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y. >> more maybe in the middle of the week let's hope not. people stuck in the airport. thank you. i'm don lemon. thank you so much for joining us. our coverage continues with john vause and rosemary church at the cnn center in atlanta. goodnight. hello, and welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. i'm john vause. >> and i'm rosemary church. coming up this hour violence exploding in ukraine as the u.s. considers sending arms to the region. measles outbreak the head scratching decision not to vaccinate children. plus frozen and slippery in the northeastern united states. the united states is now considering providing weapons from the ukrainian troops battling pro-russians in the east. this comes as donetsk announced
a drive to recruit 100 new fighters. [ gunfire ] >> at the same time, rebels and troops exchange fire. >> it's by no means a done deal but the pressure is mounting. michelle kosinski has more from the white house. >> reporter: you look at russian aggression in ukraine, the violence the russian heavy weaponry and personnel crossing the border and only increasing over the last few months despite sanctions and the threat of more. so now comes this consideration at the highest levels to look at the possibility of arming ukrainian forces. yes, we are talking lethal aid.
shelling. fighting. civilian deaths escalating as russia pans its influence inside ukraine. now from some top u.s. officials we hear shifting tone internal discussions, support in military leadership for the u.s. and its allies to do more. arm ukrainian forces with defensive but lethal aid. >> we haven't taken options off the table. >> reporter: the president said this in india last week. >> i will look at all additional options that are available to us short of military confrontation. >> reporter: the tricky question though would arming ukraine end up a deterrent or stoke the fire into a proxy war with russia as the white house has worried. a group of foreign policy experts, including former administration officials put out a report calling the situation
critical urging the u.s. and nato to directly arm the ukrainian forces including anti-armor missiles. >> the proposal is not to give ukraine enough to beat the russian army. we can't do that. but we want the ukrainians to be able to raise the cost of aggression to the russian military so that the russians consider the risk too high. >> reporter: in the words of president poroshenko wanting aid for months. >> please understand me correct. blankets night-vision goggles are also important, but one cannot win the war with blankets. >> reporter: the white house says the focus is still on trying to find a diplomatic situation. they concluded that 9the risks in
not acting in this way were worse. we do want to take a closer look at the battle lines in eastern ukraine. according to the ukrainian government separatist rebels control the orange area you see on the map, with heavy fighting reported around luhansk and donetsk. heavy fighting is also reported further south around mariupol and the black sea. >> we are joined by a former the military attachkattache. the theory here is by raising the military stakes putin might
think twice? >> that's the thought. what you want to do is create a situation where he realizes that the military option he is pursuing will not work. there's a diplomatic situation somewhere. i'm not sure he's going to accept that. there's a lot of complications that come with sending lethal weapons into ukraine. >> there is a long list as to why this is a bad idea. they say the ukrainian military is not well disciplined. >> these are not weapons that the ukrainians are used to using, so there would be a bit of training involved in that. we might try and provide weapons that they're familiar with but it's going to be a change in what they have. so anytime you send weapons into a civil war, you always risk the loss of those weapons. we don't know what's going on inside the ukrainian army. these weapons could easily find themselves into the hands of the
rebels. >> that was my next point. this will simply up the ante ante with putin and lead the u.s. into a proxy war with russia. >> you're invested in this. now it becomes your fight. and you have a vested interest in how this turns out. so if we provide weapons to the ukrainians what do the weapons do? do they pour in more weapons? up the ante? and where does it end? and here we talk about mission creep again. first you start proefding weapons and then advice. and where does it end? the other part of this calculation is putin's assessment of what our motiving are. he may look at this and say that the united states doesn't have the stomach for a war with me over ukraine. so if they proefd weapons, i'll just keep upping the ante until
they back down. and he might be right. >> so given all those risk all of the potential blow back here is the threat from putin and russia is it so great that it is worth taking the chance. >> that's the big calculation that has to be going on in washington and european capitals right now. it is hard to say if we are willing to get into a shooting war with russia over ukraine. i can tell you the answer to that. it's no. the american people won't stand for it. but is there some middle ground where we can provide more assistance put more pressure on the russians increase sanctions, other kind of actions around the world? but i just don't see that a massive influx of weapons is in the american interest. >> thank you for speaking with us. we appreciate your insights as always. we have this just in to the cnn newsroom.
