BBC News - US & Canada
The latest stories from the US & Canada section of the BBC News web site.
The financier vowing justice for his dead Russian lawyer
Posted: December 10, 2013, 1:50 am
The US Senate approves a 10-year extension of a ban on all-plastic guns but rejects tougher restrictions called for by gun-control advocates.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 12:47 am
Sixteen Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies are arrested in connection with an FBI investigation into misconduct in local jails.
Posted: December 10, 2013, 12:32 am
US and British spies infiltrated online fantasy games in an effort to identify terrorist threats, according to media reports.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 10:54 pm
The 85-year-old US citizen held in North Korea for more than a month, Merrill Newman, says his videotaped confession was given under duress.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 10:13 pm
Ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is sentenced to home confinement in connection with the sexual harassment scandal that saw him pushed from office.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 7:36 pm
American Airlines and US Airways complete their long awaited merger to launch the world's biggest airline.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 4:21 pm
Film star and "green" campaigner Leonardo DiCaprio is to enter a team in the new Formula E motor racing series, which aims to boost electric car sales.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 4:12 pm
A possible candidate for the next US President, Marco Rubio, speaks to the Today programme's Justin Webb.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 11:21 am
A gold medal won by the American athlete Jesse Owens has sold at auction for almost $1.5m, setting a new record.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 11:15 am
Thousands of friends, fans and car enthusiasts attend a special car rally and memorial in honour of late Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 10:58 am
Disney animation Frozen topples Hunger Games: Catching Fire on the US box office chart in its second week of release.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 10:40 am
US singer Billy Joel says it is "a little overwhelming" to be one of the five recipients of this year's Kennedy Center honours in Washington.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 10:23 am
Personal-genetics company 23andMe says it is "not going anywhere", after the Food and Drug Administration ordered it to stop marketing-spit testing kits.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 10:08 am
Eight leading technology firms including Google and Facebook call for "wide-scale changes" to US government surveillance.
Posted: December 9, 2013, 8:59 am
How Kadir Nelson painted Nelson Mandela for the New Yorker
Posted: December 9, 2013, 4:37 am
The US veteran and his flip-flop factory for Afghanistan
Posted: December 9, 2013, 12:13 am
Rapper Jay Z dominated this year's Grammy nominations, being shortlisted in nine categories.
Posted: December 8, 2013, 11:36 am
A deadly winter storm has left a trail of ice and snow across the United States.
Posted: December 8, 2013, 5:32 am
US citizen Merrill Newman arrives in San Francisco after being released by North Korea after more than a month in detention there.
Posted: December 7, 2013, 7:16 pm
US citizen Merrill Newman has been deported from North Korea following more than a month in detention there.
Posted: December 7, 2013, 11:28 am
The American contestant who has taken Arab talent show by storm
Posted: December 7, 2013, 1:30 am
Former US President Bill Clinton pays tribute to Nelson Mandela who has died at the age of 95.
Posted: December 7, 2013, 12:19 am
A couple in northern California beat what doctors say are a million to one odds with the birth of identical triplets.
Posted: December 6, 2013, 9:39 pm
The electric guitar played by Bob Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sells at auction in New York for a record $965,000 (£591,000).
Posted: December 6, 2013, 8:42 pm
Generations of Americans found inspiration in Mandela's life
Posted: December 6, 2013, 3:20 am
The young workers fighting against unpaid work
Posted: December 5, 2013, 11:59 pm
Almost five billion mobile phone location records are logged by the NSA every day, reports the Washington Post.
Posted: December 5, 2013, 7:51 pm
Ford Mustang and the history of US muscle cars
Posted: December 5, 2013, 5:20 pm
The US economy grew at an annual pace of 3.6% in the third quarter of the year, revised figures show.
Posted: December 5, 2013, 1:52 pm
With China and the US at least in dialogue to ease new tension over the new East China Sea air defence zone, what has been the operational impact for US military deployments in the region?
Posted: December 5, 2013, 9:29 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 the United States, including key events and facts about this superpower
Posted: October 8, 2013, 11:12 am
Provides an overview of Canada, including key events and facts about the world's second-largest country
Posted: April 23, 2013, 11:12 am
Provides an overview of what remains of France's once-extensive possessions in North America
Posted: February 23, 2012, 5:03 pm