BBC News - US & Canada

BBC News - US & Canada

Three people have been killed in Toronto, with one of the fatalities believed to be caused by a crossbow, say police.
Posted: August 25, 2016, 8:14 pm
McDonald's is recalling millions of fitness wristbands that it bundled with Happy Meals after customers complained of skin irritation and burns.
Posted: August 25, 2016, 5:22 pm
A tropical system brewing in the Caribbean could strengthen into a hurricane before hitting Florida and the Gulf Coast in the coming days.
Posted: August 25, 2016, 4:40 pm
A Starbucks cafe was one of several buildings destroyed after being hit by a tornado, in the town of Kokomo, Indianapolis. Only minor injuries have been reported in the area.
Posted: August 25, 2016, 3:50 pm
Manufacturer promises to act after Hillary Clinton joins attack on hikes in US price of life saving device.
Posted: August 25, 2016, 3:32 pm
Canada's largest annual fair installs gender-neutral toilets with new signs that read "we don't care".
Posted: August 25, 2016, 3:29 pm
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump accuses Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of being a "bigot" in his latest appeal to minority voters.
Posted: August 25, 2016, 2:32 pm
United States goalkeeper Hope Solo is suspended for six months for describing Olympic opponents Sweden as "a bunch of cowards".
Posted: August 25, 2016, 8:45 am
The private estate and studio complex that belonged to Prince is to open to the public, six months after his death.
Posted: August 25, 2016, 8:25 am
Hospitals in Orlando say they will not charge for treatment provided to survivors of the Pulse nightclub massacre in which 49 people were killed.
Posted: August 25, 2016, 7:16 am
Outgoing UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage tells supporters of Donald Trump to get out and campaign for the Republican presidential candidate.
Posted: August 25, 2016, 7:14 am
Intimate images of Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones and racist photos appear on her website after it was targeted in a cyber-attack.
Posted: August 25, 2016, 5:13 am
Outgoing UKIP leader Nigel Farage addresses supporters of US presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Mississippi.
Posted: August 25, 2016, 12:49 am
At least two tornadoes strike the US state of Indiana, damaging buildings, destroying a Starbucks cafe and cutting power to thousands.
Posted: August 24, 2016, 10:49 pm
Patrick Hardison, the volunteer fireman who underwent the world's most extensive face transplant, on his new-found hope.
Posted: August 24, 2016, 9:33 pm
The National Park Service was established 100 years ago, and a new photo exhibit in Washington DC to mark the occasion highlights some of the nation's natural treasures.
Posted: August 24, 2016, 9:24 pm
A survey by Pew Research found that supporters of Trump and Clinton have very different opinions about America's past.
Posted: August 24, 2016, 8:26 pm
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, known as the Mounties, plans to allow women to wear hijabs as part of their iconic uniforms.
Posted: August 24, 2016, 10:22 am
Leanna, 26, runs her own organic farm - but also works a side job to help pay the bills. Does she have it better than her mother did?
Posted: August 24, 2016, 12:25 am
A new study suggests ramen noodles are now the most valuable prison commodity. Why and how do inmates whip up their own delicacies?
Posted: August 24, 2016, 12:03 am
Hundreds of thousands of fish, commonly known as peanut bunker fish, have washed up dead in a New Jersey creek.
Posted: August 23, 2016, 10:15 pm
US new home sales jumped in July to the fastest pace in nearly nine years, according to official figures.
Posted: August 23, 2016, 4:57 pm
Four sponsors have now dropped disgraced US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, including swimwear manufacturer Speedo and fashion label Ralph Lauren.
Posted: August 22, 2016, 11:09 pm
Lupe emigrated from Mexico 25 years ago to make a better life for her children. Was it worth it?
Posted: August 22, 2016, 9:14 pm
Canadian band The Tragically Hip have played an emotional farewell gig, after lead singer Gord Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.
Posted: August 22, 2016, 5:44 pm
US basketball star Kobe Bryant has formed a partnership with venture capitalist Jeff Stibel to launch a $100m (£76m) investment fund.
Posted: August 22, 2016, 3:35 pm
A debate is raging in Alberta about getting more "dirty oil" out of the ground, which some say is in conflict with Canada's environmental commitments.
Posted: August 22, 2016, 12:42 am
Will the next generation in the US be better off than the one before? The first in three conversations between young Americans and their parents.
Posted: August 22, 2016, 12:24 am
While the general election is often described as an exercise in appealing to as many voters as possible, candidates are never one to neglect a niche audience.
Posted: August 21, 2016, 11:33 pm
Seventy years have passed since the publication of a report hailed as one of the greatest pieces of journalism ever written - one that described the terrible effects of the atomic bomb.
Posted: August 21, 2016, 11:16 pm
How the chief executive of UPS went from low level, part-time worker to chief executive of the world's largest parcel delivery service.
Posted: August 21, 2016, 11:02 pm
Canada is closed. A nation shuts for one night to celebrate the final emotional farewell of The Tragically Hip.
Posted: August 21, 2016, 1:21 pm
Residents of Lake County, California have returned to the wreckage of their homes after wildfires swept through the area.
Posted: August 21, 2016, 10:06 am
US swimmer Ryan Lochte has apologised to the people of Brazil after "over-exaggerating" claims he was robbed at gunpoint while at the Rio Olympics.
Posted: August 21, 2016, 9:02 am
A number of devastating "firenadoes" are raging in California. How do they work?
Posted: August 21, 2016, 12:11 am
More than 100 people in Attawapiskat have tried to kill themselves since October - why are so many of Canada's Aboriginal people at risk?
Posted: August 20, 2016, 11:33 pm
Country legend Dolly Parton discusses her new album, her legendary Glastonbury set, and why she admires Adele.
Posted: August 20, 2016, 6:36 am
Days of heavy rain have caused historic flooding in the US state of Louisiana, bringing as much as 31in across a third of the state of Louisiana.
Posted: August 19, 2016, 9:18 pm
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