cuba's state-run media has posted a photo of fidel castro because all of cuba is impatient. >> patrick, six months since the last official photograph of fidel castro so why now? and exactly what is cuba impatient for? >> caller: we should clarify, it's not just one photo, it's over 20 new photographs of fidel castro which is very unusual. of course in recent weeks, people had begun to speculate that he was ill dying, that he'd already passed on. and even when he published a column this month, talking about the historic renegotiation between cuba and the united states trying to establish diplomatic relations, people still didn't believe because there was no photographic proof. well tonight there is photographic proof.
and very unusual that there are so many photographs. and this month, fidel castro had been invited to go to a university of havana. he was unable to. and sent a letter instead. and, again, people brought up this idea, why don't we see him? why aren't there photos? and the article released tonight was from the head of the student association. he went to their house. and there's just a series of photographs. apparently to put cubans at ease who had heard these rumors and began to wonder if there was something to that. the message we're hearing from the cuban government is that there is nothing to these rumors that fidel castro is still alive and they're hoping that the photos will put --
>> patrick, is there any way to tell that this big 20-photo spread are they recent photographs? have they given a date/time stamp onto those? >> caller: we've just started looking through them and you see him reading a newspaper with the head of the student association. they're watching tv. so people will begin to match things up. and sources over the last weeks have assured us that castro was alive. now this is not a transparent government so the public says that up until the last minute. but people have been going around here life as normal, and certainly, people will very soon begin to pick these photographs apart, see if they match up. but certainly, it is fidel castro's home it is his wife. and it matches up with all recent current events here. and we have sort of received
hints over the last few days that this was coming we surely didn't expect so many photographs, john. >> thank you, patrick. we appreciate you being with us at this late hour fidel castro 88 years old, he got to do whatnot manwhat not many people have been able to do retire. >> he pops up every now and then. we shall move on to that deadly storm that's swept through half of the united states and is out to the canadian maritimes. the weather is to blame for at least ten deaths. it forced school closures and thousands of flight cancellations and dumped massive amounts of snow. in chicago, 45 centimeters blanketed the city. about 40 centimeters fell in boston. as the snowfall continues to
slow, chilly temperatures are settling in. and the next hours will be dangerously cold and it's not ending anytime soon. jennifer gray joins us from boston. this has been the snowiest week in boston pretty much since records began, and i guess there's more snow on the way. how much more can that city take? >> reporter: well it's only going to get a little bit snowier as we go throughout the night. it is starting to taper off. it has not only been the snowiest seven-day stretch, but the snowiest february 2nd. just to give you an idea of how much snow they have gotten. we were here talking to you last week. they received about a meter of snow and about 40 centimeters during the last 24 hours. look behind me. these snow piles, the plows have been coming by they've been trying to get the snow out of the way, but it's piling up on the sides of the street. and then the streets are also a
slushy mess. we had a wintry mix early in the afternoon. and as cars go by can you see the slush. as temperatures plummet to the single digits as we go through the overnight hours we are expecting a flash freeze meaning it is going to be dangerous travel as we go through the next couple of hours. temperatures are well below freezing with wind chill values even colder than that and it is going to stay that way for the next couple of days. what you're seeing now a lot of the blowing snow. a dangerous cold is going to settle in. luckily, though the worst of it is over and that snow is moving off to the east john. >> jennifer this is a city used to snow, but does it get to a point where the city services just simply can't cope they start running out of salt they get stretched too thin and do they run out of places to put the snow? >> reporter: that's a really good question.
