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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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Finding the names for America’s shame

The immigrants crossing the US-Mexico border without documents who never make it past the Arizona desert
Inside a church for Born Again Christians: Speaking to God in a Manchester multiplex

Inside a church for Born Again Christians

As Britain's Anglican church struggles to establish its modern identity, one branch of Christianity is booming
Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and me: How Olivier Rousteing is revitalising the house of Balmain

Olivier Rousteing is revitalising the house of Balmain

Parisian couturier Pierre Balmain made his name dressing the mid-century jet set. Today, Olivier Rousteing – heir to the house Pierre built – is celebrating their 21st-century equivalents. The result? Nothing short of Balmania
Cancer, cardiac arrest, HIV and homelessness - and he's only 39

Incredible survival story of David Tovey

Tovey went from cooking for the Queen to rifling through bins for his supper. His is a startling story of endurance against the odds – and of a social safety net failing at every turn
Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
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Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
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Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
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Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
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Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little