6:28 p.m. ET: BREAKING: The 23-year-old man who accused Kevin Clash, the man who has been the voice of Elmo on “Sesame Street” for nearly three decades, of having had a sexual relationship with him when he was a minor recanted the allegation today.
Clash had denied any wrongdoing since the accusations first came out Monday. “Nightline” interviewed him last year when the documentary about his life, “Being Elmo” was released. Watch the interview HERE:
5:48 p.m. ET: DEVELOPING: Police in the Caribbean country of Belize are now engaged in a full-scale search for John McAfee, the eccentric software magnate who is considering a “person of interest” in the Sunday slaying of his neighbor, and say that his flight and his history of feuding with the victim “bring some questions to mind.”
Read the developing story HERE and tune into “Nightline” tonight for the latest on the McAfee case.
4:13 p.m. ET: PATREAUS SEX SCANDAL: The plot thickens…
The Florida woman whose report of harassing emails from Paula Broadwell ultimately led to the resignation of CIA director Gen. David Petraeus may be a “nice, rich, bored socialite,” as one U.S. official described her, but she also pursued close ties to top military and intelligence officials, and with her husband and twin sister has endured recent financial and legal woes.
Jill Kelley, 37, is a Tampa socialite who volunteered her time to support the military, planned and hosted charitable events and forged tight friendships with top brass. Her sister Natalie also became friendly with major players, including both Gen. Petraeus and Gen. John Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, who wrote letters on her behalf as she battled her ex-husband for custody of her son.
12:12 p.m. ET: BLACK GOLD: Drillers in Utah and Colorado are poking into a massive shale deposit trying to find a way to unlock oil reserves that are so vast they would swamp OPEC.
10:37 a.m. ET: TONIGHT on Nightline: ABC’s senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper offers a glimpse into the pages of his new book, “The Outpost,” where he writes about when Combat Outpost Keating was viciously attacked by Taliban insurgents in 2009.
More recently, Tapper went to Forward Operating Base Bostick, a remote United States military base located in mountainous northern Afghanistan, last year. His report aired on “Nightline” on Thanksgiving day, Nov. 24, 2011. Watch it HERE: