Volunteering to be there for the worst moments in someone’s life

Nevada the latest battlefield to change laws banning switchblades

Video of Islamic State capabilities impresses military experts

In El Salvador, women thrown in jail for miscarriages and stillbirths

Why are we so bad at imagining the food of the future?

The Puzzling Death of Chicago’s Whirlwind Chef

Kern County sheriff a California maverick on illegal immigration

Community colleges commit to more overseas students

Airplane Seat Swapping, Once a Gentle Sport, Turns Rough-and-Tumble

Wearing makeup helps this man trade S. Korea’s hottest stocks

Zoos clash with sanctuaries over treatment of elephant tuberculosis

Middle Class, but Feeling Economically Insecure

Death notices

Tech titans’ latest project: defy death

Exporting Philly: Cheesesteaks, ices and pretzels go global

Seeing a Cash Cow in a Museum’s Precious Art

Retired Japanese Fighter Pilot Sees an Old Danger on the Horizon

Wrongfully held, Floyd Brown awarded millions, but his money is locked up

Nostalgia for Iraq’s Saddam Hussein flowers on social media

A Texas Ban on Gambling That Doesn’t Quite Work

States tackle ‘aging out’ of foster care

Drownings along Rio Grande spike after enforcement surge

Healing Fire in Londonderry: The Temple Was Built to Burn

Cattle slaughter ban leaves thousands without work

Cross-dressing TV celebrities have found a niche in Japan

AP Investigation: Is the fish you buy caught by slaves?

A vow to marry on their own terms

Greece fights German bailout demands with Nazi-era claims

SXSW Interactive now part tech showcase, part lobbying forum

Couple’s son seeks treatment, then wanders into tragedy

The go-big, go-brash downfall of Rep. Aaron Schock

Casino-bar chain vexes Nevada rivals