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:
Atsede Baysa (🇪🇹ETH) wins the 2016 Women's #BostonMarathon with an unofficial time of 2:29:19 🏁🏆— Boston Marathon (@bostonmarathon) April 18, 2016
We’ll update with the men’s winner as soon as it’s known. Update:
Lemi Berhanu Hayle (🇪🇹ETH) is your 2016 #BostonMarathon men's champion with an unofficial time of 2:12:44 🏁🏆— Boston Marathon (@bostonmarathon) April 18, 2016
News from the morning here.