Oct 17 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
- A diverse coalition of Iraqi forces launched a long-awaited offensive against Islamic State in Mosul, one of the last major cities still controlled by the militant group. on.wsj.com/2dZIHjQ
- Hillary Clinton is consolidating a substantial lead over Donald Trump less than a month before Election Day, picking up support from women and swing voters as the Republican navigates growing allegations of unwanted sexual contact, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. on.wsj.com/2dZIhdb
- The batteries used in Samsung Electronics' troubled Galaxy Note 7 were tested by a lab that belongs to the South Korean electronics giant, a practice that sets it apart from other smartphone manufacturers. on.wsj.com/2dZJZLF
- The Republican headquarters in Orange County, N.C., was firebombed and sprayed with graffiti overnight, said local officials in the town of Hillsborough. on.wsj.com/2dZJvoG
- More senior executives are slated to say they are leaving McDonald's Corp this week as the burger giant reshapes its leadership team in an apparent effort to revive sales. on.wsj.com/2dZLUzA
- Constellation Brands Inc is close to an agreement to sell its Canadian wine business to Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan in a deal valued at about 1 billion Canadian dollars ($760 million. on.wsj.com/2dZMldn
- A global pact to limit planet-warming emissions is likely to force manufacturers of air conditioners and refrigerators to consider passing the additional cost of alternative coolants to consumers. on.wsj.com/2dZIXiJ (Compiled by Vishal Sridhar in Bengaluru)