Piercing concerns: Professional piercers at the Gauntlet boutique in San Francisco are to be represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers union in negotiations. They are in dispute over piercing quotas.
Thai'd together: When Nongnut Mafukon, 20, walked to the fifth floor of a parking lot in Bangkok, she saw a man sobbing. Narongrit Luecharatsami, 21, had, like her, come there to commit suicide. After consoling each other, they jumped to their deaths holding hands.