Top 5 On the Go: Monday October 12

It's the evening of Monday, October 12 and these are the top stories you need to know right now on AOL.com.



1. Evidence mounts for El Nino that could ease Calif. drought
Scientists say El Nino will finally bring a much needed wet winter to California, but it may also wreak havoc and bring chaotic storms, floods and mudslides.

2. Students return to Oregon community college after shooting
Hundreds of people held heartwarming signs as students returned today to the Oregon community college where a gunman killed nine people last week.

3. U.S. airdrops ammunition to Syria rebels
A military official said U.S. forces airdropped ammunition and other supplies to rebels this week as part of a revamped strategy to fight ISIS in Syria.

4. Washington Post says Iran's conviction of its reporter is 'contemptible'
The Washington Post criticized Iran today after the country convicted one of its reporters of espionage, calling it an "outrageous injustice."

5. Coolest air mass of the season possible this weekend; snow in the interior northeast?
A shift in weather patterns across the U.S. may bring a series of cold fronts to parts of the Midwest and East this weekend, with some areas even getting their first snowfall.

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EUGENE, OR - OCTOBER 10: A black ribbon is shown painted on the turf before the game between the Oregon Ducks and the Washington State Cougars at Autzen Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Eugene, Oregon. The ribbon commemorates the victims of the campus shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon on October 1, 2015. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
ROSE BURG, OR - OCTOBER 09: A general view of a makeshift memorial near the campus of Umpqua Community College Campus on October 9, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon. A gunman killed eight students and a writing teacher and injured nine others in a campus there in a shooting on October 1, 2015. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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