BBC News - US & Canada

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

Republicans in the US state of Indiana say they will amend a controversial "religious freedom" law, as accusations grow that it permits businesses to discriminate against gays.
Posted: March 30, 2015, 9:24 pm
Officials say two men dressed as women tried to break through a security gate to the National Security Agency headquarters.
Posted: March 30, 2015, 8:30 pm
British terror suspect Haroon Aswat pleads guilty in New York to charges of plotting to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon.
Posted: March 30, 2015, 8:14 pm
Two former US agents are charged with stealing digital currency that came into their possession during an investigation into the notorious marketplace.
Posted: March 30, 2015, 7:04 pm
The prosecution in the Boston Marathon bombing trial rests its case against defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged with 30 counts related to the attack.
Posted: March 30, 2015, 5:58 pm
Fans react to the surprise choice as Daily Show host
Posted: March 30, 2015, 4:49 pm
Anthony Zurcher takes a break from the US presidential race to give an American take on the pomp and pageantry marking the start of the UK General Election.
Posted: March 30, 2015, 3:44 pm
Comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, it is announced.
Posted: March 30, 2015, 2:33 pm
A firefighter in California is in a critical condition after falling through a roof while tackling a house fire.
Posted: March 30, 2015, 2:08 pm
Should parents ever worry about Minecraft?
Posted: March 30, 2015, 1:34 pm
Details including passport numbers and Visa numbers were accidentally emailed to the organisers of a football tournament in Australia by a government official.
Posted: March 30, 2015, 12:05 pm
President Obama had a near miss as he slightly stumbled while stepping out of Air Force One.
Posted: March 30, 2015, 5:54 am
Dozens of people had to be rescued from a rollercoaster in Coney Island after one of the cars became stuck near the summit of the ride.
Posted: March 30, 2015, 12:53 am
Three days on from a massive gas blast in New York that flattened three buildings, two bodies are found in rubble.
Posted: March 29, 2015, 9:07 pm
A collection of costumes and props from hit US drama Mad Men is donated to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
Posted: March 29, 2015, 2:33 pm
An Air Canada plane landing at Halifax, Nova Scotia, leaves the runway while landing, with 23 people taken to hospital for observation.
Posted: March 29, 2015, 2:32 pm
US consumer electronics chain Best Buy is closing its Canadian subsidiary, Future Shop, and converting 65 of its 131 stores into Best Buy outlets.
Posted: March 29, 2015, 8:54 am
A four-year-old girl in Philadelphia ventured out on her own in the early hours of the morning in search of a sweet drink.
Posted: March 29, 2015, 6:39 am
Yearning for San Francisco from Mexico's Yucatan
Posted: March 29, 2015, 12:17 am
The six-second solo that's been copied in 1,500 songs
Posted: March 29, 2015, 12:07 am
Why do people exchange texts with imaginary partners?
Posted: March 28, 2015, 12:14 am
Canadian mobile phone firm Blackberry posts better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings. but its revenues showed a larger-than-expected drop.
Posted: March 27, 2015, 1:44 pm
A building has collapsed and another is on fire in New York City after an apparent explosion.
Posted: March 27, 2015, 3:55 am
The rise of fake support animals
Posted: March 26, 2015, 12:02 am
As Utah reauthorises the use of firing squads to carry out executions, BBC news looks at the other ways US states can execute inmates.
Posted: March 25, 2015, 1:05 am
On 24 March 1980 the Archbishop of El Salvador, Oscar Romero, was murdered by death squads. Milagro Granados was there.
Posted: March 25, 2015, 12:24 am
Enriching the rich in the US
Posted: February 13, 2015, 12:28 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 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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