris Johnson in the US: London mayor explains how he would save British politics

London mayor spoke Thursday in Washington DC

American sniper Chris Kyle had over a 100 'kills' to his name

American Sniper Chris Kyle trial: Former Navy Seal had faint pulse as paramedics arrived on scene, says investigator

Mr Kyle and a friend were allegedly killed by ex-US Marine, Eddie Ray Routh, while he 'was in the grip of a psychosis'

It's not 'sweet home Alabama' if you are gay and in love as Chief Justice fights claims that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

Usborne in the USA: This is not the first time that Justice Moore has placed himself in a long tradition of resistance by southern states to the heavy thumb of Washington

Brian Williams is NBC's nightly news anchor

Brian Williams: NBC anchorman suspended for six months over Iraq War claims

Williams apologised last week for saying he was in a helicopter that was hit by a grenade while covering the conflict in 2003

President Obama vowed to 'bring to justice the terrorists who are responsible for Kayla's captivity and death'

War with Isis: President Barack Obama to seek 'war powers' from Congress to confront militants

Move comes after American hostage Kayla Mueller is confirmed dead

Brian Williams is NBC's nightly news anchor

Brian Williams: British news executive facing credibility crisis over NBC anchorman's lies

Former ITV boss forced to endure fierce criticism over Williams' combat 'record'

President Obama and Chancellor Merkel before their meeting in the White House on Monday

Ukraine crisis: Barack Obama and Angela Merkel show united front ahead of Minsk summit while holding off on tricky question of military aid

Both leaders seem intent on saying nothing that could suggest fractures in transatlantic resolve

American sniper Chris Kyle had over a 100 'kills' to his name

From the big screen to a Texas court: the next chapter of American Sniper

Chris Kyle’s life has been celebrated in a controversial film nominated for seven Oscars. But now it is his death that has America transfixed

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NHS struggling to monitor the safety and efficacy of its services outsourced to private providers

Who's monitoring the outsourced NHS services?

A report finds that private firms are not being properly assessed for their quality of care
Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

The Tory MP said he did not want to stand again unless his party's manifesto ruled out a third runway. But he's doing so. Watch this space
How do Greek voters feel about Syriza's backtracking on its anti-austerity pledge?

How do Greeks feel about Syriza?

Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
From Iraq to Libya and Syria: The wars that come back to haunt us

The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
Sam Baker and Lauren Laverne: Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

A new website is trying to declutter the internet to help busy women. Holly Williams meets the founders
Heston Blumenthal to cook up a spice odyssey for British astronaut manning the International Space Station

UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
John Harrison's 'longitude' clock sets new record - 300 years on

‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's dishes highlight the delicate essence of fresh cheeses

Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

More delicate on the palate, milder, fresh cheeses can also be kinder to the waistline
Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

Shay Given: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful'

The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own - Michael Calvin

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Timeless drama of Championship race in league of its own