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Book-awards season: Winners for your shelves

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 59 min ago
In literary news: Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle awards are announced, as are winners of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association.

‘West of Sunset’: re-imagining F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final years

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 59 min ago
Stewart O’Nan’s new novel “West of Sunset” is based on the last years of the life of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, years of struggle amid the glitz of the Hollywood studio system. O’Nan appears in Seattle Jan. 30 at Ravenna Third Place Books and the Elliott Bay Book Co.

Harrison’s ‘The Big Seven’: persistently deadly sins

Seattle Times Headlines - 10 hours 59 min ago
In “The Big Seven,” novelist Jim Harrison revisits his character Simon Sunderson, a police detective whose retirement on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is interrupted by murders among a nearby crime family.

Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at conservative forum

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 44 min ago
The robust Christian right in early-voting Iowa plays an outsize role in helping determine the Republican presidential nominee, a political reality not lost on the parade of would-be 2016 candidates trying to draw attention at a Saturday gathering of social conservatives.

Blizzard-like conditions possible in Northeast's next storm

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 44 min ago
A major snowstorm with blizzard-like conditions could drop a foot or more of snow across most parts of the Northeast as they gear up for the workweek right after the first real storm of the winter hit them with rain, several inches of snow and messy slush.

Belichick on deflated balls: 'We try to do everything right'

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 44 min ago
Saying his team "followed every rule to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating.

Tens of thousands protest after president resigns in Yemen

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 44 min ago
Tens of thousands of Yemenis marched in protest on Saturday against Shiite rebels who hold the capital, amid a power vacuum in a country that is home to what Washington describes as al-Qaida's most dangerous offshoot.

Indonesian rescuers fail again to lift fuselage of AirAsia

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 44 min ago
The second attempt to lift the fuselage of the crashed AirAsia jetliner failed Sunday as the wreckage sank back to the ocean floor when a rope linking the lifting balloons broke.

Why serious people discount Fox News

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 59 min ago
In America, it has come to seem normal that a major news organization functions as the propaganda arm of an extremist political ideology, writes syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr.

Obama to cut short India trip to pay call on Saudi Arabia

Seattle Times Headlines - 12 hours 59 min ago
President Barack Obama will shorten his trip to India and divert to Saudi Arabia, paying respects after the death of King Abdullah and meeting with the oil-rich nation's new monarch, the White House said Saturday.

Balloon crew launches in bid to break 2 major records

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 14 min ago
An international team has launched its helium-filled balloon from Japan in a bid to reach North America and break two major records en route.

Transgender teen's death stirs action in US and beyond

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 14 min ago
Leelah Alcorn wrote a note on her Tumblr blog, then walked through the night and into the path of a tractor-trailer rumbling down a highway. In the final message attributed to her, she pleaded: "My death needs to mean something. ... Fix society. Please."

Alabama seeks to stay order overturning gay marriage ban

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 14 min ago
The Alabama attorney general is asking a federal judge to stay a ruling that overturned Alabama's ban on gay marriage, as advocates cheer what once seemed an improbable victory in the deeply conservative state.

Police: Man shot his family, killing 3, then killed himself

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 29 min ago
In the quiet of a pre-dawn Saturday on a dead-end street, a father came home and shot his family in their heads, leaving women in three generations dead and a wounded 12-year-old girl calling 911, police said.

FBI: No bombs found on planes in Atlanta after threat

Seattle Times Headlines - 13 hours 44 min ago
Law enforcement officials found no bombs on two planes at Atlanta's main airport after authorities received what they considered credible threats, FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said.

Dead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller

Seattle Times Headlines - 14 hours 29 min ago
A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy completed Saturday.

Police: Third person dies after shooting at Nebraska party

Seattle Times Headlines - 15 hours 44 min ago
Gunfire erupted during a crowded party in a vacant house in Omaha early Saturday, leaving three people dead and five wounded, and most witnesses refusing to help investigators, according to police.

A graphic presentation of the Seahawks' remarkable comeback

Seattle Times Headlines - 18 hours 29 min ago
The Seahawks leave for Arizona Sunday morning, at which time the focus will truly shift to Super Bowl XLIX and the challenge of beating the New England Patriots to conquer the greater challenge of winning two Super Bowls in a row.

Lock of Lincoln's hair among items auctioned in Dallas

Seattle Times Headlines - 18 hours 29 min ago
A collection of Abraham Lincoln memorabilia that includes a lock of the slain president's hair has been sold for more than $800,000 at auction Saturday in Dallas.

‘Mr. Cub,’ baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, dies at 83

Seattle Times Headlines - 18 hours 52 min ago
Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, one of baseball’s most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. “Mr. Cub” was 83.