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now public, the satellite data officials say shows flight 370's path over malaysia and into the indian ocean. families had demanded this data for months, but will it give them the answers they so desperately want? we're breaking down just what this all means. we know where they are. the new claim from nigeria's military weeks after more than 200 girls were abducted from a school. this morning there are new questions and a whole lot of doubt. we are live in nigeria's capital with the latest on this search. dangerous storms take aim at millions this morning. tornadoes, dangerous winds,
serious weather from texas to north dakota, and there could be more bad weather today. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. great to see you. it's tuesday, may 27th, 4:00 a.m. in the east. a whole lot of news developing overnight. we're on top of all of it, beginning with this. new information just made public about the final moments of flight 370. this is information the families of missing passengers have pleaded for for months. now a breakdown of satellite data from that plane is in their hands. the fate of the plane and those on board now arguably the biggest unsolved mystery in aviation history. the big question, could this data that has finally been released be part of the key that unlocks this mystery? our aviation correspondent richard quest has been up all night poring through the data. he's been at the company that released the data, and give us, i think, unique insight into what it tells us. richard joins us from los angeles. good morning, richard.
>> reporter: good morning to you. there are 47 pages of data. they are the satellite logs. they show the last communications between the 777, the satellite and the ground station. and crucially, what they have broken them down into several sections of flight. you've got the part before it took off. that's the area where you know where the plane is, you know the readings that you're expecting. you've then got the parts in the air and then the parts when the plane went missing. and there are so-called up to six satellite handshakes. that's where the plane and the satellite are saying hello to each other. and it's on the basis of the timing and the frequency of that that they believe that the plane flew south into the south indian ocean. now, will this be enough for the families and the critics to basically say, yep, we understand what inmarsat have
done, and we are in agreement? i don't know it will be. there will be many people who will try to recreate this, but inmarsat has not given sufficient information to do that, john. what they've done is give enough information that you can see, or one can see, how they came to the answer that they've come to. >> they also didn't release the other analysis from, say, rolls royce or some of the other parties that were involved with poring through this data with them. i know that's something you focused on, richard. >> reporter: i think that's the weakest point they're going to face. it's understandable at one level that they're not going to be able to publish all the data. you need to know about the modem on the plane, the various characteristics of the satellite, the ground station. you'd effectively be publishing a book, if you like, if you tried to put all that information out. but what i think they may have done or could have done is say
these are the other organizations that checked the work. they did their own models independently and came to the same result. and that they haven't done yet. now, we know the ntsb, the aaib, we know rolls royce, we know boeing, there are a whole variety of companies that have all worked with them on this. so far, none of those other bodies have been prepared to say, yep, we are the ones who verified inmarsat's data. >> finally, richard, one piece of information that seems to be coming out of the analysis over the last few hours is the idea that this idea explains now how they came to the conclusion that the flight ran out of fuel. can you explain that to me? >> reporter: well, you have the various data that shows these so-called handshakes. it's about page 38 or 39, if anybody's looking at it and wants to follow along. and those satellite -- and those handshakes continue until you get the last partial handshake.
