Top 5 On the Go: Friday October 2

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It's the evening of Friday, October 2 and these are the top stories you need to know right now on AOL.com.




1. Oregon shooting victims: Teens just starting out, teacher
Authorities released the identities of the nine victims of the Oregon college shooting today. They ranged from young teens just starting out to parents and an assistant professor.

2. Obama: I will not sign 'short-sighted' spending bill to keep government open
President Obama announced today he will not sign another stopgap spending bill after the current one expires on December 11. He called on Congress to "do its job" and not "flirt with another shutdown."

3. Hurricane Joaquin batters Bahamas; ship missing in storm
Hurricane Joaquin continues to destroy houses and unleash flooding in the Bahamas. A cargo ship with 33 people on board has also gone missing.

4. Obama says Putin wrong on Syria but no 'proxy war'
Russia's dramatic entry into the Syrian civil war has been creating a lot of extra tension, but President Obama said today he would not allow it to turn into a "proxy war" between the U.S. and Russia.

5. Oregon gunman may have killed more if not for hero student
The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college was well armed and could have hurt more people if it hadn't been for a heroic military veteran who tried to stop him.

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Meriah Calvert, left, of Roseburg, Ore., and an unidentified woman pray by candles spelling out the initials for Umpqua Community College after a candlelight vigil Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. A man opened fire at the school before dying in a shootout with police. (AP Photo/John Locher)
The photos of three of the victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College are displayed at a news conference, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. In the photos, from left, are Quinn Cooper, 18, Lucas Eibel, 18, center, and Jason Johnson, 33. They were among those killed when Chris Harper Mercer, walked into a class at the community college, Thursday, and opened fire. At left is Portland Police Sgt. Peter Simpson and right is Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli
A sign honoring those killed in a fatal shooting at Umpqua Community College, is displayed Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. Armed with multiple guns, Chris Harper Mercer, walked into a class at the community college, Thursday, and opened fire, killing several and wounding others. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
ROSEBURG, OR - OCTOBER 02: Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin (C) speaks to the press about the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College on October 2, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon. Yesterday 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer went on a shooting rampage at the campus, killing 9 people and wounding another seven before he was killed. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
ROSEBURG, OR - OCTOBER 02: Crime scene tape limits access to Umpqua Community College on October 2, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon. Yesterday 10 people were killed and seven were wounded on the campus when 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer went on a shooting rampage. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 a bomb explosion is seen in Syria. Pentagon officials urged the Russian military on Thursday to focus its airstrikes in Syria on Islamic State fighters rather than opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad, U.S. administration officials said. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 a bomb explosion is seen in Syria. Pentagon officials urged the Russian military on Thursday to focus its airstrikes in Syria on Islamic State fighters rather than opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad, U.S. administration officials said. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 a bomb explosion is seen in Syria. Pentagon officials urged the Russian military on Thursday to focus its airstrikes in Syria on Islamic State fighters rather than opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad, U.S. administration officials said. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., center, accompanied by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, right, walks to the House to vote on a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved the stopgap spending bill to keep the federal government open, but with no assurance there won't be yet another shutdown showdown in December. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., center, accompanied by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, right, walks to the House floor to vote on a stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress approved the stopgap spending bill to keep the federal government open, but with no assurance there won't be yet another shutdown showdown in December. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, center, speaks during a news conference on budget negotiations at the U.S. Capitol with Senator Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington, from right, Senator Charles Schumer, a Democrat from New York, Senator James Clyburn, a Democrat from South Carolina, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, and Representative Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat from Maryland, in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. Congress passed a stopgap U.S. government spending bill yesterday hours before a shutdown deadline Wednesday, a temporary win that provides no road map for how deeply divided lawmakers will handle their next must-do priorities. The spending measure provides only a temporary solution by funding the government through Dec. 11. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
This satellite image taken Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 at 8:45 a.m. EDT, and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), shows Hurricane Joaquin of the Bahamas. The Category 4 storm ripped off roofs, uprooted trees and unleashed heavy flooding as it hurled torrents of rain across the eastern and central Bahamas on Friday, and the U.S. Coast Guard said it was searching for a cargo ship with 33 people aboard that went missing during the storm. (NOAA via AP)
Craig Fugate, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), right, talks about the status of Hurricane Joaquin as it moves through the eastern Bahamas as Rick Knabb, Director of the National Hurricane Center, left, looks on at the National Hurricane Center, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, in Miami. Forecasters were still gathering data to determine how it might affect the U.S. East Coast. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 1: Hurricane Joaquin is bringing heavy rain to the Washington, DC area. On Thursday, Oct 1, 2015 pedestrians walk past Freedom Hair Salon on Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring, MD. (Photo by Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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