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Ringling Bros. circus to close after 146 years

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 14th - 9:52pm

After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on "The Greatest Show on Earth." The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May.

Trump rips Rep. John Lewis as 'all talk,' 'no action'

Eugene Scott, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 14th - 10:07am

President-elect Donald Trump harshly responded to civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis on Saturday, calling him "all talk" and "no action" after Lewis said Trump was not a "legitimate" president.

'Goat yoga' is a thing — and hundreds are lining up for it

Aj Willingham, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 13th - 8:34pm

It's actually a little hard to believe we, as both a goat- and yoga-loving society, have slept on this concept for so long. Leave it to Lainey Morse of Albany, Oregon to realize something as glorious as goat yoga.

Anti-cigarette billboard coughs if you smoke near it

Ivana Kottasova, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 13th - 10:47am

When smokers walk by a certain billboard in Stockholm, something strange happens: The billboard coughs at them.

The rise and fall of a Utah man credited as the inventor of modern headphones

Sloan Schrage  |  Posted  Jan 11th - 10:15pm

Seems like headphones are a necessity these days, but did you know they were invented right here in Utah? Nathaniel Baldwin created an empire when the U.S. Navy clamored for his headphones, but his empire crumbled quickly.

Cop gets surgeon, liver to emergency transplant after crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 11th - 12:31pm

A police officer responding to a crash wound up driving a surgeon, an assistant and a donated liver to a Philadelphia hospital for an emergency transplant.

Photo display of mayors reveals surprise find to community

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 15th - 1:30pm

A new display featuring photos of former mayors from Ohio's fourth-largest city turned up a discovery: A photo thought to be of Toledo's first mayor is actually a photo of his son.

'Bridge ninjas' gain internet fame after Nevada flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 14th - 2:10pm

A team of heavy-machine operators drew a crowd of camera-toting spectators as they plucked downed trees and other dangerous debris from raging floodwaters in Nevada.

San Francisco man returns 100-year overdue library book

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 13th - 6:50pm

A book of short stories titled "Forty Minutes Late" has been returned to a San Francisco library — 100 years late.

Lieutenant governor's vehicle parks in spot for disabled

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 13th - 12:21pm

The Massachusetts State Police driver who chauffeured the lieutenant governor to Cape Cod is apologizing for parking in a spot reserved for the disabled.

Real-life Perry Mason pleads guilty to $110K jewelry theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 13th - 9:21am

This Perry Mason has pleaded guilty and been convicted.

Serial toll evader with $12K tab arrested at Lincoln Tunnel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 13th - 5:11am

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police have arrested a man who owes $12,000 in unpaid tolls and fees.

Frozen fox extracted from upper reaches of Danube in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 13th - 5:00am

A hunter in Germany has put on show a block of ice containing a fox that he says fell into the chilly Danube and drowned, in what he calls a warning of the dangers of the icy river.

Wanted part-time in Austria: A hermit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 12th - 10:11am

Wanted, part-time: A hermit. Experience not necessary.

Note in recycler's trash helps cops ID bank robbery suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 12th - 9:51am

A woman's penchant for recycling and a crumpled note in her trash have helped police identify a suspect in a Vermont bank robbery.

Man bun helps neighbors identify car vandalizing suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 12th - 7:50am

Police say a man bun helped people in one Pittsburgh neighborhood identify the man who was vandalizing their cars.

Pounds of meth hidden in snail statue found in Cincinnati

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 12th - 4:10am

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say officers in Cincinnati intercepted more than 50 pounds of methamphetamine that was concealed inside a statue of a snail.

Illinois teen rescued after locking self in shuttered prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 11th - 2:01pm

A teenage girl who slipped into an abandoned Illinois prison for an urban adventure ended up serving a short sentence when she accidentally locked herself inside a cell.

Team can't reach dog on snowy cliff; it sniffs out solution

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 10th - 6:11pm

A search and rescue team hiked up a steep, snowy Utah mountain to try to rescue a dog that was stuck on a narrow ledge above a 50-foot cliff.