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Guy Adams was The Independent's Los Angeles correspondent from 2008-2012.

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Duncan Roy was charged with extortion after he tried to claim $500,000 damages for structural faults at his house in Malibu

British film director imprisoned in California jail for 84 days despite having been freed on bail Duncan Roy sues Los Angeles police for millions of dollars

A British film director who spent 84 days in a Californian prison, despite having been ordered free on bail, will today file a multi-million dollar wrongful imprisonment claim against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The winning scratchcard was part of the New York Lottery

How brothers made sure $5m lottery prize did not ruin their lives

Two brothers from New York who won $5m (£3m) on the lottery in 2006 have finally come forward to receive their prize, after waiting for six years to ensure that the windfall didn't "negatively influence" their lives.

The editor Tina Brown and Newsweek covers down the decades

Stop the presses: Newsweek to be scrapped after 80 years

US institution will go 'digital-only' due to falling circulation and mounting losses

The US presidential debate: Our voter panel's verdict

'Romney seemed out of touch' and 'Obama came out the clear winner' - read how The Independent's panel summed up the debate

Q&A: Lowdown on the Baumgartner high dive

Q What did it feel like?

One small step... skydiver Felix Baumgartner lands safely after jump from 24 miles high

The world held its breath as stuntman Felix Baumgartner ascended to the edge of space, then slowly emerged from his tiny capsule before plunging into the unknown. Guy Adams was with him all the way

Survivors of the Andean plane tragedy, below, fly the Uruguayan flag before the game

40 years on, rugby team who survived Andean plane crash return to the field

Roberto Canessa still knows how to time a pass, although he's lost a few yards of pace in recent years. And it's safe to say that trying to sidestep Fernando Parrado is a lot easier now than it was in his heyday.

Fighting fit: Rupert Murdoch seems untroubled by shareholders' motion to unseat him

Murdoch fights on as rebels plot to oust him

News Corp shareholders call for the roles of chairman and chief executive to be separated

Vice President Joe Biden, left, took on Republican hopeful Paul Ryan in a live televised debate last night

Joe Biden vs Paul Ryan: The voter panel verdicts

Last night Vice President Joe Biden faced Republican hopefuly Paul Ryan in a live televised debate in Danville, Kentucky.

So what did our panel of voters make of the candidates?

Wyclef Jean said he ‘wanted to see things made right'

Wyclef Jean faces criminal probe over Haiti charity

Rapper will have to explain how fund backed by celebrities managed to burn through $16m in two years

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His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
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