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At Least 3 Dead in Amtrak Train Derailment in Montana

JOPLIN, Mont. — At least three people were killed Saturday afternoon when an Amtrak train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed in north-central Montana, toppling several cars onto their sides, authorities said.

In this photo provided by Kimberly Fossen people work at the scene of an Amtrak train derailment on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in north-central Montana. Multiple people were injured when the train that runs between Seattle and Chicago derailed Saturday, the train agency said. (Kimberly Fossen via AP)

Ortiz: Rubio Bill Would Hold Woke Corporations Accountable

Alfredo Ortiz of Job Creators Network writes in RealClear Politics about legislation proposed by Sen. Marco Rubio designed to protect shareholders from company CEOs who take “woke” political actions counter to sound business practices.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 19: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) questions Kelly Craft, President Trump's nominee to be Representative to the United Nations, during her nomination hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on June 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. Craft has faced extensive scrutiny for her ties to the …

Melvin Van Peebles, Godfather of Black Cinema, Dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking playwright, musician and movie director whose work ushered in the “Blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has died. He was 89.

Mario & Melvin Van Peebles photographed at the Philadelphia Film Festival promoting the film Baadasssss! in which Mario plays his filmmaker father Melvin. Philadelphia, PA. April 15, 2004. Credit: Scott Weiner/MediaPunch /IPX

Jane Powell, Hollywood Golden-age Musicals Star, Dies at 92

LOS ANGELES — Jane Powell, the bright-eyed, operatic-voiced star of Hollywood’s golden age musicals who sang with Howard Keel in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” and danced with Fred Astaire in “Royal Wedding,” has died. She was 92.

American actress, singer and dancer Jane Powell wearing a tennis themed top, 15th January 1953. (Photo by Virgil Apger/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Allegations Fly as Recall Vote Looms for California’s Gavin Newsom

LOS ANGELES — In a blitz of TV ads and a last-minute rally, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom urged voters Sunday to turn back a looming recall vote that could remove him from office, while leading Republican Larry Elder broadly criticized the media for what he described as double standards that insulated Newsom from criticism and scrutiny throughout the contest.

California Governor Gavin Newsom is live-streamed as he speaks at a press conference held at the Stribley Park Community Center in Stockton.CLIFFORD OTO/THE STOCKTON RECORD Newsompresser 172a 27148179

‘The Wire’ Star Michael K. Williams, 54, Found Dead in NYC Apartment

Michael K. Williams, the award-winning actor perhaps best known for his iconic role as Omar, a gay, shotgun-toting vigilante in the HBO hit drama series “The Wire,” was found dead in his apartment in Brooklyn on Monday. Police said the actor was found by a family member. He was 54.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 07: Michael K. Williams poses for the 2021 Critics Choice Awards on March 07, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/Getty Images for ABA)

At Least 30 Dead in DR Congo Massacre Blamed on Jihadists

Rebels shot or hacked to death at least 30 people in a new massacre in northeastern DR Congo, and the attack has been attributed to the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a group linked to the Islamic State,

The convoy was under escort by UN peacekeepers in the MONUSCO force and the Congolese army

Heavy Rain from Ida Forces Bonnaroo Music Fest to Cancel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Heavy rains from Hurricane Ida have forced Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee to cancel as organizers say the waterlogged festival grounds are unsafe for driving or camping.

A general view of atmosphere during the 2015 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival - Day 4 on June 14, 2015 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)