White House To Withdraw Nominee For Top Environmental Position

Watch Video The White House intends to withdraw Kathleen Hartnett White as its nomination to head the Council on Environmental Quality. SEE MORE: Trump Administration Needs New Nominee For US Ambassador To Singapore White has a pretty skeptical view of climate change. That made her a controversial pick for the position, even among members of President Donald Trump’s own party. White’s nomination was first announced in October 2017, and in November that year more than 300 scientists signed a letter asking the Senate to reject her confirmation. President Trump resubmitted her nomination to the Senate in January. Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN. …read more Source:: Newsy Headlines

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Traffic woes halt costumed Super Sunday race

Traffic concerns put an end, at least for this year, to the Pre-Game 4-miler in Morristown A popular race featuring costumed runners and held every Super Bowl Sunday since 2012 has been sacked over traffic. The “Pre-Game 4 Miler” in Morristown generated plenty of festive buzz, with some especially hardy participants competing for a polar bear prize given to the runner wearing the least amount of clothing. However, the race also resulted in road closures, and apparently some very unhappy drivers. While the loop course extended into Morris Township, Superhero Events co-owner Heather McDermott said all of the traffic objections stemming from the 2017 race were in Morristown. “There were… Read More

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Fiona Sampson’s search for Mary Shelley refuses the typical distance of a biography

This year marks the bicentenary of Shelley’s Frankenstein, a first novel that has become both a modern myth. Why do we need to search for Mary Shelley? This year is the bicentenary of the publication of Frankenstein, a first novel by a teenage girl that has become both a modern myth and a perennial A-level set book. Its author went on to write five more, much lengthier, novels, but, although academics have tried to wrest them from obscurity, Valperga, Falkner and the others remain inert. The electricity of Shelley’s first novel never returned to her. The creation of Frankenstein has fascinated literary historians because it drew its energy from both… Read More

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At Least 2 Dead, Dozens Injured In South Carolina Amtrak Collision

Watch Video At least two people are dead and dozens more are injured after an Amtrak collided with a freight train in Lexington County, South Carolina, according to local authorities. The Amtrak was carrying about 140 passengers and eight crew members, according to Amtrak. The lead engine and some passenger cars were derailed in the incident. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the collision, and as of Sunday morning there was no word on what caused it. Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN. …read more Source:: Newsy Headlines

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Woman tried to call police minutes before she was killed, prosecutors say

Authorities say Shane Whipple, 27, killed his aunt a day after she kicked him out. Jennifer Whipple tried to call police just before her nephew arrived at her apartment and killed her, authorities said Friday. Prosecutors believe Shane Whipple, 27, killed his aunt in her bedroom Jan. 26, a day after she kicked him out of her Winslow Township apartment due to an argument. Police found her lying in a pool of blood with serious head injuries Jan. 27 while doing a well-being check, according to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. Shane Whipple (Courtesy of Camden County Prosecutor’s Office) Shane Whipple was arrested Monday in Evesham Township and charged with… Read More

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