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State AG's office to investigate police shooting

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - The Massachusetts Attorney General's Office plans to investigate the fatal police shooting of a man who prosecutors say was shot after pointing a realistic looking BB gun at authorities.

Today at 02:55AM
Young veterans look to summer league to refine skills

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The NBA summer leagues were created, in part, for players like Marcus Smart and Dante Exum. The first-round picks from the 2014 draft - Exum at No. 5 and Smart at No. 6 - were both considered talents that would need some refining. They finished their rookie seasons as starters, but combined they barely averaged 10 points.

Today at 01:20AM
Lawyers: Cosby's drugs-sex admission could help women's suit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby's admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women he was pursuing for sex could bolster defamation claims lodged by his accusers, the women's lawyers said after The Associated Press reported on newly released court documents.

Today at 12:56AM
New records shed light on Massachusetts SWAT team

BOSTON (AP) - Newly released records have drawn back the curtain on the state's largest regional law enforcement association, which provides specialized police operations like SWAT teams and K-9 units to communities outside Boston.

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
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.

Jul 6
2 taken into custody by US Border Patrol after ATV accident

STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. (AP) - Two men who suffered non-life-threatening injuries from an ATV rollover in Stewartstown, New Hampshire, have been taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents.

Jul 6
Police: Children hurt while playing with fireworks

BOSTON (AP) - Police are investigating after two young children were seriously injured while playing with fireworks in a Boston neighborhood.

Jul 6
Motorcyclist, passenger killed in crash

SHREWSBURY, Mass. (AP) - Police are investigating a weekend motorcycle accident in Shrewsbury that left two people dead.

Jul 6
Police seek suspect in attempted kidnapping of boy

DENNIS, Mass. (AP) - Police say they're looking for a Massachusetts man who allegedly tried to abduct a 9-year-old boy.

Jul 6
Officials investigate fire believed to be caused by arson

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Officials are investigating a Massachusetts fire they believe was caused by arson.

Jul 6
Fishing regulators hold hearing in NH on surging crab catch

PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (AP) - Interstate fishery regulators are holding a hearing in Portsmouth, N.H., about a plan to manage a species of crab that is becoming increasingly popular and valuable.

Jul 6
Class of 23 firefighters to graduate from state academy

BOSTON (AP) - Twenty-three firefighters from 16 Massachusetts fire departments are expected to graduate from the state's firefighting academy this week.

Jul 6
Jazz got next: Utah hosts 1st summer league since 2008

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - While the Utah Jazz Summer League may not have the recent history of the Orlando version or be the massive undertaking that is the Las Vegas event, it's back - and appears will be around for a while.

Jul 6
Wins, setbacks mark the path to nationwide same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) - In 2004, when Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, President George W. Bush declared support for a constitutional amendment "to protect the institution of marriage." Voters in 13 states changed their constitutions to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. In most of those states, the vote wasn't even close.

Jul 6
Funeral to be held for state Sen. Thomas Kennedy

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - A funeral service is planned for a Brockton lawmaker who won praise as a tireless advocate for seniors and disabled residents.