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2010-01-04T13:54:42-0600

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.

U.S. Embassy in Yemen Closes Over Al Qaeda Threats

Both the U.S. and Britain have closed their embassies in Yemen, with American officials citing threats by the Al Qaeda group linked to the failed bombing of a Detroit-bound plane on Christmas Day.

Suspect in Fla. Thanksgiving Family Killings Nabbed

A Florida man suspected of gunning down four family members at a Thanksgiving dinner was arrested Saturday night in the Florida Keys after a weekslong manhunt, authorities said.

FDR Kept Deadly Disease Hidden for Years

Some 65 years ago, as World War II raged in Europe and the Pacific, the American people faced an unprecedented constitutional crisis of which they were completely unaware — and which has remained a secret ever since.

Wizards Player Admits 'Bad Judgment' in Gun Incident

Gilbert Arenas said Saturday he used "bad judgment" in bringing guns into the Washington Wizards locker room.

Iran 'Standing in Own Way'

U.S. official says Iran making mistake by issuing one-month deadline to accept response to U.N. nuclear plan• Iran Warns West It Will Make Its Own Nuclear Fuel