now, that is known as the endurance of the aircraft. in other words, that's a polite way of saying it's when it ran out of fuel. but as mark dickinson of inmarsat told me, their biggest disbelief was, first of all, that the plane was still sending any form of data so many hours after it was believed to have been lost. and secondly, time and again, they have checked this. i asked inmarsat, could you be wrong? they said yes. they're prepared to consider they are wrong, but nobody's managed to prove on their data, using these numbers, that they are wrong. >> all right, richard quest. great to have you this morning. we'll check back in with you again. what people are doing now is going over this data, trying to understand if it is telling us anything more than we already knew. coming up, we'll go live to beijing where david mckenzie is following the family reaction to this data release. now that it's public what do they think and is it enough for
them? stay with us for that. now to nigeria, where a top official now says they think they know where hundreds of kidnapped girls are being held. the girls were abducted from a school over a month ago. so far, other than this video, there's been no sign of them. now with an international team, including americans, trying to track down these girls, nigeria's warning a rescue may not be possible. arwa damon live in abuja, nigeria. make sense of this for us. nigerian officials now saying they think they know where the girls are being held but they're not sure a rescue is possible. what's the disconnect? >> reporter: those comments, christine, were coming from the defense chief, alex bade, and he was basically addressing a small crowd of protesters, saying, yes, they know where the girls are, they're not disclosing the information at this stage. that's understandable, operational security most certainly playing significantly into that decision, if, in fact, it is true. a rescue operation not on the
table at this stage, and that is because of the terrain that the girls might possibly be located in, but also because of the nature of boko haram, an organization so incredibly ruthless that there are very real and valid fears that should be captured, a sense that some sort of military operation is under way. they could begin executing these schoolgirls. also, because of the difficulties of launching this kind of military operation, the girls could end up killed in some sort of cross fire. important to note at this stage, christine, that the u.s. is saying that they do not have solid evidence about the location of these girls. they do, however, have information and potential leads. >> can you give us an idea of what security is like in the area where they're looking for these girls, arwa? >> reporter: incredibly tenuous. this is boko haram territory, their heartland, the area where they were born, the northeastern part of the country, outside of major cities like the capital of
borno state. it is pretty much boko haram controls these lands. since these girls were kidnapped, despite the fact that there's been a beefed-up security presence -- that's according to the nigerian authorities -- we're hearing boko haram attacks growing more frequent by the day, populations growing more fearful by the day, really feeling at this stage, and this is a sentiment echoed by the parents of those abducted schoolgirls, that the government is not doing enough. much more needs to be done, not just to bring these girls back home safely, but to end the threat posed by boko haram once and for all, christine. >> all right, arwa damon for us in abuja. thank you, arwa. >> about eight minutes after the hour now. a memorial service planned in california as we learn new details about the man who took six lives in a senseless rampage. police say elliot rodger recently fought with his roommates over noise in their apartment. they were three of his victims, found stabbed to death. also, investigators now say rodger e-mailed a chilling 137-page manifesto to two dozen people minutes before gunning
down three people and wounding 13 others. this morning, richard martinez, the father of one victim, is summoning his grief and reigniting a bitter debate over gun control. cnn's kyung lah is in california. >> reporter: this father's pain is unimaginable. this was his only child. he wants to talk because he says washington is refusing to do so, refusing to listen, and he says congress's inaction has led to this. >> where the hell is the leadership? where the hell is these people we elect to congress and we spend so much money on? these people are getting rich sitting in congress! and what do they do? they don't take care of our kids! my kid died because nobody responded to what occurred at sandy hook! those parents lost little kids! it's bad enough that i lost my 20-year-old, but i had 20 years with my son! >> reporter: martinez says who is really talking about sandy
hook? you can just replace the name sandy hook with isla vista now, and tomorrow it will be another town. and he says this will continue until there is a true national conversation and action about the proliferation of guns in america and the state of mental health. kyung lah, cnn, isla vista, california. a memorial day pledge from vice president biden, vowing to restore america's sacred obligation to care for veterans. the vice president speaking monday at the sixth annual ride to recovery annual bike challenge amid the growing scandal at the department of veterans affairs. 26 va facilities under investigation over allegations of veteran wait times. biden pledging to do something about it. >> the only truly sacred obligation we have before every other obligation that exists in this country is to equip those of you who we send into harm's way and care for you when you come home and your families. that is a sacred obligation.
