US, Chile declare new marine reserves, fight overfishing

VALPARAISO, Chile (AP) — President Barack Obama declared new marine sanctuaries in Lake Michigan and the tidal waters of Maryland on Monday, while Chile blocked off more than 200,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean near the world-famous Easter Island from commercial fishing and oil and gas exploration.

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

House GOP in turmoil with new uncertainty in speaker race

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are in upheaval as their front-runner for speaker faces fresh opposition and conservatives push to postpone leadership elections.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent

Turkey vows to protect borders after Russian jet incursion

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister vowed Monday to take all necessary measures to protect the nation's borders from violation after a Russian fighter jet entered its airspace over the weekend, prompting Turkey to scramble jets and summon the Russian ambassador in protest.

  • Written by SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press

Familiar, divisive social issues on Supreme Court agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's new term began Monday with no cross words between the justices, although a steady stream of divisive social issues awaits them in the coming months.

  • Written by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Coast Guard: Missing ship sank, 1 body found, search ongoing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard said Monday that a U.S. cargo ship carrying 33 people that has been missing since it encountered high winds and heavy seas from Hurricane Joaquin sank and one body was found, but planes and ships will continue searching for the missing crew.

  • Written by JASON DEAREN, Associated Press JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press