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.
09 October 2013 07:46 PM
Vital services affected as Congress gridlock enters tenth day
US shutdown: Truckers to clog Washington's Beltway in 3-day protest against 'lawlessness' of members of Congress
08 October 2013 06:52 PM
The protest was first announced in mid-September, before the beginning of the ongoing government shutdown
04 October 2013 07:40 PM
This week, the US Department of Health launched one of the central elements of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, the controversial legislation also known as “Obamacare”.
03 October 2013 06:17 PM
Conrad Murray, the doctor convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, has said he wept when he heard the verdict in the singer’s wrongful death trial which declared him fit to have served as the singer’s personal physician.
02 October 2013 05:35 PM
As the US government began its partial shutdown on Tuesday morning, the online health insurance marketplaces established under the Affordable Care Act opened for business. Rigid Republican opposition to Obamacare is what led to the gridlock in Washington, yet the nationwide exchanges proved so popular on their first day that their websites struggled and, in some cases, crashed under the weight of the traffic.
02 October 2013 03:44 PM
Writer was a canny businessman who managed to turn himself into a brand, spawning successful film and video game franchises
30 September 2013 06:50 PM
Outgoing boss gives the most excruciating farewell speech in corporate history to thousands of employees in Seattle
30 September 2013 07:02 AM
Spoiler alert: This review is about what happened in the series finale of Breaking Bad which aired in the US on Sunday night - read on if you want to know what happened
Shutdown looms for US government as Republicans seek to derail Obama's healthcare bill by stripping funding
30 September 2013 12:00 AM
If Congress cannot agree on a spending bill by Tuesday the government will run out of money for non-essential services
29 September 2013 06:40 PM
Navy Vice Admiral Timothy Giardina is accused of using counterfeit poker chips at an Iowa casino
- 1 America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
- 2 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 3 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 4 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
- 5 Children evacuated from swimming pool after prosthetic leg mistaken for paedophile