Republicans who won after rowdy town halls now avoiding them

DENVER (AP) — Republicans who benefited from rowdy town halls six years ago and harnessed a wave of discontent with Democrats to win seats in Congress are learning a hard lesson this week as they return home: The left is happy to return the favor.

  • Written by KRISTEN WYATT , Associated Press

In hot water: Climate change harms hot spots of ocean life

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study finds that the six ocean hot spots that teem with the biggest mix of species are also among those getting hit hardest by global warming and industrial fishing.

  • Written by SETH BORENSTEIN , AP Science Writer

Stocks slip from record highs as energy companies fall

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mostly lower Wednesday after their recent record-setting run. Energy and industrial companies are slipping while basic materials makers are rising. Technology stocks, which have risen every day in February, are wobbling between small losses and gains.


  • Written by MARLEY JAY , AP Markets Writer

'It saved my life': Talk of Obamacare repeal worries addicts

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — While the Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to millions of Americans, the effects have been profound, even lifesaving, for some of those caught up in the nation's opioid-addiction crisis.

  • Written by ADAM BEAM and CARLA K. JOHNSON , Associated Press