and we're behind right now. the va is having problems, and we've got to get to the bottom of it. >> a handful of lawmakers have called for va secretary eric shinseki to resign over the issue. the white house is still standing by him. rescue teams expected to be back in western colorado today looking for three men missing after this just unbelievable landslide sent at least 3 miles of mud cascading down not far from the utah border. the three included a county road worker and his son who traveled out to the region to check on damage from an earlier slide. that's when the ground just gave way. >> there's a sheer wall where it broke off of the mountain and it pushed an enormous amount of land, you know, a half a mile forward. >> the sheriff says everyone is praying for a miracle, but the ground is so unstable right now, they don't want to risk more lives during the search. a huge wildfire growing bigger in alaska. the funny river fire -- wow, look at that -- now covers 60
miles south of anchorage, forring evacuations. it is 30% contained and authorities are hopeful some rain forecast for later today and tomorrow might help slow down the blaze. for many in texas, memorial day was something of a washout. >> oh! >> not here in the northeast, but in texas it was ugly. heavy rain falling on a big part of the states, gulf coast. these pictures from victoria, not far from corpus christi, slammed with several inches of rain in just a few hours. >> we looked outside and the rain was up to our sidewalk, close to our house. and in about 90 minutes, we had 6 inches of rain. >> closer to houston, a lot of destruction there as wet ground and high winds tore down trees, sending them flying right into homes. luckily at this point, no injuries have been reported. take a look at this incredible picture from north dakota. >> oh, wow! >> a tornado on the ground in watford city, not far from bismarck. this passed over the oil fields
there. >> oh, my. >> and then slammed into trailers at a camp housing oil workers. more than a dozen trailers were damaged. nine people were hurt, one critically. local officials say an earlier alert meant that most living there were able to get to safety before this tornado struck. >> just terrifying pictures. all right, let's get more on the storms and what to expect today. karen mcginnis is tracking the forecast. >> john and christine, we saw severe thunderstorms erupt across a good portion of texas. it's kind of wiped things out as far as the celebration goes for the memorial holiday. and now there's round two for texas again! look at this area where we've got shaded in yellow. we could see strong to severe thunderstorms, in places around dallas to galveston, all the way into houston again. with scattered showers and storms expected across the southeast, the mid-atlantic, and yes, into the northeast, but at least those temperatures are going to be warm. they'll be running about ten degrees above where they should be for this time of the year.
look for 86 in new york city, 89 in washington, d.c., 86 in chicago, 84 in minneapolis. that's way above where it should be. but they start to back off a little bit more by the middle of the workweek. we start to see some of that moisture again as these little ripples in the atmosphere kind of trigger those showers and storms. some of them could be strong to severe. and yes, texas is still left in there on wednesday for another round of showers and storms. high temperature wednesday expected to be 65. minneapolis is still warm at 85. 89 in billings, montana. and we're looking at 97 el paso, and seattle, showers and 60 degrees. back to you guys. >> all right, thanks for that. that was the weather, now time to take the temperature of your money. stocks around the globe near record highs. the number to watch in the u.s. is a little above 1,900. that would be a record on the s&p 500 and could be achieved again today.
we have elections behind us, the big story in world markets. eu and ukraine elections are behind us. the read this morning on "cnn money" is that the election results show traditional left-center and right-center parties held the majority of seats in the parliament and ukrainian voters seemed to be voting for more integration with europe. eu leaders are set to discuss sanctions on russia. there was a growing chorus of more radical groups in the eu winning, but the majority, looks like status quo. reuters have a memo detailing what the russian sanctions could look like. on the low end, they say they will restrict luxury goods imports like cavier and they could vote to stop importing russian gas entirely. a new ukrainian president is vowing to crack down on russian separatists. that's the big story this morning, what it looks like in the eu parliament and what it looks like with the new president in ukraine and what the ways going forward there