people in boston are really tough. but when you get this much snow in a short amount of time they have trouble keeping up. they have different snow farms where they pick up the snow haul it off to the snow farms and let it sit there until it melts. and they have big machines that they put the snow in and it will melt the snow and push it into drains and tunnels underground. that's what they were do being. i was here last week came back and it looked like a different city. it looks like they haven't even started, but they have a long task ahead of them, and they're working around the clock. 24 hours a day. >> and not only have schools been closed which is unusual for boston but the mayor has postponed the celebration parade for the super bowl champions. >> reporter: yeah school is canceled tomorrow. all the fans will have to wait another day. it has been postponed to wednesday. it's still going to be very
very cold on wednesday. but the city just needed extra time to clear the roads. it's not only people in boston that want to go to the parade, people all over new england. and the mayor decided it just wasn't safe. the roads are in pretty ragged shape right now, so they want to have time to clean those so everyone is as safe as possible. >> it was a good call. jennifer thanks for being with us. we appreciate it. you got to take a look at these guys. they didn't seem to care after slamming into someone's car on a boston street on monday. both riders bumped off the all terrain vehicle but got right back on and sped off without leaving so much as a note a camera from our affiliate station wcvp captured the apparent hit-and-run. no one was inside the car when the crash happened. look at that. whoa. >> good one. >> wow. >> they're tough guys aren't they? >> idiots. we'll take a short break. when we come back though an
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were reported last month. nearly all of them linked to people who got the virus while visiting disney land in california last december. medical issues can put some children at greater risk for measles if they're exposed to other children who have had the virus. 3-year-old maggie jacks cannot get vaccinated because she has leukemia. her baby brother is too young for the vaccination, but now both children are in quarantine, because a measles patient showed up at the clinic where maggie is being treated. >> every one of my parents is doing their best job to take care of their children. and, you know, my job is to come alongside them and help them make the best decisions and help educate them so they can make those good decisions. but part of that education process is realizing, you know it's not just about their children. there are other children out there that either are too young
to vaccinate or in the case of my daughter has a weakened immune system because of medical illness. >> now globally the world health organization credits measles vaccines with helping prevent millions of deaths. i want you to take a look at this graphic from w.h.o. you can see in the early 1980s, there were more than 4 million measles cases per year. when fewer than 20% of the world's children were munlzed. but as vaccination rates increased, in the red, look at that line the number of measles cases in the blue dropped dramatically. the cases went down. important to remember that. there were fewer than 2,000 cases per year in the u.s. now despite that progress measles is a problem in developing countries. fewer than half of all infapts
receive the measles vaccine in the countries you see here in red. children in the countries in orange don't fare much better with immunization rates between 50 and 79%. the vaccine is much more available in yellow and blue. more than 90% are immunized in the blue nations. earlier i spoke with arthur caplan. he thank you for joining us. we know there's indisputable evidence that in the arias of the world where people are getting vaccinated against measles, there's a lower number of cases. so how do you get that simple message out to those people who have access to the vaccine but choose not to get it for various reasons?
>> well there's no doubt that there's a direct correlation between having the vaccine and lowercases of measles. unfortunately, in the united states it trails behind tunisia and madagascar. you have to do two things to convince more americans to vaccinate. one is you have to calm their fears about autism that still lingers. it's not true but it is a worry here. the other issue is somehow people think it's unnatural or even poisonous to put vaccines in your body. a small number do. and there they have to understand the same things that are out in the world, measles, the flu, these are things we use small bits of to build munt. >> what about the numbers? they're shocking. we're talking about 250,000 cases of measles last year. half of those were fatal. so what do people need to do to
