Hearing off for man charged with posing as missing child

U.S. 06/13/19, 06:51

A pretrial hearing has been canceled for the 24-year-old man charged with impersonating a long-missing child. A court notice was posted Thursday morning, a few hours ahead of what had been scheduled as the final pretrial hearing for Brian Michael Rini (REE'-nee) of Medina (meh-DYE'-nuh), Ohio. U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett on ...

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

World 05/25/19, 03:07

Photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes people walking through the dappled light of the Medina of Fez in Morocco; a woman walking through her roofless house after ...

Ai Weiwei remembers disappearance of 43 Mexican students

New York 04/18/19, 20:40

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's interest in studying human rights around the world led to his meeting with relatives of the 43 college students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014. That encounter led, in turn, to his new exhibit in Mexico's capital.Ai has lived under house arrest in China and ...

Update: No bond for man accused of impersonating child

U.S. 04/09/19, 13:11

The Latest on an Ohio man accused of impersonating a missing child (all times local):2:05 p.m.A federal magistrate has ordered that a 23-year-old man charged with lying to federal agents about being a missing child from Illinois continue to be held without bond.U.S. Magistrate Karen Litkovitz said Tuesday she considers ...

Man due in court, accused of lying about being missing child

U.S. 04/09/19, 08:46

A 23-year-old man faces a U.S. magistrate Tuesday on a charge that he lied to federal agents about being a missing child from Illinois. Authorities on Friday charged Brian Michael Rini, of Medina, Ohio, a day after DNA testing ruled him out as being Timmothy Pitzen, who disappeared in 2011 at ...

FBI: Man jailed after claim has twice made similar claims

U.S. 04/05/19, 10:56

A man who authorities say claimed to be an Illinois boy who disappeared eight years ago was charged Friday with making false statements. The FBI said the suspect had twice before made similar claims in which he falsely portrayed himself as a juvenile sex trafficking victim. Brian Rini of Medina, Ohio, ...

Man jailed after claim to be long-missing child unravels

U.S. 04/05/19, 07:43

The Latest on the investigation of a man who allegedly claimed to be a long-missing child from Illinois (all times local): 8:30 a.m. A 23-year-old man authorities say falsely claimed to be an Illinois boy missing for eight years is being held in an Ohio jail. Hamilton County's jail site shows Brian Rini ...

Arizona man connected by DNA to 4 slayings indicted in Ohio

U.S. 02/14/19, 20:33

Ohio authorities charged a man Thursday with aggravated murder in the 1992 slaying of a woman at a truck stop, one of four such killings they say he is linked to through DNA evidence.Samuel Legg III, 49, was extradited in January from Arizona to face charges in the sexual assault ...

Meg Medina wins Newbery medal, Sophie Blackall the Caldecott

Entertainment 01/28/19, 13:43

Meg Medina's "Merci Suarez Changes Gears," the story of a Florida sixth grader's struggles at school and at home, has won the prestigious John Newbery Medal for "outstanding contribution to children's literature." Sophie Blackall's "Hello Lighthouse," in which the natural world is seen through the eyes of a lighthouse keeper, ...

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