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Poetry longlist announced for National Book Awards

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 32 min ago
Two former U.S. poets laureate, Louise Glueck and Mark Strand, have made the longlist for the National Book Awards.

Apple: U2 album accessed by 33 million users

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 32 min ago
Apple Inc. says 33 million iTunes account holders have accessed U2's free album.

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 33 min ago
The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.

Tuesday Memo: Officer shot ... Seahawks fixes ... Med-school monopolizing

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 40 min ago
Duvall officer shot: A Duvall police officer was shot and wounded in the leg last night when he responded to a call to a church.

Highline AD Terri McMahan announces retirement plans

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 40 min ago
Terri McMahan, athletic director for the Highline School district, has announced her plans to retitre at the end of the 2014-15 school year.

Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California

Seattle Times Headlines - 4 hours 40 min ago
A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region.

Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 31 min ago
It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.

Duvall officer shot in leg; man arrested

Seattle Times Headlines - 5 hours 44 min ago
A 47-year-old Woodinville man was arrested early this morning after police say he shot a Duvall police sergeant in the leg.

Everett Coho Derby is this weekend, and timing looks good with more fish arriving

Seattle Times Headlines - 6 hours 32 min ago
%%%2cfcf58f3b8f0d50db8421a3c6995e02%%%The Everett Coho Derby - the largest derby on the West Coast - is Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 20-21), and coho catches have picked up this week.

Exploring 'graveyard of ships' near San Francisco

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 31 min ago
Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.

UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 34 min ago
UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season.

College: Requiring liberal arts education is counterproductive for some students

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 35 min ago
Whether the aim of higher education is to provide vocational skills or to enrich lives through exposure to the arts has been a matter of controversy for decades. A recent letter to the editor proposed incorporating liberal arts into the curriculum of every discipline in an effort to instill in gradu

Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

Seattle Times Headlines - 7 hours 37 min ago
A Syrian military aircraft crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S. airstrikes against the militants, activists said.

Northern California wildfire devastates town

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 30 min ago
Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.

UW rips WSU-commissioned study on new medical school

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 31 min ago
The University of Washington on Monday criticized as “seriously flawed” a feasibility study supporting for a second public medical school that would be established in Spokane by Washington State University.

Middle East: Build democratic civil society to prevent war

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 36 min ago
So now we have emerging plans to bomb Syria and Iraq, in an effort to blunt the power of the Islamic State. This is madness once again.

Daily Rant&Rave: Bicycles only on Bicycle Sunday

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 40 min ago
RAVE To the kind, very responsive people who stepped forward to help our 90-year-old friend when he took a bad fall outside Safeco Field as we were leaving the Mariners game. He said it was his last in-person game. Sorry our team lost, but he left feeling good about the people who lifted him off the

New David Bazan album with string quartet a stunner | New recordings

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 44 min ago
David Bazan + Passenger String Quartet, ‘Volume 1’ (Bazan)

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 54 min ago
The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.

Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

Seattle Times Headlines - 8 hours 55 min ago
A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.