A U.S. Navy nuclear engineer and his wife have been charged with selling secret information about nuclear submarines to an undercover FBI agent who posed as an operative for a foreign country, the Justice Department said on Sunday. Jonathan Toebbe, 45, and his wife, Diana, 42, were arrested on Saturday in West Virginia and charged with violating the Atomic Energy Act, the Justice Department said in a statement. They are scheduled to appear in a West Virginia federal court on Tuesday. Toebbe, a Navy nuclear engineer with top-secret security clearance, sent a package of restricted data to an unidentified country in April 2020 and later began selling secrets for tens of thousands of dollars in cryptocurrency to an undercover FBI agent posing as a foreign official, the Justice Department said. At one point, Toebbe hid a digital memory card containing documents about submarine nuclear reactors in half a peanut butter sandwich at a 'dead drop' location in West Virginia, while his wife acted as a lookout, the Justice Department said. The memory card contained 'militarily sensitive design elements, operating parameters and performance characteristics of Virginia-class submarine reactors,' according to a federal court affidavit.
Eleven months later, House Minority Whip, Representative Steve Scalise, repeatedly refused to say on Sunday that the 2020 election wasn't stolen, standing by Donald Trump´s assertion that Democrat Joe Biden won the White House because of mass voter fraud. 'I've been very clear from the beginning," he said. "If you look at a number of states, they didn't follow their state-passed laws that govern the election for president.' Scalise appeared to be referring to the legal argument, made in several lawsuits backed by Trump before and after last November's election, that the Constitution gives the power of election administration exclusively to state lawmakers.
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Former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin 'BLOCKED Trump from trying to appoint Ivanka as head of the World Bank'
Ivanka Trump was suggested by her father, former President Donald Trump, as a suitable candidate to run the World Bank in January 2019. It came after Jim Yong Kim announced he was stepping down in order to take up a job at a Wall Street firm. Trump was intent on having his daughter at the helm until Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin stepped in and blocked her appointment into the role. Instead, the White House said Mnuchin and then acting-Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney asked her to help find a candidate for the job. The nominee for World Bank president is chosen by the bank's board of governors but they usually confirm the American's pick. 'As the White House moved to select its new leader, one name very dear to the Trump's heart kept floating around: his daughter Ivanka Trump,' a report by The Intercept revealed.
Newsom's woke weekend: In just two days, California governor signed into law free menstrual products for girls, ethnic studies lessons, forced stores to have gender neutral areas and banned gas-powered lawnmowers
California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed several notable bills into law in recent days having been buoyed after winning his recall election last month. They include a bill that will see California public schools and colleges stocking their restrooms with free menstrual products. In another 'woke' bill, large department stores must now display products including toys and toothbrushes in gender-neutral ways. It does not completely outlaw traditional boys and girls sections at stores but says large stores must also have a gender neutral section to display. On Saturday Newsom also signed off on a new law banning gas-powered lawnmower equipment that uses small off-road engines. It includes lawn equipment, pressure washers, chainsaws, weed trimmers and even golf carts. Newsom has also signed into law America's first ethnic studies requirement for high school students after five years of debate. Students who begin high school in 2026 must pass one semester of a class outlining the past and current struggles of America's marginalized groups.
Cancellation of 1,000 Southwest Airlines flights is blamed on air traffic control staff taking time off to get their shots before Biden mandate kicks in: Passengers stranded for second day
The Dallas-based carrier canceled over 1,000 flights Sunday and 808 flights Saturday equivalent to 27 per cent of its entire schedule for the day, over the Columbus Day holiday weekend. The president of the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association told News4Jax that the delays were due to staffing and a 'poorly run operation.' Meanwhile, Southwest blamed a combination of inclement weather and staffing shortages at Jacksonville Air Traffic Control Center in Florida for the disruption. The delays came two days after the firm's pilots' union asked a court to block a COVID vaccine mandate, sparking rumors that a pilot walk-out had been to blame for the cancellations. But on Sunday, Jacksonville Aviation Authority COO Tony Cugno to the Board of Directors refuted the rumor and said that the delays were in fact due to staffing issues at the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX).
