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Jul 6
Mom of man killed setting off fireworks on head: rules lax

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The mother of a man who tried to launch a firework off the top of his head for July Fourth and was killed instantly said Monday she's advocating for stricter controls about who can use the explosives.

Jul 6
The Latest: Accuser's lawyers say Cosby words support claims

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Here are the latest developments from the release of court documents indicating Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 to obtaining Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex:

Jul 6
Lawyers for 3 men deny connection to neighbor's death

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - Three men arrested on drug charges after their downstairs neighbor was found shot in her bed, apparently through her ceiling, have been ordered held on high bail.

Jul 6
Bill Cosby controversy: A decade in the making

The sexual assault allegations that resurfaced against Bill Cosby first became public in 2005 after a former employee of his alma mater, Temple University, claimed he had drugged and abused her a year earlier at his suburban Philadelphia home. Testimony in that case was unsealed Monday after court action by The Associated Press. Here's how the controversy over the allegations, some dating to the 1960s, has unfolded:

Jul 6
The Latest: Allred hopes to use Cosby's words in other cases

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Here are the latest developments from the release of court documents indicating Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 to obtaining quaaludes with the intent of giving them to women with whom he wanted to have sex:

Jul 6
Massachusetts gas prices up again by 1 cent this week

BOSTON (AP) - Gas prices are creeping upward in Massachusetts, now one cent higher than last week.

Jul 6
Man sentenced to 4 years in prison on firearms charge

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A Massachusetts man has been sentenced in New Hampshire to four years in prison after pleading guilty to a firearms charge.

Jul 6
2 men charged in fatal shooting at Massachusetts hotel

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - Two men face murder and other charges in the fatal shooting of a New York woman at a Massachusetts hotel.

Jul 6
Man charged with threatening Obama's life in online post

BOSTON (AP) - A man has been charged with posting on an FBI website that he planned to kill President Barack Obama.

Jul 6
Massachusetts man charged with online threat against Obama

BOSTON (AP) - A Massachusetts man has been charged with posting an online threat against President Barack Obama.

Jul 6
Correction: DEM 2016-Clinton-Policy story

WASHINGTON (AP) - In a story July 6 about Hillary Rodham Clinton's policy research efforts, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the president of Miami Dade College. It is Eduardo Padron, not Patron.

Jul 6
No agreement yet on Massachusetts state budget

BOSTON (AP) - Top Democratic leaders in the Massachusetts House and Senate said Monday negotiators from both chambers are continuing to hammer out a compromise state budget for the fiscal year that started last week.

Jul 6
Police probe deadly stabbing in Lawrence

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - Police in Lawrence are working to identify the victim of a fatal stabbing.

Jul 6
9-year-old loses hand while playing with fireworks in Boston

BOSTON (AP) - Authorities say a 9-year-old boy has lost a hand while playing with fireworks in Boston.

Jul 6
Deal prevents strike at Berkshire treatment center

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - An eleventh-hour settlement has averted a strike at a mental health and substance abuse treatment center in Pittsfield.