Top 5 On The Go: Wednesday, October 21

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It's the evening of Wednesday, October 21 and these are the top stories you need to know right now on AOL.com.



1. Joe says no: Biden won't run, a boost for Clinton
Vice President Joe Biden announced today he won't be a candidate in the 2016 presidential race, solidifying Hillary Clinton's status as the Democratic front-runner.

2. House Freedom Caucus says supports Paul Ryan for Speaker
A key group of hardline conservatives said tonight it will support Paul Ryan for speaker of the House, which means he's almost guaranteed to get the position.

3. Study: 99 percent probability of Los Angeles-area quake
A new study exposed the terrifying probability of a magnitude-5 or greater earthquake striking the greater Los Angeles area within three years.​

4. Teenager describes fatal beating at upstate New York church
A New York teenager revealed shocking details in court today of the brutal attack at a secretive church that killed his older brother.

5. With record-breaking September, 2015 continues pace as warmest year on record
Last year, 2014 was the hottest year on record, but with so many historically hot months this year, 2015 might beat it.​

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UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 21: Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., greets a visitor along Independence Avenue after a vote in the Capitol, October 21 2015. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis., speaks at a news conference following a House Republican meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan told GOP lawmakers that he will run for speaker, but only if they embrace him by week's end as their consensus candidate, an ambitious bid to impose unity on a disordered and divided House. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Barack Obama watches as Vice President Joe Biden turns to his wife Dr. Jill Biden after announcing that he will not run for the presidential nomination, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
U.S. Vice President Joseph 'Joe' Biden, center, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House with his wife Jill Biden, right, and U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. Vice President Biden won't seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, ending months of deliberation and speculation and clearing the path for Hillary Clinton. Photographer: Mike Theiler/Pool via Bloomberg
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 20: Vice President Joe Biden speaks a gala to honor former Vice President Walter Mondale at the Four Seasonson October 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/WireImage)
This combo of images provided by NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration), shows the three-month temperature, left, and precipitation forecasts for the U.S. Forecasters say this winter El Nino is about to leave a big wet but not necessarily snowy footprint on much of the United States, including parched California. NOAA on Thursday issued a winter forecast, heavily influenced by one of the strongest El Ninos on record. (NOAA via AP)
This combo of images provided by NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration), shows the three-month temperature, left, and precipitation forecasts for the U.S. Forecasters say this winter El Nino is about to leave a big wet but not necessarily snowy footprint on much of the United States, including parched California. NOAA on Thursday issued a winter forecast, heavily influenced by one of the strongest El Ninos on record. (NOAA via AP)
CORRECTS TO THOMAS O'BRIEN III, NOT TOM O'BRIEN JR. - Sarah Ferguson, half-sister of Christopher and Lucas Leonard, sits next to her attorney Thomas O'Brien III as she appears in court for a preliminary hearing on a second-degree assault charge relative to the beating of Christopher Leonard on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in New Hartford, N.Y. Her case will be sent to Oneida County Clerk for grand jury consideration. Christopher sustained injuries during a counseling session turned violent at Word of Life Church while his brother, Lucas Leonard, died from injuries related to the violent counseling session. (Tina Russell/Observer-Dispatch via AP, Pool)
Laura Petrilli, left, and Bianca Petrilli attend a candlelight vigil in honor of Lucas Leonard and Christopher Leonard, two teenagers brothers who were beaten during a church counseling session, at St. Patrick St. Anthony Church in Chadwicks, N.Y., Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. Lucas Leonard died in the attack at the Word of Life Christian Church in the central New York town of New Hartford. (Tina Russel/Observer-Dispatch via AP, Pool)
Christopher Leonard appears in court to give a sworn testimony during a felony hearing for his half-sister, Sarah Ferguson on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, in New Hartford, N.Y. Ferguson is accused of second-degree assault for allegedly beating Christopher Leonard. Her case case will be sent to Oneida County Clerk for grand jury consideration. Christopher sustained injuries during a counseling session turned violent at Word of Life Church while his brother, Lucas Leonard, died from injuries related to the violent counseling session. (Tina Russell/Observer-Dispatch via AP, Pool)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: USC Cinema students take cover under their desks during an earthquake drill on October 15, 2015 in Los Angeles California. Students joined 21.5 million people worldwide who took part in safety drills and aftermath and recovery exercises in observance of the eighth annual Great ShakeOut. (Photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 15: USC Cinema students take cover under their desks during an earthquake drill on October 15, 2015 in Los Angeles California. Students joined 21.5 million people worldwide who took part in safety drills and aftermath and recovery exercises in observance of the eighth annual Great ShakeOut. (Photo by Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
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