BBC News - US & Canada

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

The US military says it carried out a military operation against al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants in Somalia.
Posted: September 2, 2014, 4:01 am
The White House says securing the release of three American citizens detained in North Korea is a "top priority", after they appealed for help.
Posted: September 2, 2014, 2:50 am
How Americans join the fight in Syria
Posted: September 2, 2014, 1:54 am
The FBI looks into allegations that the online accounts of celebrities have been hacked, leading to intimate pictures being posted online.
Posted: September 2, 2014, 1:38 am
Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway
Posted: September 2, 2014, 12:04 am
Can America's honeybees be saved?
Posted: September 1, 2014, 11:06 pm
President Barack Obama says he will continue to press Congress to raise the federal minimum wage in line with recent economic improvements.
Posted: September 1, 2014, 9:28 pm
A British talk show host who was shot dead in the United States was due to appear before a grand jury on the day he was killed, it is revealed.
Posted: September 1, 2014, 5:57 pm
As Americans celebrate a three-day weekend, economists and social scientists push for shorter work weeks.
Posted: September 1, 2014, 4:18 pm
Could a four-day working week help the US economy?
Posted: September 1, 2014, 4:18 pm
Police in Ferguson, Missouri, are now using body cameras, three weeks after a white officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager leading to weeks of violent unrest.
Posted: September 1, 2014, 3:35 pm
The daughter of comedian and TV presenter Joan Rivers says they have their "fingers crossed" as she recovers in hospital from a cardiac arrest.
Posted: September 1, 2014, 3:02 pm
Living off the food other people throw away
Posted: September 1, 2014, 1:06 am
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
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
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
In The New Forty-Niners, photographer Sarina Finkelstein documents a new wave of gold seekers in California, more than 160 years after the Gold Rush.
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
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
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
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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