BBC News - US & Canada

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

Author Harper Lee starts a non-profit company to produce a play of To Kill a Mockingbird in her hometown of Monroeville, after a dispute threatened to end the show.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 11:59 am
A protest march in Baltimore a week after Freddie Gray, a black man, died in police custody, turns violent with at least a dozen arrests.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 7:12 am
President Obama has been poking fun at himself and his political friends and enemies at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 7:08 am
The Castro encounter which led to death threats
Posted: April 26, 2015, 3:24 am
Russian hackers who gained access to the White House computer system last year were able to read President Obama's unclassified emails, reports say.
Posted: April 26, 2015, 2:28 am
Why don't Americans mark Civil War like British do WW2?
Posted: April 26, 2015, 12:57 am
The US Olympic gold medallist and reality TV personality, Bruce Jenner, has said he is transgender and identifies as a woman.
Posted: April 25, 2015, 6:50 pm
The reality TV star and former Olympian says he still has male body parts but considers himself female.
Posted: April 25, 2015, 8:53 am
In his latest book Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz talks to BBC World News America's Katty Kay about his latest book, The Great Divide, in which he examines the roots of inequality in the United States.
Posted: April 25, 2015, 12:53 am
California doctors have removed what they call an embryologic twin living deep inside the brain of a student who had health problems.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 10:17 pm
A Canadian court grants bail to a former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr until he completes his appeal against his US conviction.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 9:20 pm
Pierre Claude Nolin, the speaker of the Canadian Senate, dies at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 5:47 pm
US cable giant Comcast abandons its planned $45bn purchase of Time Warner Cable after failing to convince regulators the deal would not harm competition.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 4:08 pm
How does a ‘perfect weapon’ fail?
Posted: April 24, 2015, 1:34 pm
A stage at a school in Indiana, US, has collapsed during a musical performance, injuring dozens of people.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 9:10 am
Amazon says its web services business generated sales of $1.57bn in the first quarter of the year and is profitable.
Posted: April 24, 2015, 6:56 am
David Petraeus, a retired US four-star general and former CIA director, makes a statement after being put on probation for leaking material.
Posted: April 23, 2015, 9:26 pm
The White House says a US counterterrorism operation in January killed two hostages held by al-Qaeda in the Afghan-Pakistan border region.
Posted: April 23, 2015, 9:22 pm
New investigations into Clinton family finances reveal possible conflicts of interest - but is there fire behind the smoke?
Posted: April 23, 2015, 8:17 pm
Residents are evacuated as a giant sinkhole threatens two New Jersey homes on the Delaware River.
Posted: April 23, 2015, 2:52 pm
Facebook has announced another big jump in revenue - and more people are using the site than ever before.
Posted: April 23, 2015, 10:26 am
A cultural fight against gentrification in Puerto Rico
Posted: April 22, 2015, 12:33 am
What we know about the death of Freddie Gray
Posted: April 21, 2015, 7:14 pm
New York's governor Andrew Cuomo has visited Cuba following the thaw in relations between the two countries.
Posted: April 21, 2015, 6:32 am
When women weren't allowed to run marathons
Posted: April 20, 2015, 2:12 pm
An exact replica of an 18th Century French frigate has set sail on its maiden voyage - recreating a transatlantic journey to America.
Posted: April 18, 2015, 11:46 am
Sam Griner, whose image spawned the 'success kid' meme, is using his fame to raise cash to pay for medical treatment for his father.
Posted: April 16, 2015, 10:35 am
New York's Tribeca Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday with the world premiere of Saturday Night Live documentary, Live from New York!.
Posted: April 16, 2015, 10:34 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 and overview as well as facts and figures for this small dependency of the United States situated in the Caribbean
Posted: January 28, 2015, 2:41 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 what remains of France's once-extensive possessions in North America
Posted: February 23, 2012, 5:03 pm
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