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the fighting in eastern ukraine shows no sign of easing up. ukrainian forces are trying to regain control of a major airport after it was seized by separatist gunmen, this as the new president-elect makes an ambitious vow to unite ukraine after months of violent struggle. senior international correspondent nick paton walsh has the latest from donetsk. nick? nick, are you there? tell us what's going on now. we know that now there's a new ukrainian president-elect, but we also know there are those who are concerned that it's actual
russian military intervention in the eastern part of the country. what are you seeing? >> reporter: what we're seeing here today, the first reports from separatist leaders that they lost 35 militants, they say, in the clashes yesterday, potentially a total of 100, including the injured as well here. a stark admission. they also say that they claim to control part of the airport territory here. and of course, that is in contradiction with the ukrainian government, who say they control all of it, although the spokeswoman i spoke to also said part of the territory is under accept tuition control, so a mixed picture here, but yesterday we saw the strongest intervention as yet from the ukrainian military here with jets, helicopters, heaviest clashes in fighting i've certainly seen since the crisis. we're still trying to work out what the death toll from that has been, but it's shaken people here significantly. partially a sign, perhaps, that
the ukrainian military has dropped that feeling of impotency we've seen over the last month, where nothing they did seemed to make any change. seems yesterday the separatists crossed the red line of the airport and the ukrainian government responded. but do we now today see in hand a response from the separatists themselves, an escalation on their part, or does this begin to shatter their ranks? one small indication that the latter might be the case, today the russian news agency reporting that the commander in slovyansk among separatists has ordered two of his commanders shot dead, he says for looting in that case, according to the russian media report, but that's the first sign, perhaps, of descension in the ranks here and the separatists are not necessarily communicating like they want to. interesting and intense days ahead here in a city which had thought, perhaps, it had escaped the worst of the violence during the unrest. >> interesting and intense. obviously audio issues. you can take it from here. >> i'm john, christine.
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welcome back. the families of missing flight 370 passengers finally getting what they desperately wanted for months, satellite data released overnight, but will this information bring them the answers they want? is this information everything they were even asking for? david mckenzie is in beijing with how the families are reacting this morning. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, john. i mean, the families are reacting in different ways. some of them are happy that this information has come out, some of them disappointment that it's not exactly the level of detail they were hoping for, and others just say, well, it's irrelevant. it doesn't bring their loved ones back and they want the focus to be on the search for the plane. but at this point, it's very difficult for many of the families to, in fact, trust the information that they're getting. take a listen. >> what did they do for this more than two months?
they haven't found anything. and we are suspicious from the first day whether they are searching the right place, whether what they are telling us is true or not, because it is our loved ones who is on the plane. there is no direct evidence. we never believe it. >> reporter: well, without that direct evidence -- and that evidence they want is a physical piece of the plane or a photograph or something like that, john, that they can actually grasp intellectually. they say they won't really believe much of the information. you know, it's been a very terrible and agonizing time for these weeks for the family members, first stuck in a hotel in beijing for more than a month, then effectively forced out of that hotel home. they just want some answers, and they fear that these answers could be a long time coming with the search under water, at least, only going to be started again in several months' time, and then the process could take over a year. all they say they want is
clarification, some kind of hard evidence, and they wanted this data so they could crunch the numbers themselves with their own experts, maybe to help them come up with those answers. john? >> not much to hang on to, especially, as you say, with the underwater search essentially on pause for what could be a couple months here. david mckenzie in beijing. thank you very much. >> we'll have much more on the new data just released coming up. also this story this morning, nigeria's military now claiming it knows where hundreds of abducted schoolgirls are being held. is the military telling the truth? and if so, why can't they go in and find them? we've got that after the break.
