BOSTON (AP) - A new film starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman is hitting theaters nationwide. "Stronger" captures Bauman recalibrating his life after losing both legs in the April 2013 bombings near the marathon finish line. Tatiana Maslany plays Bauman's then-girlfriend, Erin Hurley. The movie is based on Bauman's 2014 memoir of the same name.
ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) - A book borrowed nearly 80 years ago during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library, but the $2,800 in late fees will be waived. The Attleboro Public Library posted on its Facebook page Thursday pictures of a copy of "The Young Lady at Home" with a due date of Nov. 21, 1938, stamped inside. The library's deputy director tells WPRI-TV a man had been cleaning out his friend's basement when he came across the book and decided the library might want it back this week.
SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A theological college is transferring ownership of its collection of Native American artifacts to the Massachusetts museum that has housed them for decades amid an ongoing effort to return some of items to the tribes linked with them. Andover Newton Theological School says the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem will take on responsibility for complying with a federal law aimed at returning Native American cultural items. The school says it has already begun repatriation efforts.
LYNN, Mass. (AP) - Authorities have identified two men killed in separate stabbings last month in Lynn. The Essex district attorney's office says 33-year-old Latrell Ayers was killed in the early morning hours of Aug. 14 and 50-year-old Kevin Crowley died Aug. 6. Ayers was found on a sidewalk with a stab wound to the chest and was later pronounced dead at a hospital. No one has been charged in his death. Crowley was found stabbed at a rooming house. Another resident was arrested and charged with murder.
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