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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.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The U.S. Navy has awarded a $5 billion contract to General Dynamics' Electric Boat to finish designing a new class of ballistic-missile submarines so construction can start. The Navy called the program its top priority because ballistic-missile submarines help deter nuclear war. An Electric Boat official says the award keeps the program on track. The award was announced Thursday.

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) - Authorities in Rhode Island say two men were seriously injured when a ladder fell and became entangled in overhead power lines. Neighbors reported hearing a loud bang and seeing fire at the base of the ladder Thursday night in Cranston. Police say one man was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. The other suffered severe burns and lost all of his toes. Cranston Police Chief Michael Jay Winquist tells The Providence Journal the voltage was high enough to melt parts of the ladder.

WARWICK, R.I. (AP) - A Rhode Island father accused of killing his infant daughter by falling asleep on her has been denied bail. The Providence Journal reports Superior Court Judge Daniel Procaccini denied Ryan Beeley's request for bail as he awaits trial, saying his drug dealing and drug use presents a risk to the community. Officials say Beeley was found with fentanyl, cocaine, methadone and benzodiazepine in his blood after his 7-month-old baby daughter Willow was found unresponsive in his home on Feb. 21.

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