BBC News - US & Canada

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

The 50-year fight to recover paintings looted by the Nazis
Posted: March 3, 2015, 2:40 am
Venezuela orders the United States to cut more than 80 staff from its diplomatic mission in the next two weeks.
Posted: March 3, 2015, 1:06 am
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said his coming speech to the US Congress is "not intended to disrespect" President Barack Obama.
Posted: March 3, 2015, 12:20 am
The Los Angeles police chief says a homeless man shot dead by police had reached for an officer's weapon before being killed.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 11:21 pm
America is closing in on the 50th anniversary of one of the seminal moments of the country's civil rights movement, the march from Selma to Montgomery.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 9:57 pm
Dating app Tinder announces it will charge the over-28s nearly four times as much for its premium features as it does younger users in the UK.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 9:28 pm
Rand tops the CPAC straw poll but what do the results tell us?
Posted: March 2, 2015, 8:11 pm
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his upcoming speech to Congress is "not intended to disrespect" President Barack Obama.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 6:30 pm
The family of a man who was killed by the FBI as agents investigated the Boston marathon bombings is suing the agency.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 6:20 pm
How do Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright think their characters would watch House of Cards?
Posted: March 2, 2015, 5:51 pm
Seattle's transport system has introduced a ticketing system this week that charges riders based on their income.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 4:06 pm
Bill Gates is declared the richest man in the world for the 16th time by Forbes magazine's annual ranking of global billionaires.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 3:59 pm
Police say two men behind a tunnel discovered in Toronto last week built it for "personal reasons".
Posted: March 2, 2015, 3:05 pm
Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy is buried in Los Angeles, as fans and friends pay tribute.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 3:04 pm
Furniture giant Ikea has unveiled a range of furniture fitted with wireless charging spots for mobile devices.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 12:44 pm
A spoof advert for IS starring Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson is broadcast on Saturday Night Live, causing a furore on Twitter.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 12:07 pm
A man is shot and killed by Los Angeles police during an altercation at a homeless camp in the city's Skid Row area.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 11:18 am
Ancient art form helps troubled youth pick up the pieces
Posted: March 2, 2015, 1:27 am
The hybrid animal causing havoc in the Grand Canyon
Posted: March 2, 2015, 12:26 am
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Washington to argue against a nuclear deal with Iran, ahead of a controversial speech to Congress.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 12:11 am
US officials are trying to deport 150 Bosnian immigrants suspected of involvement in war crimes during the 1992-95 war, the New York Times says.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 8:48 am
How St David's Day is marked in one community far from Wales
Posted: March 1, 2015, 1:20 am
An American congressman has to pay back $40,000 of public money after re-decorating his office in the style of the period television drama Downton Abbey
Posted: February 28, 2015, 11:46 pm
Police in California say they have found a dress which could be the one worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars.
Posted: February 28, 2015, 5:51 am
Cuban and US diplomats are optimistic about progress at talks in Washington on restoring full relations between the two countries.
Posted: February 27, 2015, 11:19 pm
Alistair Leithead in Los Angeles reports on reaction to the death of "Star Trek" actor Leonard Nimoy.
Posted: February 27, 2015, 10:57 pm
One US city comes to terms with its legacy of Chinese exclusion
Posted: February 27, 2015, 10:19 pm
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush runs the conservative grassroots gauntlet at the CPAC gathering in Washington, DC.
Posted: February 27, 2015, 10:11 pm
Footage shows a 20-minute journey by boat, speeded up to just under one minute, on the frozen Hudson river in New York.
Posted: February 27, 2015, 4:57 pm
The disappearing books of the New York city subway
Posted: February 27, 2015, 12:10 am
Residents of Sun City, Arizona, chased two llamas who had escaped on Thursday.
Posted: February 26, 2015, 9:22 pm
The US Federal Communications Commission votes in favour of tougher internet regulation, upholding the principle of net neutrality.
Posted: February 26, 2015, 6:01 pm
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 the United States, including key events and facts about this superpower
Posted: December 10, 2014, 12:53 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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