BBC News - US & Canada

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

A major span between New York City and New Jersey will be getting safety fence designed to prevent suicides, after an increase in deaths this year.
Posted: July 30, 2014, 8:53 pm
A cross-party group of US senators introduce a bill aimed at reducing sexual assault on university campuses.
Posted: July 30, 2014, 6:49 pm
The US economy grew by 4% in the second quarter, according to a preliminary reading by the US Department of Commerce, beating expectations.
Posted: July 30, 2014, 6:37 pm
Bank of America's Countrywide unit must pay $1.3bn for selling defective home loans to US government mortgage lenders, a New York judge rules.
Posted: July 30, 2014, 6:15 pm
Buzzfeed reporter Benny Johnson is sacked after plagiarism allegations. But is copying lines from Wikipedia much of a scandal?
Posted: July 30, 2014, 4:19 pm
The US imposes travel restrictions on Venezuelan government officials it says are linked to human rights abuses during recent protests.
Posted: July 30, 2014, 3:50 pm
A burst water main causes flooding along Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard at the University of California, Los Angeles, officials say.
Posted: July 30, 2014, 3:03 pm
The US House of Representatives is set to pass a resolution authorising a lawsuit against the president for alleged overreach of his authority.
Posted: July 30, 2014, 1:32 pm
Singer R Kelly is removed from the line-up of a US music festival amid concerns about a past court appearance for possessing child pornography.
Posted: July 30, 2014, 12:04 pm
Two women had a narrow escape when they were nearly hit by a freight train on a bridge in Monroe County, Indiana.
Posted: July 30, 2014, 10:35 am
Movie directors including Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams lead an attempt to save the last Kodak factory that manufactures physical film stock.
Posted: July 30, 2014, 10:22 am
A burst water main on Los Angeles' iconic Sunset Boulevard causes extensive flooding and fires water high into the air.
Posted: July 30, 2014, 9:33 am
Paramount Pictures apologises over a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster featuring the characters jumping from an exploding skyscraper alongside the release date of 11 September.
Posted: July 30, 2014, 9:03 am
President Barack Obama says new, co-ordinated sanctions from the US and EU will continue to make Russia's "weak economy even weaker".
Posted: July 30, 2014, 8:04 am
Amazon, one of the world's largest online retailers, says it will invest a further $2bn (£1.2bn) to boost its operations in India.
Posted: July 30, 2014, 7:25 am
Hip-hop history tour of LA county's infamous city
Posted: July 30, 2014, 12:25 am
How US actor David Duchovny became symbol of Mother Russia
Posted: July 29, 2014, 11:48 pm
The tech firm helping San Francisco's tough Tenderloin area
Posted: July 29, 2014, 11:13 pm
The last surviving member of the team which dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Theodore Van Kirk, has died aged 93.
Posted: July 29, 2014, 10:26 pm
Social networking service Twitter reports a second-quarter loss of $145m but better than expected user growth, sending shares surging over 35%.
Posted: July 29, 2014, 8:48 pm
Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 US vice-presidential candidate, has launched a subscription-based online television channel.
Posted: July 29, 2014, 6:42 am
The summer movies criticising US drone policies
Posted: July 29, 2014, 12:23 am
Is Obama at fault for global turmoil?
Posted: July 28, 2014, 8:19 pm
Kerry's diplomatic efforts draw fire from Israeli media
Posted: July 28, 2014, 8:13 pm
Congressman mistakes US officials for Indian diplomats
Posted: July 28, 2014, 4:06 pm
Can Republicans take advantage of US voter apathy at polls?
Posted: July 28, 2014, 2:49 pm
One person has been killed and at least eight others taken to hospital in Los Angeles after being struck by lightning.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 12:44 pm
More than 500 homes and about 1,200 residents have been evacuated in an area east of the California state capital Sacramento due to a wildfire.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 5:27 pm
How musical Fiddler on the Roof became a surprise lasting hit
Posted: July 26, 2014, 2:25 am
Scientist claims 'child prodigy' getting credit for his discovery
Posted: July 25, 2014, 7:08 pm
America's longest serving volunteer weather observer, 101-year-old Richard G Hendrickson, will be honoured on Sunday for 84 years service.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 11:38 am
In the last eight months alone, nearly 60,000 children have crossed the border illegally into the United States, in the hope of a better life.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:41 am
Provides an overview of the United States, including key events and facts about this superpower
Posted: July 8, 2014, 2:59 pm
Provides an overview of Canada, including key events and facts about the world's second-largest country
Posted: April 23, 2014, 9:19 am
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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