BBC News - US & Canada

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

Millions of mayflies took to the air in Wisconsin, tricking radar into thinking it was raining
Posted: July 23, 2014, 4:08 pm
10 theories behind Brooklyn Bridge white flags
Posted: July 23, 2014, 3:33 pm
How Grizzly bears navigate Canadian forests
Posted: July 23, 2014, 2:49 pm
Searchers in the US state of Washington locate what they believe to be the final missing body following a deadly mudslide in March.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 2:44 pm
GlaxoSmithKline shares fall 6% as the drugs company's profits are hit by a slide in sales and a bribery investigation in China.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 2:35 pm
US aerospace giant Boeing earnings rise 52%, boosted by a "strong" quarter for commercial aircraft sales.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 2:30 pm
The US Supreme Court clears the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 2:02 pm
The business community in an Irish village roll out the red carpet to US visitors after a cafe owner refuses to serve "loud Americans".
Posted: July 23, 2014, 1:01 pm
The ticket reselling service Stubhub, owned by eBay, announces that more than 1,000 of its customer accounts have been broken into.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 12:15 pm
An elderly, "depressed" polar bear is to stay in Argentina because he is too old, a zoo decides, rejecting a petition to move him to Canada.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 10:42 am
The heroin 'antidote' that can save overdosing addicts' lives
Posted: July 22, 2014, 11:02 pm
Authorities in New York are investigating who raised two large white flags on the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge early on Tuesday.
Posted: July 22, 2014, 9:26 pm
A new treatment for hepatitis C could save thousands of lives a year - but the high cost is making it a bitter pill for some Americans to swallow.
Posted: July 22, 2014, 9:15 pm
US and European airlines suspend flights into Israel's Ben Gurion airport after Israeli police confirmed that a rocket landed one mile away.
Posted: July 22, 2014, 9:07 pm
Two US appeals courts give conflicting rulings regarding a federal regulation implementing key subsidies of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.
Posted: July 22, 2014, 8:04 pm
The entrepreneur is being taken to court for alleged copyright infringement by a record label whose own artist Kaskade has come forward to defend her.
Posted: July 22, 2014, 12:58 pm
Has the US finally fallen in love with the beautiful game?
Posted: July 22, 2014, 9:12 am
Texas Governor Rick Perry orders 1,000 troops to the US border with Mexico, saying the federal government had failed to secure it.
Posted: July 22, 2014, 2:09 am
President Barack Obama signs an order banning federal government contractors from discriminating against gay and transgender workers.
Posted: July 22, 2014, 1:31 am
Why do so many children die in hot cars?
Posted: July 21, 2014, 11:23 pm
How street art gave a Miami neighbourhood new life
Posted: July 21, 2014, 11:01 pm
President Obama awards the Medal of Honor to a soldier who single-handedly fended off a Taliban attack after his comrades were killed or relocated.
Posted: July 21, 2014, 10:47 pm
Struggling in the shadow of a potential Hillary Clinton campaign
Posted: July 21, 2014, 9:39 pm
The Americans seeing a doctor for the first time in years
Posted: July 20, 2014, 11:03 pm
A US court has ordered the country's second largest cigarette company to pay $23.6 billion (£13.8bn) to the wife of a smoker who died of lung cancer.
Posted: July 20, 2014, 4:33 am
Iranian musician Hafez Nazeri follows his dream
Posted: July 20, 2014, 12:19 am
Bill Clinton says he made a deal with his wife Hillary that after she supported his political career for 26 years, he would do the same whatever career she chose.
Posted: July 17, 2014, 10:50 pm
Tom Brook takes a look at the new film Evolution of a Criminal, an unusual insight into the events leading up to the bank robbery and subsequent imprisonment of Darius Clark Monroe.
Posted: July 16, 2014, 11:12 pm
Actor David Robb, whose anorexic wife killed herself, says people should realise the illness affects older women too.
Posted: July 14, 2014, 12:57 pm
US marines have tested a new robotic mule at the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise in Hawaii.
Posted: July 14, 2014, 12:35 pm
New Yorkers have witnessed "Manhattanhenge", a solar phenomenon during which all east-west streets on the city's grid system are spectacularly illuminated by the setting sun.
Posted: July 13, 2014, 11:14 pm
Glee star Kristin Chenoweth brings Broadway to The Royal Albert Hall
Posted: July 11, 2014, 10:15 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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