World rejoices, welcomes 2014

Singing, prayers, dazzling fireworks usher in new year

Posted: January 1, 2014 at 5:31 a.m.

New Year’s revelers keeping warm in a blanket laugh with a police officer Tuesday night in New York City’s Times Square as they await the dropping of the crystal ball to usher in 2014.

With fireworks, dancing and late-night revelry, millions around the world welcomed 2014, gathering for huge displays of jubilation and unity as the new year arrived.


The sky above Cathedral Square in Vilnius, Lithuania, lights up with fireworks shortly after midnight today as thousands cele... (By: MINDAUGAS KULBIS) (Credit: AP)

This story is only available from our archives.

Front Section, Pages 1 on 01/01/2014


« Previous Story

Millions to see policies kick in

A motorcade carrying President Barack Obama and his family Tuesday heads along the southeast coast of Oahu toward the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Park, a popular snorkeling destination. As the president vacationed in Hawaii, his health-care law saw a late surge in enrollment, helping offset early technical foul-ups.

About 2.1 million people will have medical coverage today through President Barack Obama’s health-care law aft... Read »

Next Story »

2013 Top 10: Arkansas' 'private option,' Mayf...

Martha Shoffner, the city of Mayflower and the 89th General Assembly all made the top 10 news stories of 2013.

In a dramatic vote in the waning days of the session, Arkansas' Legislature approved an innovative plan to exp... Read »