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Florida Governor Rick Scott was embarrassed this week after accidentally giving out the number for a phone sex line telling concerned Floridians that it was a meningitis hotline.
Out of America: The system of interstates, built from the 1950s, has always attracted myths – and lone assassins
They came, they saw, they conquered and now they go back to school. While Michael Phelps will return to Baltimore having cemented his place in history with another barrow load of Olympic gold, even he has been upstaged in the Olympic pool by a quartet of teenagers.
Whatever the fate of the 2,000 Guineas winner Camelot at Epsom in 12 days' time, and whatever his destiny afterwards, at least one Triple Crown dream is still alive. The Kentucky Derby hero I'll Have Another followed up in the second leg of the US version, the Preakness Stakes, on Saturday night and is now bound for the third, next month's Belmont Stakes.
A Kansas man has revealed that hours after buying three tickets in last week's Mega Millions lottery frenzy that swept America, he was hit by lightning, proving the adage about how hopelessly small the chances are of winning.
An inmate at Guantanamo Bay has admitted helping al-Qa'ida plot attacks from his native Pakistan, in the first plea deal by one of the so-called "high value" detainees at the US base in Cuba.
New archaeological evidence suggests that America was first discovered by Stone Age people from Europe – 10,000 years before the Siberian-originating ancestors of the American Indians set foot in the New World.
A charity co-founder who claimed he travelled the world as a "Jewish Indiana Jones" to rescue Torahs has pleaded guilty to fraud charges, admitting that he lied about his exploits.