• In this Thursday, May 26, 2016, photo provided by Jason T. Williams, Ricky and Kayla Smith and their 2-year-old daughter Kailee pose in front of the tornado safe room built in their garage in Joplin, Mo., shortly after they got married in 2013. The couple was able to pay for the safe room with wedding gift donations. A trend in tornado-prone areas of the Midwest and South are for engaged couples to use their wedding registries and word of mouth to seek safe room donations instead of the typical gifts such as kitchen appliances or other household goods. (Jason T. Williams via AP)

    Storm safe rooms as a wedding gift? Sure, in Tornado Alley

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Never mind toasters, blenders and slow cookers. Joplin, Missouri, tornado survivors Kayla and Ricky Smith had a more practical request for a wedding gift — shelter from the next big storm.

  • In this Sunday, April 24, 2016 photo, Dr. Liu Jiaen, center, watches his staff member work on a laboratory dish during an infertility treatment through in vitro fertilization (IVF) for a patient at a hospital in Beijing. China’s decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue. The rise in IVF points to the deferred dreams of many parents who long wanted a second child, but were prevented by a strict population control policy in place for more than 30 years. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    Finally allowed 2nd child, older Chinese parents turn to IVF

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue.