After weeks of preparing for a smash-mouth debate with Donald J. Trump, 14 Republican candidates found themselves instead Trump-less but sandwiched into a constricting format Monday night, delivering strikingly uneven performances just days before the first big test of the presidential primary contest.

Jeremy W. Peters, Michael Barbaro | The New York Times
The world’s glaciers are retreating at a faster rate than any time in recorded history, according to a new study published online in the Journal of Glaciology.Asaf Shalev
Jurors weighing James E. Holmes' fate moved one step closer to sentencing him to death Monday when they ruled unanimously that the gunman in the Aurora, Colo., mass shooting did not deserve leniency for killing 12 movie-goers and injuring 70 others.Maria L. La Ganga and Tina Susman
President  Obama will issue a sweeping set of regulations to cut U.S. power-plant emissions, the biggest carbon-pollution control effort by the world's biggest economy that pressures other countries heading into global climate talks in Paris.Mark Drajem
While some Rohingya women agree to such marriages to escape imprisonment or worse at the hands of smugglers, others are tricked or coerced. Some are only teenagers.CHRIS BUCKLEY and ELLEN BARRY
Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada called a federal election Sunday, hoping to extend his Conservative Party’s decade-long hold on power despite questions about its ethics and a struggling economy.Ian Austen
The hundreds of wealthy conservatives gathered Saturday afternoon on the grand lawn of the St. Regis Monarch Beach had already poured millions into helping build a network of nonprofits that is now one of the most potent forces in American politics. But Charles Koch, the billionaire industrialist who leads their effort, wants them to do more. Matea Gold and James Hohmann | Washington Post
President Obama is proposing strict new carbon emissions rules to address climate change. But such changes can be rocky and rely on public support.Mark Sappenfield
The wind and solar industries cheered while coal companies vowed to kill President Barack Obama's new limits on climate-change pollution as details of the historic regulations emerged on Sunday. Alex Nussbaum and Jessica Summers
As Congress moves toward a September vote on the proposed nuclear agreement with Iran, Republican Sens. Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski continue to ask whether the Obama administration is giving up too much future negotiating power.   Erica Martinson