The horror stories seem to stack up every winter: Students sliding and stomping through knee-deep snow on their walks to school, or trapped inside school buses, or nestling in for a surprise slumber party in the school gym.
Forecasters are anticipating a major storm this week in the Northeast, and many schools are likely to be closed. And, if you are a parent like me, you have got to be thinking: Why? Of course, we all love our children and want to protect them, but why are certain storms viewed as severe enough to keep them home and others not?
Still seeking justice in their son's death, Kendrick Johnson's parents and five other relatives face misdemeanor charges related to a 2013 protest, their attorney says. Each of the seven family members could face up to a year in prison, a $1,000 fine, or both.
Forty-three people were killed in intense fighting between police commandos and Muslim insurgents in the southern Philippines Sunday, placing strains on a peace process designed to end decades of conflict in the restive region.