What We're Following This Afternoon

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

The fight against ISIS in Mosul: Over 200 American troops, along with Apache helicopters, will help Iraqi forces in their campaign against ISIS in the Iraqi city, the Pentagon announced.

Death toll in Ecuador rises: Officials now say at least 350 people are dead. The 7.8-magnitude quake struck Saturday night off Ecuador’s Pacific coast.

Carnival’s about-face on Cuban Americans: The cruise company now says it will allow anyone to book cruises to the island—reversing its earlier policy.

Boston Marathon winners: The women have just started crossing the finish line:

We’ll update with the men’s winner as soon as it’s known. Update:

News from the morning here.