David Usborne is US Editor of The Independent.
Guns, immigration and climate change: Barack Obama is determined to deliver on the tricky issues this term
11 February 2013 07:27 PM
President to announce he will push ahead with his promises in State of the Union
10 February 2013 06:18 PM
The chief of the Los Angeles Police Department said he would order an investigation into the sacking in 2008 of Christopher Dorner, a fugitive former officer suspected of three killings in southern California.
10 February 2013 06:15 PM
Truman Capote is no longer around to care, but newly unearthed evidence in the case of the Kansas farmhouse murders that became his blockbuster book In Cold Blood casts fresh doubt on his famous claim that it was “immaculately factual” from front cover to back.
06 February 2013 06:00 PM
The hooded gunmen who broke into a beachfront bungalow in Acapulco and raped six female Spanish tourists after restraining six men will be apprehended quickly, the authorities in the resort have insisted.
05 February 2013 06:38 PM
New report reveals how a quarter of the world's countries assisted US in covert terror operations
04 February 2013 06:54 PM
The election to fill the Secretary of State John Kerry’s old US Senate seat in Massachusetts took a curious turn with reports that Tagg Romney, the eldest son of Mitt Romney, might jump in the ring.
01 February 2013 05:50 PM
It has become “a matter of great concern” to the US that Iran appears to be stepping up its support of the regime in Syria with shipments of increasingly sophisticated equipment as well as personnel into the country, Hillary Clinton said before stepping down tonight as Secretary of State.
31 January 2013 06:37 PM
Chuck Hagel, the former Republican senator picked by President Barack Obama as his new Secretary of Defence, had a rocky audition on Capitol Hill today as he sought to fend off criticism of his past positions on such hot-zone topics as relations with Israel and Iran and the war in Iraq.
31 January 2013 12:00 AM
Former congresswoman who was paralysed in mass shooting makes surprise appearance at Senate hearing
30 January 2013 06:23 PM
A professional bodyguard who worked on and off for years providing protection to the “playboy” third son of Muammar Gaddafi faces deportation from Canada within days, after an immigration board found he was complicit in atrocities committed during the final days of the regime.
- 1 Exclusive: Woolwich attack suspect attended meetings of banned Islamist group - and were known by security services
- 2 'Sickening, deluded and unforgivable': Horrific attack brings terror to London’s streets
- 3 Grace Dent: I’m not sure how these people can avoid being called ‘bigots’. And the more ‘civilised’, the worse they are
- 4 Woolwich murder: They killed, then they performed - these men should be starved of our attention
- 5 Woolwich attack: The EDL will seek to exploit this evil crime for their own evil ends
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