BBC News - US & Canada

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

A US judge orders a hearing to consider new evidence relating to the 1987 double-murder conviction of a British businessman in Miami.
Posted: April 25, 2014, 4:06 am
US President Barack Obama arrives in Seoul for a visit that comes amid concern North Korea may be planning a fourth nuclear test.
Posted: April 25, 2014, 3:41 am
Eleven children and their driver were injured when a school bus hit a curb and slammed into trees in southern California.
Posted: April 25, 2014, 2:47 am
Four of the biggest technology firms - Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe - settle a class action case alleging they conspired to hold down salaries.
Posted: April 25, 2014, 1:38 am
The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, warning of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.
Posted: April 25, 2014, 1:34 am
A sailor who died in Tanzania while en route to Canada for scheduled leave is identified as Leading Seaman Brandon South.
Posted: April 25, 2014, 1:16 am
A two-minute guide to US views on affirmative action
Posted: April 25, 2014, 12:36 am
War widow pounds streets to cope with grief
Posted: April 24, 2014, 11:35 pm
A young girl offered US First Lady Michelle Obama her father's CV during questions at the White House's Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 10:35 pm
President Obama plays football with a humanoid robot in Tokyo as part of his four-nation Asia tour.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 10:05 pm
Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 9:26 pm
What in the World: Missouri Governor Jay Nixon faces challenge over gay marriage issue, Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "rotten" legacy, reaction to Turkish president's "condolences" to Armenian people.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 8:58 pm
The father of a US teenager who stowed away in a wheel well on a flight to Hawaii has said his son was unhappy at school and trying to return to Somalia.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 8:38 pm
Two death row inmates who lost a challenge to Oklahoma's execution law will be put to death in a rare same-day double execution, the governor says.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 6:23 pm
The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 3:51 pm
For the first time the International Indian Film Academy awards will be held in the United States.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 3:43 pm
New net neutrality rules will be published next month with some saying FCC will end principle of equal traffic for all.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 12:59 pm
A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 11:24 am
How a Shakespeare enthusiast helped starlings invade America
Posted: April 24, 2014, 9:11 am
A judge dismisses Quentin Tarantino's attempt to sue gossip website Gawker for $1m for helping to leak his The Hateful Eight screenplay.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 9:00 am
How Mexican mothers identify sons lost on the trek to the US
Posted: April 24, 2014, 12:11 am
NYPD asked followers to tweet a photo of themselves with officers and add the hashtag "myNYPD" as part of a social media campaign.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 9:47 pm
Firms ditching the US and Europe for tropical paradise
Posted: April 23, 2014, 7:00 pm
Obama's visit to Asia 'reassures US allies'
Posted: April 23, 2014, 6:14 pm
US customers of streaming service Amazon Prime will be able to stream such TV shows as The Sopranos and The Wire thanks to a new deal with subscription channel HBO.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 2:56 pm
US aerospace giant Boeing raises its profit forecast for 2014 as it announces a "strong" first quarter.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 2:51 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
The actress and her art consultant husband, Will Kopelman, welcomed their second child together on Tuesday.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 8:07 am
President Barack Obama has visited an American town were at least 41 people died in a landslide last month.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 1:41 am
Should all workers get the same minimum wage?
Posted: April 22, 2014, 11:33 pm
A man accused of robbery and assault was shot and killed in a Salt Lake City court after he lunged at a witness giving evidence.
Posted: April 22, 2014, 10:33 am
The new mayor of New York has vowed to ban horse-drawn carriage rides in the city, saying they are inhumane.
Posted: April 22, 2014, 6:12 am
How can the human body endure clinging to a plane wheel?
Posted: April 22, 2014, 12:28 am
Autistic people have historically struggled to find and keep jobs, but with as many as one in 68 American children being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. The Specialists Guild, a non-profit group in San Francisco, is working to prepare people with autism for jobs in the technology industry.
Posted: April 22, 2014, 12:24 am
Isaac Asimov's predictions, 50 years on
Posted: April 21, 2014, 11:13 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 the United States, including key events and facts about this superpower
Posted: October 8, 2013, 11:12 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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