demands answered. months after flight 370 disappeared, we are now getting a first look at the satellite data used to chart its path into the indian ocean, but what does this data really show, and will we ever really know what happened to the jet? we are live in kuala lumpur this morning with the latest. where are the girls? nigeria says it now knows where terrorists are holding more than 200 teenagers abducted from their school, but a rescue mission would be too dangerous, so what is the next step? and is nigeria even telling the truth? we're live with what's happening right now. danger and destruction. look at this. tornadoes tearing through north dakota as heavy rain soaked south texas. it could be a really bad day today for millions. welcome back to "early start," everyone. we'll tell you all about this. i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. 32 minutes past the hour. let's start with new details we're learning about the final
moments of flight 370, satellite data that families of missing passengers have pleaded for for months now. those satellite records have been released. the fate of the plane and those on board still unknown. could this be the data that unlocks the mystery? saima mohsin is live in kuala lumpur with more on this newly released information. so, now this information that so many people wanted is available, what does it do? does it clear the picture for us, or is it just more data to add to the mystery? >> reporter: yeah, that is the concern, isn't it, christine? just this time last week, you and i were talking about how the families are desperate to see this data because so much is hinging on it. the entire multinational worldwide search for the plane is relying on this data. authorities were slightly concerned they would be opening up a pandora's box, if you like, of releasing this data to the public, inviting people almost to query it and question it, but
the families really wanted to see it. they wanted to see everything that has to do with the search and locating the plane and their loved ones. now, what we have is a series of numbers. it's about 45 pages. crucially, the last few pages that say, the data about the handshakes, that connection between the plane and the satellite until it disappeared, we believe in the southern indian ocean. now, as i say, so much resting on this search. now, just yesterday, i spoke to malaysian authorities, and particul particularly hishammuddin bin hussein, the acting transportation minister, about whether or not he believes the search is really going on in the right place and his confidence in the data. this is what he had to tell me. >> we admit that this is based on their advice. so, if their advice is not conclusive, then we will get the other advice why it's not conclusive, but until that data
is analyzed, how are we going to see otherwise? because that's all we have. >> reporter: and this is the thing. this is all we have, any of us, whether it's journalists covering the story, the loved ones of those on board waiting to hear news of where the plane is. and so, all eyes are on this data. it's now going to be sent out to be analyzed, and people are going to, obviously, come up with their own theories now. christine? >> all right, saima mohsin, thank you so much for that, from kuala lumpur. we'll go live to beijing where david mckenzie is following family reaction to this data being public. stay with us for that. in nigeria and in the u.s. this morning, there is some skepticism about a new claim from the nigerian military that they know the location of hundreds of kidnapped girls. the u.s. cannot confirm it, but a top nigerian official says the location is being kept secret while they work to bring the girls home. and this official cautioned, force right now is not an option.
arwa damon is live in abuja, nigeria, this morning. arwa, what should we make of these claims from this military official? and does it indicate what might come next in this search? >> reporter: i think they need to be taken with a healthy dose of skepticism. ever since this crisis unfolded, there have been conflicting and misleading information that has been coming out from the nigerian authorities. comments saying they have pinpointed the location of the girls, not disclosing it because of operational security. and also, taking the option of using military force to try to bring them back home off the table. that is understandable, given the severe challenge posed by boko haram, given the reality that launching any kind of military operation, even for the u.s. military, for example, would be incredibly difficult, if not impossible, coupled with the fact that boko haram is such a ruthless organization. there are very valid and grave concerns that if they sensed the military was nearing in on them,
they could begin executing the girls, or if a military operation were under way, given the intensity of the presumed gun battle that would emerge, the girls could be caught in the cross fire. that leaves another option, which is negotiation, that also very difficult in and of itself at this stage, because boko haram is not exactly a top-down organization. there is not one specific individual that people could potentially speak to. and the girls are also believed to have been broken down into smaller groups. so, on the one hand, if these comments are, in fact, true, that these girls were located, that could perhaps give a little bit of hope to the families, to the entire country that has really been watching all of this unfolding, but at the same time, the bigger issue is, once those girls have been located, what can truly be done to bring them back home? >> the big issue, obviously, finding these girls. the reason there is skepticism, there's always something flippant about what the defense minister said. sure, we know where they are. just leave us alone. we can't go get them right now. our arwa damon in abuja this morning. thanks so much. new details this morning
