BBC News - US & Canada

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

The gay Cuban president in Washington
Posted: May 31, 2016, 11:34 pm
The classical beauty of Audrey Munson
Posted: May 31, 2016, 10:05 pm
Some residents of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray are to begin returning home after a raging wildfire that displaced 90,000 people.
Posted: May 31, 2016, 9:37 pm
Police are to investigate the circumstances around the killing of a gorilla at Cincinnati Zoo after a four-year-old boy fell into his enclosure.
Posted: May 31, 2016, 9:31 pm
Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy turn up - but won't talk - at the launch of a high-end, high-price smartphone.
Posted: May 31, 2016, 9:04 pm
A court in Los Angeles finds The Shield actor Michael Jace guilty of murdering his wife.
Posted: May 31, 2016, 8:58 pm
The US warns that the Euro 2016 football championship being held in France next month could be a target of militant attacks.
Posted: May 31, 2016, 8:28 pm
The former head of embattled drugmaker Valeant will receive $9m (£6.2m) in severance payment along with thousands of dollars in consulting fees.
Posted: May 31, 2016, 6:38 pm
Does Disney's new film feature its first lesbian couple?
Posted: May 31, 2016, 5:37 pm
Americans' willingness to open their wallets shot to a seven-year high in April, but confidence in the US economy fell in May.
Posted: May 31, 2016, 3:42 pm
California Governor Jerry Brown is endorsing Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton for president, saying it is the only way to stop Donald Trump.
Posted: May 31, 2016, 2:54 pm
Dan Aykroyd, the actor who played Ray Stantz in the original Ghostbusters film, has praised the upcoming remake.
Posted: May 31, 2016, 11:01 am
A US zoo has defended its decision to shoot a gorilla, after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure .
Posted: May 30, 2016, 10:53 pm
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) says a data transfer pact between the EU and US needs "significant improvements".
Posted: May 30, 2016, 6:31 pm
The BBC's Aleem Maqbool reports from inside Guantanamo Bay detention centre, which is still open, despite President Obama vowing to shut it down eight years ago.
Posted: May 30, 2016, 4:51 pm
Parishioners in Massachusetts admit defeat in their efforts to keep their church open, bringing to a tearful end their 11-year protest.
Posted: May 30, 2016, 3:18 pm
US female WW2 fighter pilots earn right to be buried with other veterans
Posted: May 29, 2016, 11:47 pm
Hundreds of thousands of bikers descend on Washington DC to commemorate America's war dead and veterans.
Posted: May 29, 2016, 10:12 pm
Illegal immigrants in the US often get better care than the nation's military veterans, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says.
Posted: May 29, 2016, 9:18 pm
The US Libertarian Party picks Gary Johnson as its presidential nominee, seeking to capitalise on disaffection with mainstream politicians.
Posted: May 29, 2016, 7:09 pm
A pilot has died after a vintage World War Two aircraft crashed in the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey.
Posted: May 29, 2016, 9:20 am
David Henry Brown Jr, an artist based in New York City, says the punk ethic in his bizarre self-portraits mocks "the representation of every cliche, trope and stereotype on Instagram".
Posted: May 28, 2016, 1:31 pm
An onboard camera has captured the successful landing of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, returning from space after launching an Asian communications satellite.
Posted: May 28, 2016, 9:53 am
Should violent prisoners be allowed to look for love online?
Posted: May 27, 2016, 11:39 pm
How the Unabomber and his Nordic fan want you to listen
Posted: May 27, 2016, 11:28 pm
They don't want you to watch this video
Posted: May 27, 2016, 11:00 pm
A neighbourhood in Washington has been made over with murals by both international and local artists.
Posted: May 27, 2016, 11:00 pm
Are Tragically Hip the most Canadian band in the world?
Posted: May 27, 2016, 11:00 pm
Provides an overview of what remains of France's once-extensive possessions in North America
Posted: May 25, 2016, 1:54 pm
Provides and overview as well as facts and figures for this small dependency of the United States situated in the Caribbean
Posted: May 12, 2016, 6:00 pm
Provides an overview of Canada, including key events and facts about the world's second-largest country
Posted: February 12, 2016, 10:55 am
Provides an overview of the United States, including key events and facts about this superpower
Posted: December 9, 2015, 10:08 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

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