BBC News - US & Canada

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

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League, fails to make the final roster for the St Louis Rams.
Posted: August 30, 2014, 9:03 pm
The corruption case of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife has gone to a jury after a 25-day trial.
Posted: August 30, 2014, 1:55 am
A US judge strikes down part of a Texas abortion law that would have closed more than a dozen clinics.
Posted: August 30, 2014, 12:32 am
The natural resources used to make 'green' homes
Posted: August 29, 2014, 11:37 pm
...but not discouraged - gay son in video row speaks out
Posted: August 29, 2014, 10:38 pm
A former US navy sailor who led a spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison medical centre at the age of 77.
Posted: August 29, 2014, 9:17 pm
Stories of Capitol Hill sexual harassment provoke outrage. Now some in the media want the New York senator to name names.
Posted: August 29, 2014, 9:03 pm
Obama's gaffe reveals political truth
Posted: August 29, 2014, 7:32 pm
The US has imposed new sanctions on companies and individuals in connection with Iran's nuclear programme.
Posted: August 29, 2014, 5:54 pm
A US flight bound for Europe diverts after a mid-air fight between passengers over legroom, in the second such incident in a week.
Posted: August 29, 2014, 4:56 pm
The NFL has toughened its policy on domestic violence which could lead to a lifetime ban for a second offence.
Posted: August 29, 2014, 12:08 pm
US comedienne Joan Rivers, 81, is "resting comfortably" and with her family after reportedly going into cardiac arrest during surgery on her vocal cords.
Posted: August 29, 2014, 8:30 am
Officials say there will be no charges following an incident in which a nine-year-old girl fatally shot a gun range instructor.
Posted: August 29, 2014, 5:10 am
How a 15-year-old captured American hearts at the US Open?
Posted: August 29, 2014, 4:46 am
As a youth football coach, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly threatened a teacher and made players roll in goose droppings, newly released documents say.
Posted: August 29, 2014, 1:33 am
The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814
Posted: August 29, 2014, 12:35 am
Middle Eastern haven in the American south
Posted: August 29, 2014, 12:13 am
Recession drives new wave of prospectors into the wild
Posted: August 29, 2014, 12:02 am
Google reveals it has built and tested its own drones as part of a plan to make automated deliveries to remote homes as well as disaster-hit zones.
Posted: August 28, 2014, 10:00 pm
Canada and Russia's snarky map battle over 'lost soldiers'
Posted: August 28, 2014, 7:28 pm
The US supermarket chain Market Basket agrees to sell to former boss Arthur T Demoulas, ending a months-long strike amongst workers and customers.
Posted: August 28, 2014, 3:46 pm
The US economy grew at annual pace of 4.2% in the second quarter, revised official figures show, faster than the previous estimate of 4%.
Posted: August 28, 2014, 2:40 pm
Southern California has been inundated by a surge of rising seawater brought on by Hurricane Marie, which hit Mexico's Pacific coast.
Posted: August 28, 2014, 10:03 am
A member of a television crew filming for reality TV show, Cops, has been accidentally killed in cross fire by police officers who had responded to a robbery in Omaha.
Posted: August 28, 2014, 1:16 am
Why guns are a part of American childhood
Posted: August 27, 2014, 11:39 pm
Backlash against drug-testing nail polish
Posted: August 27, 2014, 11:00 pm
CONTAINS DISTURBING IMAGES: A nine-year-old girl in the US has accidentally killed her shooting instructor while being shown how to use a high-powered automatic weapon.
Posted: August 27, 2014, 9:06 pm
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after nearly two years in captivity in Syria, makes a statement to the press.
Posted: August 27, 2014, 3:12 pm
California has been hit by its worst drought in a century and many say the problem is only going to get worse.
Posted: August 27, 2014, 1:14 pm
A number of Black Hawk helicopters were left covered in foam after a fire drill went wrong at a US military base in Oklahoma.
Posted: August 27, 2014, 11:36 am
A new law has been passed meaning that smartphones in California will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen.
Posted: August 27, 2014, 8:25 am
Why are strangers taking photos of this pet?
Posted: August 26, 2014, 9:46 pm
Provides an overview of the United States, including key events and facts about this superpower
Posted: July 8, 2014, 2:59 pm
Provides an overview of Canada, including key events and facts about the world's second-largest country
Posted: April 23, 2014, 9:19 am
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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