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75 years later, deadly circus fire will be remembered

Jun. 29, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The city of Hartford in Connecticut is planning a ceremony to mark the 75th anniversary of what has become known as the Day the Clowns Cried when more than 150 people died in the big top fire. The remembrance ceremony for the Hartford Circus Fire will take place July 6 at the...

Lithuanian circus owner releases bear he took 'hostage'

Jun. 12, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanian police say a private circus owner has released a bear from a cage after a standoff with police trying to take the animal away. Authorities wanted the bear confiscated for many violations, most recently because it was kept in temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius (86...