Charles Laurence

Battle of the oligarchs: Michael Bloomberg steps up war on guns

Tue 22 Apr, AT 09:00 Charles Laurence

The US is no longer a democracy – it's an oligarchy, says an academic study. And Bloomberg proves it

Charles Laurence

Gun law in Nevada: agents yield to a man called Bundy

Wed 16 Apr, AT 09:46 Charles Laurence

Washington politicians on the spot as cowboys and militiamen team up to drive the law out of town

Boston bombs anniversary

Boston Marathon bombing anniversary – timeline

Briefing Tue 15 Apr, AT 10:17

One year has passed since two bombs exploded in Boston, killing three people and injuring hundreds

Charles Laurence

'I was no Mob rat' says Rev Al Sharpton. Pull the other one...

Wed 9 Apr, AT 11:25 Charles Laurence

The revelation that Obama's friend Sharpton was an FBI snitch in the 1980s has the ring of truth

Fort Hood: four dead as soldier opens fire on US army base

One-Minute Read Thu 3 Apr, AT 10:03

Iraq veteran shoots dead colleagues and injures 16 before killing himself, four years after similar attack

Ready for a third President Bush? Short answer: No

News Tue 1 Apr, AT 16:59

Might wealthy Republicans persuade Jeb Bush to stand against Hillary Clinton? It's not an April fool

Boston bomber suspect 'urged to be FBI informant' – timeline

Briefing Tue 1 Apr, AT 10:43

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers say his older brother was asked to spy on his Chechen and Muslim peers

Can anti-gay Westboro Church survive Fred Phelps' death?

One-Minute Read Fri 21 Mar, AT 12:44

Death of Fred Phelps may bring down the Westboro Baptist Church and its 'God hates fags' placards

L'Wren Scott: stars 'devastated' by designer's apparent suicide

First Reaction Tue 18 Mar, AT 11:58

Mick Jagger hits out at report that he had split from the 49-year-old, as Rolling Stones cancel gig

Charles Laurence

Morning Glory rescue: US Navy Seals were due some better PR

Tue 18 Mar, AT 09:45 Charles Laurence

Will the Seals' Mediterranean adventure help restore their 'super-hero' reputation after Osama revelation?

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