The University of Southern California has “placed holds on the accounts of students who may be associated with the alleged admissions scheme,” the school said in a statement on its website. And lawmakers in Congress have already introduced legislationaimed at leveling the playing field for college students.
But many of those students say they aren’t surprised by the the scheme that involved bribing university coaches and test proctors to get wealthy students into some of the nation’s top schools.
A Chicago police officer who had just finished his shift was shot and killed early Saturday in an apparently random attack, officials said.
The off-duty officer and another victim were ambushed and shot about 3:30 a.m. local time while sitting in a vehicle in the Downtown section of the city, police brass said in a news conference Saturday morning. The two shooting victims and two other people, including another off-duty police officer, had just left a nightclub, officials said.
The other victim who was shot, an unidentified man who is not a police officer, was in critical condition and in surgery, officials said. He is expected to survive, police said.
A phone scam targeting families uses information obtained through social media to convince people that their loved one has been abducted, NBC News reported.
Known as “virtual kidnapping,” hoaxers use the social media information to try and trick the people they call. It has even gone so far as a recording that sounds like the loved one is on the line.
The callers demand money immediately, working to keep people on the phone and have funds wired to them before finding out their loved one was never taken, according to NBC News.
Police urge anyone who receives a call like this to hang up immediately and call police. Never say your loved one’s name or give any information that could be used to trick you into thinking the hoax is real.
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PITTSBURGH – A man has died after a shooting in Pittsburgh’s Larimer neighborhood.
It happened in the 6400 block of Shetland Street Sunday evening.
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Pittsburgh police said when they arrived on the scene around 4:30 p.m., they found Daniel Carpenter, 42, of Pittsburgh. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
So far, no arrests have been made.
Organizers said more than 100 people participated in a candlelight vigil outside the Westmoreland Museum of American Art on Sunday night to honor the victims of the mass shooting at two New Zealand mosques.
Speakers included Haykin, Council on American Islam Relations of Pittsburgh member Safzar Khwaja, Westmoreland Diversity Coalition co-chair Rabbi Sara Perman, Greensburg-Jeannette NAACP President Ruth Tolbert, Sister Barbara Einloth of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill and Rev. Peter E. Nordby of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church of Youngwood.
A man was found shot in a vehicle on Shetland Avenue in the Larimer section of Pittsburgh.
According to Pittsburgh police, the man is in a local hospital in critical condition.At this time, there are no arrests or suspects, and the investigation is ongoing.
Police said initial investigations revealed that the driver, Kristopher Miller, 42, of West Virginia, struck one parked vehicle and one occupied vehicle and then drove the wrong way down 17th Street.
Police were able to stop Miller at East Carson and 14th streets and found four guns in his vehicle with no permit to carry, according to police. They also said he was visibly intoxicated.
Miller is charged with two counts of hit-and-run, reckless driving, driving under the influence, four counts of carrying a firearm without a license and multiple traffic violations.