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APNewsBreak: Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he got quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and "other people," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

Today at 05:24PM
Documents: Cosby admitted in 2005 to getting Quaaludes to give to women he sought sex with

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Documents: Cosby admitted in 2005 to getting Quaaludes to give to women he sought sex with.

Today at 05:08PM
2 men charged with killing NYC escort at Massachusetts hotel

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) - Two Massachusetts men pleaded not guilty Monday in the shooting death of a female escort from New York City who prosecutors say was killed during a robbery attempt.

Today at 05:02PM
Mom of man who died in fireworks accident says rules too 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 5
Cargo ship arriving Monday in New Bedford

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) - The first heavy freighter to offload cargo at the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal is arriving this week.

Jul 5
On gas, nuclear, hydro, Vermont ducks energy problems

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - When Vermont became the first state to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in 2012, Gov. Peter Shumlin said the ban was "in keeping with our environmental ethic and our protection of our natural resources."

Jul 5
No more 'honor' system at MBTA parking lots

BOSTON (AP) - The MBTA is saying goodbye to the so-called "honor box" payment system at unstaffed T parking lots and urging customers to take a more modern approach.

Jul 5
Chicopee man killed in head-on crash with police cruiser

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - Police have identified a man killed in a head-on crash with a police cruiser this weekend that also left an officer injured.

Jul 5
1 killed, 4 hurt in Pittsfield shooting after argument

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Police say one person has died and two are critically injured after five people were shot in an argument in Pittsfield on Saturday night.

Jul 5
International Space Station R&D conference to meet in Boston

BOSTON (AP) - The International Space Station Research and Development Conference will hold its fourth annual meeting in Boston this week.

Jul 5
Clinton reaches out (and out and out!) for 2016 policy ideas

WASHINGTON (AP) - Earlier this year, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign lost count of its experts.

Jul 5
It's not over yet: Vetoes to bring lawmakers back to Augusta

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The $6.7 billion state budget may be in place, but Maine lawmakers don't get to clear off their desks just yet.

Jul 5
America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades

Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small. Here were some highlights of Independence Day festivities around the nation:

Jul 4
Mauro Diaz leads FC Dallas over Revolution 3-0

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Mauro Diaz had an early goal and a late assist, helping FC Dallas beat the New England Revolution 3-0 on Saturday night.

Jul 4
Teen dies from injuries a week after BB gun shooting

BILLERICA, Mass. (AP) - Police say a northeastern Massachusetts teenager has died from his injuries a week after he was critically wounded in an accidental shooting involving BB guns and a pellet gun.

Jul 4
Upstairs neighbors questioned after woman fatally shot

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say a Massachusetts woman was shot dead in her apartment and three people who were in the apartment above hers have been questioned.

Jul 4
Pain in the neck: Astros lose 6-1 to Red Sox, streak snapped

BOSTON (AP) - Pablo Sandoval made a running catch of a foul pop and began tumbling over the railing into the Houston dugout when pitcher Vincent Velasquez reached out to help brace his fall.

Jul 4
Parades, hot dogs, cold beer: America celebrates July 4

Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday. Here were some highlights of Independence Day celebrations: