The First Minister has been promoting Scottish business links with North America, during her tour of the continent.
A man who was attacked by a mountain lion while running on a park trail in northern Colorado fought back and killed the animal by choking it, wildlife officials said.
Nicola Sturgeon will visit the US and Canada next week to strengthen trade links with Scotland.
A researcher has discovered the earliest documented reference to a Scottish ship sailing to North America – tucked away in the council archives.
Lily Allen has said she put on two stone during a tour of North America, and jokingly blamed the country’s chicken wings.
An Aberdeen film director has landed a US distribution deal on his latest movie.
A record-breaking north-east cyclist has handed out the first £500,000 to 11 mental health charities.
A town in north Australia may have been a part of North America more than a billion years ago, scientists say.