New Year’s Eve

Confetti flies over Tines Square in New York Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 as the new year is celebrated. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Celebrations in Dubai, London, Vegas usher in 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A world-wide wave of celebrations rang in 2014 with a dazzling 30-minute fireworks show in Dubai, a deluge of confetti in London that tasted as good as it looked and a […]

01/01/2014

Fireworks explode at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre over the Victoria Harbor during New Year's Eve to celebrate the start of 2014 in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Revelers around the world ring in 2014

From huge street parties and fireworks displays in Sydney and Jakarta, to quiet moments of prayer in a Buddhist temple in Tokyo, people are welcoming in 2014. Here’s a gallery of images from New Year’s […]

12/31/2013

Bruno Mars (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Vegas’ New Year’s Eve about big names, big bashes

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sin City is set to ring in 2014 with big-name concerts, celebrity-hosted parties and an eight-minute rooftop fireworks display billed as the nation’s largest. John Legend is performing at Haze nightclub […]

12/31/2013

Balinese children wearing traditional costumes dance during a parade for this year's last sundown in Bali island, Indonesia on New Year's Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Revelers start ringing in 2014 with fireworks

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Exploding fireworks sprayed from the sails of the Sydney Opera House and the Australian city’s harbor bridge at midnight Tuesday as the world ushered in a new year. More than 1 […]

12/31/2013

A man walks past a shop selling decorations ahead of New Years Eve in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israel likes a party but is torn about New Year’s

JERUSALEM (AP) — Happy New Year? Not so fast, if you’re in Israel, where the somber, soul-searching and autumnal new year of the lunar Jewish calendar overshadows the Gregorian’s Jan. 1. The highly diverse country […]

12/30/2013

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DUI checkpoints aren’t just about alcohol anymore

Attorney Debra White talks with Money 101 host Bob McCormick about DUI checkpoints and about the fact that starting New Year’s Eve, police can also check for marijuana in driver’s systems.

12/30/2013

Visitors on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange use their smartphones and tablet devices to photograph the opening bell ceremonies. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Americans hopeful for a better year in 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ready to ring in the new year, Americans look ahead with optimism, according to a new AP-Times Square New Year’s Eve poll. Their ratings of the year gone by? Less than glowing. […]

12/26/2013

Tumblr logo is displayed at Nasdaq, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Tumblr brings hipster twist to year-end lists

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tumblr is where the Internet’s cool kids hang out. That’s why Yahoo paid $1.1 billion to buy the blogging site in one of this year’s most buzzed-about deals. Now, Tumblr is […]

12/03/2013

Rabbi Joshua Hearshen blesses children while they reach to dip apples into honey during the Erev Rosh Hashana, the eve of the Jewish New Year, family service held at Congregation Rodeph Sholom on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 in St. Petersburg, Fla. The dipping of apples into honey is a traditional blessing to bring a sweet new year. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Will Vragovic)

You’re welcome! Once-a-year Jews find wide embrace

NEW YORK (AP) — You can search an interactive map to find synagogues that have last-minute seats at services. When you arrive, the temple’s board members will greet you at the door. You can confess […]

09/05/2013

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New events center coming to Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Strip, home to themed casinos that mimic the canals of Venice and the skyscrapers of Manhattan, is getting a new events center modeled on an Eastern European glass factory.

01/23/2013

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