Updated Dec 1, 2019

Thanksgiving travelers hit by third major winter storm this week

Motorists navigate an ice and snow-covered roadin Mason City, Iowa. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Millions of travelers whose Thanksgiving holiday plans were thrown into disarray by two powerful storm systems now have to deal with another coast-to-coast winter storm system on the way home, per the National Weather Service.

The latest: Motorists face heavy snow "from parts of California to the northern Midwest and drenches other areas with rain," AP reports. Over 1,300 flights were delayed and 300 canceled Saturday, according to FlightAware.

  • Winds caused 100 flights to be canceled and 182 others delayed at at Denver International Airport, AP notes.
  • Chicago's O’Hare and Midway International Airports canceled 27 and two flights, respectively, with flight delays of about 15 minutes reported as the storm barrels toward the Midwest "with heavy snow and ice and gusty winds" Saturday, AP notes.

What to watch: The NWS expects heavy snowfall in the California mountains, the upper Midwest and Northeast U.S. through Monday night.

  • The NWS issued blizzard warnings through Sunday morning across the northern High Plains and the western edge of Lake Superior and projects that "travel could be very difficult" on Interstates 90 and 35.
  • United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines issued fee waivers for travelers flying Sunday and Monday to cities in the Northeast and Midwest.

The big picture: A "bomb cyclone" and another powerful storm system impacted millions' of Americans' travel plans at the start of the Thanksgiving holiday, the Washington Post notes.

  • A death related to the storm was reported in South Dakota, per AP. Arizona authorities told reporters the bodies of two children were found after they were in was swept away during a heavy rainstorm.

Go deeper: In photos: Impact of powerful Thanksgiving storms across the U.S.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

Go deeper

Updated 38 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Updates: George Floyd protests nationwide

Police officers wearing riot gear push back demonstrators outside of the White House on Monday. Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

Protests over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black people continued for a seventh day across the U.S., with President Trump threatening on Monday to deploy the military if the unrest continues.

The latest: Seattle police declared a riot late Monday, tweeting: " Crowd has thrown rocks, bottles and fireworks at officers and is attempting to breach barricades one block from the East Precinct."

2 hours ago - Technology

Civil rights leaders blast Facebook after meeting with Zuckerberg

Screenshot of an image some Facebook employees used as part of their virtual walkout on Monday.

A trio of civil rights leaders issued a blistering statement Monday following a meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other top executives to discuss the social network's decision to leave up comments from President Trump they say amount to calls for violence and voter suppression.

Why it matters: While Twitter has flagged two of the president's Tweets, one for being potentially misleading about mail-in ballot procedures and another for glorifying violence, Facebook has left those and other posts up, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg saying he doesn't want to be the "arbiter of truth."

3 hours ago - Technology

Cisco, Sony postpone events amid continued protests

Screenshot: Axios (via YouTube)

Cisco said Monday night that it is postponing the online version of Cisco Live, its major customer event, amid the ongoing protests that have followed the killing of George Floyd.

Why it matters: Cisco joins Sony, Electronic Arts and Google in delaying tech events planned for this week.