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attacked in a synagogue. now israel's prime minister is promising a tough response. mic shooting, residents of ferguson, missouri, worry about what comes next. plus, it could be the worst storm new yorkers have seen in decades. we had breaking news at this time yesterday, now the heavy hand prime minister benjamin netanyahu prop ied after tuesday's terror attack on jerusalem's synagogue is coming down. officials confirm they've demolished the home of a driver responsible for the attack last month. and the home of tuesday's assailants will be next. >> the attack killed five people. mr. netanyahu accuses the palestinian authority of inciting the violence. ben wedeman has the latest.
>> reporter: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu condemning the deadly terror attack inside the synagogue. >> translator: today in the middle of morning prayers while covered in prayer shawls, four rabbis were massacred. four jews. >> reporter: two palestinian men armed with butcher knives and a pistol entered the building in an orthodox neighborhood in west jerusalem. the assailants traveling from east jerusalem killing five men. three americans with dual citizenship including the son and grandson of renowned boston rabbis. also killed, a british man with israeli citizenship, and a police officer who was critically wounded at the scene and died later in the hospital.
seven others were injured. this video shows israeli soldiers trying to enter the synagogue to stop the attackers who were then shot and killed by police. israeli authorities calling this one of the deadliest terror attacks in the city in years. >> we saw the slaughter of innocent people while they were praying in a sin going. -- a synagogue. if the world doesn't unite and give zero excuses for terrorism, this will haunt the world. >> reporter: a spokesman for hamas quickly praising what happened as justifiable revenge for the death of a palestinian bus driver found hanged in his bus sunday. but palestinian authority president abbas condemned the attack. netanyahu promised to respond with a "heavy hand." >> translator: i decided this evening to demolish the homes of terrorists who committed this massacre and to accelerate the demolishment of the homes of previous terrorists. >> reporter: ben wedeman, cnn, jerusalem.
let's get the latest from jerusalem. we turn to our atika shubert who joins us live. a day after the deadly attack, who more are we learning, and how are people there coping with the aftermath of such a tragic event? >> reporter: it was fortunately relatively calm overnight. it's still very much a city on the edge. this is the image that many people are waking up to here. it's the indelible image for many of the attack. as you can see, it's a photo from inside the synagogue. it's quite graphic. it's a victim with a prayer shawl used for prayers soaked in blood. the headline is "in the midst of prayer," with pictures of the five victims including, of course, the traffic policeman who responded, the first to respond to the scene and died of his injuries overnight. for many, this is the image that
will stay in their minds because the fact that this is the first time in many years that we've seen a place of worship actually being targ netted an attack has -- targeted in an attack has for many completely shocked them. even though we've seen a string of attacks in the last few weeks, the fact that a synagogue was targeted in the midst of prayer has really hit hard here. i should say, however, that this morning, the scene of the attack has been cleaned up. and supreme continued to go to prayer there really in defiance of the attack to show they will continue, and they will not be afraid of attacks like this. >> and atika, the israeli government has warned it will deal with this deadly attack on a place of worship with a heavy hand. what does that mean exactly? what are we likely to see next? >> reporter: well, we're still waiting to see what will happen, frankly. as i said, it's a city on the edge. really bracing for that heavy
hand to come down. we know already that the demolition of the perpetrators' homes is likely to happen really at any moment overnight. we saw the demolition of that -- of the man who on october 22nd ran down people at a light rail train station here killing two people including an infant. we're likely to see more of that. but also we could see, for example, a lot more security on the streets. we -- we're likely to see perhaps more arrests, for example. we simply don't know. a lot of this is going to depend on what the public reaction is going to be. it was very tense last night. there were mobs outside in the streets of jerusalem looking for revenge and more violence. if that can be contained, then hopefully calm will be maintained in the city. but a lot will depend on what happens in the next few days. >> all right. we'll be watching closely. atika shubert reporting live
from jerusalem. many thanks to you. errol? >> thank you. residents of buffalo are dealing with incredible amounts of snow now. look at this. the mayor says the snowfall there is heavier than anything they've seen in some four decades. some places have seen more than five feet. it's about 1.5 meters this week alone. more is on the way. >> we're talking on thursday and friday of potential for another 18 to 24 inches in the same area. we were calculating earlier there are some parts of our community that are going to receive the equivalent of a whole year's worth of snowfall in three days. >> now buffalo's certainly no stranger to cold weather, but this season is starting off very unusually. our martin savidge is in the middle of it all and shows how residents have holding up. >> reporter: south buffalo continue to be pummelled by lake-effect snow, and it's been that way now for over a day and
