FWIW, new words have been added to the dictionary. The abbreviation that stands for “for what it’s worth” is among 1,700 new entries that have been added recently to the Merriam-Webster Unabridged dictionary, according to Merriam-Webster spokeswoman Meghan Lunghi and the unabridged dictionary’s website.
Subscribe to Nation and World RSS feed
Nation and World
At least 34 people — 14 in northern Mexico, 14 in Texas plus six in Oklahoma — have died in the severe weather, both tornadoes and flooding from raging rivers. Another 10 people are missing.
An Air France passenger jet had a near miss with an active volcano in Africa earlier this month, according to French aviation authorities who are investigating the incident.
The Pentagon said on Wednesday that a suspected live sample of anthrax was sent to a U.S. base in South Korea, in addition to the samples mistakenly sent to nine U.S. states.
Saudi Arabian women will overcome a ban on female drivers and gain the right to drive this year, but only in a mobile videogame designed by a member of the royal family.
Tax return information for about 100,000 U.S. taxpayers was illegally accessed by cyber criminals over the past four months, U.S. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said on Tuesday, the latest in a series of data thefts that have alarmed American consumers.
A former rookie officer with the Los Angeles Police Department accused of killing a man in March after a fight in a bar has been arrested in Mexico, police said.
A single-engine plane has been found wrecked in a remote area of the Grand Canyon, its lone occupant long dead, and authorities said on Tuesday they believe the crash may date back to 2011.
The Pentagon says it was “unhelpful” for Iraq’s Shi’ite militia to announce an openly sectarian code name for the operation to retake the Sunni city of Ramadi.
A sinkhole has closed a runway at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, which may delay flights at one of the largest transit hubs in the United States.
Torrential rains have killed at least 10 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including three in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous U.S. city, officials said on Tuesday.
The city of Cleveland and Department of Justice announced Tuesday how they are moving forward on agreed changes to the city’s police force.
Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian went on trial on espionage charges behind closed doors in Tehran on Tuesday, 10 months after he was arrested at his home and imprisoned, Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.
The Maryland “free-range” parents at the center of a national debate over parental supervision have been cleared of child neglect charges related to an incident in December in which their children, ages 6 and 10, were allowed to walk home alone from a playground a mile from their house.
U.S. government agencies are investigating at least 11 threats against specific international commercial flights on Monday afternoon, apparently phoned in to police by the same person, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
Two people were killed and one wounded in a shooting early on Tuesday at a Walmart store in Grand Forks, North Dakota, that involved a U.S. airman from the Grand Forks Air Force base, authorities said.
An Air France flight from Paris was escorted by two U.S. F-15 fighter jets to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, the U.S. military said.
The governor of Texas on Monday declared states of disaster in 24 counties, citing the severe weather and flash flooding that have killed at least two people.
U.S. authorities on Sunday blew up a pressure cooker found in a vehicle parked near the U.S. Capitol and later arrested the vehicle’s owner.
Flooding from record-setting rains in Texas and Oklahoma swept away hundreds of homes and left at least three people dead.
City officials said police tried to give peaceful protesters the space to exercise their First Amendment rights, but some of them crossed the line several times, resulting in 71 arrests.
Police responded just after 7 a.m. to a radio call from the Housing Authority of New Orleans reporting a patrolman had been shot, police said in a statement.
As a season of motorcycle rallies across the country begins this Memorial Day weekend, the outbreak of violence at biker gatherings has put notorious clubs under intense public scrutiny.
- Page 1