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Presidential appointee, transgender aide starts Tuesday

WASHINGTON - One of the executive branch's first transgender appointees will start working in the Commerce Department on Tuesday.

Cable bill set to rise

UNDATED - The performances on “American Idol” may be erratic and the plot twists on “Lost” may be unpredictable, but one facet of television is certain: the costs just keep going up.

Security guard killed, U.S. Marshall shot in federal building in Las Vegas

A gunman opened fire in the lobby of a federal building in downtown Las Vegas on Monday, killing a court officer and wounding a deputy U.S. marshal before he was shot to death.

Court Security Guard Killed, U.S. Marshal Shot in Las Vegas

A gunman opened fire in the lobby of a federal building in downtown Las Vegas on Monday, killing a court officer and wounding a deputy U.S. marshal before he was shot to death.

Mitt Romney headed to Iowa

UNDATED - Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will make two stops in Iowa in March as part of his nationwide book tour, following visits by fellow 2012 GOP hopefuls Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty.

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Cold, windy weather enveloping the U.S. from the northern Plains to the East Coast may continue to break temperature records today. In south Florida, orange growers may escape most crop damage.

World's tallest skyscraper opens

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Dubai has renamed its new skyscraper, the tallest in the world, the Burj Khalifa, state news agency WAM reported, in a surprise move apparently intended to honor the United Arab Emirate

Pat-Downs on All U.S.-Bound Flights From 14 Nations

American authorities announced that as of Monday, anyone traveling from or through nations regarded as state sponsors of terrorism — as well as "other countries of interest" — will be required to go through enhanced screening techniques.

TSA Tightens Security for International Travel

International travelers flying into the U.S will face more stringent rules following the failed Christmas Day bombing of an airplane from Amsterdam to Detroit.

Online Campaign Launched to Find Missing Utah Mom

Friends and family of Susan Powell are launching a social networking media blitz in the search for the missing Utah mother of two.