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Man who claimed to be Timmothy Pitzen pleads not guilty to federal charges

The Ohio man who allegedly claimed to be Timmothy Pitzen, a boy who disappeared in 2011, pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges of making false statements to federal agents. Brian Michael Rini, 23, of Medina appeared in federal court, where he entered his pleas. He faces up to eight years in prison if convicted.…MORE

Historic Salt Lake Temple to close for 4 years for renovations

Salt Lake Temple will shut its doors by the end of the year and remain closed for the next four years as major renovations are underway, church officials said Friday. The temple in downtown Salt Lake City, where The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is headquartered, will close on December 29 to address…MORE

DC attorney general investigating preschool at prominent Washington synagogue

The attorney general of Washington is investigating the preschool at Washington Hebrew Congregation, a prominent synagogue in the nation’s capital, several days after parents filed a civil suit against the school alleging their children were sexually abused by a teacher there. “We can confirm that the office of the attorney general is conducting an investigation…MORE

Tinder and Bumble remove George Zimmerman from their platforms

George Zimmerman appears to be looking for a good time. Dating apps don’t want any part of it. Tinder recently removed Zimmerman, who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012, from its platform. According to screen grabs of the profile obtained by Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, Zimmerman went by the alias “Carter” and claimed to be…MORE

Pete Buttigieg Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. Personal:Birth date: January 19, 1982 Birth place: South Bend, Indiana Birth name: Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg Father: Joseph A. Buttigieg, an English professor Mother: Anne Montgomery, a linguist Marriage: Chasten Glezman (2018-present) Education: Harvard College, 2004,…MORE

What’s open and what’s closed on Good Friday

It’s Good Friday, a day of mourning for Christians around the world that marks the day Jesus died on the cross. This Friday is also the first day of Passover, the Jewish holiday celebrating the exodus of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. Many Christians observe Good Friday by fasting and attending church services, while Jews…MORE

Two 14-year-old girls drew up plans to kill 9 people, police say

Two 14-year-old girls in Florida have been arrested after a teacher discovered their plans to kill nine people, sheriff’s reports say. The Highlands County School Board confirmed in a statement to CNN that two Avon Park Middle School students were taken into custody Wednesday for “a possible plan to harm others off campus,” but declined…MORE

Southern California experiences an earthquake every three minutes, a new study finds

Southern California gets a lot more action than we thought. In a new study, researchers from the California Institute of Technology and University of California, San Diego have uncovered nearly two million previously unidentified tiny earthquakes that happened between 2008 and 2017. That translates to roughly 495 earthquakes a day in Southern California, or an…MORE