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6 Things to Know for Friday

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.
    
1. WHERE'S THE PARTY?
    
Crowds pack New York's Times Square before the midnight New Year's ball drop, while revelers around the world bid a weary and wary adieu to a year marred by attacks that left nations reeling and nerves rattled.
    
2. IMMINENT TERROR THREAT FEARED IN GERMANY
    
Police in Munich said they have "serious information" about an attack by Islamist extremists on New Year's Eve, and asked partygoers to avoid big outdoor gatherings.
    
3. BLAZE IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES LIGHTS UP SKYLINE
    
One of Dubai's luxury hotels became a towering inferno and injured more than a dozen, while a massive fireworks display went on nearby at the world's tallest building.
    
4. BELGIANS ON EDGE AMID FEARS OF ATTACKS
    
Belgian police arrested a 10th person in connection with last month's Paris bloodbath, while six more suspects were detained over a plot for new attacks in Brussels.
    
5. BILL COSBY FIGHTS BACK
    
The 78-year-old comedian's lawyers went on the attack, calling the sexual assault charges against him a flawed and politically motivated case that won't hold up in court.
    
6. WHO'S JAILED IN L.A.
    
The mother of a fugitive Texas teen known for using an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident will likely remain jailed for several days in Los Angeles after being deported from Mexico.

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