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Winter storms delays travel; Couric leaves ABC for Yahoo

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Nasty winter storm could snarl holiday traffic in East

A blast of Arctic air blamed for at least 10 deaths in the West and the disruption of hundreds of flights out of Dallas is bearing down on the East Coast, just in time to snarl Thanksgiving travel Tuesday and Wednesday from the Deep South to New England. Underscoring the problems a pre-Thanksgiving storm poses for airlines, Delta became the first big U.S. carrier to waive change fees for fliers ticketed to fly through the region on Wednesday.

It's official: Couric leaving ABC for Yahoo

Yahoo confirmed that top broadcaster Katie Couric is leaving ABC News to join the Silicon Valley tech company as its global anchor. The development, first reported by The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, underscores Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's emphasis on news content and video as she continues her efforts to turn around the company.

Hagel on Iran

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in his first public statements about the high-stakes nuclear talks with Iran, said the deal to slow the country's nuclear ambitions poses "minimal" risks for the United States.

Beastie Boys battle over 'Girls' ad gone viral

The Beastie Boys say they support the message behind a viral ad that used their song Girls with video of enterprising girls engineering a Rube Goldberg-type machine. They just wish the company that made the commercial hadn't used their music without permission - and then sued them. When GoldieBlox created the ad for its line of "toys for future engineers," it used a parody version of Girls as the accompanying soundtrack. On Thursday, GoldieBlox filed suit against the group, hoping to have its version of the song declared "fair use." Today, the Beastie Boys posted an open letter to the company, saying they didn't permit the group's "music and/or name to be used in product ads."

'Dancing' finals: Who got the boot?

Last night, our four fab final stars of Season 17 got one more chance to show off their skills before tonight's Dancing With the Stars winner is crowned. Bill Engvall was eliminated. "It just goes to prove to me there is a God, cuz I don't think I could make one more dance," he said with a smile. He said partner Emma Slater is "like my second daughter now. It's just been a blast. I'd be totally remiss if I didn't thank (my wife) Gail. ... This has been a lifetime experience. I will never forget this. To all the fans who voted this long, thank you."

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