Tim Walker

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.

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Brothers of Walter Scott, Rodney Scott (L) Anthony Scott (R) appear at a news conference in Charleston after the shooting

Walter Scott shooting: Shocking footage – of grimly familiar racism

There has been a spate of white police officers shooting dead unarmed black men in America in recent months

Barton and her mother, Nuala, at the opening of The Mischa Barton Boutique in London in 2012

Mischa Barton sues 'scheming' own mother and former manager for $25m amid claims she lied to the actress about her earnings

Nuala Barton allegedly controlled her daughter's finances and allotted her a 'sporadic' allowance 'at her sole discretion'

Ferguson election: St Louis suburb elects two new black councillors months after Michael Brown shooting

Election brings number of black councillors up to three in a six-member council

Rahm Emanuel wins second term as Chicago mayor: Former Obama aide beats Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia

Emanuel's run-off with fellow Democrat Garcia was the first of its kind in two decades

Postcard from... Los Angeles

Wednesday night is curry and darts night at The Lost Knight, a new, self-described “British Pub” in the Echo Park neighbourhood of Los Angeles. So far, so authentic. But spend more than a few minutes at the bar in this ersatz-English drinking establishment, and you’ll start to spot the Americanised details. Not many London locals have valet parking, do they?

Sen McCain: 'I have never been more concerned about the security of this nation'

John McCain to run for sixth term in the US Senate because he is 'just getting started'

The former Republican presidential nominee will be 80 years old by the time of next year's election

The stark contrast between watered lawns and brown hillside in San Diego

California water shortage: One drought for the rich and another for everyone else as Golden State goes brown again

New rules calling for a 25 per cent cut in urban water use look set to deepen long-standing divisions between the wealthy and the less well-off

Trevor Noah is the next host of The Daily Show

Trevor Noah: All the way from Soweto to the very biggest gig in comedy

The man chosen to succeed Jon Stewart as host of 'The Daily Show' is walking into a political and racial minefield

Will Ferrell is among the stars whose agents have jumped ship

'Theft' of A-list clients sparks Hollywood talent agency battle

It is thought to be the biggest defection in Hollywood history

The death row that ran out of cells

California takes so long to execute condemned prisoners that it's run out of room. Tim Walker hears from relatives who face the longest goodbye

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The Greek referendum exposes a gaping hole at the heart of the European Union – its distinct lack of any genuine popular legitimacy

Gaping hole at the heart of the European Union

Treatment of Greece has shown up a lack of genuine legitimacy
Number of young homeless in Britain 'more than three times the official figures'

'Everything changed when I went to the hostel'

Number of young homeless people in Britain is 'more than three times the official figures'
Compton Cricket Club

Compton Cricket Club

Portraits of LA cricketers from notorious suburb to be displayed in London
London now the global money-laundering centre for the drug trade, says crime expert

Wlecome to London, drug money-laundering centre for the world

'Mexico is its heart and London is its head'
The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court that helps a winner keep on winning

The Buddhist temple minutes from Centre Court

It helps a winner keep on winning
Is this the future of flying: battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks?

Is this the future of flying?

Battery-powered planes made of plastic, and without flight decks
Isis are barbarians – but the Caliphate is a dream at the heart of all Muslim traditions

Isis are barbarians

but the Caliphate is an ancient Muslim ideal
The Brink's-Mat curse strikes again: three tons of stolen gold that brought only grief

Curse of Brink's Mat strikes again

Death of John 'Goldfinger' Palmer the latest killing related to 1983 heist
Greece debt crisis: 'The ministers talk to us about miracles' – why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum

'The ministers talk to us about miracles'

Why Greeks are cynical ahead of the bailout referendum
Call of the wild: How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate

Call of the wild

How science is learning to decode the way animals communicate
Greece debt crisis: What happened to democracy when it’s a case of 'Vote Yes or else'?

'The economic collapse has happened. What is at risk now is democracy...'

If it doesn’t work in Europe, how is it supposed to work in India or the Middle East, asks Robert Fisk
The science of swearing: What lies behind the use of four-letter words?

The science of swearing

What lies behind the use of four-letter words?
The Real Stories of Migrant Britain: Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won't have him back

The Real Stories of Migrant Britain

Clive fled from Zimbabwe - now it won’t have him back
Africa on the menu: Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the continent

Africa on the menu

Three foodie friends want to popularise dishes from the hot new continent
Donna Karan is stepping down after 30 years - so who will fill the DKNY creator's boots?

Who will fill Donna Karan's boots?

The designer is stepping down as Chief Designer of DKNY after 30 years. Alexander Fury looks back at the career of 'America's Chanel'