guard themselves and their family against contracting this disease? >> well worldwide, measles is still a major problem. and if you have other illnesses, if your child is malnourished measles can really be fatal. that's how we get these high numbers. what you have to do is first and foremost make the vaccine affordable. it's getting into countries. it's not everywhere. we need though drive the price down. foundations and governments need to do that. then you need to be able to get it out to people. you can't be protected unless one comes with the vaccine and is able to give it to you so we have to do that as well. we could probably get measles more or less eliminated as we doing with polio. we must do a better job of making it available. >> all right. given that we know that measles is highly contagious potentially deadly so why wouldn't the united states and other countries that have access to the vaccine insist that it's mandatory to get the shot and
why are we seeing officials like new jersey governor chris christie and others saying it's a personal choice. how responsible is that? >> well just today, governor christie who probably will run for president, who's definitely running for president both said they thought individual choice should govern the vaccines i think that's irresponsible and flat out dangerous. you can't advocate against vaccines. the good they do is self-evident. i think the u.s. should go to strong requirements strong mandates. could exempt out a child if they had a health issue, a child who's getting treated for cancer can't be vaccinated. newborns can't be vaccinated. they don't have enough communitymoount. but i think getting mandates that are tough, that is the way to go. politicians ought to be backing
that. >> all right. arthur caplan many thanks to you. we appreciate it. >> my thanks. >> important message, isn't it. irresponsible and dangerous for some of these officials to say it's a personal choice. it's not. it's a potentially deadly disease that's spreading. >> and what's interesting in the united states if you look at the numbers is each time when the vaccine came out in the early '60s, there was a massive decrease in measles. once again they did a big push in the '80s, massive decrease in the number of measles outbreaks and in 2000 they declared measles eliminated in the united states and yet it keeps coming back because people don't vaccinate their kids. >> if you vaccinate, you don't get the disease. hopefully, a lot of the families refusing to do it will change their minds. >> i don't think so but we'll see. still to come here on cnn we'll have the latest on whitney houston's daughter as she battles for her life inside a hospital. we'll have the details of
bobbyi kristina brown is fighting for her life. she was found in a bathtub not breathing and without a heartbeat. >> they say she opened and closed her eyes a few times on monday but doctors don't want relatives to read too much into those movements. she apparently suffered seizures on monday. >> all of this brings back memories of how whitney houston died. victor blackwell has the details. >> that's probably the worst time in my life. >> reporter: bobbi kristina brown describing a 2012 health scare eerily similar. >> her husband found her face
down in the bathtub in the bathroom of their home. she was unresponsive meaning not breathing, no heartbeat. >> reporter: after cpr efforts failed, she was rushed to a local hospital and placed into a medically induced coma. it's the latest in a string of well-documented struggles since whitney houston was found dead in a bathtub. >> i want to sleep. that's all i want to do. >> reporter: tough times for the woman the world met when she was a cute 6-year-old girl singing on stage with her mother. >> i just want to say clap your hands. >> reporter: viewers got a glimpse of her tumultuous pre-teen years, on "being bobby
brown brown." her struggle was exposed with grief and alcohol. >> i know that in the past her mother would allow her to have a glass of champagne or a glass of wine. >> i don't know if she's self-medicating herself. if someone's grieving the way she's been grieving it's sort of hard to distinguish. >> reporter: brown told oprah winfrey she still hears her mother's voice. >> i can hear her voice and spirit talking to me and telling me keep moving baby. i'm right here. i got you. >> reporter: however, her troubles continued. in november of 2012 brown walked away from a dramatic car crash in atlanta. she lost control of her camaro and drove over a curb and down this embankment. she married nick gordon. whitney houston took him in and raised him as her son. >> we were best friends a long,
long time ago and now i'm in love with him. >> i was never adopted nor am i her blood brother. >> reporter: victor blackwell, cnn, roswell, georgia. 14ug knight has been arrested. >> police say he fled the scene. his lawyer says he hid for his life. the rap mogul turned himself in on friday. charles manson has been engaged for months, but it appears he might just stay a bachelor for a wee bit longer. the 80-year-old has until thursday to get married under a 90-day marriage license he obtained in november with his fiance there she is about a third his age. >> the deadline will pass before
the next weekend visitation rolls around at the california prison where manson is incarcerated. the couple would have to get a new marriage license to extend their engagement. extra time to think about it. >> right. a cnn investigation reveals a major security gap at u.s. airports. coming up, we'll look at who doesn't get screened but should.
