Militants attacked the U.S. embassy in Yemen Wednesday, assaulting the structure with automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenades and at least one suicide car bomb. Officials said the attack killed at least 16 people, including six assailants.

Saying last week's deadly London bombings were "sobering and jarring reminders of the threats we now face," Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff unveiled an overhaul aimed at improving the nation's anti-terrorism and disaster preparedness.

The Senate unanimously confirmed federal judge Michael Chertoff as the nation's next Homeland Security secretary Tuesday, despite wrangling over whether he had any connection to a Justice Department memo on the treatment of terror suspects.

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