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On Monday, one day after the nation's terror alert level was raised to "high" federal officials had a message for Americans on: just go about your business.

Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge (search) met with President Bush and other members of the Homeland Security Council to discuss the nation's jump to "Code Orange," or "high" status, from "Code Yellow," or "elevated" status.

Ridge told reporters that Americans should continue with their holiday travel plans and should do what they normally do because if they don't, then the terrorists will win.

"We cannot quit being Americans just because of these threats."

Still, that might be easier said that done. Are we prepared to face another terror threat? We'll have the latest on the terror alert including a live report from our own Molly Hennenberg in Washington.

Plus, it was quite a party at Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch on Saturday. Friends and relatives of Michael Jackson (search) descended on his over the weekend to show their support for the entertainer who is currently fighting child molestation charges.

The private gathering behind the gates of the sprawling estate was described as a homecoming for Jackson, who has kept a low profile in Las Vegas and undisclosed locations since surrendering to authorities on Nov. 20 and being released on $3 million bail.

"This event is to show Michael that he has the love and support of his friends and family," Jackson's spokesman Stuart Backerman (search) told reporters outside the estate.

Will the party help or hurt the entertainer's public image?

We'll have the latest on the Michael Jackson case this evening and we'll get analysis from our team of legal experts.

All these stories and much, much more!

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--The Associated Press contributed to this story.