US & World

Dictionary fans might squee: OED adds new words, because YOLO

A fusty old tome? Fuhgeddaboudit. The Oxford English Dictionary regularly updates to reflect English's evolution. The latest additions include "gender-fluid," "biatch" and a batch of Dahlesque words.

Thanks to Sept. 11 'inertia,' restrictions still shape public spaces

Fifteen years later, some of the places with heightened security restrictions following the terrorist attacks remain that way.

Alexis Arquette, actress and transgender activist, dies at 47

The actress, best known for roles in "Pulp Fiction" and "The Wedding Singer," died early Sunday surrounded by loved ones, family members said.

On 15th anniversary of 9/11, 'the grief never goes away'

More than 1,000 survivors, family members of victims and dignitaries marked the anniversary at a ceremony at Ground Zero.

Sept. 11 families face 'strange, empty void' without victims' remains

Fifteen years after the Sept. 11 attacks, the remains of 40 percent of the World Trade Center victims have not been identified. Their families have been waiting for advances in DNA technology.

New 'Star Trek' stamps commemorate the show's 50th anniversary

Snail mail might be ancient history on the USS Enterprise, but now you can find the starship on a new set of commemorative stamps.

GM recalls 4M vehicles for air bag defect linked to 1 death

Air bag software linked with one death has GM recalling more than 4 million cars, mostly in the U.S., in several models years from 2014 to 2017.

Latino population growth slips behind Asian Americans, study finds

A Pew Research Center study found the population growth among U.S. Latinos fell to 2.8 percent annually between 2007 and 2014, while for Asian Americans it increased to 3.4 percent.

Tray tables stowed, seat backs upright — and Galaxy Note 7s off, please

The Federal Aviation Administration is warning owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone not to turn their phones on or charge them during flights — and not to put the devices in checked bags, either.

In-flight sexual harassment is a problem. Here’s what airlines can do about it

The movement to bring awareness to sexual harassment and assault on public transport has gained steam in the last several years.

Sept. 11 marked turning point for Muslims in increasingly diverse America

Muslim Americans are more engaged in public life, and interfaith outreach efforts expanded notably after Sept. 11. But terrorism concerns continue to drive anti-Islam and anti-foreigner sentiment.

Mother Teresa becomes a saint

Pope Francis performed the ceremony that canonized the Albanian-born nun. The L.A. archdiocese will honor her with a special Sunday afternoon mass.

Why the Clinton health rumors aren't going away anytime soon

Why is it so hard to undo rumors and conspiracy theories? It may be that letting go of these beliefs means letting go of who you think you are.

Voting can be a perplexing process for overseas troops

In 2000, the Florida ballots of overseas service members were a key point of controversy in the contested Bush vs. Gore election. Now, 16 years later, little has changed for most overseas troops, who still vote absentee mostly through international mail.

Rising tensions? Yes, but the US and Chinese navies are training together

Even as China presses ahead with a military buildup in the South China Sea, the U.S. invited it to take part in the world's largest naval exercise at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

Women go topless in push for equality

Shirtless L.A. activists will strut down Venice Beach in celebration of GoTopless Day, which promotes gender equality.