Iraqi and Kurdish forces advanced on areas near Mosul Sunday as part of an operation to retake the northern city from the Islamic State group. Meanwhile, the U.S. Secretary of Defense visited the nearby Kurdish city of Irbil (Oct. 23).
Here are the top stories for Monday, Oct. 24: National polling shows Hillary Clinton with a 12 point lead; President Obama campaigns in California; Ongoing investigation into deadly California bus crash; Bill Murray's new award.
Highlights of this day in history: Dawn of the UN; Dwight Eisenhower vows to end the Korean War; Suspects caught in D.C.-area sniper shootings; Concorde makes last trans-Atlantic flight; 'Star Trek' creator Gene Roddenberry dies (Oct. 24).
Prosecutors are introducing jurors to one of the nation's most influential missing-child cases in New York history as a suspect goes on trial for a second time in the dissapearance of Etan Patz (Oct. 19).
Highlights of this day in history: 'Saturday Night Massacre' takes place during Watergate scandal; Gen. Douglas MacArthur returns to Philippines; Jacqueline Kennedy weds Aristotle Onassis; Three Lynyrd Skynyrd members die in plane crash (Oct. 20).
An endangered black rhino has given birth to an 80-pound female at Des Moines' Blank Park Zoo. The zoo called the birth "an extremely significant event" in the effort to reverse a long decline in the number of black rhinos (Oct. 19).