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Times Square crowd braves rain to bid wet welcome to 2019

Jan 01, 2019 - Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - Rain drops fell along with confetti as revelers rang in 2019 in New York's Times Square, capping a soggy New Year's Eve celebration that included singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha's stirring rendition of John Lennon's "Imagine" just before midnight.

Crews used squeegees to try to remove water from the stages, but New Kids On The Block still splashed up puddles late Monday while performing their hit "Step by Step" on a giant set of steps.

At midnight, fireworks erupted over...