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Anybody hiring an acrobat? He's flexible
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Goodbye to the 'Greatest Show'
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Life after the circus
Ringing Bros. is shutting down, leaving its clowns, ringmaster, jugglers and human cannonball out of a job. ... More >>


Opinion: FDR's loophole for the circus
Val Lauder: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey was once so important to Americans that FDR exempted it from train travel restrictions during WWII. ... More >>


Where did the elephants go?
If you drove by it, you wouldn't even know it's there. ... More >>


Sea lion grabs girl and pulls her in
Some tourists in British Columbia got a bit of a scare when a sea lion grabbed a little girl and dragged her into the water. ... More >>


US deportation fears push immigrants north
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What's stored under your interstate highways?
When an elevated section of Atlanta's Interstate 85 crashed to the ground in a fire this spring, motorists already navigating one of the nation's most congested cities braced for what the city's mayor called a transportation crisis. ... More >>


10 hospitalized with botulism tied to nacho cheese sauce
Ten people have been hospitalized after they contracted botulism from eating nacho cheese sauce served at a gas station outside of Sacramento, California, according to state and local officials. ... More >>


Elderly woman dies in fall off North Carolina overlook
An elderly woman's body was recovered after a fall off a Blue Ridge Parkway overlook, authorities said. ... More >>


6 injured when jet collides with truck at LAX
A passenger jet collided with a utility truck on Saturday after landing at Los Angeles International Airport. Six people were injured, one for them critically, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Fire Department. ... More >>


Chris Cornell funeral to be held May 26 in LA, sources say
Chris Cornell, the lead singer for Soundgarden, will be laid to rest on May 26 in Los Angeles, two people with knowledge of the plans told CNN Saturday. ... More >>


Possible leak found at Washington nuclear site
Authorities at Washington state's Hanford nuclear waste site are investigating a possible leak after discovering radioactive material on a worker's clothing. The discovery follows an incident two weeks earlier in which a site tunnel collapsed, sparking fears of radiation exposure. ... More >>


Charges expected after passenger removed from airline
A man who caused a disturbance aboard an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu on Friday was detained and will likely face charges, an FBI special agent said. ... More >>


The heroes who took down the Times Square driver
Kenya Bradix heard the screams. ... More >>


'Kissing bug' deadlier than thought
The nickname given to the insects that spread Chagas disease is somewhat bittersweet: kissing bugs. ... More >>


Officer's instincts saves 3-year-old from drowning
Topeka Police Officer Aaron Bulmer knew something wasn't right when he spotted a little boy standing alone in the city's Central Park on a drizzly, crisp Sunday morning. He was responding to a robbery call, but became so concerned for the 3-year-old that he drove around the park to get a better loo... More >>


Get back to work, IBM tells remote workers
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Opinion: These players control Trump's fate
As the President faces a scandal over Russian meddling, what happens next hinges on how a cast of political actors--and journalists-- play their part, writes Julian Zelizer. ... More >>


House panel looks at Trump campaign communications adviser for Russia ties
As part of its probe into Russian election interference, the House Intelligence Committee has reached out to a Donald Trump presidential campaign communications adviser, Michael Caputo. ... More >>


Trump bounces along to Saudi sword dance
President Donald Trump and other male White House officials bounced along to a ceremonial sword dance in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Saturday outside the Murabba Palace. ... More >>


Singer Jewel reveals life as a homeless kid
Singer and songwriter Jewel experienced firsthand just how vicious the poverty cycle can be. ... More >>


Basquiat painting sells for record $111 million
A Japanese billionaire has bought a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat for $110.5 million, the highest ever price paid at auction for a work by an American artist. ... More >>


Your next job interview could be with a recruiter bot
Some worry artificial intelligence will steal human jobs -- but one startup is betting that its AI will actually help you get a job. ... More >>


Terminally ill man works daily to help kids in need
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Grandmother to be deported after 25 years
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Fake home buyers steal from open house
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Students stand up for classmates at lunch
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9yo goes on joyride, babysitter charged
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