BBC News - US & Canada

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

Canada's prime minister insists his country will not be intimidated, after a gunman rampages through parliament before being shot dead.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 1:07 pm
A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs then arrested, in the latest security incident at the president's residence.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 10:07 am
President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 8:42 am
Firefighters had to free 18-month-old Colin Lambert after the toddler climbed inside an arcade game in Maryville, Tennessee.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 7:25 am
A black bear cub found in the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 5:06 am
The mysterious bottles floating in a Louisiana river
Posted: October 23, 2014, 1:55 am
Some US seniors are still paying off student loans
Posted: October 23, 2014, 12:29 am
Eyewitness Reevo Namic saw a gunman at the war memorial in Ottawa.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 10:53 pm
President Obama has told reporters that Canada could rely on the US for support after shootings in the Canadian capital city Ottawa.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 9:21 pm
Watch the news of an attack on Canada's parliament unfold - in 45 secs.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 8:28 pm
A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 6:16 pm
Footage from the Toronto Globe and Mail shows a hail of bullets being fired inside the Canadian parliament building.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 6:05 pm
A US citizen freed from detention in North Korea receives an emotional homecoming in Ohio as Washington works to release two other Americans.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 5:53 pm
US car safety regulators expand a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million, warning that owners should take 'immediate action'.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 5:44 pm
High school football hazing charges stun small town
Posted: October 22, 2014, 4:57 pm
A New Jersey school cancels its football season after reports of sexually abusive hazing in its locker room. Did administrators overreact, or is US sports culture spinning out of control?
Posted: October 22, 2014, 4:57 pm
Aerospace giant Boeing has raised its forecast for profits this year and says it has a record backlog of orders.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 1:51 pm
Remembering the swashbuckling Watergate editor Ben Bradlee
Posted: October 22, 2014, 12:26 pm
The wrecks of a German U-boat and a merchant vessel it sank in the Battle of the Atlantic are found 30 miles off the coast of North Carolina.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 11:44 am
Terri-Jean Bedford campaigns for the rights of sex workers in Canada.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 11:04 am
Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 10:49 am
Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts, who alleged she was detained by LA police on racial profiling, is charged with committing a lewd act.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 8:07 am
The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters.
Posted: October 22, 2014, 3:49 am
President Barack Obama found himself in an awkward situation at the voting booth in Chicago on Monday, when a man walked past and told him not to touch his girlfriend.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 10:49 pm
The bodies of up to four infants "of a very young age" have been found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, say police.
Posted: October 21, 2014, 8:15 pm
Is prejudice fuelling outbreak hysteria in the US?
Posted: October 21, 2014, 7:56 pm
The Americans who have joined the Kurds in the fight against IS
Posted: October 21, 2014, 11:01 am
What did a riot at a pumpkin festival show about race in US?
Posted: October 20, 2014, 11:01 pm
Are conservatives surrendering the culture war?
Posted: October 20, 2014, 5:42 pm
My night’s stay in the Texas Ebola hospital
Posted: October 20, 2014, 5:27 pm
Capturing American surf culture
Posted: October 20, 2014, 3:26 pm
Why does a rich white suburb want to split?
Posted: October 20, 2014, 12:22 am
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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