Remains of pilot shot down in WWII are finally laid to rest in Maine after divers discovered the wreckage of his B-17 bomber in the Adriatic Sea
Relatives from across the country gathered in Millinocket to honor the life of US Army Air Forces 2nd Lt. Ernest N. Vienneau, who was 25 when a bomber on which he served as co-pilot came under fire over present-day Slovenia on November 6, 1944. Vienneau was buried next to his parents at Saint Martin of Tours Cemetery in Millinocket along with the wings that he earned shortly before his death, Maine Public Radio reported. Vienneau's niece, Joyce Totten, told the radio station that she had promised her late mother she would make sure to reunite Vienneau with his wings if he was ever found. 'It's going to be hard to give them up, but I will. That's what my mother wanted,' Totten said.
Man who was pinned to ground as a terrorist at LaGuardia was held after fellow flyer mistook his vintage camera for a bomb
American Airlines Flight 4817, from Indianapolis to LaGuardia, in Queens, was forced to make an emergency landing and evacuation via the plane's emergency slides, at 3pm on Saturday. The 'security incident' began after a mother, who was traveling with her husband and children, noticed another passenger who was watching videos and viewing pictures of vintage cameras, sources told New York Daily News .She began to fear the man was searching for bomb-making instructions. When he pulled out a vintage camera of his own, she was convinced the item was a bomb and alerted airline staff.
Man 'shot dead 26-year-old cop on his first day on the job in REVENGE because the officer had just arrested his friend'
A man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer killed on his first day on the force. Damien 'Luke' Anthony Ferguson, 43, was arrested Sunday by the FBI, which is expected to release more information during an afternoon news conference. Ferguson, considered armed and dangerous, was the subject of a manhunt after a Georgia police officer and father to a baby girl was killed on his first day of the job Saturday morning. Alamo Police Officer Dylan Harrison was fatally shot outside of the department's police station at around 1 am. The 26-year-old from Dudley leaves behind a wife and a 6-month-old daughter.
Homeless man is charged with killing nurse he knocked over fleeing robbery in Times Square as it's revealed he was FREED on groping charge last month
Jermaine Foster, 26, was fleeing a robbery when he barreled into Maria Ambrocio in Times Square, knocking her to the ground, on October 8. Two days later, Foster's charges were upgraded from felony assault to murder after Ambrocio's family agreed to switch off her life support. Foster had been freed on a groping charge just one month before he caused the death of Ambrocio, a 58-year-old oncology nurse from Bayonne in New Jersey . On Sunday, he appeared before a judge in Manhattan Criminal Court in a blue t-shirt along with a protective face mask, where he was formally charged with murder, felony assault and robbery.
How much did this Democrat cost California? Elon Musk suggests Texas HQ move was inspired by politician's 'f*** Elon Musk' tweet
Tesla boss Elon Musk (left) hinted that a 'f*** Elon Musk' tweet (inset) by California Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (right) helped inspire him to relocate Tesla's Palo Alto, California, headquarters to Austin, Texas. The billionaire announced the move last Thursday. Gonzelez criticized Musk for reopening his Fremont, California, plant in May 2020 in violation of local health orders.
REVEALED: NYPD cop, 41, who chased down 15-year-old robber is star of the department's basketball team
The officer, a NYPD veteran in his 40s, sprung into action after spotting the teen.
Officer Kenyatta Brown began his career with the NYPD at the age of 24 in 2004. At 41, he has also played for the NYPD's own basketball team, pictured left, and still keeps in shape. Shaky bodycam footage shows the officer running behind the alleged 15-year-old thief (right) and chasing him past the yellow-lined platform. The incident appears to have happened at the Wilson Avenue station in Brooklyn. They rush down the stairs and into to the station lobby, where commuters pause in awe of the dizzying scene. At one point, the officer hops the turnstile and lands on his hands in an effort to keep up with the darting suspect. Violent crime has continued to escalate in New York City, with assaults climbing 18.5 percent and robberies up six percent in September.
'No further action will be taken': British police DROP probe into allegations Virginia Roberts was 'sex-trafficked into London by Jeffrey Epstein aged 17 and forced to have sex with Prince Andrew'
Scotland Yard has abandoned its review of sex abuse allegations surrounding Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein, it was revealed last night. After its officers reportedly spoke with accuser Virginia Roberts-Giuffre, the force has decided to take no further action over her allegation that she was trafficked to London as a 17-year-old and forced to have sex with Andrew. Scotland Yard has also decided to take no further action over claims that billionaire financier Epstein groomed and abused other young women in Britain. The Duke of York, 61, is facing a civil lawsuit in the US after Miss Roberts accused him of 'rape in the first degree', and said she was abused by him in London after a visit to Tramp nightclub in Mayfair. Andrew has always vehemently denied the claims and his legal team is seeking to get the US case thrown out.
