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Watch the ball drop in Times Square with this New Year's Eve livestream

Watch the ball drop in Times Square with this New Year's Eve livestreamIt doesn't matter if you're stuck at work, at home sick, or simply don't have the means to join the global party, there's no reason for you to miss the New Year's Eve celebration in New York's Time Square.  SEE ALSO: Here's how to spend NYE if you want to ring in 2017 twice Yes, there will be a few New Year's Eve shows broadcasting the festivities from New York City, but if you want the official livestream delivering real-time action, the official Time Square site has what you need.   Beginning at 6 p.m. ET, the livestream will feature commercial-free backstage looks at the performers, celebrities and the real New Yorkers (and our beloved visitors) as they brave 20-degree temperatures all in the name of ringing in 2017 in the city that never sleeps.  The livestream can also be viewed on your mobile phone, just in case you want to celebrate on the go.  In the meantime, have fun, be safe, and we'll see you in 2017!  BONUS: New Year's Resolutions: By the Numbers  


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Crowds build in New York's Times Square ahead of New Year's revelry

Crowds build in New York's Times Square ahead of New Year's revelryTens of thousands of merrymakers converged on Times Square on Saturday evening, hours before the giant New Year's Eve ball makes its midnight descent, a century-old New York tradition unfolding this year under an unprecedented blanket of security. Michelle Adkins was so excited to be there that she left her sleepy friend behind at the hotel and headed for the bright lights long before the witching hour. "I've waited my whole life to see Times Square," said Adkins, 51, who works in a tire manufacturing plant in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.


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Suspect in fatal shooting of Pennsylvania trooper killed by police

Suspect in fatal shooting of Pennsylvania trooper killed by policeJason Robison, 32, was cornered at around 10 a.m. in an unoccupied house trailer close to his residence in Hesston, which is about 100 miles west of Harrisburg, the state capital, according to state police. When surrounded on Saturday, Robison refused commands to surrender and vowed to shoot more troopers, a state police news release said. Weaver graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey in June.


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Bad weather prevents search of Lake Erie for plane carrying 6 people

Bad weather prevents search of Lake Erie for plane carrying 6 peopleHigh winds prevented a recovery team on Saturday from searching for the remains of six people presumed to have died when their small plane crashed into Lake Erie shortly after taking off from a Cleveland airport, city officials said. "Weather and water conditions are expected to accommodate search and recovery efforts beginning at first light (on Sunday) morning," Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's office said in a statement. Three vessels, including a Cleveland Division of Fire boat and a Coast Guard vessel, will be used in the search on Sunday, the city's statement said.


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