BOSTON (AP) - The first feature-length documentary about the Boston Marathon is getting a global run. Lionsgate said Tuesday it has released "Boston" in 96 countries. Lionsgate said Tuesday it has released "Boston" in 96 countries. It says the Jon Dunham film is also now available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and other platforms. Matt Damon narrates the movie, which explores the colorful 122-year history of America's most celebrated footrace. It premiered last April in Boston.
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker wants to double the paychecks of the nation's oldest militia. The Republican filed legislation on Wednesday that calls for raising the minimum pay for active duty soldiers and airmen in the Massachusetts National Guard from $100 per day to $200 per day. If approved, that would be the highest minimum pay for a National Guard unit in the country.
TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - Fire officials say a freight train derailed in Massachusetts, spilling about 1,800 gallons of fuel. The crew members were the only people on the CSX train and there were no reported injuries from the derailment in Taunton just before 8 a.m. Wednesday. Fire officials say there is no threat to the public. A CSX spokesman says the company is working to restore service to the line as quickly and safely as possible.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - An appeals court has dealt another blow to a Massachusetts museum's effort to sell 40 works of art, including two by Norman Rockwell. A judge on Wednesday granted the state attorney general's office more time to review the sale. The Berkshire Museum had urged the Massachusetts Appeals Court to let the case quickly proceed to trial. The injunction, which expired Monday, has now been extended until Jan. 29. The museum says it's "disappointed" that proceedings have been delayed further.
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