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Can politicians play nice? Some are trying

Ted Celeste, founder of the University of Arizona's National Institute for Civil Discourse, says he wants to teach lawmakers how to "play nice."

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Ferguson's city attorney quits as ouster as prosecutor looms

Ferguson's city attorney says she's stepping down, just a few weeks after the St. Louis suburb engulfed in racial unrest since Michael Brown's 2014 death announced they were removing her as local prosecutor

Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to US

More colleges in the US are offering scholarships to Syrian refugees to help them resume their studies here

Police assess possible threat to jet at Los Angeles airport

SWAT officers and a police dog are investigating a possible threat aboard a jetliner that landed at Los Angeles International Airport after a trip from Houston

Tony Gwynn's Family Is Filing A Lawsuit Against The Tobacco Industry

The lawsuit filed by Tony Gwynn's family says the MLB legend's two-cans-a-day habit led to his death.

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Ancient Egyptian Sex and Power Spells Deciphered

Ancient Egyptian sex and power spells have now been deciphered.

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New Evidence Suggests An Explosion Downed EgyptAir Flight 804

New evidence suggests an explosion happened before EgyptAir Flight 804 went down, but officials aren't sure what caused it.

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Italy's Renzi: NATO summit must consider new defense models

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says that NATO should use the upcoming summit in Warsaw to consider new security models given the threat of home-grown terrorism

Creditors: Minnesota archdiocese sitting on $1.7 billion

Creditors and an attorney for victims of clergy abuse are accusing a Minnesota archdiocese of vastly understating its assets in bankruptcy

Pregnant Woman's Cravings for Bubbles Was 'Better Than Sex'

A Liverpool woman says her cravings to eat bubbles during her pregnancy were better than sex. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the story and other weird pregnancy cravings.

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Ryan to block surprise amendments after gay rights flap

Speaker Paul Ryan is moving to prevent a repeat of last week's the mess on the House floor, when a Democrat-authored gay rights amendment nearly brought down a routine spending bill

Lines At Airports Were Too Long, So The TSA Fired Its Security Chief

Kelly Hoggan has been removed from his post as the agency's security chief.

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Family agrees to $1.1M settlement in WWII veteran's death

Relatives of a 95-year-old World War II veteran who was killed by a suburban Chicago police officer have agreed to settle their wrongful death lawsuit

US stocks jump as rising interest rates help banks higher

US stocks are rising, following European stock indexes higher

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Captain of El Faro sister ship: Master had solid storm plan

The captain of the sunken freighter El Faro's sister vessel says he believes the master of the doomed ship had a "solid plan" to deal with a hurricane that had sprung up quickly

When It Comes To Insect Repellent, Natural Isn't Always Better

Consumer Reports found several natural insect repellents only provided mosquito protection for 30 minutes.

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Donald Trump defended 'friend' Bill Clinton

Michael Cohen, a lawyer for presumptive GOP candidate Donald Trump, defends Donald Trump's previous comments about President Bill Clinton.

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Coming soon to Twitter: More room to tweet

Twitter is giving users more room to express themselves

Climbing Everest for PTSD awareness

An Iraq war veteran is climbing Mount Everest with other veterans to promote PTSD awareness.

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Alabama House speaker's trial on ethics charges to start

The speaker of the Alabama House is set for trial on felony charges that could result in his removal from office

Virginia governor: I followed the law in accepting donations

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he's confident he followed the law in accepting donations that now appear to be part of a criminal investigation

Suspect arrested in death of coal executive Bennett Hatfield

A sheriff says a man has been arrested in the death of a coal company executive who was shot at a West Virginia cemetery where his wife is buried

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Angelina Jolie Is Adding Another Job To Her Resume: Visiting Professor

The Oscar-winning actress will join the Centre for Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Get Ready: Octopuses and Squids are Taking Over the Oceans

Research shows the octopus is growing. Not just in size, but in number. Gillian Pensavalle (@GillianWithaG) explains.

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If EgyptAir Crash Is Terrorism, Why Has No One Claimed Responsibility?

It's rare for a terrorist group to wait more than 36 hours to claim responsibility for an international event.

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