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January 03, 2019 - 2:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police say a woman has died after being hit in the head by metal splinters on New Year's Eve. Police in the northern city of Kiel said Wednesday that the 39-year-old mother of three had stepped out of her house to watch fireworks shortly before midnight. A few minutes later,...
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Bastille performs on stage at the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square on Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Joe Russo/Invision/AP)
January 02, 2019 - 4:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Television ratings for New Year's Eve celebrations took a tumble this year — and you can probably partly blame the weather. Contrary to what the soggy celebrants in New York's Times Square might think, it is because of good weather. Last year's ABC's "New Year's Rockin' Eve" had its...
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The Western Asset Management Company float wins the Fantasy Award at the 130th Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
January 01, 2019 - 4:13 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Floral floats and marching bands took to the streets under a sunny California sky as the 130th Rose Parade drew hundreds of thousands of spectators on New Year's Day and millions more watched on TV. Among the fanciful floats was an award-winning entry from the UPS Store that...
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Revelers watch at Drai's nightclub as fireworks explode on the Las Vegas Strip during a New Year's celebration Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
January 01, 2019 - 11:38 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tens of thousands of people rang in the new year across Las Vegas, watching fireworks launch from the top of some of the city's iconic casino-resorts, attending superstar performances at various venues and participating in a celebratory midnight toast. Officials estimated more than...
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Filipinos cheer during a New Year countdown at the Eastwood Shopping Mall late Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Filipinos welcome the New Year with the loudest noise possible including setting off powerful firecrackers in one of Asia's most violent celebrations. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
January 01, 2019 - 6:04 am
Fireworks, concerts, spiritual services and political addresses abounded to mark the transition to 2019 as revelers around the globe bid farewell Monday to a year filled with challenges to many of the world's most basic institutions, including in the realms of politics, trade, alliances and...
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January 01, 2019 - 12:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Strategic Command, which oversees America's nuclear and missile arsenal, boasted in a New Year's Eve tweet that it's ready if ever needed "to drop something much, much bigger" than the Times Square ball. The tweet was accompanied by video of B-2 bombers dropping two 30,...
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A reveler celebrates as confetti falls during a New Year's celebration in New York's Times Square, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
January 01, 2019 - 12:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rain drops fell along with confetti as revelers rang in 2019 in New York's Times Square, capping a soggy New Year's Eve celebration that included singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha's stirring rendition of John Lennon's "Imagine" just before midnight. Crews used squeegees to try to remove...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, gestures as he poses for a photograph after the recording of his New Year's speech at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)
December 31, 2018 - 3:17 pm
PARIS (AP) — Paris is holding its annual New Year's Eve celebration on the Champs-Elysees under heavy security as protesters from an anti-government movement planned to gather Monday night on the famed avenue where a peaceful march at the beginning of the month led to violent clashes with police...
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National Police investigators examine the site at the South Seas Mall following an explosion on New Year's Eve in Cotabato city, southern Philippines Monday, Dec. 31, 2018. Maj. Gen. Cirilito Sobejana says the bomb went off Monday near the entrance of the mall as people made last-minute preparations ahead of New Year celebrations killing at least two people and wounding 21 others. (AP Photo/Rainier Canoso)
December 31, 2018 - 6:14 am
COTABATO, Philippines (AP) — Suspected Muslim militants remotely detonated a bomb near the entrance of a mall in the southern Philippines on Monday as people did last-minute shopping ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations, killing at least two and wounding nearly 30, officials said. The bomb went off...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017, file photo, a police K-9 unit patrols in New York's Times Square where crowds were gathered for the annual New Year's Eve celebration. The New York Police Department is adding a drone this year to the security forces it uses to protect the huge crowds celebrating New Year's Eve in the city. (AP Photo/Go Nakamura, File)
December 30, 2018 - 9:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It's an Auld Lang Syne of the times: For the first time, a police drone will be keeping watch over the New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Times Square. The unmanned eye-in-the-sky is the latest wrinkle in the New York City Police Department's ever-evolving plan to keep...
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