BBC News - US & Canada

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

Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde comes under fire for comments in an interview suggesting it can be a woman's fault if she is raped.
Posted: August 30, 2015, 2:52 pm
British neurologist and acclaimed author Oliver Sacks dies at the age of 82.
Posted: August 30, 2015, 2:42 pm
An American hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada region has been found alive.
Posted: August 30, 2015, 10:45 am
A baseball fan dies after falling from an upper stand at Turner Field, during the Atlanta Braves game with the New York Yankees.
Posted: August 30, 2015, 3:31 am
Commemorations take place in New Orleans to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the US city.
Posted: August 30, 2015, 2:47 am
A 62-year-old American hiker missing for nine days in California's rugged Sierra Nevada is found alive.
Posted: August 30, 2015, 2:40 am
The first African-American and youngest person ever to play the lead role in Les Miserables on Broadway, Kyle Jean-Baptiste, dies in a fall.
Posted: August 30, 2015, 12:48 am
The real story of the PoW played by Steve McQueen
Posted: August 29, 2015, 11:42 pm
At least 20 people have died after tropical storm Erika swept across the Caribbean island of Dominica.
Posted: August 29, 2015, 6:19 am
A survivor answers readers' questions about the storm
Posted: August 28, 2015, 11:42 pm
Rapper Ice Cube on his son starring in NWA rap biopic
Posted: August 28, 2015, 11:30 pm
A Virginia man arrested for stealing $5 (£3) worth of snacks dies in jail after being held there for more than three months.
Posted: August 28, 2015, 10:39 pm
The White House appoints its first special presidential envoy for hostage affairs "in a bid to boost efforts to safely recover American hostages abroad".
Posted: August 28, 2015, 8:39 pm
Investigators are trying to determine what killed two people and sickened five others - including four police officers - at a Chicago home.
Posted: August 28, 2015, 7:02 pm
The two journalists shot dead in Virginia while broadcasting on breakfast television were shot in the head, medical officials say.
Posted: August 28, 2015, 4:25 pm
The founder and chief executive of the Ashley Madison extra-marital affair website, Noel Biderman, steps down following data hack.
Posted: August 28, 2015, 3:41 pm
South Korean and US military forces have conducted a joint live firing exercise to test their capabilities in the event of an attack from the north.
Posted: August 28, 2015, 1:17 pm
IndyCar stars pay tribute to UK's Justin Wilson who died in a crash at the weekend, by driving over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
Posted: August 28, 2015, 9:33 am
Why do some people refer to themselves in the third person?
Posted: August 27, 2015, 11:47 pm
'We still had to cover the news,' a colleague of the victims says
Posted: August 27, 2015, 11:39 pm
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump hits back at accusations he wears a toupee at a rally in Greenville, South Carolina.
Posted: August 27, 2015, 5:39 pm
Google formally rejects the EU's allegations that its shopping links service amounts to an abuse of its dominance of search.
Posted: August 27, 2015, 4:07 pm
Colleagues of two journalists who were shot dead live on TV in the US state of Virginia have held a moment's silence in their memory.
Posted: August 27, 2015, 12:35 pm
Why Cajun culture is being washed away
Posted: August 27, 2015, 7:16 am
There have been renewed calls for tougher gun laws in the US after two journalists were shot dead live on TV in the US state of Virginia.
Posted: August 27, 2015, 6:50 am
The family of a man who shot dead two US journalists in Virginia have offered condolences to the families of the victims.
Posted: August 27, 2015, 5:33 am
The murders that rocked breakfast television
Posted: August 26, 2015, 11:42 pm
The radio station not even Katrina could silence
Posted: August 24, 2015, 11:01 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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