Reason Morning Links: Embassies Close, the Burj Dubai Opens, Stimulus Funds Enter the Twilight Zone


• The U.S., France, and Britain close their embassies in Yemen.

• The TSA brings us new screening measures, and possibly new heights of incompetence as well.

• The feds send stimulus money to phantom zip codes.

• Arizona might do away with its highway speed cameras.

• December was the first month since the U.S. invasion with no American combat deaths in Iraq.

• The world's tallest building is open for business but not yet full.

• h+ picks the top five technology panics of 2009.