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FILE - This is a Tuesday, June, 14, 2016 file photo of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as she arrives by carriage on the first day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting at Ascot, England. Buckingham Palace said Sunday Jan. 1, 2017 that Queen Elizabeth II will not be well enough to attend a New Year church service because of a lingering heavy cold. The palace said the queen "does not yet feel ready to attend church as she is still recuperating from a heavy cold (AP Photo/Alastair Grant/file)
January 01, 2017 - 7:26 am
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II missed a traditional New Year's Day church service Sunday because of the effects of a lingering cold. Buckingham Palace said the queen "does not yet feel ready to attend church as she is still recuperating from a heavy cold." There was no indication she is suffering...
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Turkish police officers work at the scene of an attack in Istanbul, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. An assailant believed to have been dressed in a Santa Claus costume opened fire at a crowded nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's celebrations, killing dozens of people and wounding tens of others in what the province's governor described as a terror attack. (AP Photo/ Emrah Gurel)
January 01, 2017 - 5:49 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on a deadly attack on an Istanbul nightclub. (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Pope Francis has decried the New Year's attack in Istanbul that was carried out on what he called a "night of good-wishes and hope." Francis told pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter's Square Sunday...
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Mariah Carey performs at the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
January 01, 2017 - 1:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey has ushered in 2017 with a botched performance on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" on ABC. The singer appeared to have technical difficulties during her live performance Saturday night in Times Square. She even stopped singing her song "Emotions...
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Revelers throw confetti on themselves after after celebrating the new year in Times Square, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
December 31, 2016 - 11:59 pm
As 2016 draws to a close, revelers around the world are bidding a weary adieu to a year filled with political surprises, prolonged conflicts, deadly attacks at gatherings and deaths of legendary celebrities. Here's a look at how people are ushering in the new year: ___ NEW YORK CITY An estimated 1...
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Buddhists light candles during New Year celebrations at Jogye Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon).
December 31, 2016 - 9:58 pm
As 2016 draws to a close, revelers around the world are bidding a weary adieu to a year filled with political surprises, prolonged conflicts, deadly attacks at gatherings and deaths of legendary celebrities. Here's a look at how people are ushering in the new year: ___ AUSTRALIA Sydney sent up a...
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December 31, 2016 - 7:37 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama's family vacation in Hawaii (all times local): 3:25 p.m. President Barack Obama spent New Year's Eve playing a round of golf with three of his friends at the Kaneohe Marine base near his vacation rental in Kailua. Obama enjoyed playing about four...
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Fireworks explode around the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as New Year's celebrations get underway in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
December 31, 2016 - 1:08 pm
As 2016 draws to a close, revelers around the world are bidding a weary adieu to a year filled with political surprises, prolonged conflicts and deaths of legendary celebrities. How people are ushering in the new year: AUSTRALIA Sydney sent up a dazzling tribute to 2016's fallen icons with a New...
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Fireworks explode around the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as New Year's celebrations get underway in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
December 31, 2016 - 11:56 am
As 2016 draws to a close, revelers around the world are bidding a weary adieu to a year filled with political surprises, prolonged conflicts and deaths of legendary celebrities. How people are ushering in the new year: AUSTRALIA Sydney sent up a dazzling tribute to 2016's fallen icons with a New...
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In this Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, photo provided by the Florida Keys News Bureau, Evalena Worthington, costumed as a pirate wench, practices being lowered from the mast of the sailing vessel America 2.0 outside the Schooner Wharf Bar in Key West, Fla. Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an optimistic note, according to a new poll that found that a majority believes things are going to get better for the country next year. (Rob O'Neal/Florida Keys News Bureau via AP)
December 31, 2016 - 9:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Emotionally wrenching politics, foreign conflicts and shootings at home took a toll on Americans in 2016, but they are entering 2017 on an optimistic note, according to a new poll that found that a majority believes things are going to get better for the country next year. A look at...
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Fireworks explode around the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge as New Year's celebrations get underway in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
December 31, 2016 - 7:40 am
As 2016 draws to a close, revelers around the world are bidding a weary adieu to a year filled with political surprises, prolonged conflicts and deaths of legendary celebrities. How people are ushering in the new year: AUSTRALIA Sydney sent up a dazzling tribute to 2016's fallen icons with a New...
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