In literary news: Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle awards are announced, as are winners of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, one of baseball’s most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. “Mr. Cub” was 83.