about the days leading up to the terrifying massacre in southern colorado. six uc santa barbara students were killed. 13 other people were injured before elliot rodger took his own life. police say three of those he murdered were his roommates, and now a friend of his family says rodger had a long-running feud with these roommates, claiming they were noisy and played video games at all hours. but the mother of victim weihan wong says her son was planning to move out because it was rodger who was noisy. classes on campus are expected to resume tomorrow after a memorial today. and president biden pledging to follow the sacred obligation to take care of veterans. several facilities are being investigated over doctored wait times. speaking at a bike event for veterans, the vice president vowed to do something about this. >> the only truly sacred obligation we have, before every
other obligation that exists in this country is to equip those of you who we send into harm's way and care for you when you come home and your families. that is a sacred obligation. and we're behind right now. the va's having problems. and we've got to get to the bottom of it. >> on monday, the president also said the united states needs to do more to care for veterans. the white house continues to stand by, though, embattled va secretary eric shinseki, despite increasing calls for his resignation. a colorado sheriff says they're praying for a miracle this morning, with no sign yet of three men missing after this incredible landslide. at least three miles of mud came off a mountain, breaking trees, burying the ground underneath. authorities say it moved with such force, the mud actually went down into a valley, then up and over a hill on the other side. three men included a county road worker and his son who had traveled out to the region to check on damage from an earlier
slide. terrifying. texas could witness more extreme weather today, a day after heavy rain soaked a big part of the state's gulf coast. look at this, pictures from the town of victoria, not far from corpus christi. it piled up several inches of rain in just hours. >> we looked outside, and the rain was up to our sidewalk, close to our house. and in about 90 minutes, we had 6 inches of rain. >> the storm cell moved east fast, causing this destruction closer to houston. high winds ripping these trees from the very wet ground. they landed right on homes. luckily, no injuries have been reported. and in north dakota, take a look at this. that is a tornado on the ground not far from bismarck. this is right in the middle of the country's new oil boom. and this twister hit a trailer camp which housed oil workers in watford city, leaving nine people hurt, one critically. more than a dozen trailers were damaged. authorities say they got word of the storm early, so most who lived in that camp were able to get to safety. karen maginnis tracking the forecast for us, including what
texas might experience today. >> john and christine, we saw severe thunderstorms erupt across a good portion of texas. it's kind of wiped things out as far as the celebration goes for the memorial holiday. and now, there's round two for texas again. look at this area where we've got shaded in yellow. that's where we could see strong to severe thunderstorms, in places around dallas to galveston, all the way into houston again. with scattered showers and storms expected across the southeast, the mid-atlantic, and yes, into the northeast. but at least those temperatures are going to be warm. they'll be running about ten degrees above where they should be for this time of year. look for 86 in new york city, 89 in washington, d.c., 86 in chicago, 84 in minneapolis. that's way above where it should be. but they start to back off a little bit more by the middle of the workweek. we start to see some of that moisture again as these little ripples in the atmosphere kind
of trigger those showers and storms. some of them could be strong to severe. and yes, texas is still left in there on wednesday for another round of showers and storms. high temperature wednesday expected to be 65. minneapolis is still warm at 85. 89 in billings, montana. and we're looking at 97 el paso and seattle, showers and 60 degrees. back to you guys. >> all right, karen maginnis, thank you for that. an "early start" on your money news this morning. germany's dax slightly higher after a record high yesterday. futures here slightly higher. the number to watch, s&p 1900. that was the record high hit friday before you went to the beach and barbecue. the s&p hit a new high. we'll see if that holds today. also watching home prices. case-shiller out later today. home prices have been steadily climbing, spurring home equity loans. new data shows a 20% jump in new lines of credit last year. outstanding balances on home
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this morning, belgian police say they're desperate for clues and don't have any leads yet about this man, the person they say opened fire at a jewish museum in brussels, killing three people and leaving one critically wounded. they don't know his name or his motive but want to find him before he might strike again.
do we have nic robertson in brussels? no, we don't, so let's move on. >> nic being moved by police actually at this moment to a new location. meantime, india's new prime minister, narendra modi, is wasting no time meeting one on one with regional leaders a day after being sworn in. the world's largest democracy voted last week overwhelmingly for modi and his party. the new cabinet also took the oath of office. a collection of leaders were in presence, including the prime minister of india's great rival, pakistan. pope francis offering his toughest enunciation of the decades-long sex abuse scandal, calling the abuse like a satanic mass. the pope says he plans to meet with eight victims next month at the vatican as well as cardinal sean patrick o'malley of boston who heads up the church's commission on the crisis. the pope revealed monday that three bishops are under investigation and vowed to show zero tolerance to anyone found guilty of abuse.