Horrific moment actor was crushed to death by the set at world-famous Bolshoi theatre as audience look on thinking it's part of the show
The clip shows a huge backdrop being lowered onto the stage behind the actors during a scene change, but Yevgeny Kulesh, 37, somehow became trapped underneath the backdrop and was subsequently crushed to death. A man can be heard shouting while the orchestra continues to play, before the music cuts off abruptly and the cast break out into screams at the sight of the accident. The incident occurred during a set change in Sadko, an 19th century opera by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. The theatre said Yevgeny Kulesh, who had been with the theatre since 2002, died at the scene as the audience was promptly ushered out of the performance hall.
First Daughter Ashley Biden, 40, parties late into the night at West Hollywood nightclub with a female friend
First-daughter Ashley Biden was seen outside the swanky Delilah Nightclub in West Hollywood at 1.30 am today, accompanied by a female friend and what appears to be a secret service agent, as her dad's approval ratings take a nosedive. The 40-year-old, the sole daughter of Joe, 78, and First Lady Jill, 70, was pictured leaving Delilah Nightclub on at 1.30 am this morning with a female friend with a man who appears to be a secret service agent, judging by the firearm-shaped bulge at his waistline.
Police department hunting Brian Laundrie says 'there's a lot of oddness' with his parents' claim he walked out of house and went to Florida nature reserve, and admits parts of their story 'just don't make sense'
A North Port police officer has expressed doubts about Brian Laundrie's claims that he left their home and went to a nature preserve, as the search for Laundrie continues. In an interview with NewsNation reporter Brian Entin on Friday, North Port police spokesman Josh Taylor said there is 'a lot of oddness' about Laundrie's parents claims and admitted that part of their story 'just didn't make sense.' He said that the North Port police are working with the FBI to find Laundrie, who returned home from a cross-country trip with his fiancée Gabby Petito on September 1 without her. Laundrie, 23, was then reported missing himself on September 17, with his parents telling police he went to the nearby Carlton Reserve and never returned. Two days later, authorities found Petito's body at a campsite near the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, and her death was ruled a homicide.
Princess Beatrice smiled while walking with her baby, which is the first glimpse of the new mum since Sienna Elizabeth - the Queen's 12th great-grandchild - was born. The 33-year-old princess (pictured) wore a casual outfit that included tracksuit bottoms and a quilted coat, as husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 38, took control of the pushchair during the walk with their friends last week. It comes as Sarah Ferguson called Princess Beatrice and Eugenie 'phenomenal mothers' in an interview. (Also pictured, an image of the newborn's footprints.)
Joe Biden's beaming granddaughter Finnegan wraps her arms around her cousin Hunter as the family attends Sunday Mass at church in Wilmington
President Joe Biden attended Sunday Mass with his grandchildren Finnegan, Hunter and Natalie Biden at St. Joseph on the Brandywine Catholic Church in Wilmington, Delaware , as his approval ratings saw a nosedive to 38 percent. Biden, who is the second U.S. president after John F. Kennedy to practice the Catholic faith, regularly attends Mass with his family. He was seen out on Sunday with siblings Natalie, 17, and Hunter II, 15, both children of the late Beau Biden and his wife Hallie.
'They'll be talking about this night for 1,000 years!' Tyson Fury swigs $1,000-a-bottle vodka as he parties until 3am in Las Vegas after his knock-out win over Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury (left, right and inset), 33, told crowds of supporters 'they will talk about this night for 1,000 years' as he partied into the night at Las Vegas's Hakkasan nightclub. The boxer was seen swigging £800-a-bottle vodka, jumping on top of the DJ booth and singing to fans as he celebrated until 3am. Earlier in the night Fury also declared himself the 'greatest heavyweight of my era'. The scenes came after the Gypsy King beat Deontay Wilder in the 11th round on Saturday, despite being floored twice by the Bronze Bomber seven rounds earlier, to retain his WBC and Ring Magazine titles in Las Vegas.
