Franklin

In this Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, file photo, Joseph Paul Franklin sits in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court where jury selection was set to begin in his murder trial in Cincinnati. Franklin has been convicted of five murders, but authorities suspect he's responsible for many more during a cross-country murder spree more than three decades ago, but it was the killing of a man outside a St. Louis-area synagogue in 1977 that landed Franklin on Missouri's death row. Franklin was put to death Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, the first execution in nearly three years in Missouri. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

Missouri executes serial killer Franklin

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin has been put to death in Missouri. It was the state’s first execution in nearly three years. The 63-year-old Franklin targeted blacks and […]

11/24/2013

Joseph Paul Franklin in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, Oct. 19, 1998. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

Missouri executes serial killer Franklin

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Joseph Paul Franklin, a white supremacist who targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980, was put to death Wednesday in Missouri, the state’s first […]

11/20/2013

In this May 11, 2013 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs during McDonald's Gospelfest 2013 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Aretha Franklin says she’s 85 percent healed

NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin won’t say what caused her latest health problems, but says she’s had a “miraculous” recovery and is looking forward to performing soon. “My treatments are going very well. My […]

08/20/2013

United States Women's 4x100m medley relay team members Missy Franklin, and Megan Romano embrace after winning the gold medal at the FINA Swimming World Championships in Barcelona, Spain,  Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.  (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Missy Franklin wins record 6th gold at swim worlds

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Missy Franklin climbed to the top of the podium one more time in Spain before heading off to college. With that step, the 18-year-old joined a very exclusive club. Missy, we’d […]

08/04/2013

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Officer defends overturning sexual-assault verdict

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force commander who overturned a jury’s guilty verdict in a sexual assault case — enraging members of Congress and prompting talk of military justice reform — explained his case in a letter to a top Pentagon official.

04/10/2013

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