an important, new study to tell you about that's already getting a lot of attention online. it's about diet drinks and weight loss. the study in the journal "obesity" seems to show drinking diet beverages can aid you in losing weight, perhaps even more than drinking water alone can. here's the catch. the so-called water group in the study actually were allowed to drink pretty much anything they wanted, including regular sugary soda. and the authors, who were paid by a beverage industry trade group, didn't track calorie consumption. critics this morning saying these results take with a grain of salt. >> not to be confused with a grain of soda, per se, or sugar. could they be a step closer to answers right now? families of those on flight 370 looking over the just-released satellite data. inmarsat says it shows where the jet went down. the families say that they need to make sure. we are live in beijing right after the break. ♪ [ male announcer ] if you can clear a table [ sneezes ] without lifting a finger,
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for months, families of missing flight 370 passengers have pleaded malaysian officials for this. this morning, they're finally getting it. satellite data from that flight. but will the information bring them any closer to solving the mystery of what happened? david mckenzie is in beijing following how families are reacting. good morning, david. tell us. they've wanted this data. does it change their minds about anything at this point? i mean, it's been analyzed by inmarsat, it's been analyzed by the authorities in malaysia. now the families want to analyze it. >> reporter: well, that's right, christine. good morning. you know, the families said this is as much about trust as it is about the data. they want to get a sense that this is a transparent process, that they're getting all the information that's available to the experts out there. inmarsat has repeatedly said the best minds on the planet are working on analyzing this data and reanalyzing this data, ultimately to try to find this
plane which has been missing for more than two months. for the families, though, they want to have a chance to get their own experts. and even if they are not exactly understanding the data they're seeing. >> not understanding it, which is so interesting. >> it is very technical and we are not experts, so we may ask some other people to kindly help us. maybe some of them are mathematicians or some of the people experts in physics or something like that, and we will ask them to help us analyze again whether they are searching the right place. >> reporter: some of the family members already seem to have experts lined up. others say they just want to put this out to the public, christine, to open-source the information, just to get anyone out there to have a look at it. obviously, the worry with that is that you'll have more conspiracy theories cropping up on the search for mh-370, when ultimately, the families want something concrete in their hands so they can get some kind of closure in this obviously
terrible series of months they've gone through. christine? >> yeah, and clearly, they have so little trust in authority. that's what this is all about. they just don't trust authorities here. david mckenzie. thanks for that. we're going to get an early check of your money. long weekend, but an early check of your money, next. and coming to cnn, we have a new series from executive producers tom hanks and gary getsman. it is "the sixties." christine romans's favorite decade, the decade that changed the world. the space race, cold war, free love, civil rights and more. the 1960s reshaped americans' lives in ways that really still affect us today. so, be sure to watch this or set your dvr for the premiere or both so you can save it forever and ever. it's thursday night at 9:00 eastern and pacific right here on cnn. [male vo] inside this bag exists over 150 years of swedish coffee experience. that's 150 years of experience in refining and perfecting the rich,
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370's path over malaysia and into the indian ocean. families had demanded this data for months, but will it give them the answers they so desperately want? we are breaking down just what this all means this morning. we know where they are. the new claim from nigeria's military weeks after more than 200 girls were abducted from a school. this morning there are new questions and a lot of doubts. we're live in nigeria's capital with the latest on the search. and dangerous storms take aim at millions. look at this. tornadoes, also strong winds and heavy rain, all taking their toll with serious damage from texas all the way up to north dakota, and there could be more bad weather in store for today. good morning, everyone. great to see you this morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> and i'm christine romans. it is tuesday, may 27th. it is 5:00 a.m. on the nose in the east. let's begin with this new information just made public about the final moments of flight 370. this is information families of missing passengers have pleaded for for months now. a breakdown of satellite data from tha