NEWS OF THE DAY
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.