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Bus pur­suit: Re­ports of a man armed with a gun and threat­en­ing to kill fel­low pas­sen­gers on a Grey­hound bus led to a po­lice chase of the ve­hi­cle that started in Wis­con­sin and ended in north­ern Illi­nois. None of the 40 peo­ple aboard the bus bound for Chicago from Mil­wau­kee late Fri­day was in­jured, and the sus­pect was taken into cus­tody af­ter au­thor­i­ties, us­ing spike strips to flat­ten the tires of the bus, forced the ve­hi­cle to stop on In­ter­state 94 near the Illi­nois town of Wadsworth. Au­thor­i­ties said they be­gan chas­ing the bus af­ter get­ting a call from some­one who was on board. A pas­sen­ger, Patrick Dodd, said the in­ci­dent be­gan when the man, who said he had a gun, started to threaten pas­sen­gers.

Train fa­tal­ity: A high-speed train in Florida that was of­fer­ing pre­view runs a day be­fore its de­but struck and killed a woman, po­lice said Satur­day. Melissa Lavell, 32, was cross­ing the tracks of the new Bright­line train Fri­day, Boyn­ton Beach po­lice said. Wit­nesses said she tried to make it across af­ter the guardrails were down. No one on the train was in­jured. The Bright­line train be­gan its ser­vice Satur­day, run­ning be­tween Fort Laud­erdale and West Palm Beach.

Pay dis­par­ity: Af­ter an out­cry over a sig­nif­i­cant dis­par­ity in pay be­tween co-stars, Mark Wahlberg agreed Satur­day to do­nate the $1.5 mil­lion he earned for reshoots for “All the Money in the World” to the sex­ual mis­con­duct de­fense ini­tia­tive Time’s Up. Wahlberg said he’ll do­nate the money in the name of his co-star, Michelle Wil­liams, who re­port­edly made less than $1,000 on the reshoots. The 10 days of reshoots were nec­es­sary af­ter Kevin Spacey was re­placed by Christo­pher Plum­mer when ac­cu­sa­tions of sex­ual mis­con­duct sur­faced against Spacey. Bev­erly Hills tal­ent agency Wil­liam Mor­ris En­deavor, which rep­re­sents both Wil­liams and Wahlberg, said it will do­nate an ad­di­tional $500,000 to Time’s Up.

Bridge name: Girl Scouts in Ge­or­gia have hired a lob­by­ist, met with the gover­nor and made plans for a milk-and­cook­ies re­cep­tion for state law­mak­ers as they try to get a Sa­van­nah bridge re­named for Girl Scouts founder Juli­ette Gordon Low. The Girl Scouts see an open­ing af­ter Sa­van­nah’s City Coun­cil called on the leg­is­la­ture last fall to re­move for­mer Gov. Eu­gene Tal­madge’s name from the bridge span­ning the Sa­van­nah River be­cause he was a seg­re­ga­tion­ist.

Man­ning cam­paign: Chelsea Man­ning, the trans­gen­der for­mer Army in­tel­li­gence an­a­lyst who was con­victed of leak­ing clas­si­fied doc­u­ments, will run for the U.S. Sen­ate in Mary­land. Man­ning, 30, filed her state­ment of can­di­dacy with the Fed­eral Elec­tion Com­mis­sion. She is run­ning as a Demo­crat and will prob­a­bly chal­lenge two-term Sen. Ben Cardin, also a Demo­crat. Cardin is an over­whelm­ing fa­vorite to win. Man­ning, who spent more than six years be­hind bars, came out as trans­gen­der af­ter be­ing sen­tenced. Pres­i­dent Barack Obama granted cle­mency to Man­ning be­fore leav­ing of­fice.

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