Guy Adams

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

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Beef Products Inc would prefer its mechanically separated meat to be known as 'finely textured lean beef'

Jamie's food revolution runs into $1.2bn suit

Beef processor sues for damages over TV chef's comments on 'pink slime'

Search for mystery director leads to Egyptian fraudster

He described himself at the premiere as 'Sam Bacile' but there is no record of him

UBS whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld reveals he’ll be paid more than $100million for lifting the lid on tax fraud at the Swiss bank

The convicted white-collar criminal declared it a 'great day for honest Americans' and a 'terrible day for big time tax cheats'.

Postcard from... Los Angeles

Something is rotten in the State of California, where public safety experts are attempting to identify the source of a foul smell which is polluting Los Angeles and its suburbs.

OJ Simpson wears the blood-stained gloves during his murder trial in Los Angeles in 1995

OJ Simpson's defence team denies 'fixing' evidence to win acquittal

Lawyers accused of tampering with 'bloody glove' say claims are shameful

There's something distinctly fishy in the air as the big stink hits Los Angeles

Something is rotten in the state of California, where public safety experts are attempting to identify the source of a foul smell which is polluting Los Angeles and its suburbs.

Scientology threatens Vanity Fair after the magazine claimed it auditioned young actresses to find the right girl for Tom Cruise

Scientology threatens Vanity Fair over Tom Cruise 'auditions' claims

Citing a mixture of "shoddy journalism" and "religious bigotry," the Church of Scientology is threatening to sue Vanity Fair over a recent article claiming that it helped "audition" young actresses to find a suitable girlfriend for Tom Cruise.

Barack Obama urges backers to keep faith

Staking his political future on a new sort of hope, but admitting that change could take a few more years, Barack Obama set out his case for re-election at the Democratic Convention in Charlotte last night, laying out a series of “goals” with which he hopes to define a second term in the White House.

Clinton works the down-home charm that won the White House – and the packed hall loves it

In the cold light of day, the verdict was just as universally stellar as it had been the night before, when they were packed, shoulder-to-shoulder, beneath the red, white and blue floodlights of that raucous indoor arena.

Bill Clinton urges Americans to stick with Barack Obama

It wasn't quite what anyone had expected. But the raucous crowd who gathered to see Barack Obama nominated for a second tilt at the US Presidency last night have heard a lifetime’s worth of Bill Clinton speeches, so they knew to expect for the unexpected. And when the moment came, they lapped it up.

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Child abusers are not all the same, yet the idea of treating them differently in relation to the severity of their crimes has somehow become controversial
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