Nick O'Malley

Nick O'Malley

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

Shooter Elliot Rodger's view of women ignites misogyny issue online

Nick O'Malley Even wrenched by unimaginable grief Richard Martinez, whose 20-year-old son was among those killed on Friday night by an angry young man in Santa Barbara, was blindingly eloquent when he addressed...

Elliot Rodger's retribution YouTube video linked to college shootings

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Nick O'Malley and Bevan Shields A young man who posted a chilling YouTube message declaring his intent to take revenge on the world for his own sexual rejection may be involved in the shooting death of six people near the...

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A slice of pizza and a one-way ticket to the big house: the three-strikes law

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Nick O'Malley The way Jerry Williams tells his story today he was just down at the beach mucking around with friends when some kids said he stole a slice of pepperoni pizza and he ended up with a 25-to-life prison...

How US college graduation season became a political minefield

Pulled out: former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice was targeted over her advocacy for war in Iraq.

Nick O'Malley In the United States it is graduation season, but across the country it has also become a time of protest and political controversy.

Amid controversy, new World Trade Centre riding high ... finally

US President Barack Obama looks at the pictures of 9/11 victims as he tours the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Nick O'Malley As President Barack Obama dedicated the new September 11 museum on Thursday, workers in One World Trade Centre above readied the building for its first tenant, Conde Nast.

Betrayal: Michelle Knight tells of life inside Ariel Castro's house of hell

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Nick O'Malley Michelle Knight, one of three girls kept prisoner in a Cleveland, Ohio, house for more than a decade by Ariel Castro, tells Nick O'Malley how it has been easier to forgive her captor than her family.

Chris Lane murder: fourth person charged

Chris Lane was gunned down on August 16 last year as he jogged in Duncan.

Nick O'Malley DUNCAN, Oklahoma, April 14 AP - A fourth person has been charged in the death of Australian baseball player Christopher Lane in southern Oklahoma.

Colbert: rightwingers rage

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Nick O'Malley The announcement that Stephen Colbert is to replace David Letterman on CBS’s Late Show has left many of his conservative critics as flat-footed and furious as any of his satire ever has.

Congress members in call centres, raising funds

Change of focus: The US Capitol in Washington, where Congress meets.

Nick O'Malley Members of the US Congress now spend more of their energy begging for money than they do focused on any other single issue.

Stephen Colbert, destroyer of worlds

Comedian Stephen Colbert's job change has right-wing pundits seeing red in the US.

Nick O'Malley The announcement that Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman on CBS's Late Show has his critics up in arms.

CIA interrogation tactics: controversial report to be declassified

Senate intelligence committee chairwoman Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Nick O'Malley Senate intelligence committee votes to declassify parts of a report on the CIA's "enhanced interrogation" program.

Iraq veteran kills three in Fort Hood shooting

Luci Hamlin and her husband Specialist Timothy Hamlin wait to return to their home on the base at Fort Hood, Texas, after the shootings on April 2.

Nick O'Malley An Iraq veteran undergoing diagnosis for post-traumatic stress disorder killed three people at the Fort Hood military base and injured 16 before taking his own life.

US Supreme Court opens door wider for wealthy donors

The decision by the US Supreme Court will mean even more money in the US political system.

Nick O'Malley The United States Supreme Court has further stripped away restrictions on campaign donations in a decision that will allow wealthy individuals to pump even more money into a political system already...

Obamacare deadline: 7.1 million sign up for health insurance

US President Barack Obama with Vice-President Joe Biden.

Nick O'Malley More than 7 million people signed up for health insurance under a controversial American healthcare law before a key deadline, prompting a celebratory and unabashedly political speech by the US...

Religious challenge to Obama's health care law

A protester outside the US Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Nick O'Malley On the eve of Barack Obama's meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, a Christian family-owned company is fighting his administration for the right not to provide health insurance cover for some...

Death toll rises in Washington state mudslide search

Brenda Neal, right, looks at aerial photos of the landslide for her missing husband's car.

Nick O'Malley The death toll from the mudslide that destroyed a rural hamlet north of Seattle climbed to 14 by nightfall.

US, Russian sanctions escalate - giving US senators a chuckle

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Nick O'Malley Barack Obama has announced tough new sanctions against key allies of Vladimir Putin, prompting the announcement of retaliatory measures from Moscow that have already been laughed off by some in...

Ukraine PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk meets Obama at White House

Ukraine Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the White House.

Nick O'Malley Sitting in the Oval office with Ukraine's interim Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, US President Barack Obama has again declared the United State's support for Ukraine, telling reporters, ''We will...

President Obama plays straight man to Hangover star Zach Galifianakis

Funny man ... Zach Galifianakis got a raw interview with President Obama and ribbed him relentlessly.

Nick O'Malley Those not in on the joke should have gathered pretty quickly that President Barack Obama's interview with Zach Galifianakis was not like other interviews.

State of disunion: Western Maryland wants to break free

Supervisors in the far Northern California county where residents are fed up with what they see as a lack of representation at the state capitol and overregulation, have voted in favor of separating from the state.

Nick O'Malley Outside a gun show at a rural fairground, the leader of the Western Maryland secessionist movement sips black coffee from a waxed cardboard cup, toys with an e-cigarette, and explains why he is...