New Year's Eve

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Son Who Escaped Quadruple Murder Shares His One Regret

16-year-old suspect described as 'friendly, funny'

(Newser) - Days after escaping a quadruple murder that left three of his family members dead, Steven Kologi Jr. took to Instagram to remember his "beautiful and smart" sister and "the greatest parents I could ask for." "I just wish I could tell all of them how much... More »

Mariah Carey's NYE 'Disaster': No Hot Tea

Don't worry, she got some eventually

(Newser) - Mariah Carey's performance on ABC's New Year's Eve broadcast Sunday was meant to redeem the singer from last year's mess . But it wasn't nearly as hot as the tea she had to go without. Wearing a sparkly nude dress and white fur-like coat, the 47-year-old... More »

To Dodge a Drinking Ban, They Built an Island

New Zealanders enjoyed NYE in 'international waters'

(Newser) - Some islands are created by underwater volcanic eruptions . This one was the work of New Zealanders who wanted to drink outside without being fined by police. A group of Kiwis on the Coromandel Peninsula, where drinking alcoholic beverages outside in public places was banned over the New Year period, dodged... More »

Star Announces Pregnancy With a Onesie, Kisses

First baby on the way for America Ferrera, husband Ryan Piers Williams

(Newser) - America welcomed its first baby of 2018 in Guam. Now another America shares her own first-baby news. That would be America Ferrera, who announced she's pregnant on New Year's Eve in what HuffPost calls the "cutest" way. The 33-year-old Ugly Betty and Superstore star put up an... More »

The Weather and Roads Were Clear. Then, a NYE Tragedy

13-year-old girl killed in Greyhound bus crash in Utah; 11 others injured, including the driver

(Newser) - A Greyhound bus careened from a highway and plunged into a deep wash, killing a 13-year-old girl and injuring 11 other people on New Year's Eve in rural Utah, state troopers said Monday. Investigators were still trying to determine what caused the crash along Interstate 70, west of the... More »

She Was Hosting NYE Live. Then, a Surprise

Maria Menounos marries longtime love Keven Undergaro on the air

(Newser) - While crowds braved the bitter cold in Times Square for New Year's Eve, Maria Menounos warmed hearts with a surprise live event: marrying her longtime beau. EW.com reports that shortly before midnight, Menounos, who was co-hosting Fox News' New Year's Eve broadcast from New York City with... More »

Thousands Flee Australia Fireworks Mishap

Barge carrying pyrotechnics caught fire

(Newser) - New Year's Eve went off with more of a blast than expected for thousands of Australians as a fireworks display went badly wrong. A barge carrying fireworks at Terrigal Beach, New South Wales, caught fire soon after the display began, causing fireworks to go off at random, some of... More »

Trump to Ring Out 2017 in 'Very Glam' NYE Bash

Tickets to get into exclusive Mar-a-Lago party run up to $750 apiece

(Newser) - Mar-a-Lago will show 2017 to the door as one might expect: With a lavish red-carpet party attended by Florida socialites looking to hobnob with the club's owner and most famous resident, President Trump. "It’s a very glam night," a club member tells the Washington Post . "... More »

Sayonara, 2017: 2018 Has Begun

New Zealand has rung in the new year as the rest of the world awaits its turn

(Newser) - Auckland, New Zealand, became the first major city on planet Earth to welcome the year 2018, reports the Mirror . Tens of thousands of New Zealanders took to streets and beaches, as fireworks boomed and crackled above city centers and harbors, and party-goers sang, hugged, danced, and kissed. Tens of thousands... More »

New Year's Eve in Times Square May Be 2nd Coldest Ever

And Al Roker has some advice for keeping warm

(Newser) - The 1 million revelers expected to flood Times Square on Sunday night are in for a seriously frigid start to 2018. CBS News reports the current forecast of 11 degrees with a wind chill close to zero will tie 2017 with 1962 for New York City's coldest New Year'... More »

Mariah Carey Has More to Say About NYE Performance

'My feelings are hurt'

(Newser) - Mariah Carey has more to say about her botched New Year's Eve performance : The producers of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve "foiled me," she says in an audio statement posted to Twitter Sunday. She goes on to claim, once again , that the production team... More »

Here's What Mariah's Ex Has to Say About New Year's Fiasco

Tommy Mottola suggests Carey get some help

(Newser) - Finally, Mariah Carey has received what she's likely been waiting for ever since her awkward New Year's Eve performance : advice from her ex-husband. In a letter given exclusively to Page Six , Tommy Mottola calls Carey "arguably the greatest pop voice to come along in the last three... More »

'Mortified' Mariah Carey Breaks Silence

She says Dick Clark wouldn't have allowed fiasco

(Newser) - Looks like this dispute could run until 2018. Mariah Carey has expanded her remarks on her disastrous New Year's Eve performance beyond "S--- happens"—and she doesn't sound very happy with Dick Clark Productions. "All I can say is Dick Clark was an incredible person... More »

$6M in Jewelry Stolen in New Year's Eve Heist

While 7,000 police officers were blocks away in Times Square

(Newser) - While 7,000 police officers kept a watchful eye on revelers ringing in the new year in Times Square, three men pulled off a major jewelry heist just blocks away, WGO reports. According to USA Today , police say three men entered a Manhattan building around 10pm New Year's Eve.... More »

Mariah Carey, Producers Battle Over What Went Wrong

'A shame that production set her up to fail,' says singer's rep

(Newser) - The drama of 2016's final moments continues to spill into 2017 in the form of an ongoing battle over just went wrong with Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve performance. Carey herself tweeted "S--- happens" to fans, alongside a GIF of her shaking her head, after an... More »

Girl, 5, Killed by Celebratory Gunfire Minutes Into 2017

Party guest allegedly fired into ground as she walked by

(Newser) - An Alabama New Year's Eve party turned tragic just minutes after the clock struck midnight: As a man, one of the approximately 30 party guests, allegedly fired celebratory gun shots toward the ground, a 5-year-old girl walked into the line of fire, the News-Courier reports. She was shot in... More »

Mariah Has Something to Say About Weird NYE Performance

'S--- happens'

(Newser) - Mariah Carey's Times Square performance for ABC's New Year's Rockin' Eve Saturday night was ... not great. After a rendition of "Auld Lang Syne," Carey attempted to launch into her hit "Emotion," but apparently couldn't hear it properly and repeatedly told the audience... More »

Comet to Pass by Earth on New Year's Eve

Comet 45P comes around every five years

(Newser) - While the rest of us are ringing in the New Year with a chambong (that's a beer bong for champagne), the night sky will be welcoming 2017 with a comet. CBS News reports Comet 45P, aka Honda-Mrkos-Pajdušáková, will appear near the crescent moon on Saturday night. The... More »

New Year's Eve Bonus: a Comet

But the naked eye won't be of much use

(Newser) - The night sky is providing a little extra festivity on New Year's Eve: a potential glimpse of a returning comet. USA Today has this explainer on how to see it: "People should point their instruments to the west just after sunset to catch a glimpse of the comet,... More »

How to Handle This Year's Extra Second: 'Smear' It

Google plans to do just that with the 2016 leap second

(Newser) - For many, 2016 can't end soon enough. For everyone, though, it's actually going to last one second longer than usual. With New Year's Eve approaching, outlets such as Phys.org are reminding people that an extra "leap second" will be added to the final day of... More »

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