BBC News - US & Canada

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

The US Justice Department tells North Carolina that its law limiting protections for LGBT people violates national civil rights laws.
Posted: May 5, 2016, 12:37 am
A man who escaped from the wildfire that is raging in Fort McMurray in Canada said the experience was "very terrifying".
Posted: May 5, 2016, 12:00 am
The dying art of headhunting tattoos
Posted: May 4, 2016, 10:52 pm
John Kasich ends his campaign for the Republican nomination, leaving Donald Trump as sole candidate in his party's presidential race.
Posted: May 4, 2016, 10:35 pm
A "catastrophic" wildfire that has forced the evacuation of all 88,000 people from Fort McMurray could destroy much of the Canadian city, officials warn.
Posted: May 4, 2016, 10:33 pm
A huge wildfire has forced the evacuation of almost 90,000 people from Fort McMurray - the entire population of the Canadian city.
Posted: May 4, 2016, 10:20 pm
New Zealand Police challenged other forces to take part in the 'running man' internet craze - and the invite was taken up by the NYPD.
Posted: May 4, 2016, 8:03 pm
Prince's team requested emergency support from a leading addiction specialist just a day before the singer died, the doctor's lawyer reveals.
Posted: May 4, 2016, 6:24 pm
Japanese airbag maker Takata has been forced to increase a recall after US authorities said they found further safety defects in its products.
Posted: May 4, 2016, 5:52 pm
A Chinese company is free to use the name "IPHONE" on its handbags and leather goods after Apple loses a trademark court ruling in China.
Posted: May 4, 2016, 4:00 pm
Either election result will buck historic trends.
Posted: May 4, 2016, 3:15 pm
The ups and downs of the Cruz campaign
Posted: May 4, 2016, 10:00 am
Donald Trump has won the Indiana primary.
Posted: May 4, 2016, 1:50 am
A US Navy Seal advising Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq is killed in an attack by Islamic State militants, US officials say.
Posted: May 4, 2016, 12:55 am
Ted Cruz announces he is ending his campaign for the US Republican presidential nomination, after losing heavily to Donald Trump in the Indiana primary.
Posted: May 4, 2016, 12:50 am
The mending craze gripping New York
Posted: May 3, 2016, 11:11 pm
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announces a deal with Google to double the size of the tech giant's fleet of self-driving cars.
Posted: May 3, 2016, 10:47 pm
Nepal orders a Canadian man to leave the country, saying messages he has posted on Twitter are threatening national unity.
Posted: May 3, 2016, 4:45 pm
US footballer Alex Collins uses Irish dancing as part of his training.
Posted: May 3, 2016, 3:58 pm
The US defence secretary accuses Russia of "nuclear sabre-rattling" and says the US has had to step up its military presence on Nato's eastern flank.
Posted: May 3, 2016, 3:52 pm
A festival featuring Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan is confirmed for the US in October.
Posted: May 3, 2016, 2:44 pm
A conservative group says it has been sending men into women's toilets at Target stores to protest the company's policies toward transgender people.
Posted: May 3, 2016, 2:05 pm
Can storytellers ever share too many intimate details?
Posted: May 2, 2016, 11:33 pm
Bottling water for profit in drought-hit California
Posted: May 2, 2016, 11:13 pm
On board the first US cruise ship to travel to Cuba in more than 50 years
Posted: May 2, 2016, 7:00 pm
A Colorado man was forced to lock himself in his bedroom when a bear entered his apartment and rummaged through his refrigerator.
Posted: May 2, 2016, 3:55 pm
The historic Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava in New York is destroyed by a huge fire on Sunday evening.
Posted: May 2, 2016, 2:12 pm
The Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has accused China of 'raping' the United States with its trade policies.
Posted: May 2, 2016, 7:52 am
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
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
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 what remains of France's once-extensive possessions in North America
Posted: February 23, 2012, 5:03 pm
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