COAST GUARD CHANGES COMMANDANTS
Adm. Thomas Collins salutes during the Coast Guard's Commandant's Change of Command ceremony at Fort McNair in Washington on May 25, 2006. Adm. Thad Allen is taking over the top Coast Guard position from Adm. Thomas Collins who is retiring after 38 years of service. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)
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U.S. Special Operations forces will begin leaving Afghanistan's Wardak province to meet President Hamid Karzai's demand that they go, officials said.
The training of Afghan Local Police recruits by U.S. special operations troops has been halted because of 45 NATO deaths this year, military officials said.
The Roman Catholic Church has spoken out against the Canadian province of Ontario's attempt to legislate Gay-Straight Alliance clubs in Catholic schools.
Archbishop Timothy Dolan, head of the Archdiocese of New York, is one of 22 new cardinals named Friday by Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican said.
A Chicago firefighter who died a hero fighting a major fire 113 years ago finally has a grave marked with a tombstone, family members say.
Afghan and coalition forces raided a suspected terrorist compound in the southeast province of Khost netting three suspects, U.S. forces said Tuesday.
Coalition forces captured four suspected members of al-Qaida during a raid in eastern Afghanistan Saturday, a U.S. military spokesman said.
The U.S. Coast Guard's ability to protect U.S. ports and waterways against terrorism may be hampered by the record breakdowns of its ships, planes and choppers.
Leaders of several key security agencies Tuesday expressed support for President Bush's plan to consolidate several federal agencies for the protection of homeland security, but told Congress that their agencies should not be split up.
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