BBC News - US & Canada

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

How a San Francisco social start-up is giving homeless people a helping hand
Posted: July 5, 2015, 8:07 am
US actress and model Diana Douglas, the first wife of actor Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died aged 92, her family says.
Posted: July 5, 2015, 2:38 am
US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton accuses China of hacking US computers and stealing commercial secrets and government information.
Posted: July 5, 2015, 12:04 am
Ellen Pao, CEO at Reddit, says sorry over way "we handled the transition" after community complains about the sacking of a popular employee.
Posted: July 4, 2015, 12:52 pm
US Army sun cream and tins of bacon are among the finds on Salisbury Plain revealed by archaeologists to mark US Independence Day.
Posted: July 4, 2015, 11:42 am
US golfer Bubba Watson is to paint over the Confederate flag on the car from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, the latest backlash against the symbol.
Posted: July 4, 2015, 10:38 am
Tributes are paid to the founder of modern cheerleading, Lawrence "Herkie" Herkimer, who has died at the age of 89.
Posted: July 4, 2015, 8:26 am
A Judge and a man suspected of burglary were 'reunited' briefly during a court hearing in Miami, in the US.
Posted: July 4, 2015, 1:21 am
Meet the man who wants to put peas in your guacamole
Posted: July 3, 2015, 11:12 pm
Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, lands in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan.
Posted: July 3, 2015, 8:06 pm
Oil and gas giant Shell is expected to begin drilling for oil in the Arctic within the next two weeks.
Posted: July 3, 2015, 2:15 pm
Rapper Sean 'P Diddy' Combs will not face assault charges following an incident in June at the University of California, officials say.
Posted: July 3, 2015, 8:50 am
How activists pushed the story to media attention
Posted: July 3, 2015, 7:07 am
British Petroleum has agreed to pay the largest settlement by a single company in US history over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Posted: July 3, 2015, 1:42 am
A series of seemingly unrelated fires at predominantly black churches has authorities searching for answers just weeks after a racially motivated mass shooting.
Posted: July 2, 2015, 8:41 pm
Weaker US employment figures and a fall in factory orders for May dampen expectations of an imminent interest rate rise.
Posted: July 2, 2015, 3:20 pm
BP has reached an $18.7bn (£12bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Posted: July 2, 2015, 2:12 pm
Girl scouts reap benefits after returning transphobic gift
Posted: July 2, 2015, 1:46 pm
Spanish travel technology firm Amadeus agrees a deal to buy Navitaire, a subsidiary of consulting group Accenture, for $830m.
Posted: July 2, 2015, 10:38 am
The French frigate Hermione is a replica of a ship that sailed to the US in the 18th Century and is recreating that journey.
Posted: July 2, 2015, 5:12 am
Can ancient Inca building techniques save modern cities?
Posted: July 1, 2015, 11:43 pm
The little-known Canadian version of American football
Posted: July 1, 2015, 11:01 pm
A 107-year-old bridge is destroyed in Pennsylvania in a controlled demolition.
Posted: July 1, 2015, 9:15 pm
The Canadian Muslim rappers making hit songs more spiritual
Posted: July 1, 2015, 12:16 am
In 1998, Iran and the US took part in an historic wrestling match in Tehran. Shawn Charles was one of the wrestlers.
Posted: June 30, 2015, 11:06 pm
Former police officer tells of brutality and racism
Posted: June 30, 2015, 2:58 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
A series of major wildfires have been burning across thousands of acres of Washington state, over 120 miles (190km) east of Seattle.
Posted: June 30, 2015, 3:40 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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