Tim Walker is The Independent’s Los Angeles correspondent, covering entertainment and other concerns from the West Coast of the US. He was previously a features writer and the editor of the paper’s diary column. His first novel, Completion, is being published in January 2014.
29 April 2015 12:40 AM
The 71-year-old folk icon was rushed to hospital last month after collapsing at her home in Los Angeles
27 April 2015 11:13 PM
Almost three years after he shot dead 12 people and injured 70 others at a cinema screening in Aurora, Colorado, the trial of 27-year-old James Holmes finally began in earnest.
2012 Aurora cinema shooting: Victims' families must face horror again as trial of 'Dark Knight' killer opens
26 April 2015 05:58 PM
Three years ago, James Holmes shot dead 12 people in a Colorado cinema. He is pleading not guilty by reason of insanity and his victims’ loved ones will have to face the horror all over again. Tim Walker reports from Denver
Barack Obama gets 'anger translator' at White House Correspondents Dinner, calls Dick Cheney 'worst president of my lifetime'
26 April 2015 04:20 PM
Mr Obama also mocked his own Vice President, who has a habit of giving unprompted back rubs: 'Those Joe Biden shoulder massages are like magic'
23 April 2015 06:21 PM
Local musicians are up in arms at news the beloved group is to be 'reimagined', and its 16 members forced to reaudition for their places
US judge grants 'human rights' to a pair of laboratory chimpanzees being held at biomedical research facility in landmark case
21 April 2015 07:07 PM
Affording Hercules and Leo the status of legal 'persons' means that the Long Island university where they are being held must now prove the legality of their imprisonment
Aaron Hernandez: American Football in the dock as NFL star player's murderous double life is revealed
17 April 2015 06:08 PM
New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez was as violent off the field as he was on it. Tim Walker reports on the $40m athlete’s alleged involvement in a string of crimes dating back to 2007
California drought: Nestle accused of bottling and selling water from national forest spring using permit that expired over 25 years ago
15 April 2015 12:00 AM
More than 135,000 people have signed a petition started by environmental campaigners, criticising the food and drink giant's activities
Kim Kardashian in Armenia: Reality TV star and family's trip to Yerevan raises eyebrows - and global awareness of genocide
14 April 2015 07:00 PM
Her Instagram posts from the eight-day visit have drawn criticism, but her representatives claim she simply wished to explore her Armenian roots
10 April 2015 10:31 AM
The victim said Hamm became 'really mad' when he failed to recite things about him correctly
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
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