BBC News - US & Canada
The latest stories from the US & Canada section of the BBC News web site.
One in nine bridges in the US - more than 66,000 in total - are structurally deficient, a number likely to grow amid US budget woes, a report finds.
Posted: June 19, 2013, 6:47 pm
Speaking at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, President Barack Obama calls for reductions to be made in US and Russian nuclear stockpiles.
Posted: June 19, 2013, 5:40 pm
The FBI has used drones for surveillance in limited cases over US soil and is developing a drone use policy, the FBI director tells a US Senate panel.
Posted: June 19, 2013, 5:31 pm
A hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay detainee tells of the 'ordeal' of force-feeding, as doctors call for inmates to get independent medical care.
Posted: June 19, 2013, 4:15 pm
Slim Whitman, the American country singer known for his yodelling abilities has died at the age of 89.
Posted: June 19, 2013, 3:30 pm
Four in 10 indigenous Canadian children live in poverty, more than twice the national rate, finds a study that urges an increase in social services.
Posted: June 19, 2013, 3:13 pm
US President Barack Obama has called for more efforts to limit the spread of nuclear weapons.
Posted: June 19, 2013, 3:12 pm
A US fugitive on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list for the alleged sexual exploitation of children is arrested at a resort in Mexico.
Posted: June 19, 2013, 2:52 pm
Afghanistan suspends talks on a bilateral security agreement with the US, after Washington's announcement of peace talks with the Taliban.
Posted: June 19, 2013, 11:56 am
Deloitte Financial Advisory Services is suspended for one year from doing new consulting work in New York after regulators criticised its work at Standard Chartered.
Posted: June 19, 2013, 10:29 am
Provides an overview of the United States, including key events and facts about this superpower
Posted: June 19, 2013, 9:33 am
Investors want to know when the US Federal Reserve will begin scaling back its help for the economy - that is, buying $85bn a month in bonds and keeping interest rates low.
Posted: June 19, 2013, 9:04 am
US satellite TV operator Dish Network says it will not submit a revised bid for Sprint Nextel, leaving the way open for a rival bid from Japan's Softbank.
Posted: June 19, 2013, 7:59 am
Journalist Michael Hastings, whose reporting ended the career of US General Stanley McChrystal, has died in a crash in Los Angeles aged 33.
Posted: June 19, 2013, 7:25 am
The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives passes a bill to restrict abortions to the first 20 weeks after conception.
Posted: June 19, 2013, 3:22 am
Down-at-heel Detroit shows vital signs of a comeback
Posted: June 19, 2013, 1:14 am
Montreal's Mayor Michael Applebaum resigns, a day after his arrest on 14 fraud charges, the latest scandal to hit Canadian local politics.
Posted: June 18, 2013, 8:49 pm
Chrysler agrees to recall 2.7 million Jeeps that could be at risk of fuel tank fires, after initially refusing a US government request to do so.
Posted: June 18, 2013, 7:13 pm
Extreme dog grooming in Pennsylvania
Posted: June 18, 2013, 4:56 pm
Cuban and US officials hold talks about resuming direct mail services following a 50 year postal ban between the two countries.
Posted: June 18, 2013, 4:29 pm
Six ways the new EU-US trade deal might affect you
Posted: June 18, 2013, 1:10 am
Advice columnist's suggestions for media mogul on his third divorce
Posted: June 17, 2013, 4:08 pm
President Obama poked fun at his golfing skills by saying Rory McIlroy offered to help the president "get his swing sorted".
Posted: June 17, 2013, 11:29 am
President Obama has praised the peace process in Northern Ireland, saying when peace was achieved "it gave the world hope".
Posted: June 17, 2013, 10:41 am
Michelle Obama has addressed a group of school children in Northern Ireland telling them "we expect great things from you".
Posted: June 17, 2013, 9:30 am
The US President has arrived in Northern Ireland ahead of the G8 Summit in Lough Erne, Enniskillen, on Monday afternoon.
Posted: June 17, 2013, 8:16 am
Why the US favours whole-life sentences
Posted: June 16, 2013, 12:18 am
Hundreds of people have marched to the US consulate in Hong Kong to support Edward Snowden, the ex-CIA worker who leaked secret US surveillance details.
Posted: June 15, 2013, 12:20 pm
Provides an overview of Canada, including key events and facts about the world's second-largest country
Posted: April 23, 2013, 11:12 am
Provides and overview as well as facts and figures for this small dependency of the United States situated in the Caribbean
Posted: February 20, 2013, 11:24 am
Provides an overview of what remains of France's once-extensive possessions in North America
Posted: February 23, 2012, 5:03 pm