Argentina frets as leader undergoes brain surgery

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Doctors prepared to drill into President Cristina Fernandez’s skull Tuesday morning to siphon out blood that is pressuring her brain two months after she suffered an unexplained head injury. Experts described the procedure…

Doctors: Argentine president well after surgery

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Before doctors drilled through President Cristina Fernandez’s skull Tuesday to remove a blood clot pressuring her brain, her v……

Companies announce top LNG site for Alaska project

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has price advantages that could make it a competitor in the Asian natural gas market, a federal official said, though it remains unclear when or if a gas line project capable of exports…

What experts say about blood clots on brain

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is undergoing surgery Tuesday to relieve a subdural hematoma causing pressure on her brain. Here are some details about this condition: ___ SYMPTOMS: Depending on the size and location, a hematoma may cause confusion;…

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 8, the 281st day of 2013. There are 84 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 8, 1871, the Great Chicago Fire erupted; fires also broke out in Peshtigo, Wis.,…

Report: Chinese police fire at Tibetan protesters

BEIJING (AP) — A U.S.-backed broadcaster says Chinese security forces fired into a crowd of Tibetan protesters demanding the release of a fellow villager. Radio Free Asia said Tuesday that Chinese police also fired tear gas at the…

APEC evicts HK journalists who heckled Aquino

BALI, Indonesia (AP) — A journalist association is protesting the treatment of a group of Hong Kong reporters covering a regional economic summit in Indonesia, saying they were treated like a serious security threat by the organizers who…

Man who set self on fire on National Mall from NJ

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who set himself on fire on the National Mall and later died was identified Monday, though police had no more information on his possible reasons. John Constantino, 64, of Mount Laurel, N.J., had…

Police: Boys seized from Denver home malnourished

DENVER (AP) — Four small boys taken from a Denver apartment because of uninhabitable conditions were so malnourished and abused that they could only communicate in grunts. That’s according to an arrest affidavit released Monday. The boys’ parents…

Smith, Folk lead New York Jets past Falcons 30-28

ATLANTA (AP) — Nick Folk kicked a 43-yard field goal on the final play of the game and the New York Jets handed struggling Atlanta its third straight loss, beating the Falcons 30-28 on Monday night. The Falcons…

Boozer leads Bulls over Grizzlies

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carlos Boozer scored 16 points and Kirk Hinrich and Taj Gibson added 15 each to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 106-87 preseason victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night. Derrick Rose added…

Fisher puts emphasis on cleaning up mistakes

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Early in Sunday’s game, the St. Louis Rams were whistled for a special teams penalty when rookie Ray Ray Armstrong pushed a defender out of the way and nullified a nice punt return by…

Lobaton’s HR in 9th lifts Rays over Red Sox 5-4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are still afloat in the AL division series. Jose Lobaton hit a solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning into the giant fish…

Bruce Miller’s blocking a big key for run game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Frank Gore is quick to point out that a big reason he is on such a nice roll again in San Francisco’s running game is because of Bruce Miller’s timely, hard blocking. These…