BBC News - US & Canada

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

A US doctor who returned to New York from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa becomes the first person to test positive for the virus in the city.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 9:54 am
Police in New York investigate whether a man who attacked two officers with an axe before being shot dead was linked to Islamist extremism.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 9:09 am
Pastors fighting transgender toilet access in Texas
Posted: October 24, 2014, 8:50 am
Canada's foreign minister tells the BBC there is no evidence so far that the man behind gun attacks in Ottawa was linked to Middle Eastern jihadists.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 7:56 am
US authorities penalise a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers brought over from India for a special project.
Posted: October 24, 2014, 6:45 am
Silicon valley's billion dollar start-up failures
Posted: October 23, 2014, 11:04 pm
The US returns about 20 ancient Peruvian artefacts - some more than 1,800 years old - that had been looted from pre-Columbian graves.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 10:53 pm
The mysterious bottles floating in a Louisiana river
Posted: October 23, 2014, 6:42 pm
A New York production of an opera depicting the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro has critics saying it provides a "sympathetic" portrait of murderers.
Posted: October 23, 2014, 6:09 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, 2:08 pm
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
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
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
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
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
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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