a half. how much snow depends on where you are. to the north of the city of buffalo, it's just a few inches. to the south of buffalo, it is measured by feet. and in some cases, quickly approaching six feet. that's the snowfall. add to that the snow difference which have exceeded ten feet in some areas. there is so much snow, the city literally doesn't know what to do with it because the plows won't work. it is falling too fast. in some cases, four to five inches an hour, hour after hour after hour. they've now been forced to bring in front end loader and dump trucks. they've hauled out well over 100 dump trucks of snow taking it out of the area. on top of that in the hardest hit southern communities, the roadways are impassable. emergency crews are resorting to snowmobiles and toboggans if they have to move emergency
patients. and there have been at least four deaths attributed to the storm in erie county surrounding buffalo. the problem is there may be a letup over the next 24 hours, but then it looks like a snow machine kicks in again. how much snow? some say 90 inches, some say maybe even more. however you look at it, the mayor says this is the worst snow in over 40 years. and it's only going to get worse after this. in buffalo, i'm martin savidge. a bill authorizing the construction of the keystone x.l. pipeline failed to pass by one vote if the u.s. senate. all 45 republicans backed the legislation, but louisiana democrat mary landrieu failed to secure the 60 votes needed for passage even though she insisted for days she had the votes. the controversial project would
send crude from canada's oil sands to u.s. gulf coast refineries. environmental activists argued the pipeline will increase damaging greenhouse gas emissions. the bill's chances will improve on another vote when republicans take over the senate in january. well, people in and around ferguson, missouri, are nervous preparing for the grand jury's decision. this is in the wake of the white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager there. >> the decision could come in days. and as cnn's stephanie ellum reports, many are skeptical officer darren wilson will be indicted. water, gloves, scarves, hats, anything to keep us warm. [ chanting ] >> reporter: protesters are gearing up to react, staging dry runs of peaceful demonstrations like this one in clayton, missouri. >> back up, back up, back up!
>> we're not waiting on the decision. we're prepping for the future even after this decision. >> reporter: a sign of the times, these activists connect via social media and text blasts. for weeks throughout the st. louis area, they've held meetings to prepare for the grand jury's decision. the people i spoke with don't think wilson will be indicted. >> he's going to be brought up on charges, they would have done it the week michael brown was killed. >> reporter: it's clear the protesters are organized. >> that's when we're going to do -- >> reporter: just look at this wedding registry set up on amazon for supporters to buy them supplies like surgical masks, cameras, and swim goggles. but determining who is in charge is a challenge. >> people are always looking for who's the leader. everyone. is we're all active, and we all take our roles very seriously. [ chanting ] >> reporter: max peterson came all the way from seattle to participate in the
demonstrations. he's staying at a house with other protesters. why does a young white guy from seattle feel motivated to come to st. louis for a month for this? >> i didn't understand before august 9th how oppressed black people were in this country. i am white, so it's not my struggle. i'm here to help them out. >> reporter: when a lone darren wilson supporter showed up at this pro-michael brown rally -- >> all life matters. >> reporter: a shouting match ensued. >> it was murder! >> reporter: yet for some in ferguson, it's less about win and more about the protesters -- about wilson and more about the protesters' response this. white voint afraid to show her face on charm because she fears retaliation for speaking her mind about the protests. she doesn't appreciate out-of-towners disrupting life for the people who live here. >> if there's peaceful demonstrations, that's fine. to have the violence that we've had and from people outside of
ferguson in the name of ferguson, no, we don't like that. >> buying groceries, how long are you preparing for? >> several days. i think that we need to plan and those plans in place but hopefully we won't need. i hope that we can return to a normal life someday after the rioting is -- is gone. >> reporter: stephanie elam, clayton, missouri. as we approach the possible grand jury decision, see more on the michael brown shooting on our website including a look at some of the key players in this investigation. find all of that at cnn.com/ferguson. we'll take a short break now. still to come here on cnn, we hear from a former supermodel now coming forward and accusing american actor bill cosby of raping her more than 20 years ago. plus, a regional recall in
tonight" on tuesday. >> after dinner in my room, he had given me wine and a pill. and the next morning i woke up, and i wasn't wearing my pajamas. i remember before i passed out that i had been sexually assaulted by this man. the last thing i remember is big cosby -- opening his robe and getting on top of me. i remember a lot of pain. >> since 2005 a number of women have made sexual assault claims against cosby which he has repeatedly denied. >> and as cnn reports, he's never been prosecuted. >> reporter: for bill cosby it has been a week of allegations from women who say they were sexually assaulted in the past by the comedian.
