Top 5 On the Go: Friday, October 23

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1. Hurricane Patricia slams into Mexican coast as dangerous Category 5 storm
Hurricane Patricia, the most powerful tropical cyclone ever measured in the Western Hemisphere, slammed into Mexico's Pacific coast today, making landfall as a Category 5 storm.

2. Hundreds at candlelight vigil for Swedish school stabbings
Hundreds of people gathered for a candlelight vigil in Sweden today in honor of those who were killed and wounded when a masked man went on a rampage yesterday armed with a sword and knife.

3. Report: Pilots in deadly Black Hawk crash disobeyed orders
An investigation into the Black Hawk helicopter crash that killed all 11 service members on board last March revealed the pilots had disobeyed direct orders.

4. Carter: Soldier heroically entered Kurdish-ISIS firefight
Defense officials said today the U.S. soldier who died during a hostage rescue mission in Iraq heroically ran into a firefight to defend Kurdish forces.

5. Mitt Romney makes surprising comment about Obamacare
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney made an eyebrow-raising comment today in which he partially took credit for Obamacare.

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Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney answers questions during a question-and-answer period following his address to the student body and guests in Starkville, Miss., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Romney joked about his time as a candidate and addressed a number of world issues including terrorism, world economy and domestically "the need for strong American leadership," and job creation for Americans. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney visits with diners at Little Dooey, a barbecue restaurant in Starkville, Miss., Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Romney hasn't officially declared himself a presidential candidate again, but the 2012 Republican nominee looked and sounded like one during the stop in Mississippi. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, in Anchorage Alaska. Sullivan is challenging U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
A worker boards up the front of a waterfront business, as residents prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Patricia in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. Patricia barreled toward southwestern Mexico Friday as a monster Category 5 storm, the strongest ever in the Western Hemisphere. Locals and tourists were either hunkering down or trying to make last-minute escapes ahead of what forecasters called a "potentially catastrophic landfall" later in the day. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
Residents prepare for the arrival of Hurricane Patricia filling sand bags to protect beachfront businesses, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015. Patricia barreled toward southwestern Mexico Friday as a monster Category 5 storm, the strongest ever in the Western Hemisphere. Locals and tourists were either hunkering down or trying to make last-minute escapes ahead of what forecasters called a "potentially catastrophic landfall" later in the day. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO - OCTOBER 23: People take safety measures before the arrival of Hurricane Patricia, which is already considered by Mexican authorities as 'unprecedented'. All government agencies are on high alert in Mexico. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on October 23, 2015. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
This photo provided by the U.S. Army shows Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler. Wheeler. A spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq has identified the commando killed in a raid against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq as Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler. (US Army via AP)
ARLINGTON, VA - OCTOBER 23: U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter holds a news conference at the Pentagon October 23, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. Carter went into further detail about a raid by U.S. and Iraqi Kurdish fighters on an ISIS compound that resulted in the release of 70 captives and the death of Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, the first American to die in combat operations against the terror group. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Secretary of the Army John McHugh, left, looks on as mourners place roses on the casket of Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich III, during a burial service at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. Florich, 26, member of the Louisiana Army National Guard, was among four guardsmen and seven Marines killed when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed on March 10, 2015, off the coast of Florida. The Army said that because Florich was on active duty for training only, he did not meet the requirements for burial at Arlington, but McHugh approved an exception to policy to allow Florich to be buried at Arlington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Members the the Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard, carry the flag draped casket of Army Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich III, during a burial service at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. Florich, 26, member of the Louisiana Army National Guard, was among four guardsmen and seven Marines killed when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed on March 10, 2015, off the coast of Florida. The Army said that because Florich was on active duty for training only, he did not meet the requirements for burial at Arlington, but Secretary of the Army John McHugh approved an exception to policy to allow Florich to be buried at Arlington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
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