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32 past the hour. great to have you with us here on cnn. we'd like to welcome our viewers in the united states and all around the world. >> we want to check the headlines for you this hour. >> state-run media have released photographs of fidel castro. this one showing the 88-year-old speaking with a university student and an unidentified woman. the newspaper says it released the images because, quote, all of cuba is impatient. castro has rarely been seen in public since retiring from power in 2008. the united states is now considering providing defensive weapons for the ukraine. the separatists are trying to take over the regions of donetsk
and luhansk. on monday they announced a drive to recruit 100 new troops. the release of al jazeera journalist may be imminent. he was arrested more than 13 months ago, accused of aiding the bad muslim brotherhood. dominique strauss-kahn is now on trial for aggravated pimping. charges stem from sectionx parties he allegedly took part in. encouraging progseing prostitution is illegal in france. the most of the new cases of measles are linked to disney land in california.
the outbreak is ramping up the controversy over whether to vaccinate. a serious gap is revealed at airport security. this follows a high-profile case in atlanta where a gun smuggling operation was broken up involving a baggage handler and passenger. >> there are two different security standards at american airports, one for employees in secure areas and one for passengers. cnn has more. >> reporter: at miami international airport, this is the security you don't see standing in line. cnn got exclusive access to the screening that takes place for what they call the back of the airport employees. these are the baggage handlers
the mechanics, cleaners anyone you don't see going through screening with passengers. it's the same screening, no matter what kind of security badge or security clearance the employee holds. >> i.d.s are not enough to stop malicious intent. can you vet employees for basic information on their backgrounds, but it's not going to necessarily prevent them from carrying out some type of malicious activity against an airport. >> reporter: what may surprise you is what's happening at miami's international airport, the full screening of every arpts employee is the exception, not the rule. cnn contacted 20 of the major airports across the country and found screening of employees is random and partial at best. and no nashlg standard exists. the only other major airport that does full screening is orlando. many airports like seattle's
sea-tac says a security badge is all that's needed for employees to get on the tarmac and obtain access to airplanes. it's a similar story in san francisco, los angeles, even jfk in new york. pass a background check, get a badge, and you have access to the inner workings of america's airports without going through the same screening passengers face up top. the cost of screening all employees is too much for their budgets some say. wayne black says relying on badges for security is stupid. >> you don't have to be a security expert. a fifth grader can tell you if you're checking security at the top end you ought to be checking the back end at the airport. we have a saying in our business and that is budget-driven security will
always fail. >> reporter: the tsa which sets standards for airport security says in the wake of the gun smuggling case in atlanta, it is implementing or considering a range of measures including additional requirements for airport and employee screening. but so far, no national changes. restaurant employees and flight crews that go through terminals do pass through a checkpoint. those that work below do not. >> in the terminal we've got to be careful with the bags. >> reporter: in miami, lauren stover says checking some but not all airport employee just isn't enough. the threats at her airport are the same across the country, smuggling, guns, and the potential of terror. >> one of the greatest vulnerabilities for this airport and probably any other major airport is the insider threat. basically people that are going to obtain their credentials and use their access to exploit the system. >> reporter: miami international has been screening like this
ever since a drug-smuggling scandal in the late '90s. every employee goes through metal detectors and screening coming back from break, going to work. every time. if miami is an example for how security should be done the airport also has proof of why. last year alone, 209 employee i.d. badges were confiscated due to security violations caught by screening. >> we have intercepted drugs, guns large sums of money, weapons, knives. >> reporter: employee screening is under new scrutiny after the arrest of a delta baggage handler in atlanta. the employee worked with a passenger to smuggle guns to new york. the baggage handler, unscreened was able to take back packs of guns into the airport where he passed them on to a passenger already cleared through security. atlanta is now evaluating the cost of full employee screening.
