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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.”
The trial for the Tempe mother of missing ‘Baby Gabriel’ is set to begin in less than a week.
WASHINGTON – Primary season has already done what hurricane season is only threatening to do: Driven some party members away from next week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The few hundred protesters gathered under wet skies in a park about a half-mile from the GOP convention on Sunday said an impending hurricane that is supposed to dump even heavier rains on Tampa won't stop them from trying to get out their message that America's middle class is in trouble and needs to be restored.
TAMPA, Fla. — His Republican National Convention pushed back by a day, Mitt Romney conceded Sunday that fresh controversy over rape and abortion is harming his party and he accused Democrats of trying to exploit it for political gain.
SPRING HILL, Fla. - When legally blind bowler Henry Svetina touts his two non-sanctioned perfect games, the average person would be skeptical.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne will be the acting governor for most of the next week while Gov. Jan Brewer is in Florida for the Republican Party's national convention.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will travel to the Republican National Convention next week to join the elephants -- literally.
Rosemarie McGrath Testa still wears her oldest son’s wedding ring on her finger. She also wears a silver necklace with the words engraved on it that she is known to often say: Let go and let God.
The Tampa Bay Times Forum shown Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Tampa, Fla., is the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention. The 2012 Republican National Convention will be held in Tampa, Florida the week of August 27. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
WASHINGTON — Sarah Palin and George W. Bush won't be in Tampa, Fla. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Al Gore won't make the trip to Charlotte, N.C. And scores of other Republican and Democratic stars are taking a pass as their parties gather for this year's national conventions.
We’re hastily approaching the countdown to both political parties’ National Conventions. The Republicans will meet in Tampa, Fla. on Aug. 27-30 and the Democrats gather on Sept. 3-6 in Charlotte, N.C. I’m thrilled, excited and honored to be attending the DNC in Charlotte as one of Arizona’s 76 Democratic Delegates as we join with delegates from across America to nominate current sitting President Barack Obama.