• Amber Alert Issued for Massachusetts Six-Year-Old

    Amber Alert Issued for Massachusetts Six-Year-Old

    (FITCHBURG, Mass.) — Police in Massachusetts are searching for a 6-year-old girl who they say was taken by her biological mother. An Amber Alert was issued for Alize Whipple, 6, who was last seen Wednesday in Fitchburg, Mass., getting on the school bus to go home. She was wearing a pink top, pink pants and pink sparkly shoes. Police said they believe that Alize is with her mother Leeanna Wilson, 50, who does not have custody of the little girl. “There is reason to believe Leeanna may cause harm to the child,” the Amber Alert announcement said. Police issued the… Read more

  • Arbitrator Rules to Reduce A-Rod Suspension to 162 Games

    Arbitrator Rules to Reduce A-Rod Suspension to 162 Games

    (NEW YORK) — An independent arbitrator ruled to reduce the suspension of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez to 162 games on Saturday, keeping him from competing during the 2014 Major League Baseball season. Rodriguez was suspended in August 2013 for 211 games, which covered the end of the 2013 season, the 2013 playoffs and the 2014 season. A-Rod played the final 49 games of the 2013 season while his appeal was underway. While the total number of games Rodriguez will be suspended for was dropped, the suspension ends at the end of the 2014 season, just as the original… Read more

  • High-Profile Naval Academy Sexual Assault Case Takes Unexpected Turn

    High-Profile Naval Academy Sexual Assault Case Takes Unexpected Turn

    (NEW YORK) — A high-profile U.S. Naval Academy sexual assault case took an unexpected turn Friday after charges were dropped against a midshipmen accused of sexually assaulting a female classmate — a development that could throw into doubt the remaining court martial case involving a second male accused in the same incident. Defense attorneys in the remaining case say the dismissal of charges on Friday means their client’s case should also be dropped. Citing insufficient evidence, Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Admiral Michael Miller dismissed the case against Midshipman Eric Graham of Eight Mile, Ala., who had been charged with sexually… Read more

  • New Documents Detail Bridge Scandal; No Apparent Link to NJ Gov. Christie

    New Documents Detail Bridge Scandal; No Apparent Link to NJ Gov. Christie

    (NEW YORK) — Thousands of pages of documents released Friday show officials loyal to Gov. Chris Christie went out of their way to try and show they were conducting a traffic study, including a power point presentation with maps of traffic in the Ft. Lee area, yet, it’s clear from the emails it was due to political retribution. Officials even put together a power point presentation titling it an “early assessment” of “Reallocation of Toll Lanes at the GWB.” There was no evidence in the documents linking Christie directly to the lane closures, but sources with the New Jersey state… Read more

  • 2000-Year-Old Female Remains Found at Florida Construction Site

    2000-Year-Old Female Remains Found at Florida Construction Site

    (DAVIE, Fla.) — The remains of a Native American woman preserved for 2,000 years has been discovered five feet under the asphalt of a main road in Davie, Fla., after a routine archaeological inspection mandated by state law. Ryan Franklin, a bio-archaeologist, uncovered the remains of a woman who is believed to have been a member of the Tequesta tribe. “It was pretty exciting to find,” Franklin told ABC News Friday. When the archaeological team was summoned to Pine Island Road during the excavation of a construction site, they first found a couple of loose teeth, Franklin said. Loose teeth… Read more

  • TV Broadcasters vs. Aereo: Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Major Case

    TV Broadcasters vs. Aereo: Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Major Case

    (WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court announced Friday it would take up a challenge from the major broadcasting networks to Aereo — a retransmission service backed by media mogul Barry Diller. Aereo transmits to its subscribers broadcast television programs over the Internet for a monthly subscription fee. It does not have any license from copyright holders to record or transmit their programs. In court papers, former Solicitor General Paul Clement, who is representing the networks, including ABC, does not mince his words. He says the case presents questions of copyright law that “profoundly affect, and potentially endanger, over-the-air-broadcast television.” Copyright law… Read more

  • Alleged Phony Doctor Faces Victims in Court

    Alleged Phony Doctor Faces Victims in Court

    (SAN DIEGO) — A California man is on trial after he allegedly posed as a doctor and treated desperate cancer and HIV patients, taking their money in the process. Keith Barton, 51, is currently on trial in San Diego for multiple charges including grand theft, treating patients without a medical license and false impersonation of a doctor. According to court documents, for three years Barton allegedly catered to patients with cancer and HIV, taking thousands of dollars from his “patients” for treatments that didn’t work. According to court documents, Barton impersonated a licensed doctor from the San Francisco area who… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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