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Circus animals are fed as the investigation of a circus tent that collapsed during a show Monday continues at the Lancaster Fair grounds in Lancaster, N.H. Tuesday Aug. 4, 2015. A quick moving storm with 60 mph winds hit the tent shortly after the show started killing a father and daughter Monday. Shows planned for Tuesday were canceled. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

Officials investigate New Hampshire circus tent collapse that killed man, young daughter

It's unclear why after a widespread warning of impending severe weather a circus put on its planned show in a tent that ended up collapsing in a storm, killing a spectator and his 8-year-old daughter, the state fire marshal said Tuesday. More than 30 other people were taken to hospitals after the collapse Monday night at the Lancaster Fairgrounds, 90 miles north of Concord. Fire Marshal Bill Deg…

  • Eating spicy food frequently is linked to a lower risk of death in a Chinese study, adding heat to the debate on whether people should eat chilies for health benefits. "Compared with those who ate spicy foods less than once a week, those who consumed spicy foods six or seven days a week showed a 14 per cent relative risk …

  • Montreal SPCA seizes more than 550 exotic birds The Canadian Press - 13 hours ago

    More than 550 exotic birds from a pet store and breeding facility have been seized, the Montreal SPCA said Tuesday. The organization said in a statement it decided to remove them under the Criminal Code as they were lacking critical care. "Cases such as this one demonstrate that birds and many other species of exotic …

  • Sixteen pilot whales beached on a shore near Judique, Cape Breton, Tuesday morning, sparking a rescue effort involving about 20 people.

  • Bedford dog attack on toddler near beach sparks warning

    A Halifax mother is warning other families of an off-leash dog park located beside a popular path leading to a Bedford beach, after her son was attacked by a dog last month. Katie Steele said the incident happened July 16 when she was returning from swimming lessons at Sandy Lake beach. Between October and June, the path …

  • Air Canada says it has a new policy, effective immediately, not to carry any shipment of lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros or Cape buffalo trophies worldwide as freight. The airline made the statement today in response to a query from CBC News. Several other airlines have banned air shipment of hunting trophies in the …

  • A hunter from Idaho is defending herself from online criticism after posting photos on Facebook of herself with her kills, including a giraffe, from a recent legal hunt in South Africa. "Day #2 I got a amazing old Giraffe.

  • Animal cruelty investigators are appealing for help to find the owner of a remote Hants County property after 14 beagles, including seven newborn puppies, were seized from the site two weeks ago. The Nova Scotia SPCA says it retrieved the dogs on July 22 after local law enforcement told them the animals had been left unattended …

  • The Montreal SPCA has seized more than 550 exotic birds, including parrots, cockatoos and finches, from a pet store and breeding facility. Alanna Devine, director of animal advocacy, said the organization seized the animals under the Criminal Code last Thursday, after an investigation found they were lacking adequate access …

  • United States's Missy Franklin smiles after a women's 200m freestyle heat at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

    Van der Burgh celebrated by propping himself up on a lane rope and pointing his arms up, then he bowed to the crowd and flexed his biceps after climbing out of the pool. It's the first men's world record to fall at this meet after four women's marks were set on the opening two days. "It's nice to be joining the ladies …

  • Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema speaks after he was ordered out of Parliament during President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address in Cape Town

    By Peroshni Govender JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A judge threw out corruption charges against South African opposition firebrand Julius Malema on Tuesday, a ruling hailed as a major victory by the vocal critic of President Jacob Zuma. Malema had been accused of money laundering, racketeering and fraud relating to government …

  • Wildlife officials say a worker at a central Florida ecotourism attraction was injured in an alligator attack. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that 46-year-old Sergio Hernandez was removing plants in a pond at Forever Florida in Osceola County last week when an alligator attacked. Forever …

  • A federal judge ruled Monday that Idaho's law banning secret filming of animal abuse at agricultural facilities is unconstitutional, giving animal rights activists across the country hope that the decision will pave the way to overturn similar laws in other states. U.S. Judge Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill found that the …

  • It was a beautiful day again in Calgary, and it seems it's not just residents who were taking a moment to relax in the backyard.

  • A visiting marine biologist says a false killer whale in the care of the Vancouver Aquarium is harming itself. 

  • Cecil the lion's killer should be extradited, says Born Free CEO Will Travers

    The killing of Cecil the lion continues to spark outrage, and now Zimbabwe's Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri wants the American dentist who killed the animal to be extradited to face charges. "I think it would send an incredibly powerful message," he said on The Early Edition, adding it would deter other poachers …

  • Police on P.E.I. are again reminding people to not leave their unattended pets in vehicles after police had to go to extreme measures to rescue a dog in distress from a car in Summerside. Around 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, police received a report of a dog being left in a vehicle at a store on Granville Street. Police say …

  • By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - After the killing of Zimbabwe's best known lion, a second animal has been poached by a foreigner, a source said on Saturday as authorities banned big game hunting outside the park from which Cecil was lured to his death. Reports that a brother of Cecil had been killed on Saturday …

  • Zimbabwe has suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area where a lion popular with tourists was killed, and is investigating the killing of another lion in April that may have been illegal, the country's wildlife authority said Saturday. In addition, bow and arrow hunts have been suspended unless …

  • Last fall, when Martin Meltzer calculated that 1.4 million people might contract Ebola in West Africa, the world paid attention. Meltzer has a lot of critics who say he and his CDC colleagues have a habit of wilfully ignoring the complexities of disease outbreaks, resulting in estimates that over-dramatize how bad an outbreak …

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