BBC News - US & Canada

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

Marion Barry, ex-Washington DC mayor who won re-election after a drug arrest, dies at 78.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 8:49 am
US troops in Afghanistan will be allowed to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan from 2015, US officials say, expanding their role after the end of major combat operations.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 8:46 am
Snowfall in the north-eastern US subsides, but there are now warnings of serious flooding from melting snow as temperatures rise.
Posted: November 23, 2014, 2:44 am
The father of a man shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has appealed for peace ahead of a grand jury decision against the officer.
Posted: November 22, 2014, 11:09 pm
US artist inspired by Ferguson anger at Michael Brown killing
Posted: November 22, 2014, 5:56 pm
A US inquiry finds no wrongdoing by the Obama administration in responding to the deadly 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Posted: November 22, 2014, 2:22 am
US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 11:22 pm
Did Obama plan deliver for Hispanics?
Posted: November 21, 2014, 10:40 pm
My family was deported while I was at school
Posted: November 21, 2014, 10:08 pm
Orange Is the New Black actress Diane Guerrero discusses Barack Obama's new immigration policy and how she felt abandoned by the US government after her parents and brother were deported.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 10:08 pm
Residents of part of New York State who are battling "historic" levels of snow fear flooding as the heavy snowfall begins to melt.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 7:19 pm
Conservatives face difficult choices after immigration move
Posted: November 21, 2014, 5:55 pm
A woman in the US State of Missouri has had a lucky escape following a dramatic car chase in Kansas City.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 12:38 pm
Father of shot US teenager Michael Brown appeals for calm ahead of Court ruling on whether officer involved in shooting should be charged.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 10:52 am
Astrid Silva, an undocumented immigrant in Las Vegas who came to the US from Mexico aged four, gives her reaction to President Obama's speech on immigration as she fights for her father's right to stay.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 10:20 am
Ruby Holt, who has spent 100 years living on a farm in Tennessee, has dipped her toes in the ocean for the first time.
Posted: November 21, 2014, 9:30 am
A journey through a tense summer in Ferguson
Posted: November 21, 2014, 12:24 am
Sports teams dance around the rules for a winning edge
Posted: November 20, 2014, 9:20 pm
Author Patricia Cornwell speaks to the BBC about her approach to writing, and a planned film featuring her most famous character, Kay Scarpetta.
Posted: November 20, 2014, 7:25 pm
Internet users edit 'sexist' book
Posted: November 20, 2014, 5:25 pm
The BBC's Franz Strasser has been to Washington, Missouri, to see what people make of President Barack Obama's plan to by-pass Congress and take executive action on immigration reform.
Posted: November 20, 2014, 5:22 pm
Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for directing the 1967 film The Graduate, has died aged 83.
Posted: November 20, 2014, 2:06 pm
US TV network NBC scraps a proposed Bill Cosby project after accusations that he sexually assaulted women resurfaced in recent weeks.
Posted: November 20, 2014, 1:01 pm
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian's trip to India, where she was to appear on India's version of Big Brother, is cancelled, apparently over visa issues.
Posted: November 20, 2014, 12:12 pm
US comedian Bill Cosby has once again refused to comment when asked about sexual assault allegations that have been made against him.
Posted: November 20, 2014, 11:38 am
Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown performer who scored his biggest hit with 1966's What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, dies in Las Vegas at the age of 78.
Posted: November 20, 2014, 6:08 am
Tricky conversations loom for Pakistani army chief in US
Posted: November 19, 2014, 11:26 pm
Why about 100 Americans die each year shovelling snow
Posted: November 19, 2014, 11:09 pm
Faults with Microsoft's cloud computing platform Azure knock many third-party sites offline and restrict access to its own apps.
Posted: November 19, 2014, 12:29 pm
Google is the first company to rent the world's biggest digital billboard, which is eight storeys high and situated in New York's Times Square.
Posted: November 19, 2014, 9:14 am
Hacktivists tackle far-right group with social media attacks
Posted: November 19, 2014, 1:31 am
The US Senate narrowly fails to pass a bill approving the controversial Canada-to-US Keystone XL oil pipeline.
Posted: November 19, 2014, 12:03 am
Actavis is buying Botox-maker Allergan for $66bn (£42bn) to create one of the top ten biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world.
Posted: November 17, 2014, 3:52 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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