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As Zika rages, Seattle scientists step up antiviral drug research

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 09:27

A UW immunologist is leading a team to create what could become a broad-spectrum antiviral drug to treat so-called RNA viruses. Those include not only Zika, but West Nile, Nipah, Lassa and Ebola — plus hepatitis C and type-A influenza.

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency says North Korean launch may have failed

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 09:27

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Yonhap news agency says North Korean launch may have failed .

Rams RB Gurley wins top offensive rookie award

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 09:25

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley, who came off knee surgery in college to rush for 1,106 yards, has won The Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Gurley missed the first two games of 2015, then went on a tear that included four straight 100-yard rushing performances: 146, […]

Cam Newton wins NFL Offensive Player award

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 09:25

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Cam Newton’s spectacular season has earned him The Associated Press NFL Offensive Player of the Year award. The Carolina Panthers’ All-Pro quarterback set an NFL mark for the position with 45 touchdowns this season: 35 passing and 10 rushing. He also ranked sixth in passer rating (99.4) while throwing for 3,837 […]

Saturday’s prep gymnastics results

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 09:19

Kayla Porter won three events and the all-around as Auburn Mountainview placed second at the SPSL 3A/2A championships to advance to districts.

UW’s Andrew Andrews laments poor job of rebounding in 77-72 loss to Arizona

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 09:14

Andrews' on Arizona's 43-29 rebounding advantage: 'If we keep them off the glass, then we put ourselves in good shape.'

Denver’s Wade Phillips wins assistant coach award

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 09:03

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has won The Associated Press NFL Assistant Coach of the Year award. Phillips built a defense that ranked first in the league and which is greatly responsible for the Broncos making the Super Bowl. He earned 16 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 sports […]

State bills would allow automatic voter registration

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:41

State legislators have introduced bills to allow automatic voter registration for some citizens who have already met voting requirements through such processes as getting enhanced driver’s licenses, or getting health insurance through the state health exchange.

North Korea has fired a long-range rocket critics see as cover for banned missile test

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:36

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has fired a long-range rocket critics see as cover for banned missile test .

Watch the Republican debate live

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:29

The debate begins at 5 p.m. PST on ABC. Stream it live here.

Cam Newton’s play, Marshawn Lynch as businessman and Chris Petersen’s acumen: Times readers sound off

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:23

Backtalk: Letters to The Seattle Times sports editor for this week.

And the Oscar for most stunning actress goes to …

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:05

We are here not to discuss the complex #OscarsSoWhite controversy but to address another sore point with perhaps similar origins: the #OscarsSoGorgeous phenomenon. At the risk of running afoul of some ardent fan clubs, let us note that the Academy Awards for best actress tend to favor the young and beautiful, often for playing the […]

Sunday’s poll: What’s your biggest interest in the Super Bowl?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:03

What’s your biggest interest in the Super Bowl? 

Iowa to New Hampshire: 7 days, 7 thoughts

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:03

The week between Iowa and New Hampshire is a traditional period where American families gather to feast on political prognostication, pontification and panic. It can be great, but, like holidays, it can foster quarrels, indigestion and, in extreme cases, spite-voting. To help enjoy this pregnant pause, here are seven tips for the seven days between […]

A question of moral radicalism

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:03

At the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama told the story of a group of Americans who were captured by the Nazis during World War II. The head of the German prison camp gave an order that the Jewish soldiers step forward. An American master sergeant, Roddie Edmonds, ordered all of his men to step forward. […]

Welcome to The Jungle: Society’s role in our homeless crisis

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:03

The shooting in “The Jungle” is partly society’s fault.

UW men fall short against No. 23 Arizona, 77-72

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 08:01

Andrew Andrews scored 20 points and the Washington men’s basketball team pushed No. 23 Arizona to the brink, but fell 77-72 in front of 9,266, the largest crowd since 2012 at Alaska Airlines Arena.

Police: 9-year-old girl shot in head by 3-year-old brother

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 07:38

IRONDALE, Ala. (AP) — Police say a 3-year-old Alabama boy has accidentally shot his 9-year-old sister in the head. Irondale police Chief Ken Atkinson tells AL.com (http://bit.ly/1nPRJ1B) that the shooting took place Saturday afternoon at their grandparents’ house in a Birmingham suburb. He says the grandfather had left a loaded pistol on a bedroom nightstand, […]

Clinton seeks to cut into Sanders’ New Hampshire advantage

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 07:37

HENNIKER, N.H. (AP) — Trailing rival Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton sought to summon another New Hampshire comeback on Saturday but faced blunt questions about her trustworthiness and explanation of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi. Clinton campaigned throughout New Hampshire’s voter-rich southern belt in hope of overcoming Sanders’ steady lead heading into Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation primary. […]

After-hours visit to Calgary bobsled track leads to 2 deaths

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 07:28

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Police say two young men died and six others were injured after using their personal sled/toboggan to go down a luge-bobsled track after hours at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. Calgary police said Saturday that emergency crews received a call from an employee at the WinSport Canada facility in northwest […]