Parts of the Southeast received more than nine inches of snow after the storm moved through the region on Sunday, knocking out power to tens of thousands of customers and coating highways with dangerous ice.
The House passed a set of voting rights measures in a party-line 220 to 203 vote. In a move aimed at bypassing a Republican filibuster in the Senate, the legislation joined two separate bills already passed by the House with an unrelated measure covering NASA.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain apologized in Parliament for attending a garden party at Downing Street in 2020 while the country was under a strict coronavirus lockdown. Mr. Johnson had not previously admitted to being at the gathering.
Officials said the fire that killed 12 people started when a lighter ignited the tree. Investigators determined that a 5-year-old boy, who told the police he had been playing with the lighter, was the only person in the part of the apartment where the fire began.
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, White House Covid-19 adviser, and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, responded to criticism about scarce coronavirus tests and confusing guidance.
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