* Bang! * Boom! * Pop! * Cheer! * Suddenly it’s here! The New Year! 2015 beckons us to look ahead with best resolutions for the next twelve months and to reminisce on the dozen we laid to rest last night.
How about we start 2015 with an aspirin for that hangover and “5 Things to Know for Your New Day."
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
What we have in common: Wear red underwear if you want love - Brazil. Throw beans out the front door to ward off misfortune – Japan. Eat black-eyed peas and greens for luck and money – the American South. Pour molten lead into water to tell your fortune – Germany. New Year’s traditions vary from culture to culture, but there’s one that spans the globe – fireworks displays. From Sydney to L.A. the pyro blossoms were spectacular last night. Here are collections of the most luminous midnight skylines.
A river in the sky is hosing San Francisco, a girl in Mississippi was apparently burned to death and the officer who slung his arm around Eric Garner's neck says it wasn't a chokehold.
It's Thursday, and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day
1. WEST COAST DOUSE
River in the sky: San Franciscan’s can trade in their usual garb of sweaters and windbreakers for mariner’s rain gear today. Rain by the bucket has the region - otherwise officially known as drought central - shutting down schools, sandbagging shops. Why the sudden dousing? A so-called “atmospheric river,” a band of intense cloud moisture a couple of hundred miles wide, has split off from the tropics and is washing into the West Coast. Gusty storm systems piling in on top of it are catapulting big waves at the shoreline.
President Barack Obama takes a look at Ferguson unrest Monday, an American couple is still being held in Qatar after being cleared of charges, and Cyber Monday's got Black Friday squarely beat.
It's Monday, and here are the "Five things to know for your New Day."
Hands up for a hug: A moment of reconciliation has emerged from the avalanche of images showing protests over the fatal shooting of Mike Brown. A photo of a white cop hugging a black teen in tears at a protest in Portland, Oregon, has gone viral. Ferguson is high on Obama's agenda Monday with a Cabinet meeting on law enforcement. Then he sits down with elected officials, civil rights activists and faith leaders to talk about building trust in American communities.
The President faces political snipes over immigration as he heads for Texas today. Palestinians are sick of conflict as fighting with Israel goes on, and Donald Sterling puts on a show in court.
It's Wednesday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day