BBC News - US & Canada

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

Three people have died and several others are missing after severe flooding in the southern US states of Texas and Oklahoma.
Posted: May 26, 2015, 3:10 am
Is the lorry driver of the future a piece of software?
Posted: May 25, 2015, 11:03 pm
Fighter jets escort a New York-bound Air France airliner, one of several commercial planes flying to the US subjected to threats.
Posted: May 25, 2015, 9:58 pm
Devastating floods have hit southern and central parts of the United States, killing three people and forcing thousands to leave their homes.
Posted: May 25, 2015, 7:03 pm
Police in Washington DC destroy a pressure cooker found inside a "suspicious" vehicle parked near the US Capitol.
Posted: May 25, 2015, 12:02 pm
A British man who attracted global support after "fat-shaming" images of him were posted online attends a party in his honour in Los Angeles.
Posted: May 25, 2015, 12:00 pm
A Canadian province's dire shortage of midwives
Posted: May 24, 2015, 11:15 pm
Renowned mathematician John Nash, subject of the film A Beautiful Mind, dies in a New Jersey taxi crash with his wife.
Posted: May 24, 2015, 9:48 pm
US police say they have made multiple arrests in protests in Cleveland after an officer was cleared over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black couple.
Posted: May 24, 2015, 8:41 am
A US police officer who climbed onto the hood of a car and fired repeatedly at its unarmed occupants has been acquitted of manslaughter charges.
Posted: May 24, 2015, 3:37 am
Can California learn to live with drought?
Posted: May 23, 2015, 11:49 pm
Republican activists give non-politician Ben Carson a boost after listening to Republican presidential hopefuls for three days.
Posted: May 23, 2015, 11:07 pm
California regulators accept an offer from farmers to reduce water usage by 25% in an effort to avoid deeper cuts in the state's battle with drought.
Posted: May 23, 2015, 2:55 pm
An American woman, said to be the oldest person in the world, is celebrating her 116th birthday on Saturday.
Posted: May 23, 2015, 9:45 am
The US Senate blocks a bill that would have extended bulk collection of phone records by the National Security Agency.
Posted: May 23, 2015, 6:19 am
Does a death sentence always mean death?
Posted: May 22, 2015, 11:57 pm
The element that made the modern era gleam
Posted: May 22, 2015, 11:53 pm
The observatory of New York's One World Trade Center, which was built on the site of the twin towers destroyed in the 9/11 attacks, opens for visitors this month.
Posted: May 22, 2015, 4:20 pm
Turning urban tunnels into gallery space
Posted: May 21, 2015, 11:01 pm
Thousands of workers and union supporters protest outside McDonald's headquarters, as the fast food firm continues to face wage pressure.
Posted: May 21, 2015, 9:48 pm
David Letterman has presented his last edition of his late night talk show.
Posted: May 21, 2015, 9:36 am
In Silicon Valley men traditionally dominate, but all-women projects to help support and mentor entrepreneurs are having an impact.
Posted: May 21, 2015, 4:18 am
Two oil slicks, stretching nine miles, have formed off the coast of southern California in the US, after an onshore pipeline ruptured.
Posted: May 21, 2015, 12:43 am
US retail giant Target reports a 52% increase in quarterly profits, helped by a boost from online sales.
Posted: May 20, 2015, 1:47 pm
California is in the midst of a long drought and it does not have enough water.
Posted: May 20, 2015, 12:26 am
Composing an urban masterpiece
Posted: May 19, 2015, 12:37 am
Texas police say 170 people are to face organised crime charges after a bike-gang shooting that left nine people dead and 18 others injured.
Posted: May 18, 2015, 7:18 pm
Provides an overview of the United States, including key events and facts about this superpower
Posted: May 4, 2015, 9:48 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 what remains of France's once-extensive possessions in North America
Posted: February 23, 2012, 5:03 pm
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