Top Stories: Kurdish Offensive Against ISIS; Student Protest In Ithaca : The Two-Way Also: President Obama will award the Medal of Honor to an Army captain today; heavy snow falls in the Rockies and Plains; and a rare blue diamond auctions for $48.4 million.

Top Stories: Kurdish Offensive Against ISIS; Student Protest In Ithaca

Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- Kurdish Forces In Iraq Begin Offensive Against Islamic State In Sinjar.

-- After Student Protests, Ithaca Faculty Will Hold Confidence Vote On President.

And here are more early headlines:

President Obama To Award Medal Of Honor To Army Captain. (AP)

Heavy Snow Falls In Rockies As Storm Moves East. (Lincoln Courier)

E.U., African Officials Discuss Migrants As New Deaths Reported. (BBC)

Sweden To Impose Border Checks For Migrants. (Telegraph)

Myanmar Junta Congratulates Opposition In Election. (New York Times)

FIFA Announces 5 Candidates For Presidential Election. (ABC Online)

Rare Blue Diamond Fetches $48.8 Million At Sotheby's Auction. (Forbes)