Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley is the United States correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

US to respond to Syria 'in days ahead'

Nick O'Malley The US has given the clearest indication yet that it intends to lead a military strike against Syria within days even without the support of the United Nations Security Council.

Obama honours Martin Luther King on 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

President Barack Obama at the Lincoln Memorial

Nick O'Malley As his military leaders prepared for a possible missile strike, President Barack Obama addressed thousands gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in tribute to one of last century’s greatest proponents of...

How I tried to save Chris Lane

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Nick O'Malley Richard Rhodes, who was first on the scene after Australian Chris Lane was shot in Duncan, Oklahoma, tells US correspondent Nick O'Malley what happened next.

Chris Lane's final moments: 'Honey, he's gone'

Christopher Lane

Nick O'Malley As Chris Lane struggled to take his last breaths on a dry, grassy roadside, three people, strangers to one another and to Lane, battled to save his life.

Chris Lane shooting a gang initiation, says father who called police

Johnson and Chris Lane

Nick O'Malley Chris Lane was murdered as a part of a gang initiation, according to James Johnson, the father of a boy who was also allegedly targeted by the three youths accused of killing Mr Lane.

Chris Lane's alleged killers in 'gang initiation'

James Johnson, father of Christopher.Click to play video

Nick O'Malley James Johnson, the man who called the police on Chris Lane's alleged killers, says his own son Christopher was on a gang hit list.

'I hate that this had to happen in our town'

Chris Lane

Nick O'Malley Duncan, Oklahoma: On the counter of a gun shop lies a copy of the local paper, the Duncan Banner. At the top of the front page is a story about the shooting of Chris Lane, below is a story about...

Chris Lane murder prompts school closures as Duncan, Oklahoma mourns loss of visitor

Duncan High School in Oklahoma

Nick O'Malley The Oklahoma high school where the three boys accused of the drive-by murder of Australian baseballer Chris Lane attended has added extra security after "anonymous threats" made in the hours after...

Teens in shackles as charges read

Nick O'Malley The boys looked terribly young and more stunned than scared when they were led individually into a packed courtroom in rural Oklahoma to face charges over the murder of Christopher Lane, an...

Chris Lane: two charged with first-degree murder

Chris Lane.

Nick O'Malley Two of the three boys who allegedly shot dead Australian baseballer Chris Lane have been charged with first-degree murder.

Chris Lane girlfriend Sarah Harper lost for words as she stands where he died

A supplied undated image obtained Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 of Australian baseballer Chris Lane with his girlfriend Sarah Harper. Lane was the victim of a random drive-by shooting after being gunned down while jogging along a road in Oklahoma, United States on Friday. (AAP Image/Facebook) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY .

Nick O'Malley Standing on the drying strip of curbside grass on Country Club Road where Chris Lane died on Friday afternoon, his partner, Sarah Harper could only bring herself to say a few words this morning.

Chris Lane was a 'target', police chief reveals after baseball player's death

Christopher Lane

Nick O'Malley When Chris Lane jogged past the three boys on Country Club Road in the town of Duncan in southern Oklahoma, they did not see a young man, says the local chief of police, Danny Ford, but a target.

Weiner still out, about and in the race

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner

Nick O'Malley Anthony Weiner has gone gonzo. No one watching the former congressman's campaign to become the Democratic candidate for this year's New York City mayoral election believes he has a chance.

Hitting the hustings with Weiner

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Nick O'Malley United States correspondent Nick O'Malley goes on the campaign trail in August with Anthony Weiner, the sexting scandal plagued runner for the New York City Democratic mayoral primary.

Seeing red over map of hatred

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Nick O'Malley The red stains spread out across the maps of the US like bruises or the ink blots of a Rorschach test.

Everyone wanted to 'read all about it'

Reporters Bob Woodward, right, and Carl Bernstein, whose reporting of the Watergate case won a Pulitzer Prize, sit in the newsroom of the Washington Post, May 7, 1973.

Nick O'Malley The first call came in at 9am on a Saturday and did not excite Bob Woodward much. A group of men had been caught breaking into the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate building...

The rise of the media's new breed

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Nick O'Malley Sure, the flight of readers to online competitors hurt America's newspapers, but it was the prostitutes that really crippled them, and this probably takes some explaining.

Weiner, Spitzer and the politics of personal disgrace


Nick O'Malley New York city's politics turned so weird last week that the campaign spokeswoman of a man who has admitted to dropping $15,000 on hookers accused another candidate of being a bad husband, and...

Motown revival

Detroit in 1942.

Nick O'Malley Detroit may have been declared bankrupt but, in the midst of the decay, the Motor City's heart is revving back to life.

Broke, not beaten: the Motor City's long road to redemption

Obamas's America feature.  Abandoned and burnt-out houses in the suburbs of Detroit.  to go with Ian Munro story  pic by Trevor Collens.

Nick O'Malley Despite an $18.5-billion debt and bankruptcy, there is a glimmer of hope for Detroit.