many claimed they were drugged. >> i never saw any drug, but i would wake up completely confused, half dressed. and know ing thing that my body been touched without my permission. >> reporter: bowmans she went to cosby's new york apartment alone and that cosby flew her around the country as he performed at various venues he says the advances were unwelcome. also speaking out, joan tarshis. >> he made me a drink and after that i passed out. i woke up or came to very grogly with him removing my underwear. >> reporter: she says in 1969, he saw her again when he invited her to a performance. after accepting drink at his hotel and in a limo, she says she woke up the next morning with him in his bed.
ironically, cosby released a comedy album that same year titled "it's true! it's true!" joking about that very issue. >> you know what, you know anything about spanish fly? no, tell me with. well, there's this girl, crazy mary. you put some in her drink, she -- >> reporter: but with all the allegations and even after andrea constin went to police saying cosby medicated and fondled her in 2004, the district attorney of montgomery, pennsylvania, at the time, bruce caster, said there would be no charges. constin and cosby settled out of court for an undisclosed sum in 2006. also in 2005, tamera green on the "today" show with a similar story. >> he had gone from helping me to groping me and kissing me and touching me and handling me. >> reporter: in 2005, cosby spoke out for the first and only time telling the "national
enquir enquire enquirer" "i am not going to give in to people who try to exploit me because of my celebrity status." nine years later, cosby's attorney, john schmidt, responded to it all with this statement -- "over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations again mr. cosby have resurfaced. the fact that they are being repeated does not make them true you. jean csassa cavaras, cnn, new y. netflix is postponing the launch of cosby's standup special that was supposed to start streaming november 28th, the day after thanksgiving. cosby's publicist says the comedian agrees with the netflix decision. the u.s. government is asking to expand the recall of vehicles equipped with air bags made by the thakata company. the devices are supposed to cushion people in car crashes.
but have some done the opposite, hitting passagers with shrapnel. the recall is limited to warmer states with humid climates. officials want the recall to go nationwide in the u.s. we're joined from tokyo with takata's response to all of this. will, i know that this company's under pressure and being scrutinized. what do they have to about all of this? >> reporter: well, there's a bit of pushback to the nhtsa's basic demand that this recall now go nationwide in the united states because takata here in tokyo, they say that they've been testing air bags in these non-humid areas and say they tested 1,000 so far. none of the air baggin platers have exploded like the inflaters in these high humanity areas, the focus of these -- high humidity areas, the focus of these in the united states. this company has been struggling. their stock prices plummeted 64% in the last year in large part
because of this. their credit rating is in jeopardy. there's also the fact that they're having a difficult time keeping up with the demand, keeping up with the demand for these repair kits saying they may only have only 1/3 of them that are needed ready by february. that's 1/3 of the regional recall which has affected some eight million cars in the last two years. if the number goes up to an estimated 20 million cars or more, the big question for drivers in the united states and elsewhere is when can they get the replacement parts if they don't have them available. >> that's an incredibly important question. i mean, takata not having enough immediate replacement air bags for the recalled vehicles regionally, how are they planning to fix this if it does get expanded? i mean, this could potentially take down the company if people do not trust what they make. >> reporter: yeah, i went by takata headquarters and tried to speak to somebody face to face to ask wisconsin questions, but
we were -- ask specific questions, but we were turned away. all we got was an e-mail from the company saying they are committed to addressing safety concern promptly. they say they agree that the current field actions should be expanded if appropriate and necessary to respond to a safety risk. that's a statement that was e-mailed to cnn and another -- and other news outlets. yes, you have to wonder, we know that they're ramping up production, but they're still having a hard time keeping up with the demand. the company said that if they have to start sending air bag replacement kits to areas that are not in danger, that even the company admits that lives could be at risk, errol. when you have a piecemeal regional recall say figure your car is in a certain area it's recalled but others aren't, what if you drove your car to a different area? what if it's a used car that was resold in an area that's not humid? there's a lot of questions here. and still not a lot of answers. one thing we can tell consumers, the u.s. government has set up a website, safer -- sorry, safercar.gov, safercar.gov.