George Clooney says America is 'like a battered child' after 'knucklehead' Trump's presidency and claims former President can't stand his own supporters in real life
Hollywood actor and Biden ally George Clooney has compared America to a 'battered child' after 'knucklehead' Donald Trump's divisive four years in the White House and sensationally claimed that the former President 'can't stand his own supporters in real life'. Speaking to the BBC's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, the Left-wing Democrat - a friend of both the President and Barack Obama - said Americans 'have been rather tough on one another' for the past five years and added 'there's a lot of healing that has to happen and it's going to take time'. Clooney - a 60-year-old father who is married to Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal, herself 43 - also discussed Joe Biden's waning popularity among US voters while promoting his upcoming film The Tender Bar, which stars Ben Affleck and explores life in 1970s small-town America.
Balmain fashion house director Olivier Rousteing, 36, reveals he suffered horrific burns when fireplace in his Paris home EXPLODED: Designer hid injuries beneath masks and turtlenecks
Olivier Rousteing has revealed that he suffered severe face and body burns after a fireplace exploded in his Paris home last year. Sharing an image of himself wrapped in bandages and with painful burns visible on his face (center), the 36-year-old creative director of French fashion house Balmain explained that his Sunday Instagram post (left inset) marked the year anniversary of the terrifying incident. The likes of Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner (right with Rousteing in 2017) and Donatella Versace were quick to praise Olivier's bravery (right inset), with Kim, 40, writing beneath his post: 'I love you.' Explaining that he 'finally feels ready to share this', Olivier told his 7.1 million Instagram followers that he had hidden his injuries beneath 'face masks and turtlenecks' for the past twelve months.
Thanking her lucky stars! Sleeping woman narrowly avoids death when when meteorite crashes through roof of her British Columbia home and lands on her pillow
Ruth Hamilton of Golden, British Columbia was shocked to see a hole on her roof and a rock on her pillow the night of October 4. She was unharmed, but says she's unlikely to take up stargazing. Onlookers had enjoyed a meteor sighting the same night above Lake Louise, about 52 mi east. Hamilton was asleep, but woke up to a rock on her pillow right next to where her head usually lies, according to Victoria News. She called 911, and together, she and the officers called to confirm that it wasn't debris from nearby construction at the Kicking Horse Canyon.
Daniel Craig cuts a suave figure as he arrives for NASCAR's pre-race ceremony in North Carolina following the release of his final Bond film No Time To Die
Daniel Craig was in attendance at the Roval 400 NASCAR Cup Series' pre-race ceremony at North Carolina's Charlotte Motor Speedway on Sunday. The James Bond actor, 53, whose final appearance in the film series was released over the weekend to much fanfare, looked ever-dapper as he made a stylish arrival at the auto race event in a brown blazer and coordinating suit trousers. He layered the trendy number above a buttoned-down light blue shirt and protected his eyes against the beating sunshine with a pair of black shades.
Pawn Stars' Chumlee reveals he has lost more than 160lbs in the two years since he had gastric sleeve surgery
Pawn Stars' Chumlee has continued to shed weight after undergoing gastric sleeve surgery at Blossom Bariatrics in Las Vegas back in February 2019. The 39-year-old Nevada native - who boasts 3.9M social media followers - marveled about weighing 190lbs last Tuesday: 'Can you believe it, I've lost over 150lbs!'
How my son's toy piggy inspired me: Prepare to set out on a sparkling adventure in this exclusive extract from J.K. Rowling's new book... and discover the secret behind its story
Just in time for Christmas, there's a new heartwarming page-turner from one of the world's greatest storytellers. The Christmas Pig will publish tomorrow. But first, author J. K. Rowling reveals how this festive tale was inspired by the day her own son David, then three, found, by accident, a replacement to his favourite pig toy while he was 'poking around' in a cupboard...
Blocks of red-hot molten lava as big as three-storey buildings roll down hillside and tremors shake the ground as La Palma volcano in Spain begins to collapse in on itself
The release of large blocks of lava and formation of new lava streams down the Cumbre Vieja volcano in La Palma on Sunday was caused by the northern side of the volcanic cone collapsing in on itself yesterday (pictured). The blocks of red-hot magma flowing down the side of the volcano on Sunday were the size of three-storey buildings, the Spanish Institute of Geology and Mining said. There were 21 seismic movements on Sunday, with the largest measuring 3.8, the Spanish National Geological Institute (ING) said, shaking the ground in the villages of Mazo, Fuencaliente and El Paso. From Monday, members of the Spanish Navy will help clean volcanic ash that covers large parts of the island, Defence Minister Margarita Robles said during a visit on Sunday.