From USA TODAY
N. Korea releases U.S. student Otto Warmbier; parents say he is in coma
WASHINGTON — North Korea has released Cincinnati native Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old college student who had been detained and imprisoned in that reclusive dictatorship for more than a year.”At the direction of the president, the Department of State has secured the release of Otto Warmbier from North Korea,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement Tuesday. “Mr. Warmbier is en route to the United States, where he will be reunited with his family.”Otto Warmbier’s parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, confirmed in a statement that their son is in a coma. “We have been told that he has been in that condition since March of 2016. We learned of this only one week ago,” they said.