New Year's Eve

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Cops: Rod Stewart Punched Worker at NYE Party

Singer and his 39-year-old son were allegedly in an altercation at Florida resort

(Newser) - Some guys have all the luck—but not Rod Stewart on New Year's Eve, apparently. Per Page Six , a worker at the Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Fla., is accusing the British singer, 74, and his 39-year-son, Sean, of causing an altercation Tuesday evening, with a report from the... More »

Weeds Creator Jenji Kohan's Son Dies on Family Ski Trip

Charlie Noxon, 20, was with his dad and 2 siblings in Park City, Utah

(Newser) - A New Year's Eve ski run ended tragically for the son of Jenji Kohan, the creator of Weeds and Orange Is the New Black. TMZ reports that, per law enforcement officials, 20-year-old Charlie Noxon fell while skiing Tuesday in Park City, Utah, and was pronounced dead after being taken... More »

Cops: Man 'Popping Off Rounds' on NYE Killed Girlfriend

Cleveland man was arrested at the scene

(Newser) - A Cleveland man is going to have a very unhappy 2020 because of his reckless way of celebrating the new year—and his girlfriend isn't going to have one at all. Police say the 38-year-old man fatally injured his girlfriend while "popping off rounds" shortly after midnight at... More »

World Rings In 2020

And ushers out 2019

(Newser) - Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. A look at how the world is ushering in 2020 from the AP :
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In Small NC Town, No More NYE Possum Drop

Town of Andrews finally gives up controversial practice after years of backlash

(Newser) - A longtime New Year's Eve tradition in North Carolina appears to have finally come to a close. The Wall Street Journal reports that, after years of protests by animal rights activists, the town of Andrews won't carry out its holiday "Possum Drop," in which a live... More »

Sydney: 'We Can't Cancel' Show Despite Conditions

The city's NYE fireworks display will likely go on

(Newser) - Cancel its world-famous New Year's Eve fireworks show? No way, say Australian officials, despite concerns about holding the event while over 100 wildfires rage across the country, CNN reports. Under pressure to cancel, Sydney's Lord Mayor Clover Moore said she was "moved by the outpouring of support... More »

Group Tries to End Yearly Possum Drop

Current law suspends all protections for five days a year

(Newser) - From Dec. 29 to Jan. 2, North Carolina humans can do anything they want to opossums. "No state or local statutes, rules, regulations or ordinances related to the capture, captivity, treatment or release of wildlife shall apply to the Virginia opossum" for those five days, a law states. A... More »

Pete Davidson in Stand-Up Set: Should I Get Louis CK Tattoo?

Not out of admiration, though, 'SNL' star jokes in 2 Mass. standup shows, which also covered Ariana

(Newser) - The last part of 2018 was a volatile one for Pete Davidson: He split with Ariana Grande , found himself at the center of controversy for mocking a former Navy SEAL , and deleted his Instagram account after a concerning post in which he hinted at suicide . The 25-year-old SNL star decided... More »

NYE Revelers Stuck on Ride for 8 Hours

' Next year, I’m staying at home with my champagne and biscuits'

(Newser) - For eight revelers in France, the first hours of 2019 are likely to be the worst ones they'll have all year. The three adults and five teenagers started the year stuck 170 feet above the ground on a broken fairground ride in the western city of Rennes, and some... More »

3 Stabbed in Manchester NYE 'Terror Attack'

Witnesses say attacker shouted Islamic slogans

(Newser) - Police in the English city of Manchester say they are treating the New Year's Eve stabbing of three people as a terrorist incident. Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said two people suffered "very serious" injuries in the attack and remain in the hospital receiving treatment, the AP... More »

NYE in Times Square Was a 'Drunken Brawl' Until This

Confetti turned everything around in 1992, says the man who handles it

(Newser) - "Up until that point, it had just been a drunken brawl." That's a description of what the Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop was like prior to 1992, coming from a man who turned it around. The secret ingredient: confetti. Treb Heining handles the dispersal... More »

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. 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 »

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