you can put in your identification number, see if your vehicle is affected, and call the dealer to what to do. >> a good piece of advice. our will ripley trying to get answers past 5:20 p.m. in tokyo. thank you very much. almost every state in the u.s. is in a deep freeze. but buffalo, new york, is really getting hit hard. you will get a look at what the mayor calls the heaviest snowfall in 40 years. back in a moment. i'm only in my 60's. i've got a nice long life ahead.
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look at this. this is winter's head start in the northeastern u.s. some areas are already buried under 1.5 meters of snow, and it could exceed two meters when more wintry weather hits at the end of this week. >> our meteorologist joins us on set. you're talking about, for our american audience, talking about five to six feet of snow. that is just a remarkable amount. >> all at once, too. >> it's as much as i've seen for anyplace. we've seen it at mountains, ski resorts, they love it. when put it at over a quarter million people, the people of buffalo, it's incredible. the access the last few hours, the new york state police sharing this. this is what it look like with snow piled on top of snow at the rate of 10 to 12 centimeters per hour which is in excess of five inches per hour for over ten straight hours in some of these
spots. and an aerial perspective of buffalo showing you the wall of snow that began moving in toward the city in the morning hours. they're going to begin to see a break sometime later into today, and the conditions go back downhill into tomorrow night, to eventually friday. but here's the setup that we have now. essentially the lake-effect pattern because we see this all over the world, we have it over portions of the great lakes, but we have it over the black sea that impacts turkey, the adriatic. it impacts italy and iran sees lake-effect snow. they saw over two meters earlier because of lake-effect snow. you have cold air above warm water relatively speaking. and that transfer of energy sets up the scenario for the 60-plus inches that have accumulated over portions of buffalo in recent days. and localized, too. south of the city is where all the mess has taken place. some three miles south of buffalo, we go from four inches to 60 inches of snowfall over this region. and another way to show this is just the images coming out of
areas around the city, nine miles away from one spot, it looks like this. we have a state of emergency in effect. we have highways shut down. we go north, sunny skies, ice on the roadways. again, just a short drive, if you were able to drive in this region. what's the long-term outlook the next four or five days? here's the forecast around portions of midwestern united states. even to southern states, as well. in fahrenheit, we go from 16 to the upper 20s. eventually pushing into the 30s across minneapolis. first time above freezing in nearly two weeks there. in atlanta, the warming trend is prominent, as well, in the southern states. we go ten degrees fahrenheit increase over the next every single day over the next four. putting this close to seasonal averages by sunday and monday. notice, here comes the next wall of snow in the forecast. this is the afternoon hours of wednesday leading into wednesday night. it eventually becomes a stream of snow toward buffalo. and that's what the concern is.
you're watching cnn. i'm errol barnett. >> i'm rosemary church. we want to check the headlines this hour. israel is on edge a day after five people were killed in a terror attack on a jerusalem synagogue. four rabbis were killed in the assault, and a wounded policeman died later. police say the attackers, two palestinians, were shot and killed at the scene. israel's prime minister has vowed a strong response. the u.s. senate has rejected construction of the keystone x.l. pipeline by just a single vote. the bill's chances are expected to improve when republicans take control of the senate in january. the pipeline would deliver oil from canada to the u.s. gulf
coast refineries. the u.s. government is asking for a nationwide recall of vehicles equipped with air bags from the takata company. the current recall is limited to vehicles in warm, humid states. but officials discovered an exploded air bag outside that region. takata says the recall should be expanded if needed to respond to a safety risk. now to another big story we're following for you. a u.n. committee has taken the first step to holding north korea accountable for alleged crimes against humanity. >> it voted overwhelmingly in favor of a draft resolution referring the regime to the international criminal court. the vote is nothing more than a recommendation. >> that's right. only the u.n. security council has the authority to refer north korea or its leader, kim jong-un, to the icc. the country has repeatedly denied any human rights abuses. cnn's david mckenzie joins
us live from beijing with the latest. david, how likely is it that this will ever get as far as the international criminal court given north korea's ally, china, will likely use its veto power in the u.n. security council to prevent it from being hauled before the icc? >> reporter: well, it's a very good point, i'd say the odd at this point are still a long shot that those pushing this, and there are several countries backing this resolution, that they'll actually make it to the security council with the provisions intact and that it gets passed because the key to this is accountability. they're trying to get accountability for what they say are gross human rights violations, possible war crimes that kim jong-un and his regime are conducting to keep themselves in power. you know, the report is pretty breathtaking. and a lot of it is based on the testimony of north koreans who have fled that country. and to get out, they take a
