4:26 p.m. ET: Twinkies saved?
A bankruptcy judge asked Hostess Brands Inc., the maker of Wonder Bread and Twinkies, and its bakers’ union to agree to mediation before the company liquidates, creating a possible life-line for about 18,000 jobs.
“Nightlin” did a story about the Twinkies’ possible demise earlier this year. Watch the story HERE:
3:27 p.m. ET: Becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit this long-isolated nation, President Obama today extended “the hand of friendship” as the country emerges from five decades of harsh authoritarian rule, but cautioned that the young democracy has “much further to go.”
2:16 p.m. ET: “Nightline” anchor Cynthia McFadden tweeted:
— Cynthia McFadden (@CynthiaMcFadden) November 19, 2012
12:04 p.m. ET: UPDATE: An Israeli strike on a Gaza City high-rise today has killed one of the top militant leaders of Islamic Jihad, the Palestinian militant group said.
11:22 a.m. ET: “Nightline” producer Brandon Baur tweeted:
— Brando (@BrandonBaur) November 19, 2012
10:58 a.m. ET: “Nightline” anchor Bill Weir tweeted about his piece on the documentary, “Chasing Ice”:
Can artists convince global warming skeptics in ways scientists cannot? The power of time-lapse and a chalk line: abcn.ws/XjVIos
— Bill Weir (@BillWeirABC) November 19, 2012
10:10 a.m. ET: LATEST FROM GAZA: ABC’s Alex Marquardt reports:
Palestinian deaths climbed to 96 Monday when four more, including two children, were killed in a strike on a sports stadium the Israel Defense Forces said was being used to launch rockets. Gaza health officials said half of those killed were children, women or elderly men.