BBC News - US & Canada
The latest stories from the US & Canada section of the BBC News web site.
Roughly 6,000 federal inmates will be released in the coming weeks in an effort to ease prison crowding and lessen harsh penalties for non-violent offenders, US media report.
Posted: October 7, 2015, 2:00 am
Former president of the United Nations General Assembly, John Ashe, has been charged in relation to an alleged bribery scheme.
Posted: October 7, 2015, 1:55 am
California has put limits on flying drones over private property, in an effort to stop paparazzi photographers from snapping photos of celebrities from afar.
Posted: October 7, 2015, 12:39 am
Why Los Angeles has a homelessness emergency
Posted: October 6, 2015, 11:17 pm
Should parents ask about weapons before a play date?
Posted: October 6, 2015, 11:13 pm
A new law in California forces companies to prove higher salaries paid to men are based on factors other than gender.
Posted: October 6, 2015, 10:16 pm
A Seattle teenager dies of injuries he suffered while playing for his school's American football team.
Posted: October 6, 2015, 7:56 pm
The death toll from the severe flooding in the US states of North and South Carolina rises to 17, say authorities.
Posted: October 6, 2015, 6:23 pm
An 11-year-old boy in the US state of Tennessee is held on suspicion of shooting dead an eight-year-old girl in a row over a puppy.
Posted: October 6, 2015, 5:55 pm
The US commander of international forces in Afghanistan says an air strike on a hospital in the city of Kunduz that killed 22 people was a mistake.
Posted: October 6, 2015, 5:43 pm
PepsiCo reports better than expected quarterly profits after seeing rising demand for its drinks and snacks in North America.
Posted: October 6, 2015, 4:27 pm
A heart attack appears to have caused the death of an American Airlines pilot during an overnight flight from Phoenix to Boston, his wife says.
Posted: October 6, 2015, 12:02 pm
New searches are under way in the US to try to find the remains of 51 Irish migrants who died - or were murdered - in 1832 while building a railway.
Posted: October 6, 2015, 11:52 am
California is to be the fifth American state to allow terminally ill patients to end their lives, legally.
Posted: October 6, 2015, 5:09 am
At least nine people have been killed by fast-moving floodwater in the US state of South Carolina.
Posted: October 6, 2015, 1:53 am
Has America already had a female president?
Posted: October 5, 2015, 11:08 pm
Will bankruptcy cost American Apparel its cool?
Posted: October 5, 2015, 10:55 pm
The US military has changed its account of an air strike which struck a hospital in Kunduz at the weekend.
Posted: October 5, 2015, 10:26 pm
The 44th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is under way, with thousands of visitors expected.
Posted: October 5, 2015, 10:17 pm
How celebrating a head covering became an annual event
Posted: October 5, 2015, 2:35 pm
Everyone is hurting in Roseburg after mass shooting
Posted: October 5, 2015, 9:07 am
The mass shooting at a college campus in Oregon that left eight students and a teacher dead has prompted an international debate about US gun control laws.
Posted: October 5, 2015, 3:39 am
Will we have to give up Uber?
Posted: October 4, 2015, 11:01 pm
A French bulldog named Jewel has been caught on CCTV casing bears out of her owner's back garden in Monrovia, California.
Posted: October 4, 2015, 1:06 pm
The father of a woman who survived Thursday's college shooting in Oregon has said he believes the blood of one of the victims saved his daughter's life.
Posted: October 4, 2015, 12:06 pm
The killing of nine people in an Oregon college is the 294th mass shooting in the US this year.
Posted: October 2, 2015, 8:18 am
Upmarket US food chain Whole Foods says it will no longer sell goods made by prison labour after protests against the practice.
Posted: September 30, 2015, 10:31 pm
The radio station not even Katrina could silence
Posted: August 24, 2015, 11:01 pm
Provides and overview as well as facts and figures for this small dependency of the United States situated in the Caribbean
Posted: June 30, 2015, 10:58 am
Barack Obama says the nation will have to address gun control "at some point", but Republicans counter that more government regulation can't stop attacks like the one in Charleston.
Posted: June 18, 2015, 9:41 pm
Provides an overview of the United States, including key events and facts about this superpower
Posted: June 5, 2015, 9:59 am
Provides an overview of Canada, including key events and facts about the world's second-largest country
Posted: February 4, 2015, 11:17 am
Provides an overview of what remains of France's once-extensive possessions in North America
Posted: February 23, 2012, 5:03 pm