perilous journey. it's rare to actually speak to them before they reach south korea. we managed to do that and filed this story. in a remote border region of northeast china, we've set up a clandestine meeting with a north korean refugee escaping through china. transported by people, smugglers known as snakeheads. we can't show you his face for safety reasons. we'll call him li. "i was coming over into hiding," he tells me. "i was here one day and there the next." li says he was a north korean soldier but won't say why he had to flee, leaving his wife and child behind him in one of the most closed societies on earth. "i knew they wanted to capture me," he says. li is on an epic dash for freedom. to get out, he must travel thousands of miles by road switching cars each day to avoid detection. across the whole of china, through the northern part of
laos into thailand, and then seoul. he will owe the snakeheads thousands of dollars for the trip. his biggest fear is the chinese government. if they catch him, they'll likely send him back to the very regime he fled. >> china is, frankly, shamelessly violating its international obligations. china has ratified the refugee convention and should be treating these people who are fleeing from north korea as refugees. >> reporter: but china calls refugees like li illegal economic migrants barring the u.n. refugee agency from helping li and thousands like him. a recent u.n. inquiry on human rights in north korea slams china's actions. the u.n. report says that china could be facilitating north korea's crimes against humanity by sending the refugees back. they say that when they get back, they could face imprisonment, torture, and possible even death.
at best, defectors say refugees are often -- have often disappeared into north korea's vast complex of prison camps. china says the u.n. report politicizes human rights issues and says allegations are "unfounded. ""activists believe that china is afraid of opening borders because millions of refugees could flood in. and every single north korean that makes it out to tell their story damages the image of kim jong-un's totalitarian state. >> kim jong-un and the people around him realize that the stories that were coming out are also a threat to their control because people are now able to see that the north korean government has been lying to the people for all these years. >> reporter: until he reaches south korea, li says he's too afraid to tell his whole story. he says he wants to meet again in seoul in safety.
if he can complete his nightmarish journey. china has repeatedly said that the u.n. resolution isn't actually helpful in pushing north korea to change its human rights practice. both china and north korea didn't allow the. now come in and investigate the claims on their soil. rosemary? >> and david, i am interested in whether you were able to ascertain how long it's likely to take for north korean detector get to south korea. >> reporter: it's an extraordinary trip, as we showed in that piece. you have to physically der -- drive all the way from the border regions of china to the southwest of the country. that's several thousand miles. then they have to go through loose. when they go through there, laos has started at least in one case sending refugees back to china which then send them to north korea. so that little short space is
also incredibly dangerous. when they get to thailand, u.n. and human rights group say that's like reaching the promised land. thailand, if it catches north korean refugees, will deport them back to south korea. they say it's irrelevant whether it's the north and the south, and they take the humanitarian principle. i've covered refugees in parts of the world, the middle east and africa. normally what happens is that the
unhcr, the u.n. refugee agencies, gets access to people fleeing because of persecution or because of human rights violations. they set up refugee camps. those people can eventually make it to other parts of the world and refugee status. china basically says that anyone who leaves north korea is an economic migrant and send them back. there's a great deal of frustration from the human rights world about china's action. but china maintains its stance and has done for many years. rosemary? >> yeah, certainly a tough
journey for those defectors. david mckenzie joining us there live from beijing. thanks to you. we keep our focus in the region and look at what's happening in japan. the country's prime minister is risking his political future by testing public support for his economic policies. just after the world's third largest economy slipped back into recession, vicenza oh abe
announce -- shinzo abe announced there will be a referendum on his so-called plan to end years of sluggish economic growth. mr. abe's delaying a controversial hike in the country's sales tax hoping that might give the economy a boost. rosemary? well, after weeks of relative quiet in hong kong, violent clashes broke out overnight between police and pro-democracy protesters. a small group of protesters stormed hong kong's government headquarters. witnesses said others charged
police lines. we have more from hong kong's admir admiralty district. >> reporter: the barricade, a police cordon, after flashes that broke out late tuesday in hong kong. we're outside the central government offices. and protesters rammed this particular door with the barricade. this is the first time that we've seen damage caused by protesters themselves. reports of charging at police. student leaders in hong kong have been asked today what they make of this. they have distanced themselves from what happened overnight. >> it's our most powerful weapon when they use -- protest the administration's power. >> reporter: so that peaceful approach is very much one that's been followed by the people who
come and stay in these tents overnight. they've been doing this for a couple of months now. this campsite, so to speak, it outside the central government offices. to put it in context, that's like having an encampment outside capitol hill or out the british houses of common in london. now, the police are still here. there's a police line behind me. they have now put down their riot gear. it's all lined up, piled alongside the central government building here. the helmets, baton, and riot shields. but in terms of arrests, there were four of them overnight teamwork for criminal damage and two for assaulting a police officer. the ages of those arrested just between 18 and 2. what happens in the future is the big question for many. several fear the movement is become politicized. students want to sustain it by raising more awareness in the community. cnn, hong kong. coming up, a very bizarre
