BBC News - US & Canada

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

Sony cancels the release of The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.
Posted: December 18, 2014, 2:37 am
Cuban President Raul Castro urges the US to end its trade embargo after the two countries opened formal talks on restoring diplomatic relations.
Posted: December 18, 2014, 2:12 am
America's huge humming arches
Posted: December 18, 2014, 1:51 am
LA's British ex-pat haven the Cat and Fiddle pub goes dark
Posted: December 18, 2014, 12:33 am
Performance artist Anida Yoeu Ali's Buddhist bug series aims to answer questions about religion, identity and difference
Posted: December 17, 2014, 11:19 pm
How US and Cuba got to the 'thaw' of 2014
Posted: December 17, 2014, 10:31 pm
US Senator Bill Nelson welcomes the release of Alan Gross after five years in a Cuban prison.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 9:48 pm
Details emerge regarding the two psychologists who helped create the CIA detainee programme that some critics call torture, raising questions about the ethics of their involvement.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 7:18 pm
'No place' for psychologists in CIA interrogations?
Posted: December 17, 2014, 7:18 pm
Technology giant Apple says it cannot currently sell products online in Russia because the rouble's value is too volatile for it to set prices.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 12:27 pm
After two days of discussion the Federal Reserve may acknowledge the US economy is finally doing better, but will this mean they are ready to raise interest rates?
Posted: December 17, 2014, 10:21 am
US illustrator Norman Bridwell, creator of the Clifford the Big Red Dog books, dies at the age of 86.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 9:25 am
A US-bound passenger plane is forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo after several people were injured by severe turbulence.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 5:40 am
Scientists assess the scale of the epic California drought and say it will require more than 40 cubic km of water to return the US state to normal.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 4:13 am
Police in Pennsylvania have found the body of a former marine accused of killing his ex-wife and some of her relatives.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 4:03 am
Charges will not be filed against comedian Bill Cosby over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in 1974, US prosecutors say.
Posted: December 17, 2014, 12:12 am
The boy destined to play Star Wars
Posted: December 17, 2014, 12:00 am
Jeb Bush faces doubts from conservative base
Posted: December 16, 2014, 10:13 pm
President Obama will sign a bill imposing new Russian sanctions despite reservations, the White House says.
Posted: December 16, 2014, 9:39 pm
A body has been found in Pennsylvania woodland by police searching for a man suspected of killing six people in a shooting rampage.
Posted: December 16, 2014, 9:20 pm
The family of John Crawford, fatally shot by police while holding a BB gun inside an Ohio Walmart, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in the incident.
Posted: December 16, 2014, 7:36 pm
Marriage at long last for Martina Navratilova
Posted: December 16, 2014, 6:56 pm
Aaron Sorkin blasts Sony hack stories
Posted: December 16, 2014, 6:28 pm
Ex-Florida governor Jeb Bush, brother and son of US presidents, takes a step towards a run on the White House in 2016.
Posted: December 16, 2014, 3:41 pm
Fast food company McDonald's is rationing fries in Japan as it struggles to cope with a chip shortage.
Posted: December 16, 2014, 12:11 pm
Why grains from the ancient world could be the next big thing
Posted: December 16, 2014, 8:07 am
A suspected gunman is on the run after six people were shot dead and three wounded in the US state of Pennsylvania, police say.
Posted: December 16, 2014, 6:31 am
A US court rules that a law requiring porn actors in Los Angeles County to wear condoms does not infringe constitutional rights to free speech.
Posted: December 16, 2014, 2:40 am
Who's doing more of it - China or the US?
Posted: December 16, 2014, 12:45 am
The tennis star Martina Navratilova has married her long-term partner Julia Lemigova in New York.
Posted: December 15, 2014, 11:43 pm
Thousands of people have marched through the US capital, Washington DC, to protest against the recent killings of unarmed black people by police.
Posted: December 14, 2014, 5:04 am
Officials in Hawaii say there is no immediate threat as lava flow from Kilauea volcano continues to widen.
Posted: December 13, 2014, 6:25 pm
The head of SeaWorld resigns as the amusement park struggles to attract visitors, in the wake of a 2013 film criticising its treatment of killer whales.
Posted: December 11, 2014, 10:27 pm
US regulators fine 10 Wall Street banks for promising positive research to Toys R Us in exchange for winning its business.
Posted: December 11, 2014, 9:51 pm
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 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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