BBC News - US & Canada

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

Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, is not among the 10 White House hopefuls who will take part in the first Republican debate.
Posted: August 4, 2015, 11:24 pm
Floyd Mayweather will attempt to match Rocky Marciano's record of 49 wins without defeat against fellow American Andre Berto.
Posted: August 4, 2015, 10:52 pm
Your guide to the Republican debate
Posted: August 4, 2015, 10:38 pm
The family of a black woman who died in police custody announces legal action against Texas authorities.
Posted: August 4, 2015, 10:07 pm
Evacuation orders are issued to thousands of residents in Northern California as firefighters struggle to contain a series of blazes in the area.
Posted: August 4, 2015, 9:54 pm
Scientists solve the riddle of why precariously balanced rocks near the San Andreas fault have never been toppled by earthquakes - revealing crucial interactions between faultlines.
Posted: August 4, 2015, 9:54 pm
Thousands of people in the US state of California are evacuated as fire crews battle a string of wildfires brought on by years of drought.
Posted: August 4, 2015, 8:45 pm
A man in California has a lucky escape as a policeman drags him from a railway line, moments before a train ploughs into his car.
Posted: August 4, 2015, 6:10 pm
A new lawsuit alleges that school officials in Kentucky improperly restrained schoolchildren, causing them physical and emotional pain.
Posted: August 4, 2015, 5:07 pm
Two people are shot dead and three others wounded in Toronto after a fight broke out at a party hosted by pop music star Drake.
Posted: August 4, 2015, 3:26 pm
A man suspected of killing a Tennessee police officer turns himself in to authorities, ending a two-day manhunt.
Posted: August 4, 2015, 3:03 pm
Shire, which makes the Adderall XR amphetamine, said it is seeking to buy fellow drugmaker Baxalta for $30bn (£19.2bn).
Posted: August 4, 2015, 2:32 pm
A father in the US says he has no anger over the death of his son, who was accidentally killed after being struck by a baseball bat.
Posted: August 4, 2015, 11:56 am
The American actress Amy Schumer has called on the US to take more action on gun control, after last month's shooting in Louisiana.
Posted: August 4, 2015, 8:42 am
Delta, United and American Airlines ban the shipment of big-game trophies on their flights after the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.
Posted: August 4, 2015, 8:16 am
Uncertainty looms as lengthy election campaign begins
Posted: August 4, 2015, 2:51 am
Saul Williams on the link between activism and art
Posted: August 4, 2015, 2:27 am
Security forces in Mexico have discovered an underground tunnel leading to the United States.
Posted: August 4, 2015, 12:22 am
Outside Source looks at the struggles facing the Puerto Rican economy.
Posted: August 3, 2015, 9:58 pm
Head of the US Environmental Protection Agency Gina McCarthy discusses the new White House program to combat climate change
Posted: August 3, 2015, 9:24 pm
US President Barack Obama unveils what he calls "the biggest, most important step we have ever taken" in tackling climate change.
Posted: August 3, 2015, 7:34 pm
BBC reporter Hilary Andersson finds out what it is like to be inside a "blackout box" used in so-called "enhanced interrogation".
Posted: August 3, 2015, 4:10 pm
Atari's founder on treating business like a game
Posted: August 2, 2015, 11:32 pm
Is Ottawa really Canada's hotbed of infidelity?
Posted: August 2, 2015, 5:26 pm
What really happened when Samuel DuBose was shot in Cincinnati?
Posted: August 1, 2015, 12:04 am
Decoding the symbols on the new monument to the Devil
Posted: July 31, 2015, 11:40 pm
Two of the US's biggest companies report sharply lower quarterly results because of falling oil prices.
Posted: July 31, 2015, 2:00 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
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