Smoking marijuana has "remarkable" effect on diabetic problems and may lower risk of getting the disease, a study published on Wednesday states. This news comes a few days after a presentation at the annual conference of the American Urological Association that links heavy pot use to a much lower r ... More >>
It looks like the Arizona Cardinals are getting quarter back Carson Palmer from the Oakland Raiders. The final decision hasn't been made, but an anonymous source told USA Today that the trade is being worked out, and after the Cardinals released John Skelton, it seems like a sure thing.
Two years after the Tucson shooting in which six people were killed, and 13 others were injured, including then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Giffords and husband Mark Kelly used the date to call for Congress to do something."In response to a horrific series of shootings that has sown terror in ... More >>
A couple of cool things made their way onto the planet in 1982. USA Today went into circulation, the first permanent artificial heart began beating, Michael Jackson dropped Thriller, and Arizona State University's student radio station went live. The Blaze 1330 AM celebrated its 30th birthday last ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
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From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>
Hold on to your curdles of milk, cheese fans, the latest report from the field is that pepper jack, the spicy subordinate of Monterey Jack, is the hottest new menu trend in consumer grub consumption. A recent USA Today article says that Datassential, a restaurant market-research firm, reports that ... More >>
Pulmonary Associates, with 15 doctors and six Valley locations, focuses on modern treatment techniques and claims on its Web site to be "in the forefront of our field."But when asked about the effects of smoking marijuana on lungs, not one of those doctors returned New Times' repeated calls.Nor was ... More >>
Sigur RosYesterday, we blogged about the ultra-famous musicians that support music piracy in the face of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), recently introduced to the House of Representatives, which aims to protect the copyright laws of music and other downloadable intellectual property. Web ... More >>
A union representing pilots for Tempe-based US Airways took out a full-page ad in USA Today Friday, alleging the airline tried to intimidate a pilot into flying a malfunctioning airplane.In total, the US Airways Pilots Association claims, six pilots refused to fly the aircraft before the airline ... More >>
Take that, overeating!In search of a smaller waistline? Try bringing along a big-ass fork on your next restaurant visit. According to USA Today, findings released from the Journal of Consumer Research show that people who use a large fork eat less than those who use a smaller utensil. How ... More >>
"Yes?" No. About 40 people have been laid off at the Arizona Republic, which also announced plans to close a Chandler press that prints USA Today and various inserts. The local pink slips come as part of a 2 percent layoff at Gannett's publishing division nationwide. About 700 people are lo ... More >>
Brian Blanco, for USA TODAYLess clown, more coffee shop. That seems to be the strategy surrounding McDonald's biggest McMakeover in its fifty-plus year history. According to an article in USA Today (The Mickey Dee's of newspapers!), the fast-food chain is spending over one billion McDollars t ... More >>
Cincinnati.com Funny enough, this picture wasn't taken after a night on Mill.Young Cincinnati Reds starter Mike Leake was arrested this afternoon for stealing $59.88 worth of American Rag T-shirts, according to the Cincinnati Police arrest report. Leake is one of the better young pitcher ... More >>
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Dan MacMedan, USA TodayNicki Minaj, doing what she does best: always trying to get attention.The 2011 Grammy Awards kept things classy this year: There wasn't even a single mention of Ke$ha during the entire show!Good job, Grammy people! Thanks for taking out the trash this year. Aside from the l ... More >>
Gerardo HigginsonGerardo Higginson, a senior aide to Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, is heading back to his broadcasting roots. After about seven years of working for Gordon as a liaison to the Latino, immigrant and minority communities, and Spanish-language media, Higginson accepted a job ... More >>
A funny thing happened to Jimmy Brooks, the dude in the wheelchair from Degrassi: The Next Generation. Yeah, he grew up to become Drake, hip hop's next biggest star.After what seems like two years of singles and mixtapes and other nonsense, Canadian sensation Drake's debut album, Thank Me La ... More >>
An early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives. Today from 5 pm till close, Sens Asian Tapas and Sake Bar in downtown Phoenix will be hosting a fundraiser along with the American Red Cross to raise money for Haiti relief and development efforts. One hundred pe ... More >>
USA Today recently reported that some states are pushing for higher alcohol-by-volume percentages in beer. While the average has about 4.65 percent alcohol in it, in states like Vermont and Montana, you can drink a breskie with upward of 16 percent alcohol in the drink.
To try and fill vacant homes and revitalize neighborhoods, the city of Phoenix is offering residents a $15,000 loan toward a down payment on a foreclosed home. The stipulations are that loan recipients must live in the house and arrange their own mortgages...More than 150 Arizona soldiers from the 3 ... More >>
Gannett Blog reports that the media company might be preparing for more across-the-board layoffs. The blog, which has done a good job predicting previous layoffs, says it receives a comment recently from one its best sources that says: 1. Principal executive and Chief Financia ... More >>
Two Arizona State University Students have been named among the top 40 students in the nation by USA Today. Eric Anderson and Charlene Bashore were picked by the newspaper for "exception intellectual achievement and leadership." Bashore is a senior who digs DNA research and wants t ... More >>
Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard's home in downtown Phoenix caught fire about 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. No one was injured and the home was not damaged, but the garage burned. Investigators are trying to uncover the cause of the fire...Officials for the Phoenix Convention Center have asked the s ... More >>
If you don't like the $1.2 million in earmarks shoved into a Congressional spending bill headed for a vote in the U.S. Senate, it may be tough to get ahold of the man responsible: Indicted Former Congressman Rick Renzi. USA Today reports that Renzi is one of several former lawmakers who ... More >>
It's the best of times and the worst of times for the Angeleno sports fan. There's still no NFL, and none on the near horizon, which seems to bother the NFL more than it does L.A. Jack Nicholson's once again grinning like a pre-lobotomy Randle Patrick McMurphy since his pet franchise, the Lakers ... More >>
In documents filed with the Securites and Exchange Commission, Taser claims it negotiated a deal with the Arizona Republic and USA Today for review of Taser articles prior to publication, according to an article by the Center for Investigative Reporting. Journalistic ethics forbid such prior ... More >>
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