Amber Alert Issued for Massachusetts Six-Year-Old

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_e2c8913e68.jpgNational Center for Missing and Exploited Children (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.

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Arbitrator Rules to Reduce A-Rod Suspension to 162 Games

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_9d360fda17.jpgPhoto by Scott Halleran/Getty Images (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.

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High-Profile Naval Academy Sexual Assault Case Takes Unexpected Turn

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_42f4079e0d.jpgCreatas/Thinkstock (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.

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Auction for Rhino Hunt Goes on Despite Death Threats

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_af3b60f882.jpgFile Photo iStockphoto/Thinkstock (DALLAS) --  The chance to hunt an endangered black rhino will be auctioned off this weekend in Texas, where the Dallas Safari Club has pursued its controversial auction despite public outrage and even death threats. The Texas-based hunting group is holding its annual convention this week in Dallas, where animal rights activists have promised to protest the rhino hunt. The group has even received death threats because of the auction prize, according to ABC News affiliate station WFAA-TV in Dallas.

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New Al Qaeda Threat to US Homeland

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_01accbd88d.jpgSALAH AL-ASHKAR/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Dozens of people from the U.S. who fought in Syria have returned home and are under FBI surveillance, but American officials fear that they haven't identified all of them, several senior officials told ABC News in interviews beginning last October.

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