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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Veterans Affairs officials have announced the head of a Florida VA facility will oversee its health care systems in the Southwest.
The New Mexico VA Health Care System said Friday that Kathleen Fogarty will take over as acting director of the VA's Southwest Health Care Network.
Fogarty is currently the hospital director of the James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa.
The Southwest system includes facilities in Arizona, New Mexico as well as three Texas cities — Amarillo, Big Spring and El Paso. The region includes embattled VA hospitals in Phoenix and Albuquerque.
Fogarty will temporarily work out of Gilbert, Arizona.
She told the Tampa Tribune that she will take on the job Nov. 17 but has no plans to leave Tampa.
If good weather, lots of seniors and a host of recreation options are important for you, then Arizona communities are a good place to retire. At least that's according to a matrix of indicators built by WalletHub, a personal finance web site that looks at such things.
ORLANDO, Fla. — Harry Potter's Diagon Alley in Orlando, the world's longest and fastest inverted roller coaster in Ohio and water parks in every corner of the United States are among the many new attractions at theme parks this season.
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Bradenton, Fla. - The Arizona Cardinals have lost starting outside linebackers Sam Acho and Lorenzo Alexander for the season, and safety Rashad Johnson has lost the tip of a finger for good.
A Mesa man is asking his neighbors to start doing their part to help fight the growing rat population in their community.
WASHINGTON — Several times every day, at airports across the country, passengers are trying to walk through security with loaded guns in their carry-on bags, purses or pockets, even in a boot. And, nearly a dozen years after 9/11, it's happening a lot more often.
There are no sure things in this city — with one exception: Allegiant Air.
If you are a senior who still browses through bookstores, you may be in for an unpleasant experience if you hit on a particular self-help section.
ORLANDO, Fla. — If there's ever been a summer to visit a theme park — or two, or three — this is it.
It all started in 1961 in Jean Nidetch's living room in New York City. A few overweight friends met each week to talk and troubleshoot their way through a sensible but strict diet from the health department's obesity clinic.
The largest wheelchair sports event in the world gives veterans an opportunity to come together, test their skills and build camaraderie.
Since 1986, the Scripps Celebrity Super Bowl Poll has been asking big names in entertainment, news, sports and pop culture to predict the outcome of the big game. This year, more than 115 celebrities picked between the San Francisco 49ers, led by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and the Baltimore Ravens, featuring linebacker Ray Lewis.
Patients with advanced melanoma face the possibility they could survive much longer with drugs that fire up their immune system to fight cancer but steep odds the therapy will work for them.
With its flagship piece — the Mesa Arts Center — in place the arts and performance scenes in Arizona’s third-largest city have been on the receiving end of some international acclaim of late.
Some interior designers tout paint as the best way to change the look of a room. For Lisa Roberts, "It's lighting. ... It's more bang for the buck."
Seven years ago, Zach Bonner saw images from Hurricane Charley and decided he wanted to do something to help.
BOCA RATON, Fla. — President Barack Obama sharply challenged Mitt Romney on foreign policy in their final campaign debate Monday night, accusing him of "wrong and reckless leadership that is all over the map." The Republican coolly responded, "Attacking me is not an agenda" for dealing with a dangerous world.
For many children, their first pet is a virtual one.
LOS ANGELES (AP) For many children, their first pet is a virtual one. Experts say many children who enter the first grade can play video games but few have a pet to play with. And teachers say that's a shame, considering how animals - real ones - can enrich a child's upbringing.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, Mayor Greg Stanton can imagine Phoenix playing host to a 2016 convention. And he doesn’t particularly care which one.
TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney launched his fall campaign for the White House Thursday night with a rousing, remarkably personal speech to the Republican National convention and a prime-time TV audience, proclaiming that America needs "jobs, lots of jobs" and promising to create 12 million of them in perilous economic times.
TAMPA, Fla. — With a no-nonsense tone, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan embraced his role as Barack Obama's top agitator — and Mitt Romney's chief defender
“Don’t you sometime wonder where people’s hearts are? We have an epidemic of homeless Vietnam war veterans and now Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans too. Many carry physical and psychological wounds they suffered in defense of our country. That’s why you have to wonder how people can donate to homeless dog, cats and horse shelters, while these veterans are left to fend for themselves on the street.”