'Nightline' Daily Line, Oct. 9: Battle for the Arctic

VIDEO: Shell oil wants to drill in the Chukchi Sea, but Greenpeace is trying to stop them.

6:24 p.m. ET: The parents of missing Colorado 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway spoke publicly for the first time today and denied any involvement in the disappearance of their daughter, calling her "the rock" in their lives.

"I know I didn't do anything. Everybody that's here knows I didn't do anything," Jessica's mom Sarah Ridgeway said.

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3:36 p.m. ET: What's it like diving down to the depths of the frigid Chukchi Sea, off the northern shores of Alaska? It's like this:

1:49 p.m. ET: BREAKING: Extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner canceled his planned death-defying 23-mile free fall on Tuesday into the New Mexico desert because of high winds.

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12:50 p.m. ET: BATTLE FOR THE ARCTIC: The bottom of the Chukchi Sea, off Alaska's north shore, is one of the most hotly contested places under the sea. It is here that Shell Oil, Co., is looking for oil and Greenpeace is trying to stop them.

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10:44 a.m. ET: BREAKING: A Pennsylvania judge sentenced Jerry Sandusky to 30 to 60 years in jail today.

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9:56 a.m. ET: With the war in Iraq over and U.S. troops withdrawing from Afghanistan, first lady Michelle Obama has made it her mission to support America's servicemen and women returning from a decade of conflict.

"We have to rally around for these families. We have to be that safety net for them because, they're leaving to serve us. They're fighting for the rights and freedoms of all of us. And that's what's moved me about this effort," an emotional first lady told "Nightline" anchor Cynthia McFadden in an interview at the White House. Read the full story HERE

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Watch Part Two of " Nightline" anchor Cynthia McFadden's three-part interview with First Lady Michelle Obama TONIGHT on " Nightline" at 11:35 p.m. ET. Watch Part One HERE:

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