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California Mom Gives Birth to 1-in-2-Million Twins, 15 Minutes Apart but in Different Years

In a massively rare occurrence, twin babies born in California on New Year’s Eve have two different dates and years on their respective birth certificates. Fraternal twins Aylin Yolanda and Alfredo Antonio Trujillo were born at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas to parents Fatima Madrigal and Robert Trujillo of Greenfield, California, just 15 minutes apart….


2021 Ends as Chicago’s Deadliest Year in a Quarter Century

CHICAGO—The year of 2021 ended as one of the most violent on record in Chicago, as a rise in the number of shootings left more people dead than in any single year in a quarter century, according to statistics released by the police department on Saturday. According to the department, 2021 ended with 797 homicides….


LIVE: Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration

This year’s Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration will be held on Dec. 31, 2021, amid COVID-19 restrictions. The event marks 115 years of the ball lowering, a now universal symbol of welcoming the New Year. An annual tradition since Dec. 31, 1907, the event was curtailed last year, with only so-called essential workers and…


Futures Dip in Quiet Trading as New Year Beckons

U.S. stock index futures slipped on Friday, even as Wall Street’s main indexes looked to finish the year with handsome gains for the third time in a row, supported by massive stimulus, and strong retail participation. Futures tracking the S&P 500 and the Dow slipped 0.2 percent on the last day of 2021, a day…


Stocks to See in New Year Near Record Highs After Banner 2021

LONDON—Stock markets dipped on Friday in thin trading but were set to see in the New Year with double-digit gains for 2021 while oil prices hovered near $80 a barrel following their biggest annual rise since 2009. The U.S. dollar, which has had its best year since 2015 with a 6.7 percent rise, was steady…


Programming Alert: Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration

This year’s Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration will be held on Dec. 31, 2021, amid COVID-19 restrictions. The event marks 118 years of celebrations that have been watched worldwide with enthusiasm and become not only a national but also a universal tradition to greet the New Year with dazzling lights and the bustling energy…


Bitcoin Down Almost 50 Percent From Year’s High

Bitcoin fell 13 percent on Sunday after the world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency suffered another sell-off that left it down nearly 50 percent from the year’s high. Bitcoin fell to $32,601 at 1800 GMT (2 p.m. ET), losing $4,899.54 from its previous close. It hit a high for the year of $64,895.22 on April 14. Ether,…