BBC News - US & Canada

BBC News - US & Canada

US shutdown: Senate in bid to end impasse
The US Senate will hold a rare Sunday session to try to break the impasse over federal funding.
01/21/2018 09:48 AM
Nigeria: Kidnapped US and Canadian citizens freed
The group is found during a joint police and army operation after they were kidnapped on Wednesday.
01/20/2018 01:48 PM
US shutdown: White House voicemail changed to blame Democrats
Callers to the White House this weekend got an unusual message from Mr Trump's staff.
01/21/2018 04:33 PM
Larry Nassar case: Olympic champ Jordyn Wieber reveals abuse
Jordyn Wieber and teammate Aly Raisman tell the child abuser: "The tables have turned, Larry."
01/19/2018 09:00 PM
US musician Tom Petty died of 'accidental drug overdose'
His family believes he was overusing prescription medication when he died in October, aged 66.
01/20/2018 01:05 AM
Lac-Megantic trial: Workers cleared over Canada rail disaster
Forty-seven people were killed in one of the worst rail disasters in Canadian history.
01/19/2018 09:09 PM
Watch how tow truck driver escapes this crash unscathed
A tow truck driver attempts to load a broken-down car when another vehicle slides out of control.
01/19/2018 08:56 PM
Trump travel ban: Supreme Court to rule on legality
The court is due to hear arguments in April and will decide if the ban is legal by the end of June.
01/19/2018 10:36 PM
Nasa removes US astronaut from ISS mission
Jeanette Epps would have been the first African-American astronaut on the space station crew.
01/19/2018 01:22 PM
Kim and Kanye name baby girl Chicago West
The reality TV star says she felt an instant connection with Chicago, who was delivered by surrogate.
01/19/2018 07:57 PM
Trump vows abortion opposition in speech to March for Life
Mr Trump, who previously supported abortion access, says the laws are "wrong" and should "change".
01/19/2018 11:46 PM
Trump's year on Twitter: Who has he criticised and praised the most?
Who has he criticised and praised most as president? Here's our analysis.
01/21/2018 01:19 AM
Why are these women sticking with Trump?
Trump's approval ratings among women have dropped during his first year. But not with these voters.
01/19/2018 10:38 PM
How can parents torture their children?
As the Turpin family allegations shock the world, we look at how cases of extreme abuse can happen.
01/20/2018 12:27 AM
Lac-Megantic: The runaway train that destroyed a town
Nearly five years after a rail disaster, a small Canadian town still grapples with the aftermath.
01/19/2018 10:58 PM
Women's March: Where, when and why will protests happen?
Protests are planned across the US this weekend - here's what you need to know
01/19/2018 07:46 PM
US government shutdown: How did we get here?
The US has begun a government shutdown for the first time since 2013. What is going on?
01/20/2018 05:26 AM
What happened to worries about Trump's business?
What happened to worries about President Trump's potential conflicts of interest?
01/18/2018 11:03 PM
Pilcomayo River: 'Without water, we have no life'
What it's like to live in one of South America's most remote regions along the Pilcomayo River.
01/18/2018 01:47 AM
Detroit Motor Show: What the cars of the future may look like
A range of concept cars and trucks are showcased at the 2018 Detroit motor show.
01/18/2018 11:57 AM
McDonald's aims for fully recycled packaging by 2025
The world's biggest restaurant chain says all its packaging will be from sustainable sources by 2025.
01/16/2018 02:04 PM
Detroit Auto Show: Firms bet on trucks to boost US sales
Companies are focusing on pickup trucks and SUVs to try to counter flagging US sales.
01/16/2018 12:26 PM
Spain to replace US as second most popular tourism spot
The UN says Spain is set to replace the US as the world's second most popular tourism destination.
01/15/2018 03:15 PM
Women's marches across the US
Women stage marches across the US on the first anniversary of President Trump's inauguration.
01/20/2018 11:35 PM
Nassar case: Gold medallists Raisman and Wieber face abuser
Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber confront former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in court.
01/19/2018 06:47 PM
What happens to federal workers in a government shutdown?
As a government shutdown looms, the BBC asks federal workers what it might mean for them.
01/20/2018 02:01 AM
Fishermen escape crash by split-second
Watch how fishermen in Oregon react as a boat speeds straight towards them.
01/18/2018 10:16 PM
Turpin case: 'Chains and padlocks used on siblings'
The charges against California couple David and Louise Turpin include torture and child abuse.
01/18/2018 07:30 PM
How an 'ice jam' caused river to burst banks in minutes
Timelapse footage shows how a partially frozen New York river rose dramatically during a cold snap.
01/18/2018 05:25 PM
Viewsnight: 'Russians didn't elect Donald Trump - Americans did'
The New Yorker's Masha Gessen argues that Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is not a magic bullet to remove Donald Trump
01/18/2018 08:24 PM
Puerto Rico school's joy as electricity restored after 112 days
Wild celebrations erupt as power is restored at a Puerto Rico school months after Hurricane Maria.
01/17/2018 06:26 PM
Meteor lights up Michigan skies
The US Geological Survey said seismic waves produced by the meteor were similar to that of a 2.0 earthquake.
01/17/2018 04:50 PM
Senator Flake: Trump using Stalin's words to attack media
A Republican senator slams the US president for describing the media as "the enemy of the people".
01/17/2018 04:37 PM