Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead.
Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.
Kentucky districts, including Jefferson County Public Schools, would receive snow makeup day waivers under a bill approved in the House on Friday, although lawmakers delayed a final decision until next week.
Busing students complicates matters for school districts trying to decide whether to cancel classes for inclement weather. But the choice is equally difficult, when adults comprise the entire student body.