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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Police stand guard near City Hall during protests in Ferguson, Missouri

Michael Brown shooting: Tension on the streets of Ferguson after second night of unrest

Dozens of arrests were made and a squad car tipped over and torched outside city hall

Darren Wilson says he has a clean conscience: 'I did my job right'

Officer Wilson also insisted that the 18-year-old never raised his hands in surrender

Missouri National Guard members take up positions outside police headquarters in Ferguson, Missouri

Ferguson riots: President Obama condemns violence as the community prepares for more unrest

Mr Obama said: 'Nothing of significance, nothing of benefit results from destructive acts'

Police in riot gear move past a vehicle that continues to burn on the street in Ferguson

Michael Brown verdict: Despite calls for calm in Ferguson, fires blaze and shots are fired

Ferguson protests turn violent after Grand Jury verdict

Protesters march in St Louis, Missouri, to put pressure on the grand jury to charge Officer Darren Wilson over the killing of Michael Brown

Michael Brown shooting: Youth leads the fight in Ferguson protest movement ahead of grand jury verdict

Police, protesters and the people of Ferguson, Missouri, were today poised to hear the verdict of a grand jury on whether to bring charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot dead unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in August, leading to weeks of unrest on the streets of this St Louis suburb.

A comedy show alumni who has gone on to be a big star, Jon Stewart

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Rival television sketch shows vie for influential alumni
Activists celebrate the President’s action on immigration outside the White House

President Barack Obama lifts threat of deportation off five million immigrants

Executive action applauded but Republicans criticise 'power grab'

The President is set to act on the hugely contentious issue of America’s 11 million illegal immigrants

US immigration: President Obama pushes ahead with plans to protect nearly 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation

In what may prove his last major initiative, the President is set to act on the hugely contentious issue of America’s 11 million illegal immigrants

Bill Cosby rape allegations explained: Why are these allegations coming out now? And why has nobody taken legal action?

As another accuser comes forward, Tim Walker examines the claims, counterclaims... and what happens next for 'America's best-loved Dad'

Bill Cosby: Janice Dickinson claims Cosby Show comedian plagued by sexual assault allegations 'raped me too'

Dickinson said Cosby had offered to 'help her with her career'

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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee