BBC News - US & Canada

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

A first US contingent arrives in Poland for military exercises amid heightened tensions with Russia over Ukraine.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 10:28 pm
NYPD asked followers to tweet a photo of themselves with officers and add the hashtag "myNYPD" as part of a social media campaign.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 9:47 pm
US actress Jodie Foster marries her girlfriend, Alexandra Hedison, the actress' representative confirms.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 9:33 pm
The results of a New York Times poll show several incumbent Senate Democrats with leads over their opponents. One conservative questions the legitimacy of the survey, however.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 8:47 pm
Facebook reports growing earnings on surging mobile advertising revenue as chief finance officer David Ebersman prepares to leave.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 8:43 pm
Obama's visit to Asia 'reassures US allies'
Posted: April 23, 2014, 6:14 pm
The soldier who leaked US government documents to Wikileaks is granted the right to legally change her name from Bradley to Chelsea.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 3:51 pm
US customers of streaming service Amazon Prime will be able to stream such TV shows as The Sopranos and The Wire thanks to a new deal with subscription channel HBO.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 2:56 pm
US aerospace giant Boeing raises its profit forecast for 2014 as it announces a "strong" first quarter.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 2:51 pm
US President Barack Obama tells Japan that islands it disputes with China are covered by a bilateral defence treaty, as he begins an Asian tour.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 2:11 pm
How a Shakespeare enthusiast helped starlings invade America
Posted: April 23, 2014, 1:13 pm
Twitter users bombard the New York Police department with images depicting police aggression in the latest social media campaign to go awry.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 11:28 am
A UN committee takes no action against the US refusal to grant a visa to Iran's newly appointed permanent representative in New York.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 10:54 am
Clothing retailer Primark is to open its first US stores, beginning with a 70,000 sq-ft shop in Boston.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 10:26 am
Provides an overview of Canada, including key events and facts about the world's second-largest country
Posted: April 23, 2014, 9:19 am
US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have written a letter to the friends and family of the late musician.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 8:07 am
The actress and her art consultant husband, Will Kopelman, welcomed their second child together on Tuesday.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 8:07 am
A man who has accused X-Men director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager is suing three more Hollywood executives, claiming they also molested him.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 7:46 am
President Barack Obama has visited an American town were at least 41 people died in a landslide last month.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 1:41 am
Should all workers get the same minimum wage?
Posted: April 22, 2014, 11:33 pm
Felicia Day writes her own Hollywood rules
Posted: April 22, 2014, 11:16 pm
A 16-year-old from California survived a five-hour flight in the wheel well of a Boeing 767. An expert in neurology explains how he might have survived.
Posted: April 22, 2014, 3:53 pm
A man accused of robbery and assault was shot and killed in a Salt Lake City court after he lunged at a witness giving evidence.
Posted: April 22, 2014, 10:33 am
The new mayor of New York has vowed to ban horse-drawn carriage rides in the city, saying they are inhumane.
Posted: April 22, 2014, 6:12 am
How can the human body endure clinging to a plane wheel?
Posted: April 22, 2014, 12:28 am
Group prepares autistic workers for tech jobs
Posted: April 22, 2014, 12:24 am
The man who takes wayward children to therapy camp
Posted: April 22, 2014, 12:06 am
Isaac Asimov's predictions, 50 years on
Posted: April 21, 2014, 11:13 pm
Spectators cheer on the runners, reporting feelings of solidarity and defiance one year on from the bombings which killed three and injured more than 260.
Posted: April 21, 2014, 8:32 pm
US senator Richard Blumenthal has had a close call with a train during a news conference on rail safety.
Posted: April 21, 2014, 5:54 pm
US President Barack Obama opens the White House for the annual Easter Egg race, which he described as one of the most fun parts of his job.
Posted: April 21, 2014, 3:26 pm
The story of Joseph Heller's 'forgotten' Catch-22 theatre script
Posted: April 20, 2014, 11:37 pm
The battle for exclusive online TV shows
Posted: April 20, 2014, 11:23 pm
Duo remember Boston Marathon as they return to run again
Posted: April 20, 2014, 11:00 pm
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 what remains of France's once-extensive possessions in North America
Posted: February 23, 2012, 5:03 pm
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