5 Things to Know on Oct. 21

A look at the news you need to know today. Find more in our full Morning Briefing: http://nyti.ms/1LLoR3l
  1. Paul Ryan names his price
    Rep. Paul Ryan is waiting for his Republican colleagues to decide if they'll agree to his conditions for serving as speaker of the House. http://nyti.ms/1hTtoo9
  2. Syria's president is in Moscow
    Bashar al-Assad met with Vladimir Putin late Tuesday night to discuss their joint military campaign in Syria. http://nyti.ms/1NU2kDP
  3. The call to cut prison rosters
    More than 130 U.S. police chiefs, prosecutors and sheriffs joined the movement to reduce the nation's incarceration rate. Some of them will meet with President Obama on Thursday. http://nyti.ms/1Xk1wKb
  4. Hillary Clinton's Benghazi testimony is tomorrow
    As both Hillary Clinton and the Benghazi committee prepare for tomorrow's question, the committee's leader is struggling to uphold his panel's credibility. http://nyti.ms/1hTuVKU
  5. NYC police officer killed
    A 33-year-old police officer was shot in the head and killed after a gunfight between rival crews in East Harlem led to a sprawling police chase and a shootout. http://nyti.ms/1NU2ACU