WINTER WEATHER swept across the Midwest during the early hours Monday as a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain made its way toward the East Coast. . . . THE SLOVAK COMMUNIST PARTY voted over the weekend to change its name to the Party of Democratic Left. . . . A BOAT CARRYING 45 passengers collided with a cargo vessel and sank in a river south of Dhaka, killing at least 10 people, Bangladesh police said.