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President Biden to speak at Naval Academy graduation

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak at the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduation and commissioning ceremony next month. The academy announced Thursday that the ceremony for the Class of 2022 is scheduled for May 27 at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. More than 1,000 students will graduate. Most will be commissioned as officers to serve at least five years, either as Navy ensigns […]

today04/29/2022 4

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Plea hearing set for Md. woman charged in submarine spy case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of a Navy nuclear engineer charged with trying to sell submarine secrets to a foreign government appears poised to plead guilty. A court notice shows that a plea hearing for Diana Toebbe has been scheduled for Friday morning in federal court in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Lawyers for Toebbe did not immediately return phone messages seeking comment Thursday. Toebbe's husband, Jonathan, pleaded guilty Monday to a […]

today02/18/2022 4

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Plea hearing scheduled for Navy nuclear engineer in spy case

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A plea hearing has been scheduled for a Navy nuclear engineer accused of trying to sell information about nuclear-powered warships to a foreign country. Jonathan Toebbe and his wife, Diana Toebbe, of Annapolis, Maryland, were arrested last October in West Virginia. They later pleaded not guilty to espionage-related charges that carry life in prison. Court records show that a plea hearing is scheduled for Jonathan Toebbe […]

today02/14/2022 6

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MD couple accused in submarine espionage case indicted

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says an Annapolis, Maryland couple arrested earlier this month on charges of trying to sell information about nuclear-powered warships to a foreign country have been indicted. Federal prosecutors say Jonathan and Diana Toebbe are each charged with one count of conspiracy to communicate restricted data and two counts of communication of restricted data. They were arrested in West Virginia on Oct. 9 and charged […]

today10/20/2021 8

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MD Couple in submarine spy case to remain held; hearing set

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge says the Annapolis, Maryland couple charged in a plot to sell sensitive U.S. submarine secrets to a foreign government will remain behind bars for now. Jonathan and Diana Toebbe each made brief appearances in federal court in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Magistrate Judge Robert Trumble ordered them to remain detained pending a detention hearing on Friday at which more extensive arguments are expected to be […]

today10/13/2021 7

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Navy nuclear engineer from MD charged with trying to pass secrets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says a Navy nuclear engineer from Annapolis, MD with access to military secrets has been charged with trying to pass information about the design of American nuclear-powered submarines to someone he thought was a representative of a foreign government but who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent. In a criminal complaint detailing the espionage-related charges against Jonathan Toebbe, the government says he […]

today10/11/2021 11

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Maryland newspaper gunman gets more than 5 life prison terms

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a man who killed five people at a newspaper to more than five life sentences without the possibility of parole. Anne Arundel County Judge Michael Wachs ordered the sentence for Jarrod Ramos on Tuesday. In July, a jury found Ramos criminally responsible for killing Wendi Winters, John McNamera, Gerald Fischman, Rob Hiaasen and Rebecca Smith with a shotgun at the Capital Gazette's […]

today09/28/2021 10

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Late author Haley honored by Maryland Capital city on 100th birthday

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's capital city gave honors this weekend to the late author Alex Haley and his extended family on the centennial of his birth. The family of the writer of "Roots" received keys to the city of Annapolis on Saturday. Haley completed genealogical research that led him to discover he was a descendant of Kunta Kinte, who was enslaved and sold at City Dock in Annapolis. "Roots" […]

today08/16/2021 8

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Gunman found criminally responsible for killing 5 at MD newspaper

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A jury has found a gunman criminally responsible for killing five people at a Maryland newspaper. The jury rejected defense attorneys' arguments that Jarrod Ramos was unable to understand the criminality of his actions because of mental illness when he attacked the Capital Gazette newsroom in 2018. The jury's finding Thursday means the 41-year-old will be sentenced to prison, not a maximum-security mental health facility. Prosecutors […]

today07/16/2021 12

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