Alan Gross has called himself a "trusting fool" for going to Cuba in the first place. Family and friends described him with other words: gregarious and outgoing, with a talent for picking up and playing any musical instrument.
The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights what some experts call an unnerving truth about policing: Departments don't always dig deeply enough into recruits' pasts.
Grammy Award-winning R&B singer R. Kelly will perform Saturday, Feb. 7, at XFINITY Arena at Everett. The singer is known for his hits "I Believe I Can Fly," "Ignition (Remix)," and the hip-hopera "Trapped in the Closet." Tickets, which cost $58-$203, are on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec.19 at X