BBC News - US & Canada
The latest stories from the US & Canada section of the BBC News web site.
US current affairs magazine Newsweek relaunches its print edition just months after being bought over by digital news company IBT Media.
Posted: March 7, 2014, 10:22 am
Massachusetts passes a bill against taking indecent images of people in public, after a man who snapped photos up women's skirts goes scot-free.
Posted: March 7, 2014, 3:41 am
A US businessman who lost $500,000 (£298,000) at a Las Vegas casino argues he should not have to pay - because he was too intoxicated.
Posted: March 7, 2014, 2:36 am
Claims by Newsweek to have found the man who invented the Bitcoin virtual cash system have drawn criticism and scepticism.
Posted: March 7, 2014, 1:41 am
A top prosecutor of sexual assault cases in the US Army has been accused of groping a female colleague, military officials say.
Posted: March 7, 2014, 1:10 am
A French scientist has unravelled a formula for trick roping, made famous in Western movies, to teach himself how to lasso like a cowboy.
Posted: March 7, 2014, 12:20 am
US supermarket firm Safeway agrees to be bought by an investment group led by Cerberus Capital Management, the owner of Albertsons and other supermarket chains.
Posted: March 7, 2014, 12:09 am
How the US president has handled world uprisings
Posted: March 7, 2014, 12:05 am
It will take the US two years and billions of dollars to overcome the harm done by the Snowden leaks, the top-ranking US military officer says.
Posted: March 6, 2014, 7:07 pm
What in the World: Behind Hillary Clinton's Putin-Hitler comparison, at gunpoint in Crimea and the Irish pub economic indicator.
Posted: March 6, 2014, 6:49 pm
The US Department of Justice launches an antitrust probe of Comcast's proposed $45bn acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
Posted: March 6, 2014, 6:45 pm
American stationer Staples says it will close 225 stores in the US and Canada as sales in the fourth quarter fell 10.6%
Posted: March 6, 2014, 6:12 pm
Campaigning begins in Quebec after Premier Pauline Marois of Parti Quebec dissolved the legislature and launched a bid for a majority.
Posted: March 6, 2014, 5:35 pm
Should the NFL ban the 'n-word'?
Posted: March 6, 2014, 5:31 pm
A man who was left an iPad in his late mother's will has criticised Apple for not unlocking the device.
Posted: March 6, 2014, 12:31 pm
Two US men are convicted of stealing trade secrets from US company DuPont and selling them to a Chinese state-owned company.
Posted: March 6, 2014, 3:54 am
The town that wants more nuclear waste under its ground
Posted: March 6, 2014, 2:20 am
How top US film directors brought WW2 conflict to the screen
Posted: March 6, 2014, 2:04 am
US researchers reveal another baby carrying the HIV virus, which leads to Aids, may have been cured through early antiretroviral therapy.
Posted: March 6, 2014, 12:44 am
A Central Intelligence Agency watchdog looks into reports it improperly monitored members of the US Senate intelligence committee.
Posted: March 6, 2014, 12:33 am
Ukrainian pop star Ruslana, the Eurovision song contest winner who spent months singing to pro-European protestors in Kiev, has been honoured by the US for her bravery.
Posted: March 6, 2014, 12:33 am
Lifeguards in Florida faced a race against time and the elements as they rushed to rescue a woman and three children from a car that was nearly washed out to sea off Daytona Beach.
Posted: March 5, 2014, 3:50 pm
Can teaching parents to chat to their babies reduce inequality?
Posted: March 5, 2014, 12:03 am
Is watching television via the internet illegal?
Posted: March 4, 2014, 8:14 pm
Does Hollywood demand women stars look young until death?
Posted: March 4, 2014, 3:00 pm
What do diplomats do when their countries are in turmoil?
Posted: March 3, 2014, 11:57 pm
US photographer visits Syrian refugees in Jordan
Posted: March 3, 2014, 5:43 pm
'I'm not particularly good' says US tech executive
Posted: March 3, 2014, 12:07 am
Grappling with 12 Years a Slave in Louisiana
Posted: March 1, 2014, 9:34 pm
The film 12 Years a Slave has been praised for its vivid portrayal of slavery in America's south. But for residents who live in the area, the renewed attention is painful.
Posted: March 1, 2014, 12:21 am
The 86th Academy Awards take place on Sunday which means the red carpet has been rolled out and the nominees are preparing their 'thank you' speeches.
Posted: February 28, 2014, 11:34 pm
Will 'El Chapo' Guzman's arrest curb drugs in Chicago?
Posted: February 28, 2014, 11:12 pm
Former NRA President David Keene says the National Rifle Association 'will not compromise' on the right to keep and bear arms.
Posted: February 28, 2014, 4:55 pm
President Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden have taken part in a health campaign called "Let's Move" by making a film of the pair jogging around the White House.
Posted: February 28, 2014, 12:52 pm
A controversial Arizona bill which would have allowed businesses with sincerely held religious beliefs to refuse to serve gay people has been vetoed.
Posted: February 27, 2014, 11:17 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 Canada, including key events and facts about the world's second-largest country
Posted: April 23, 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