Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Performers hang during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, Friday, May 2, 2014, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Frank Caprio)

Circus resumes in Connecticut without incident

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus opened in Hartford with a rousing ovation for the group of acrobats injured during an aerial performance last weekend in Rhode Island. Ringmaster […]

05/09/2014

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Video of circus accident

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A carabiner is the only piece of equipment investigators have found that failed in a circus accident in which eight aerial acrobats plummeted to the ground, a public safety official said […]

05/05/2014

Performers hang during an aerial hair-hanging stunt at the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, Friday, May 2, 2014, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Frank Caprio)

Snapped clamp eyed in circus accident; 2 critical

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Investigators were looking at a snapped clamp on Monday as they try to figure out why eight circus acrobats plummeted to the ground during an aerial hair-hanging stunt, although the company […]

05/05/2014

Lily Tomlin (AP Photo)

Lily Tomlin speaks up for elephants in documentary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lily Tomlin’s admiration for elephants began when she met Ruby and Billy. The zoo dwellers also sparked her desire to help improve the lives of elephants in captivity and the chances for survival of those in the wild.

04/24/2013

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Circus elephant struck in drive-by shooting

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephant was hit by a bullet in a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, Miss.

04/09/2013

A circus elephant

Animal rights group settles lawsuit with Ringling

WASHINGTON (AP) — An animal rights group will pay Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus $9.3 million to settle a lawsuit the circus filed after courts found that activists paid a former circus worker for his help in claiming the circus abused elephants.

12/28/2012

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