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Woman charged in submarine spy case to remain locked up

Oct. 21, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland woman charged along with her husband in a plot to sell submarine secrets to a foreign country must remain behind bars after a judge on Thursday determined she was a flight risk and a danger to national security. Lawyers for Diana Toebbe had...

FBI: Cash, shredded papers seen at couple's home in spy case

Oct. 20, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI found a trash bag of shredded documents, thousands of dollars in cash, latex gloves and a “go-bag” when they searched the home of a Maryland couple accused of trying to sell information about nuclear-powered warships to a foreign country, an agent testified...

Army hiring criminal investigators to improve case work

Oct. 20, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has begun hiring more agents and support staff for its criminal investigations, as the new civilian director works to correct widespread failures that surfaced last year after a string of murders and other crimes at Fort Hood, Texas. Gregory...

Navy details changes, more oversight in wake of warship fire

Oct. 20, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a year after arson destroyed a Navy warship, service leaders said Wednesday they are making changes and increasing oversight to correct widespread failures that led to the scrapping of the USS Bonhomme Richard. “I see the loss of the...

US: Couple accused in submarine espionage case indicted

Oct. 19, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland couple arrested earlier this month on charges of trying to sell information about nuclear-powered warships to a foreign country have been indicted, the Justice Department said Tuesday. Federal prosecutors say Jonathan and Diana Toebbe are...

Navy probe finds major failures in fire that destroyed ship

Oct. 19, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy report has concluded there were sweeping failures by commanders, crew members and others that fueled the July 2020 arson fire that destroyed the USS Bonhomme Richard, calling the massive five-day blaze in San Diego preventable and unacceptable. ...

Interior secretary's mother, a longtime civil servant, dies

Oct. 17, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland's mother, Mary Toya, a longtime civil servant and U.S. Navy veteran, has died. Officials with the Interior Department confirmed Toya's passing Saturday but didn’t immediately release her age or cause of death. ...

Russia says it pushed US destroyer from area near its waters

Oct. 15, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Defense Ministry said a Russian warship on Friday prevented a U.S. Navy destroyer from what it described as an attempt to intrude into Russia’s territorial waters in the Sea of Japan. Hours later, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command called the Russian...

Rep. Kind endorses Pfaff in Wisconsin congressional race

Oct. 14, 2021 10:32 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Retiring U.S. Rep. Ron Kind on Thursday endorsed his former staff member, state Sen. Brad Pfaff, in the race to replace him in the southwestern Wisconsin congressional district. The endorsement came the day after another Democrat, Eau Claire...

Taiwan tensions raise fears of US-China conflict in Asia

Oct. 14, 2021 02:55 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — After sending a record number of military aircraft to harass Taiwan over China’s National Day holiday, Beijing has toned down the saber rattling but tensions remain high, with the rhetoric and reasoning behind the exercises unchanged. Experts agree a...