Guy Adams

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

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Julian Castro has much in common with President Obama

Julian Castro: Echoes of Barack Obama surround rising Latino star

The Democrats made a flamboyant pitch for the Latino vote last night, granting airtime to a little-known Mayor from Texas who is being optimistically touted as a future contender for the presidency.

Tom Cruise apparently decided the audition process was a 'disaster', so gave up on the idea and began dating Katie Holmes, who he later married.

Church of Scientology accused of holding 'auditions' to be Tom Cruise's wife before he gave up and married Katie Holmes

The process is said to have spawned a two-month relationship between Mr Cruise and Nazanin Boniadi, 32 year-old television actress

Mitt Romney and his wife Ann arrive for church in New Hampshire yesterday

Mitt Romney's wealth in spotlight again after tax probe

New evidence of Republican candidate's low payments follows poor TV ratings

The book claims Bin Laden was not armed when he was shot

Pentagon threatens to sue former US Navy Seal for publishing book on killing of Osama Bin Laden

Saying that it will pursue "all remedies legally available to us," the Pentagon is threatening to sue the former US Navy Seal who is about to publish a memoir detailing his role in the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

Fleeing from the flood in Slidell, Louisiana

'Everything I own was in that trailer – now it's gone'

It was 4.30am when Samuel George realised that the levees had broken; a tide of muddy water started seeping into the living area of his single-storey trailer home in the New Orleans suburb of Braithwaite.

Hurricane Isaac: New Orleans battered by powerful winds as torrential rain brings heavy flooding to the city's suburbs

New Orleans was battered by powerful winds and torrential rain today, as Hurricane Isaac tore across the Gulf Coast, bringing storm damage and heavy flooding to under-protected suburbs of the City.

Boarded up and ready in New Orleans

New Orleans braced for Hurricane Isaac

Seven years on from Hurricane Katrina, a wary New Orleans prepares for the worst

David and Jackie Siegel at their home in Florida

David and Jackie Siegel: Meet the King and Queen of Versailles

They lived the American dream and started to build their own palace. Then came the credit crunch...

Anthony Pellicano: 'If you saw the stuff I found in celebrity homes...'

Hollywood strives to keep its secrets

A private eye to the stars, jailed 10 years ago for Mafia-style activities, he could spill plenty of beans if he regains his freedom

Is nature or nurture behind Jamaica's need for speed?

Some say it’s in the genes. Others credit the local yams and green bananas. Sports analysts reckon world-class coaches played the key role. Cultural commentators credit a straightforward love of speed which, in previous eras, inspired the nation’s most gifted sportsmen to devote their careers to sending cricket balls towards rib cages at high velocity.

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Dress the Gaza situation up all you like, but the truth hurts

Robert Fisk on Gaza conflict

Dress the situation up all you like, but the truth hurts
Save the tiger: Tiger, tiger burning less brightly as numbers plummet

Tiger, tiger burning less brightly

When William Blake wrote his famous poem there were probably more than 100,000 tigers in the wild. These days they probably number around 3,200
5 News's Andy Bell retraces his grandfather's steps on the First World War battlefields

In grandfather's footsteps

5 News's political editor Andy Bell only knows his grandfather from the compelling diary he kept during WWI. But when he returned to the killing fields where Edwin Vaughan suffered so much, his ancestor came to life
Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart reveals she has flying robot ... to take photos of her farm

Martha Stewart has flying robot

The lifestyle guru used the drone to get a bird's eye view her 153-acre farm in Bedford, New York
Former Labour minister Meg Hillier has demanded 'pootling lanes' for women cyclists

Do women cyclists need 'pootling lanes'?

Simon Usborne (who's more of a hurtler) explains why winning the space race is key to happy riding
A tale of two presidents: George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story

A tale of two presidents

George W Bush downs his paintbrush to pen father’s life story
Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover

The dining car makes a comeback

Restaurateur Mitch Tonks has given the Great Western Pullman dining car a makeover
Gallery rage: How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?

Gallery rage

How are institutions tackling the discomfort of overcrowding this summer?
Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players

Eye on the prize

Louis van Gaal has £500,000 video surveillance system installed to monitor Manchester United players
Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

Women's rugby

Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup
Save the tiger: The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

The day America’s love of backyard tigers led to a horrific bloodbath

With only six per cent of the US population of these amazing big cats held in zoos, the Zanesville incident in 2011 was inevitable
Samuel Beckett's biographer reveals secrets of the writer's time as a French Resistance spy

How Samuel Beckett became a French Resistance spy

As this year's Samuel Beckett festival opens in Enniskillen, James Knowlson, recalls how the Irish writer risked his life for liberty and narrowly escaped capture by the Gestapo
We will remember them: relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War

We will remember them

Relatives still honour those who fought in the Great War
Star Wars Episode VII is being shot on film - and now Kodak is launching a last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Kodak's last-ditch bid to keep celluloid alive

Director J J Abrams and a few digital refuseniks shoot movies on film. Simon Usborne wonders what the fuss is about
Once stilted and melodramatic, Hollywood is giving acting in video games a makeover

Acting in video games gets a makeover

David Crookes meets two of the genre's most popular voices