5:05 p.m. ET: Is this possibly the cutest animal ever?
The slow loris, a tiny creature from the jungle with oh-so-probing eyes, looks like a furry cartoon character. Few had ever heard of this animal until it became a YouTube sensation, attracting millions of views, but that is what’s threatening the animal’s existence.
4:14 p.m. ET: Disgraced former CIA director Petraeus spent almost four hours in closed door hearings before the House and Senate intelligence committees this morning to testify about what he learned first-hand about the Sept. 11 attack in the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
2:04 p.m. ET: Happy birthday, Mr. Speaker…
ABC’s Jon Karl reports that the really nice bottle of wine the president gave to John Boehner for his birthday could violate House ethics rules.
1:16 p.m. ET: “Nightline” anchor Bill Weir tweeted:
— Bill Weir (@BillWeirABC) November 16, 2012
Watch Bill’s video HERE:
11:01 a.m. ET: DEVELOPING: An oil and gas rig off the coast of Louisiana was hit by an explosion and fire this morning, leaving at least two crew members missing and possibly as many as 15, Coast Guard officials said.
10:12 a.m. ET: ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT: ABC’s Alex Marquardt reports from Gaza:
Israeli air strikes and rocket launches from the Gaza Strip stretched into the third day despite talk of a temporary truce.
Israel said it would stop its aerial bombardment of Gaza as Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil visits the narrow enclave, but Palestinian militants continued to fire rockets toward Israel amid the sounds of Israeli missiles landing in Gaza City.
Read his full story HERE and follow Alex on Twitter @marquardta for regular updates.