‘The Sims 4′ adds emotional, multitasking Sims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Sims” are getting in touch with their feelings. The fourth edition of Maxis’ successful life-simulating game will include more emotional versions of the virtual people whose lives and homes players can manipulate. This…

Obama urges renewed push for Wall Street overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — Passage of a sweeping overhaul of Wall Street regulations in 2010 was a hallmark of President Barack Obama’s first term. Three years later, amid delays and compromises that critics say have diluted its ambitious goals,…

Mubarak casts shadow over US policy in Egypt

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the Obama administration, there’s a new wrinkle that could further complicate ties with post-coup Egypt: the possible release of the country’s jailed former leader, Hosni Mubarak. For nearly three decades, the U.S. propped up…

Archaeologists race to save Gaza’s ancient ruins

ST. HILARION, Gaza Strip (AP) — The ruins of this ancient complex sit on dunes by the sea, a world away from Gaza City’s noise and bustle. Up in the sky, birds compete for space with children’s kites…

Hyundai labor union to strike for 4 hours

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai’s labor union said 46,000 workers will stage a four-hour strike over two days this week as the union increases pressure on the automaker for higher wages and benefits. Union spokesman Kwon Oh-il…

Redistricting might shorten wait for a new liver

WASHINGTON (AP) — Where you live can affect your chances of getting a liver transplant, and your risk of dying while waiting. The nation’s transplant network says it’s time to make the system fairer — and it may…

Vintage Chevy auction to deal in low-mileage gems

PIERCE, Neb. (AP) — Seventeen years have passed since Ray Lambrecht closed his Chevrolet dealership, a small-town operation in northeast Nebraska with a big and valuable secret. For decades, the owner of the Lambrecht Chevrolet Co. in Pierce…

Ohio officials discuss youth suicide prevention

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials are highlighting a new state law requiring schools to train teachers and staff on youth suicide prevention. The bill from state Re……

Egypt questions Brotherhood’s top leader in prison

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s military-backed rulers are pressing on in their crackdown against the Muslim Brotherhood with the arrest early Tuesday of the group’s spiritual leader who had been in hiding near the huge sit-in in support of…

More settlements near in Penn State abuse talks

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Negotiations between Penn State and young men who claim they were abused by Jerry Sandusky are starting to bear fruit, with lawyers involved say……

China orders more testing of New Zealand milk

BEIJING (AP) — China’s product safety agency has told New Zealand suppliers of a milk product to perform additional quality tests following a new contamination problem. The agency said Tuesday it has impounded 390 kilograms (860 pounds) of…

Source: Jennifer Lopez deal with ‘Idol’ imminent

NEW YORK (AP) — A person familiar with negotiations to bring Jennifer Lopez back as an “American Idol” judge says her return will be announced this week. The person said Monday that a deal is close to being…

Oil down to near $106 as Fed policy signal awaited

BANGKOK (AP) — The price of oil fell again Tuesday, slipping below $107 a barrel, as traders wait for the U.S. central bank to signal when it will start scaling back its monetary stimulus. Benchmark oil for October…

Emerging markets take brunt of Fed tapering fears

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stocks slid Tuesday as investors, particularly those investing in up-and-coming markets, braced for the possible phaseout of a U.S. central bank stimulus program that has boosted stock prices worldwide. Stock benchmarks and currencies in…

300-ton water leak from tank at Japan nuke plant

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of Japan’s tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant says about 300 tons of highly radioactive water have leaked from a storage tank there. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday that the contaminated water leaked from…

Boat carrying 105 passengers sinks in Indian Ocean

SYDNEY (AP) — A boat carrying around 100 asylum seekers sank in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday, and Australian officials were hurrying to rescue passengers from the water. The boat sank about 220 kilometers (140 miles) north of…

TiVo refreshes lineup with 6-tuner Roamio DVRs

NEW YORK (AP) — TiVo Inc. announced a new line of digital video recorders Tuesday to give television viewers more control over what they watch on traditional channels and over the Internet. The fifth-generation DVRs from the company…

Pakistan’s Musharraf charged in Bhutto killing

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court has indicted former Pakistani president and army chief, Pervez Musharraf, in the 2007 assassination of a former prime minister. Afsha Adil, a member of Musharraf’s legal team, said Musharraf pleaded not…