>> a family statement said a court determined his intentions were innocent when he took the pictures. he was fined about $135 and released. black is expected to return to his hometown of athens, georgia. officials from iran and six world powers are meeting in vienna for final negotiations over iran's controversial nuclear program. the u.n. security council's five perm members plus germany want iran to scale back its uranium enrichment in exchange for ending sanctions. we have developments on the story and are joined live from tehran with the latest developments. reza, it's a big enough deal that these talks are even happening. unclear what the outcome will be. but certainly the opinion seems to be that thing are moving in the right direction. >> reporter: they're moving in the right direction, but i think everyone's anxious or eager for an outcome. it's not going to be clear what the outcome is going to be. this final round of nuclear
talks is just getting underway in event amp no big announcement of an agreement, no breakthrough yet. in many ways, these two sides have a chance to make history the next five days. iran, the west, washington. they could take a huge step in normalizing and improving relations and drastically changing the geopolitical landscape of the middle east if there is a nuclear deal. if there's no deal, it's likely thing will stay the same in this nuclear standoff is going to continue to drag on. of course, much at stake for the iranian government and iranian people, everyone we speak to here say they want a nuclear deal if it is a fair one. they're tired of the sanctions. they want to get rid of the sanctions. depends what happens in vienna. all the players, i should say, most of the players in vienna representing iran and the p5 plus one are in place on one side. you have the negotiating team
from iran led by the foreign minister. on the other side, you have the u.s., russia, china, the u.k., germany, and france. and somewhat of a surprise move, the u.s. secretary of state john kerry delayed his arrival in vienna. he told reporters that he's going to be arriving later in this -- this week. in the next five days, these two sides are going to try to hammer out some sort of compromise where they address one another's needs. of course, iran insists that they have a right to a nuclear program. they want to keep what they call a peaceful nuclear program. and they want those sanctions lifted immediately. and then you have the western powers. washington, their demand. they want to reduce iran's capacity to enrich uranium. they want to curtail the nuclear program and, of course, they insist that any easing of the sanctions should be gradual. they also want a system in place with which they can verify that iran is not after a bomb. this started a year ago in
november. they signed the interim deal for six months. that was delayed. is it going to be delayed again come monday? the deadline, or will we have an outcome? a lot of people eager to find out what happens. >> yeah, a solution does seem possible, it's just a question of if it is attainable. reza live for us in tehran. thanks. cnn has announced its 2014 hero of the year. he is pen farthing who founded a nonprofit that reunites soldiers at home with stray dogs and cats they took in during combat. the announcement was made tuesday night at an event in new york that honored this year's top ten cnn heroes candidates. each year, cnn's hero award highlights everyday people, making extraordinary efforts to change the world. be sure mark your calendar for december 7th when cnn will broadcast the award ceremony. >> congrats to him. now buffalo, new york, is used to getting socked in by
snow in the winter. not quite this much of it this early. a spokesman says the equivalent of a year's worth of snow has come down in just three days. some places, in fact, have seen 60 inches of snow and more on the way. that's not the only historic snowfall taking place. the historic temperatures are also a part of the story. our meteorologist joins us with more on that. the numbers really telling the story here. >> absolutely. you and rosemary are leaving cnn center shortly as your day comes to an end. i want to show the windchills -- >> that's what we're going to see, chilly weather outside? >> brutal. it's colder here than interior alaska, that's how cold it is across portions of the southern united states. the windchill dropping down to 13 degrees fahrenheit, minus 10 celsius, by the way, this hour across the southern united states and down to the teens, also from nashville. we had snowfall across the region earlier on tuesday. and to the north, incredibly, temperatures -- what it feels
like outside in atlanta is comparable to what it feels like in minneapolis. it feels like 11 at this point in minneapolis. 13 again in atlanta. good news, long term, the forecast from sunday on into next week, above normal temperature return to the eastern corner of the united states. the central region still below average, back to the west, also seeing temperatures rise. the weather pattern, rainfall sunday into monday. severe weather possibilities in the united states. we could be into 70 degree fahrenheit sunday, but a tornado threat possible, as well. a quick change in the weather in the next four five days. let me show how quick everything has transpired. on the 31st of october, less than 1% of the united states had snow on the ground. you fast forward to earlier this week, that number has increased to 50%-plus. it shows how rapidly things have transpired when it comes to the wintry scene that's set up. we're still nearly five weeks away from the official start of the winter season.
