Two Dead And More Injured After Train Accident

Two are dead and many more are injured after a luxury train derailed near the South African capital, Pretoria, the BBC reported.

The derailment of the Rovos Rail train resulted in the death of a mother and her baby born shortly after the accident. At least 25 people are injured.

"It's absolute carnage," Chris Botha, an emergency worker, said, the BBC reported.

Crew members advised riders to jump off the moving train when they realized the brakes did not work, USA Today said.

Forty-four of the passengers were American, four each were from France, South Africa, and Britain, and three were from Germany, for a total of 59 passengers, USA Today said.

100 Pulled Over After Biker Brawl

Police closed down a lane of U.S. Highway 61 after pulling over more than 100
bikers after a brawl between two rival biker gangs in Southeastern Minnesota,
KSAX said.

At least eight bike members of Hell's Angels and the Outlaws were involved in
a fight that broke out in the parking lots of Eagle Vi
ew Bar and Buck's Bar and Grill around 2 p.m. on Saturday, Kare 11 reported.

More than 100 members of Outlaw motorcycle club were pulled over near Minnesota
Highway 248 after leaving the two bars, Kare 11 said.

Police could not give any fighting citations because bikers from both groups
refused to talk, KSAX said.

One man with facial injuries claimed he fell. Two men with brass knuckles were
cited for possession of dangerous weapons, Kare 11 said.

One Farmer Saves Another

A South Dakota farmer rescued a Minnesota farmer from a grain bin earlier this
month, saving his life, the Pioneer Press reported.

David O'Hara, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, kept corn away Everett Vande
Roovt's head until rescue workers arrived at Voort's farm near Beaver

Roovt, 74, climbed into a grain bin to fix a problem, but was unable to climb
out. Corn swirled up to his neck, trapping him in the grain bin, the Pioneer
Press said.

O'Hara, who had an appointment with Roovt, was waiting in his kitchen with
his wife. Both went searching for Roovt after he didn't show up to the
appointment, the Pioneer Press said.

Roovt said he remembers little about the rescue, but credits O'Hara with
saving his life, KTTC said.

Nude Models At Art Display Groped

Nude models participating in an art museum display have complained of being groped by visitors, Kare 11 said.

Performers in Marina Abramovic's new exhibition, showing at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, have been pushed, pulled, poked, and groped, the New York Post said.

Will Rawls, one of the 38 performers, said one visitor touched his butt after brushing his hand, chest, and back, Kare 11 said.

"As he was passing me he looked me in the eyes and said 'You feel good man,'" Rawls said, Kare 11 reported.

Regardless of the incidents, all of the performers said they enjoy what they are doing.

"You feel you're a part of something bigger," Elke Luyten, another performer, said, the New York Post reported.

"We are well aware of the challenge posed by having nude performers in the galleries," the museum said in a statement. "Any visitor who improperly touches or disturbs any of the performers is escorted fromt the museum by MoMA security," Kare 11 reported.

The exhibit, titled "Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present," opened March 14 and runs until March 31.

Prom-Goers Watch As Limousine Is Taken Away

Prom-goers in Oklahoma watched as their rented limousine was driven away by a repo man Friday night, Kare 11 reported.

Landon Wiland and his friends, who were attending prom in Jenks, a suburb of Tulsa, had just gotten out of the their rental when the repo man drove it away, News 9 reported.

"Our limo is getting carjacked," Wiland first thought, Kare 11 reported.

Jim Nicolotti, owner of the rental company Galaxy Limos, said that the repossesion resulted from a miscommunication between his lender and the repossesion company. Nicolotti said he worked the issues out with his bank, but that the bank forgot to cancel the repossesion job, News 9 said.

Nicolotti said he would offer the prom-goers a partial refund of a free rental in the future, Kare 11 said.

Driver Hits Motorcycle Killing One

An Oakdale woman died after being thrown from a motorcycle Saturday morning when a car ran into the moving bike, Fox said.

William Sobania, 48, and Lori Sobania, 50, were hit when Amy Raymo pulled into oncoming traffic at the intersection of State Highway 63 and County Highway E, Kare 11 said. William Sobania was driving the motorcycle.

The emergency call came in at 11:23 a.m. William Sobania was airlifted and Lori Sobania was taken by ambulance to Regions Hospital. She was pronounced dead at 2 p.m., Kare 11 said.

Amy Raymo, 31, and her passenger, Sandra Raymo, 55, were taken to River Falls Area Hospital with undetermined injuries, Kare 11 said.

Plea Agreement In Trial Of Two Murdered Teenagers

A registered sex offender pleaded guilty to the murder to two teenage girls in northern San Diego County after agreeing to a deal that spared him from the death penalty Friday, the Los Angeles Times said.

John Albert Gardner III, 31, pleaded guilty to the murders of Chelsea King, 17, and Amber Dubois, 14. He will return to prison for life without the possibility of parole, in exchange for his plea.

Gardner admitted to kidnapping, raping and stabbing Amber, and to raping, strangling and burying Chelsea after dragging her to a remote area, CBS said. He also admitted to another attempted rape in San Diego last year.

Prosecutor Kristen Spieler said the victims' families agreed to the plea agreement before it proceeded, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis said that there would not have been enough evidence to take Gardner to court for Amber's murder without his guilty plea, the Los Angeles Time reported.

Twin Cities Twins Flash Mob

Song and dance erupted on the Target Plaza as a "flash mob" surprised waiting Twins fans Thursday morning, KSTP said.

The crowd that congregated in Target Plaza awaiting the start of the Twins game against the Red Sox, watched as 100 people performed versions of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and "We're Gonna Win Twins," Kare 11 reported.

The group quickly dispersed after performing for 3 1/2 minutes, Kare 11 said.

Web sites such as Facebook and Craigslist were used by organizers from "Meet Minneapolis" to organize the performance, Kare 11 reported.

Indian Stampede Leaves Five Dead

Five people died in a stampede during the Maha Kumbh festival as hundreds of thousands gathered to bathe in the Ganges River, the BBC reported.

It is unclear what caused the stampede on Wednesday in the northern Indian city of Hardiwar. Eyewitnesses said a clash between Hindu holy men and devotees triggered the stampede, but an official said the stampede followed a car accident, the BBC said.

At least 15 other people reported injuries as a result of the stampede.

Wednesday was the "main royal bathing day" of the Maha Kumbh, a religious festival held every 12 years, with smaller festivals held every three years, the BBC and Irish Examiner reported.

Eyewitnesses said the stampede followed a clash between the "naga sadhus," or naked holy men, and devotees, the BBC reported.

No More Fighting Sioux

The University of North Dakota will drop its "Fighting Sioux" nickname after a four year controversy resulting in two court decisions, WJAC said.

A state Supreme Court and the Board of Higher Education ruled Thursday that the nickname must be retired. The nickname will remain through the following school year, Kare 11 and WJAC reported.

"It's been a tough day," Chay Genoway, a UND hockey player, said, Kare 11 reported.

The controversial nickname represented pride and tradition to some and reinforced negative and false stereotypes for others, WJAC said.

The NCAA considers the nickname "hostile and offensive," and said the school could not host postseason events without consent from the two Sioux tribes in the state. One tribe has approved the nickname and the other tribe declined to vote on the issue, WJAC said.

"Now that we have a decision from the state board, we can move ahead," UND President Robert Kelley, WJAC reported.