Top 5 On The Go: Wednesday, October 21



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)
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)
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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