BBC News - US & Canada

The latest stories from the US & Canada section of the BBC News web site.

Lawyers for Michael Brown's family say the process that cleared a police officer who shot dead the teenager in Ferguson is "broken" and "unfair".
Posted: November 25, 2014, 8:14 pm
The grand jury looking into the shooting death of Michael Brown had reached their decision by mid-afternoon. Why did St Louis County authorities decide to make their announcement at night?
Posted: November 25, 2014, 8:08 pm
The US economy grew much faster in the third quarter than first reported, official figures have shown.
Posted: November 25, 2014, 3:11 pm
Two more Bill Cosby shows are axed as the veteran comedian continues to face allegations of sexual assault.
Posted: November 25, 2014, 9:49 am
The unlikely city that claims it has the most in the world
Posted: November 25, 2014, 6:52 am
US President Barack Obama calls for people who wish to protest against the grand jury decision in Missouri to do so peacefully.
Posted: November 25, 2014, 4:39 am
Will immigration reform boost the US economy?
Posted: November 25, 2014, 1:18 am
The celebrity preacher and her mysterious disappearance
Posted: November 25, 2014, 12:19 am
The University of Texas acquires the archives of Nobel prize-winning late Colombian writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Posted: November 24, 2014, 8:50 pm
The fatal shooting by US police of a 12-year-old boy brandishing a replica gun in a playground prompts calls for the guns to be more clearly marked.
Posted: November 24, 2014, 7:00 pm
A 12-year-old boy has died after being shot by police in the US city of Cleveland, while carrying what turned out to be a replica gun.
Posted: November 24, 2014, 6:33 pm
Chuck Hagel has resigned as US defence secretary after less than two years in the post, following a series of meetings with President Barack Obama.
Posted: November 24, 2014, 5:54 pm
For programme makers it is becoming increasingly difficult to generate big ratings on TV but the solution may lie in live television, especially in America, as Tom Brook reports
Posted: November 24, 2014, 11:17 am
How much of a splash has protest movement had?
Posted: November 24, 2014, 10:37 am
Tension rises ahead of Ferguson shooting ruling
Posted: November 24, 2014, 4:58 am
Mary J Blige adopts a new musical home
Posted: November 24, 2014, 4:05 am
Hillary Clinton would be a "great president" if she decided to run for the White House in 2016, President Barack Obama says.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 10:47 pm
US entertainer Bill Cosby defends his silence over allegations of sexual assault, describing accusations he drugged and raped women as "innuendo".
Posted: November 23, 2014, 1:18 pm
Marion Barry, ex-Washington DC mayor who won re-election after a drug arrest, dies at 78.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 8:49 am
US troops in Afghanistan will be allowed to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan from 2015, US officials say, expanding their role after the end of major combat operations.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 8:46 am
Snowfall in the north-eastern US subsides, but there are now warnings of serious flooding from melting snow as temperatures rise.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 2:44 am
US artist inspired by Ferguson anger at Michael Brown killing
Posted: November 22, 2014, 5:56 pm
A US inquiry finds no wrongdoing by the Obama administration in responding to the deadly 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Posted: November 22, 2014, 2:22 am
US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 11:22 pm
Did Obama plan deliver for Hispanics?
Posted: November 21, 2014, 10:40 pm
Residents of part of New York State who are battling "historic" levels of snow fear flooding as the heavy snowfall begins to melt.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 7:19 pm
A woman in the US State of Missouri has had a lucky escape following a dramatic car chase in Kansas City.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 12:38 pm
Father of shot US teenager Michael Brown appeals for calm ahead of Court ruling on whether officer involved in shooting should be charged.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 10:52 am
Protesters and police in Ferguson are all part of a tense waiting game, wondering if a police officer will be indicted for the death of Michael Brown. A look at the events that lead to these circumstances
Posted: November 21, 2014, 12:24 am
Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for directing the 1967 film The Graduate, has died aged 83.
Posted: November 20, 2014, 2:06 pm
Faults with Microsoft's cloud computing platform Azure knock many third-party sites offline and restrict access to its own apps.
Posted: November 19, 2014, 12:29 pm
Provides an overview of Canada, including key events and facts about the world's second-largest country
Posted: October 14, 2014, 2:26 pm
Provides an overview of the United States, including key events and facts about this superpower
Posted: July 8, 2014, 2:59 pm
Provides and overview as well as facts and figures for this small dependency of the United States situated in the Caribbean
Posted: October 24, 2013, 8:33 am
Provides an overview of what remains of France's once-extensive possessions in North America
Posted: February 23, 2012, 5:03 pm
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