Dick Clark started the New Year's Eve party to ring in the new year in New York City more than forty years ago and even after his passing, the tradition continues with Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years Eve on ABC. Since then, a lot of other TV networks have put together their own New Year's Eve parties and with so many of them it's hard to keep track of what artists are playing on what show.
A man drove from Long Island, New York, into Lower Manhattan earlier today in a van he thought was filled with explosives. He parked the van close to the Federal Reserve building, just a few blocks from the World Trade Center, and planned to detonate it using a cell phone from a nearby hotel.
The explosives, however, were fake.
Two law enforcement officials in New York City say a recently fired store worker shot a former colleague to death and then randomly opened fire on others near the Empire State Building. They say the gunman was shot and killed by police.