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As renewable energy debate heated up, firms doubled lobbying

BOSTON (AP) - As Massachusetts has increased its reliance on solar, wind and other sources of renewable power over the past decade, companies specializing in alternative energy have begun flexing their political muscles on Beacon Hill.

Today at 05:00PM
Cosby accusers claim vindication, friends reserve judgment

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - While many of Bill Cosby's accusers feel vindicated by his decade-old admission that he gave at least one woman quaaludes before sex, some of his Hollywood friends are reserving judgment, saying the testimony doesn't prove he committed a crime.

Today at 04:48PM
Education Dept. dismisses Asian groups' complaint

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Education Department has dismissed a complaint against Harvard University by some Asian-American groups who say the university uses racial quotas to keep out high-scoring Asians.

Today at 04:48PM
Study: More than a third of US college students transferred

BOSTON (AP) - A new national study reports that more than a third of college students who started in 2008 transferred to another school.

Today at 04:30PM
Bruins sign new deals for Hayes, Connolly, DeFazio

BOSTON (AP) - Forward Jimmy Hayes' new deal with the Boston Bruins will pay him $2.3 million a year for three years.

Today at 04:30PM
Martha's Vineyard town to tribe: Stop work on gambling hall

AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) - Officials in a Martha's Vineyard town are ordering an Indian tribe to halt construction work on a gambling hall.

Today at 04:12PM
AP: Renewable energy firms ramp up lobbying in Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) - Energy companies specializing in solar, wind and other sources of renewable power have begun to flex their political muscles on Beacon Hill.

Today at 03:54PM
Man pleads not guilty in May shooting death in Fitchburg

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A Leominster man has pleaded not guilty to murder and related charges in what authorities believe was a drug-related killing in Fitchburg.

Today at 03:48PM
AP source: Warriors trade David Lee to Celts for Wallace

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - David Lee wanted to help turn around the Golden State Warriors when he came to the struggling franchise as a high-priced free agent in 2010.

Today at 08:12AM
Man gets 4 to 10 years in bank robbery

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to four to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to assault, robbery and grand larceny in connection with a bank robbery last year.

Today at 07:54AM
Flags lowered in honor of state Sen. Thomas Kennedy

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Baker has ordered flags at state buildings lowered in honor of state Sen. Thomas Kennedy, who died last week at the age of 63.

Today at 07:36AM
Island town to ask tribe to halt gambling plans

AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) - Officials in the Martha's Vineyard town of Aquinnah are planning to formally ask the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head to end its plans to convert a community center into a gambling hall.

Today at 07:18AM
Man injured by homemade cannon on Fourth of July

NEWTON, N.H. (AP) - Police say a man was seriously injured by a homemade cannon on the Fourth of July in Newton, New Hampshire.

Today at 06:24AM
Pedestrian struck and killed on Massachusetts Turnpike

NATICK, Mass. (AP) - State police are trying to determine why a man was walking on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Natick before he was struck and killed by a tractor trailer.

Today at 05:48AM
Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari to lead Oddball Comedy tour

NEW YORK (AP) - Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari will be the headliners this year when the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival hits the road looking for laughs.

Today at 04:54AM
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 02:54AM
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 01:24AM
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 12:48AM
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: