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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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?