‘Nightline’ Daily Line, Nov. 15: Israeli Air Strikes on Gaza

By ABC News

Nov 15, 2012 6:51pm

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3:49 p.m. ET: ABC News’ Alex Marquardt has been live tweeting the bombings:

 

1: 52 p.m. ET: DEVELOPING: ABC News’ Alex Marquardt reports from the Erez border crossing: Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip stretched into another day as Hamas and other militant groups retaliated, the latest escalation of violence between the two sides that followed Israel’s assassination Wednesday of Hamas’ top military commander. 

Read the full story HERE

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12:41 p.m. ET: Is it the end of Twinkies as we know them?

Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of the iconic snack, announced on Wednesday that it will liquidate the entire company if not enough striking employees return to work by Thursday evening.

“We simply do not have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike,” Hostess CEO Gregory Rayburn said in a statement Wednesday. “Therefore, if sufficient employees do not return to work by 5 p.m., EST, on Thursday to restore normal operations, we will be forced to immediately move to liquidate the entire company, which will result in the loss of nearly 18,000 jobs.”

Read the full story HERE

“Nightline” reported on Twinkies’ potential demise back in January. Watch our piece here:

 

11:40 a.m. ET: UPDATE: Tech guru John McAfee told ABC News in his first broadcast interview that he did not kill his neighbor Gregory Faull, and is now in hiding, fearful of what he calls a “corrupt government” in Belize that he believes is trying to kill him.

“I am a very nice guy and certainly innocent of the charges leveled against me,” McAfee told ABC News by phone on Wednesday.

Read ABC’s Matt Gutman’s full story HERE

 

10:07 a.m. ET: PETRAEUS AFFAIR: The FBI agent who investigated harassing emails to a Florida socialite, a probe that set off a chain of events leading to the resignation of CIA director David Petraeus over an extramarital affair, was a veteran investigator who has worked on high-profile terrorism cases.

The agent was identified as Frederick Humphries by a former federal agent, a source familiar with the Petraeus investigation and Humphries’ attorney, Lawrence Berger.

Read the full story HERE. “Nightline” was the first to report on Humphries’ identity for the network. Watch our report from last night here:

 

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