a quick game. picking a storm system, you got to look for rotation in the atmosphere. one across europe. another parking offshore. another trying to come off the azors archipelago out there. this is going to set the stage for a wet setup at least across parts of europe. you take a look, heavy rainfall possible on the eastern half of europe along the black sea. to the north, we're seeing snow showers that could cause some delays around east of warsaw the next couple of days. generally upwards of 15 centimeters. it's nothing like the 120 that we're talking about in new york state. it is enough to impact air travel in the larger cities. and i at this, fog looks like the main culprit. look at the setup from the afternoon to the evening to the overnight hours. fashion seems to be present for a large part of the day across europe. more news coming up shortly. man (sternly): seriously? where do you think you're going? mr. mucus: to work, with you. it's taco tuesday. man: you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. mr. mucus: oh, right then i'll swing by in like
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but manson has named her star. she dropped the information during an interview we did with her in california. >> i am charles manson's wife. >> reporter: wife? are you married? >> we are technically, the paperwork hasn't gone through yet. but we already consider each other to be husband and wife. >> reporter: that paperwork is a marriage license, and it's just been issued by kings county, california. they have 90 days to get married at corcoran state prison where manson is an inmate. they will not be allowed to consummate the marriage because manson doesn't qualify for conjugal visits. charles manson is serving a life sentence for seven of the most infamous and gruesome murders in american history. the 1969 tate/labianca murders. they were butchered, their blood used to write messages. while he didn't kill the victims, he was convicted of being the mastermind behind the
twisted killing spree which was carried out by his devoted followers. are you in love? >> yeah. why would i marry somebody if i wasn't? >> reporter: i'm just asking. people get married for all kinds of different reasons in this country. >> i guess so. well, i wouldn't. >> reporter: manson might. when asked about the marriage last year, manson told "rolling stone" magazine, "that's a bunch of garbage. we're just playing that for public consumption." >> reporter: people think you're crazy. >> uh-huh. i really don't care. >> reporter: when we first met star several years ago, she told us that she was drawn to manson because of his environmental philosophy that he calls atwa. >> atwa stand for air, trees, water, and animals. >> reporter: did you know that 900 redwood trees get down every day. that's 900,000 years of sunlight you're taking off this planet.
>> reporter: after seven years of living near manson's prison, star's main focus now is to clear her future husband's name and get him out of prison. she says he is innocent. >> they all know that he did not break the law. they all know that they're keeping him hostage in there. >> reporter: by marrying manson, some people believe star will gain more access to manson. not true according to the california department of corrections. what she will get is worldwide attention as being charles manson's wife. ted rowlands, cnn. >> you have to wonder what she is thinking she's doing with her life. >> insane. >> unbelievable. anyhow, are you watching cnn. i'm rosemary church. >> i'm errol barnett. we're about to head out into the cold. stay with us, "newsroom" is next for our international viewers. >> and if you are watching in the united states, "early start" begins after this break. stick around. [ rob ] we werens the most adventurous couple. once we kept the lights on. but then we started using k-y yours & mine.
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