BBC News - US & Canada

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

Tommy Thompson appears in court after two years on the run, accused of cheating investors out of proceeds from a 19th century shipwreck haul.
Posted: January 29, 2015, 6:14 pm
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler is arrested in the United States after a bar fight, police say.
Posted: January 29, 2015, 6:01 pm
Congestion in US ports means the Pacific island territory of American Samoa is running out of basic supplies.
Posted: January 29, 2015, 3:57 pm
A day after repeating one line 29 times in a news conference, Seattle Seahawks player Marshawn Lynch has been at it again, giving a variation of the same answer 14 times.
Posted: January 29, 2015, 12:59 pm
Pop star Taylor Swift trademarks a number of phrases, including "this sick beat" and "we never go out of style", it is revealed.
Posted: January 29, 2015, 12:00 pm
The US has been measles-free for 15 years but there has been a new outbreak, which started at Disneyland in California.
Posted: January 29, 2015, 9:44 am
A former nuclear scientist in the US is jailed for five years for trying to pass nuclear bomb-making secrets to Venezuela.
Posted: January 29, 2015, 3:33 am
Uncovering my mother’s secret struggle
Posted: January 29, 2015, 2:09 am
The US Supreme Court postpones the executions of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in the procedures is cruel.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 11:59 pm
The White House's proposal to tax income in 529 plans to help pay for free community college tuition is roundly rejected. Will all attempts at tax-reform suffer the same fate?
Posted: January 28, 2015, 10:44 pm
'Aspirationally rich' force Obama to drop college savings tax
Posted: January 28, 2015, 10:44 pm
The BBC's Gavin Esler met the star of Selma and its director, Ava DuVernay, one of the few African American women directors involved in big Hollywood projects.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 10:39 pm
The social network reports fourth-quarter profits of $701m, a 34% increase from the same period a year earlier, buoyed by strong mobile advertising sales.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 9:40 pm
Iran has selected Gholamali Khoshru as its ambassador to the United Nations in New York, less than one year after the US rejected its first choice.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 8:09 pm
The US Federal Reserve reiterates that it will be patient in raising interest rates, but adds it is weighing "international developments".
Posted: January 28, 2015, 7:58 pm
The woman likely to become the next US Attorney General has defended Barack Obama's executive action on immigration during her confirmation hearing.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 7:14 pm
Veteran US news presenter Larry Stogner has revealed he has an incurable neurological disease live on air.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 6:18 pm
Residents in the Canadian city of Winnipeg have been instructed to boil their drinking water after testing found E. coli and other bacteria in the water supply.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 5:14 pm
US strategy in Yemen depends on Iran
Posted: January 28, 2015, 4:38 pm
Residents of New England are digging out after up to 36in (91cm) of snow fell in a day-long blizzard that caused power cuts and paralysed travel.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 4:24 pm
Provides and overview as well as facts and figures for this small dependency of the United States situated in the Caribbean
Posted: January 28, 2015, 2:41 pm
US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew threatens a possible extension of sanctions on Russia because of the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 11:41 am
Record sales of iPhones help Apple to report a first quarter profit of $18bn, the biggest ever quarterly profit for a public company.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 11:22 am
Fire fighters in Fresno, California save three children from a burning apartment.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 11:19 am
A cat in Florida who was presumed dead after being run over appears five days later having somehow escaped its grave.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 10:37 am
The blizzard which narrowly missed New York on Tuesday has instead dumped up to a metre of snow on New England in the US.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 9:29 am
The BBC's Gary O'Donoghue who is in Scituate in Massachusetts reports on impact of the storm on this coastal town.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 11:49 pm
Should Obama press Saudis more on human rights?
Posted: January 27, 2015, 11:00 pm
Conservatives blast blizzard 'freak-out'
Posted: January 27, 2015, 10:39 pm
US President Barack Obama cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 10:31 pm
Would your pooch be above or below Boston snow?
Posted: January 27, 2015, 10:28 pm
The world's largest museum and research institution could be heading for London as part of a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 10:09 pm
The schoolboy who captivated the internet
Posted: January 27, 2015, 10:05 pm
Syria torture on display in US
Posted: January 27, 2015, 8:00 pm
New Yorkers ask 'Is that it?'
Posted: January 27, 2015, 7:58 pm
Teacher's 'Frozen' parody is #blizzardof2015 hit
Posted: January 27, 2015, 6:54 pm
Snow has turned some of New York's most iconic landmarks white, including the area around the Statue of Liberty.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 6:26 pm
A night spent in the eye of the snowstorm
Posted: January 27, 2015, 6:18 pm
The American who changed the way Sherlock Holmes looks
Posted: January 26, 2015, 1:30 am
Provides an overview of the United States, including key events and facts about this superpower
Posted: December 10, 2014, 12:53 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 what remains of France's once-extensive possessions in North America
Posted: February 23, 2012, 5:03 pm
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