New Year's Eve

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Woman Says Uber Driver Broke Her Jaw on New Year's Eve

Now she's suing

(Newser) - A woman is suing Uber, claiming one of its drivers attacked her and broke her jaw during the ride home from a New Year's Eve party in Hollywood, NBC Los Angeles reports. "I took the Uber because they hold themselves in a safe and responsible way for people... More »

18 Asylum Seekers Accused in German Sex Attacks

Police chief in Cologne is fired

(Newser) - Eighteen of 31 suspects identified in the New Year’s Eve assaults on women in Cologne, Germany, are asylum seekers, authorities revealed Friday, the same day the city's police chief was removed from his post, per CNN . Some 170 criminal complaints have been filed in Cologne, including at least... More »

Mass Sexual Assaults on Women Shock German City

Hundreds of men led apprently coordinated attacks on women on New Year's Eve

(Newser) - In a series of attacks German officials are calling "monstrous" and "abhorrent," approximately 1,000 "drunk and aggressive" men sexually assaulted and robbed scores of women on New Year's Eve in Cologne, the BBC reports. "The men surrounded us and started to grab our... More »

4 Shot Dead in NYE Washing Machine Dispute

Cops say son managed to get gun away from drunk father

(Newser) - A man shot and killed his wife and two others in his home on New Year's Eve before his son wrestled the gun away and fatally shot him in a chain of events apparently set off by a dispute over a washing machine, authorities in a Los Angeles suburb... More »

New Year's Eve Scenes Around the World

World rings in 2016

(Newser) - On a New Year's Eve haunted by fears of terrorism, a spectacular fire in one of Dubai's tall towers captured the world's attention. With few exceptions, though, the celebrations rolled on. Around 1 million people converged on Times Square for the annual New Year's Eve celebration,... More »

'Imminent' Terrorist Threat Reported in Munich

Two train stations evacuated on New Year's Eve

(Newser) - Police in Munich, Germany, warned citizens of an "imminent" terrorist attack shortly before New Year's Eve, the AP reports. According to ABC News , there are possible plans to blow up bombs at two train stations: the main Munich station and Pasing station. "Due to existing information, which... More »

Science Says You're Unlikely to Enjoy New Year's Eve

'High expectation can lead to disappointment'

(Newser) - New York Magazine humbly submits that you cancel any and all New Year's Eve plans and instead stay home, watch some Property Brothers, and conk out early. That's because studies have shown it's nearly statistically impossible to not be disappointed by big New Year's Eve... More »

Fire Breaks Out in High-End Dubai Hotel Before Fireworks

Unclear whether anyone is hurt

(Newser) - Fire broke out Thursday in a hotel near the world's tallest skyscraper in Dubai, just ahead of a massive New Year's fireworks display. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire, which ran up at least 20 stories of the building near the landmark Burj Khalifa, which... More »

ISIS Supporter Planned NYE Attack on Upstate NY Bar: Feds

Emanuel L. Lutchman was allegedly trying to 'prove himself' to ISIS in Syria

(Newser) - ISIS is finding supporters even in the far reaches of upstate New York. Federal authorities say a 25-year-old convicted robber was an ISIS sympathizer who planned to kill patrons at a Rochester restaurant/bar on New Year's Eve, the Democrat & Chronicle reports. Emanuel L. Lutchman was arrested and charged... More »

10 Most Expensive New Year's Eve Cities

New York City doesn't come in until No. 8

(Newser) - Spending New Year's Eve in New York City? You may be surprised to know it's not the most expensive place you could be. (Though even its Olive Garden is pricey .) CheapHotels.org looked at the cheapest double room available from Dec. 30 to Jan. 2 in 30... More »

Olive Garden's NYE Dinner Will Cost You $400

Only in New York, kids

(Newser) - Dining in NYC can be expensive, and it's a given that on New Year's Eve, Times Square eateries will be profiting even more from the reveling crowds. That includes the Great White Way's local chain restaurants, set to charge their usual exorbitant prices for the night's... More »

What Not to Tell Police in the Wee Hours of Jan. 1

Daniel Pratts allegedly explained that everyone drives drunk

(Newser) - Shortly after the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, a police officer in Vineland, NJ, says he saw Daniel Pratts greet 2015 by speeding through a stop sign and almost slamming into the car in front of him (which turned out to be a police K-9 unit), the Daily Journal ... More »

Man Lying in Road Dies After Cop Runs Him Over

Garrett Gagne, 22, had been out with friends celebrating New Year's Eve

(Newser) - A 22-year-old described as "the best of the scholar athletes" at his university had been out with friends to celebrate New Year's Eve when he got separated from them—and somehow ended up lying in the middle of an unlit road in Chatham, Mass., police say. That's... More »

Celebratory Bullet Kills Guy Watching New Year's Fireworks

He dropped dead at his wife's side in their front yard

(Newser) - A Houston man was standing outside his home watching New Year's fireworks just after midnight when he fell to the ground at his wife's side, dead of a bullet wound to the head, KTRK reports. "They'd come out from their home where they'd had a... More »

35 Dead in New Year's Stampede in Shanghai

Even more are injured in the crush

(Newser) - A New Year's tragedy in downtown Shanghai: A stampede of people celebrating the arrival of 2015 has left 35 people dead and more than 40 injured, reports the BBC . It happened about 11:35pm local time in the city's Chenyi Square, according to China's Xinhua news service.... More »

It's 2015! (Somewhere)

Plus, how you could (maybe) hit midnight in every time zone

(Newser) - After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks, and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing in a new year. Across the globe, revelers looking for a respite from the gloom will converge to welcome 2015.... More »

Tomorrow Is the Deadliest Day to Be a Pedestrian

Drunk walkers tend to jaywalk, lie in the road

(Newser) - New Year's Eve culminates in a circus of drunk drivers and pedestrians going home after a night of merry-making—and experts say drunk pedestrians are eight times more likely to be killed on the way than drunk drivers. New Year's Day is the most dangerous day to be... More »

Parents Can Go to Bed Early on NYE Thanks to Netflix

'Madagascar' lemur has on-demand countdown so you can fool the kids

(Newser) - About a third of parents already fool their kids into welcoming the new year hours ahead of time, and for those inclined to join their ranks, Netflix has your back and it is in the form of a dancing lemur and an on-demand New Year's Eve countdown. King Julien,... More »

Pennsylvania Town to Drop Huge Nail on New Year's Eve

Nearby towns also drop huge wrench, giant pickle

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania town plans to nail their New Year's Eve and bicentennial celebrations by dropping some major hardware to mark the occasion. The Sentinel reports that West Fairview plans to drop a 7-foot-tall nail as the clock ticks down Wednesday night. Local artists constructed the nail out of wood.... More »

New Year's Fun Knocks Alaska Town Off the Internet

Someone shot out the cable line, and it's still not fixed

(Newser) - It's going to be tough for anyone in Tanana, Alaska, to read this story because the Internet's been out since New Year's Eve. It seems revelers fired their shotguns into the air in celebration and took out a fiber-optic cable line, reports the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner . The... More »

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