>> put it this way. this s you know it's a costly program. it's really not that costly when you compare the cost versus the consequences of not having a program like this. >> reporter: drew griffin, cnn, atlanta. to a very different airline story now. mrs. prosecutors in seoul, south korea are talking about the nut inch accident. she is accused of violating safety rules by forcing her plane to return to the gate because she was served nuts in a bag instead of on a plate. paula hancocks has been following the trial and is live in seoul. heather cho has apologized for her behavior and is currently behind bars, but this is being taken very seriously in south korea, and there appears to be
pressure to make an example of her. talk to us about the final day of testimony. what was said and what the likely outcome will be. >> reporter: the final day went on far longer than anybody expected. it actually finished at 1:00 in the morning today. the judges basically wanted to make sure that they had all the information they could. they know how high profile this case is. they know the international scrutiny on this particular case as well. we did hear from the chief steward on monday. this is the man who cho forced to leave the plane. she did order the plane back to the gate after it was taxiing and ordered him off. although according to local media, she claims that she didn't know that the plane had already started moving when she ordered the chief steward to get off the plane. the chief steward himself said that heather cho had treated him
and other attendants like feudal slaves. he broke down in his testimony. heather cho said she was sorry for her actions, but prosecutors within the court have also said that they don't believe that she is that sorry because they say that she has blamed the flight attendants and the chief steward along the way. heather cho did say that the protocol was broken. the nuts shouldn't have been served that way, but she did regret the way she handled it. now they must decide what they believe the verdict should be. prosecutors have asked for three years in prison and will come back with their decision on the 12th of february. >> it's worth noting the events that led up to this trial appear to reflect a wider problem in south korean society and have sparked debate about the behavior of the privileged in south korea.
will this likely have an outcome in the trial? >> reporter: this is why this trial has been so closely watched here in south korea and why there's so much anger about heather cho's alleged behavior. there are a very few number of very powerful, very rich family-run companies here in south korea which really run the economy and run the country. and there has been some resentment over recent years over the power that these companies wield and the power that these families are able to use. and in some cases, potential bad behavior is overlooked because of their power. so this is why there has been so much anger in south korea. online there has been so much ridicule as well for heather cho blowing up over something seemingly so insignificant as how your nuts are served in first class. but it does point to the wider
problem that president park geun-hye also brought up, that she was concerned with the power of these family-run companies. the very big companies, the likes of samsung, hyundai, korean air. >> we'll be wachbing the outcome of these circumstances. paula hancocks reporting live from seoul, south korea. another al jazeera jurgeist could soon be free. >> it believes the release of egyptian journalist mohammed fahmy is imminent. but that could mean hours, minutes, days. >> this comes after his colleague was released. >> along with a third al jazeera journalist they were convicted of aiding the banned muslim brotherhood. he said he felt a mix of
emotions. >> it was a very difficult moment walking out of that prison saying good-bye to those guys not knowing how much longer they will have to put up with this. >> earlier, greste's parents spoke to cnn's christiane amanpour. >> he was just as surprised as anyone that he was asked to pack a small amount of gear and leave. rar what >> reporter: what are you going to do when you see him? >> put him over my knee and give him a whack. >> i love that. also a controversial ruling. a court upheld a mass death sentence for 183 of the muslim brotherhood supporters on monday. egypt's state-run news agency says they were convicted in the killing of 11 police officers and two civilians. it happened during the uprising that ousted mohamed morsi in
2013. japan is doing more to fight terrorism after isis claimed to kill kenji goto. they want the government to consider lifting a ban on japan's military fighting overseas. meanwhile in jordan a demonstration outside an embassy, the fate of a pilot remains unclear. three high court buildings ra are targeted. >> one of the buildings was destroyed. the other two had minimal damage. the attacks happened two days after judicial workers in the state called off an eight-month strike. officials do not believe the attacks were caused by boko haram. meanwhile in eastern nigeria, a bomb struck outside a
stadium. >> nigerians will go to the polls in less than two weeks. no one has claimed responsibility for that blast. the area has faced repeated attacks, blamed on boko haram. still to come a former nfl player arrested just hours after reporting on the super bowl. >> we will tell you the charges he's facing. and a promising quarterback seeks treatment in the off season. the details still to come. hi, this is jennifer i will be out of the office until monday, and won't be checking voicemail during this time. i'll reply just as soon as i get back to work. sail with princess cruises the number one cruise line in alaska. save up to $500 during our 50th anniversary sale. call your travel consultant or 1-800-princess. princess cruises. come back new.
