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Court dismisses lawsuit over treatment of circus elephantsupdated: Mon Oct 31 2011 11:03:00

A lawsuit claiming systematic abuse and exploitation of elephants by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus was dismissed Friday by a federal appeals court. Kyle Richards Helping Taylor Armstrong 'Have Some Fun' Post-Breakupupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 15:48:00

"I love Taylor, and I know she's going through a hard time right now," Richards tells PEOPLE

Stop kissing me on the mouth!updated: Wed Mar 31 2010 16:05:00

"I love you," says the voice on the phone. We were just about to hang up. "Love you, too," I chirp back without missing a beat.

Closing arguments set for elephant abuse trialupdated: Wed Mar 18 2009 13:26:00

Are circus elephants abused? Or are the elephants under the big top healthy and thriving in a caring environment?

Circus turns touchy-feely for visually impaired kidsupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 10:26:00

An enormous Asian elephant stepped out from behind a big red curtain at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Atlanta, Georgia.

Circus for visually impairedupdated: Mon Feb 23 2009 10:26:00

When the circus came to Atlanta, some visually impaired children got a very special lesson.

Ringling Bros. elephant trialupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 16:34:00

Fred Graham covers a lawsuit against Ringling Brothers Circus for alleged animal abuse against elephants.

Judge hears case alleging circus elephant abuseupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 16:34:00

A federal judge began hearing a lawsuit alleging the abuse of circus elephants, including the use of heavy chains, tethers and sharp tools called bullhooks.

This family DOES live in a circusupdated: Sun Jan 25 2009 15:22:00

They could probably smell him coming for miles.

First dates -- the good, the bad, the OMGupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 10:14:00

When Sid Savara, a 28-year-old software developer from Honolulu, struck up a conversation with a cute girl in a Los Angeles ice cream shop three years ago, he was excited to learn that she, too, admired the musician Beck. A Brief History of the Unicornupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 22:00:00

The discovery of a single-horned deer in an Italian preserve resurrects humankind's fascination with the unicorn

Tyrrell: Animal rights nonsenseupdated: Thu Apr 20 2006 16:36:00

The legal concept of the Public Nuisance has for long been recognized throughout all the civilized countries of the world. Basically, and unadorned by the tortured language of the legal profession, a public nuisance is one who uses property to annoy or damage an individual or the general public. Occasionally the annoyance or damage is sufficiently grievous for the public nuisance to suffer some sort of penalty.

Spanky the clown arrested on porn chargesupdated: Tue May 25 2004 17:52:00

Spanky, a clown with the renowned Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, has been arrested on charges stemming from a child pornography investigation, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.

Circus performer falls to her deathupdated: Sun May 23 2004 12:20:00

A circus performer working without a net died Saturday after falling about 35 feet during a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus show, while hundreds of children and parents watched in horror.

Fortune: Elephant Pedicurist Mike Hayward, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, shot in New York Cityupdated: Mon May 03 2004 00:01:00

The first drawing I ever did was of an elephant. I was 3 years old. My mother still has it. The college that I attended gave a diploma in animal care. We would go out to the wildlife park and spend...

Fortune: The Greatest Business on Earth Okay, so P.T. Barnum is a tough act to follow. But impresario Kenneth Feld owns updated: Mon Nov 08 1999 00:01:00

Who needs a scary movie to send chills up the spine? Meet Guy Tell, a mustachioed archer who performs in P.T. Barnum's Kaleidoscape, an upscale one-ring circus that's the latest creation from the p...


If you have a predilection for fedoras, wingtips, cigars, and horseracing, you are probably as enamored of our red-blooded past as I am. If so, permit me to draw your attention to yet another piece...

Fortune: SEND IN THE CLOWNSupdated: Mon Nov 21 1988 00:01:00

Aside from their end-of-the-day drinkathons when they can -- and often do -- let down their reserve, Japan's dedicated blue-suited managers tend to be as stiff as planks. To loosen them up, Ringlin...

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