• Woman hit by foul ball behind home plate sues Red Sox owner

    BOSTON (AP) — A fan struck by a foul ball that went behind home plate last year during a Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park has sued the team’s principal owner.

  • Prosecution of Hernandez cousin dropped for cancer treatment

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say they’ll abandon their case against a cousin of ex-New England Patriots player and murder convict Aaron Hernandez because of her worsening cancer.

  • Don Orsillo out as Red Sox’s TV announcer after season

    BOSTON (AP) — Don Orsillo is out as the Boston Red Sox’s television play-by-play voice after this season.

  • This Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, photo shows a gate on leading into property owned by entertainer Bill Cosby in Shelburne, Mass., tells uninvited guests not to enter. Town residents said the 78-year-old star, his wife and at least one of their daughters have been spending much of their summer -- as they typically do -- in the secluded country estate they’ve owned in the southern edge of town since the 1970s. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo)

    Residents of New England town reluctantly reckon with Cosby

    SHELBURNE FALLS, Mass. (AP) — Deep in the rolling farmland of western Massachusetts, Bill Cosby’s compound has for decades provided quiet refuge for the comedian and his family.

  • Mack Ralbovsky, left, of the Rainforest Reptile Shows, gets assistance from Vermont game wardens Tim Carey, center, and Wes Butler as they remove a reticulated python, between 17 and 18 feet long, from the home of Pat Howard Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in North Clarendon, Vt. Howard got the female snake and a slightly smaller male on Sunday from a person in New York, but turned them over to game wardens because he doesn't have a license to keep them and they are too big. The wardens sent the snakes to the Rainforest Reptile Shows in Massachusetts, which will care for them. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring) (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

    2 homeless pythons given to Vermont man headed to sanctuary

    NORTH CLARENDON, Vt. (AP) — Two giant southeast Asian pythons that were rescued by a long-time snake collector and were turned over to state game wardens are headed to a sanctuary.

  • Reggie Wayne looking forward to fresh start

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Reggie Wayne said he was talking to several NFL teams before deciding to sign a one-year contract with the New England Patriots.

  • Filing: Ex-Aaron Hernandez friend has immunity in 2 killings

    BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for a man investigators believe was with former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez when two men were killed in Boston say he has been granted immunity by prosecutors in the 2012 double shooting.

  • Boston Marathon trial juror addresses death penalty decision

    BOSTON (AP) — A juror in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says he probably would not have voted for the death penalty had he known that the families of some victims preferred a life sentence.

  • In this Thursday, July 30, 2015 photo, Salvatore Emma Jr., president and CEO of Micron Products, displays Blunt Impact Projectiles, one ready for use, left, and another after being fired during a test at the factory in Fitchburg, Mass. The projectiles utilize new technology developed by the company to provide law enforcement with less-lethal ammunition engineered to cushion and displace the force of impact, designed to cause pain and discomfort but not serious injury. The technology is part of a push to find ways for law enforcement to be able to use force with non-deadly means. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Less-lethal weapons get new interest amid police shootings

    FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) — Police in more than 20 North American cities are testing the latest in less-lethal alternatives to bullets — “blunt impact projectiles” that cause suspects excruciating pain but stop short of killing them. Or at least that’s the goal.

  • Patriots welcome veteran WR Wayne

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots players are looking forward to having veteran wide receiver and former rival Reggie Wayne on their team.