and welcome back. cleveland browns johnny manziel is in a treatment program. the player's health and well-being will always be of utmost importance, a quote said. he entered treatment for an unspecified problem. the heisman trophy winner got a lot of attention this season mostly for his partying and not his playing. he was a star quarterback for
texas a&m. warren zapsapp was charged with soliciting a prostitute. a woman claimed she and another woman acting as escorts were assaulted by the former defensive tackle after an argument about money. sapp admitted to being involved in prostitution but denies the charges. his contract with the nfl network has now been terrell nate -- terminated. the trial for aaron hernandez resumes. lloyd was found dead in an industrial park near hernandez's home. he'd been shot six times. >> meanwhile, hernandez's former team the patriots are back
homecoming off their fourth super bowl win. they touched down a few hours ago. likely a bit of shock after leaving that warm sunshine in arizona. boston's mayor has postponed a parade for the patriots because of the bad weather in the region. the celebration will now be held a day late on wednesday. >> and worth noting that that snowstorm has turned deadly and it's going to get worse. our pedram javaheri is here to give us the latest. >> the flash freeze concern is so high tonight. these temperatures so cold the bridges, roadways overpasses all going to freeze tonight. about 0 to 5 below zero. we've touched so much on conditions across boston. the annual average, about 44 inches of snowfall. pretty impressive. the past seven days, they've picked up over 40 inches of snowfall.
and you go back the past ten days more than a year's worth of snowfall has come down in boston. all of this being in record territory. pretty impressive when you consider it's the first couple of days of february. there goes the moisture very clear skies back behind us. 14 in boston. same score in new york. you factor in the winds, it is minus 1 out of boston. chicago, minus 5. hundreds of thousands, about a million now undernooets wind chill warnings. 25 to 35 below zero. give it a five, maybe six minutes outside and you're going to have permanent damage to your skin. it's not just boston. sunday into monday the biggest snow total in history. and you see what's happened in boston and new york in those
days. we had other own record snowfall across that region. so certainly a mess across that region. we want to take you down to europe across the south of europe. look at this perspective around northern spain, start you off there, because impressive snowfall across this region. one of the biggest we've seen in some time across northern spain. parts of the region had been left completely isolated. driving almost out of the question in this area as well. even walking a little challenging, those braving the elements here. and that storm drops in across portions of the western mediterranean. from albania toward greece about 150 millimeters, so we're talking 6 inches since last thursday in the way of rainfall in this region. look at the end result. want to take you to bulgaria the flooding remarkable. we've had hurricane-force wind gusts to speak of as well.
the country's coast, some of the rushing water has forced dozens of homes, cut off villages and towns. at least two people have lost their lives here and several others are missing. of course this pattern really just a mess in that region. the southeastern part of albania, the river overflowed. some villagers were rescued and taken to safety but there were high livestock losses. more rain expected through the end of the week across this region. and the numbers have been staggering when it comes down to how much rainfall. in europe a month's worth of rain has come down in parts of mont negro. of course any snow that has come down is now falling across this
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this is definitely his handiwork. the sculptures are unsigned. the first clue came from a 16th century sketch by one of michelangelo's students. >> i must have been looking at the page again and thought oh, that's rather similar to those bronzes. >> reporter: the sculpt tours were then studied in detail. they were created in the late 15th or early 16th century. >> there are only three people in the 1500s that could have possibly done this. michelangelo leonardo da vinci or dora. >> reporter: the sculpt tours bear the marks of someone who has studied the body in great detail. >> if we look here there's little inpouching of the um bill eye cuss. most of his bellybuttons are
our thanks for being with us. you're watching cnn. we'd like to welcome our viewers in the united states and all around the world. coming up this hour as the crisis in ukraine escalates, washington considers sending in weapons. the u.s. measles outbreak and the vaccine controversy. politicians weighing in on both sides. another major storm slams the united states. we'll look a those areas feeling the impact. but we begin this hour with breaking news out of cuba. the country's state-run media has just posted more than 20 images of former leader fidel castro on its website.