Report says United are first sports team to break that barrier
The gay and bisexual community of America pre-dates Columbus – and continues to shape the nation. Why isn't it acknowledged? Johann Hari argues that it's time for the activists to come in from the margins
Jewish leaders in the United States called on Rupert Murdoch yesterday to punish two key employees at Fox News for allegedly desecrating the memory of the Holocaust and trivialising the use of the word "Nazi". They made their plea in a full-page open letter placed as a paid advertisement in one of Mr Murdoch's own newspapers.
Two billionaires – one liberal, the other conservative – are at war. The prize is the future of the US. David Usborne reports
PM expected to admit today that he should have been tougher with 'freewheeling bankers'
When asked his advice for a young person growing up in Britain, Jim Rogers, former partner of George Soros and one of the world's most successful investors, is forthright. "Move to China; learn Chinese." In an interview with The Independent, Mr Rogers warns that Britain will go bankrupt if the Government continues to follow its present policy of attempting to save the banks through subsidy and nationalisation.
Hedge fund 'masters of the universe' face Congressional grilling over their role in the global credit crunch
Gordon Brown will make a surprise visit to Washington today for talks with President George Bush on the global financial meltdown after declaring strong support for America's $700bn bailout plan.