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tragedy in washington state. high school student opens fire on his fellow students before turning the gun on himself. what we're learning about the teen through his online profile. also, new york and new jersey, toughen up their ebola quarantine rules as it's revealed that a woman who treated victims in west africa is now being held in isolation. plus, are isis militants engaging in a new and brutal form of deadly warfare? the latest on allegations of chemical weapons. >> i'm natalie allen. it happened in marysville, north of seattle.
student jaylen fryberg shot five students in the back. one girl died. police say fryberg killed himself. the gun was traced to his father. however at a news conference a couple of hours ago, police would not confirm that or his relationship to the victims. >> please understand that this continues to be an accident homicide investigation. there's still a lot of work to do. we want to make sure that we do this right. we want to make sure that we have all the right answers. that's what we're going to do by taking our time, doing it thoroughly and providing information only after it is complete. >> students say the shooting happened suddenly and seemingly without warning. tom foremen explains how the quick and deadly events unfolde unfolded. >> at 10:39 am, as students gathered in the cafeteria from lunch, a young man rose from a table pushlgsed a small pistol from his pocket and began
firing. >> i saw three kids fall from the table like they were falling to the ground dead. i jumped under the table as fast as i could. when it stopped i looked back up and i saw he was trying to reload his gun. when that happened, i just ran the opposite direction and i was out of there as fast as i could. >> reporter: that witness said he knew the young man, and he looked calm, with a blank stare throughout. >> i heard his girlfriend broke up with him and the tweets that everyone has been retweeting the past couple of days of like their conversations has been pretty -- like pretty brutal, honestly. >> reporter: students scattered, many in the rest of the building thought a fire drill was under way and many ran outside. in the hallways, teachers started herding others into classrooms and ordering a lockdown. someone inside place aid 911 call and by 10:40, police were swarming the building. >> move to the west side of the
gymnasium. escort an additional 30 students out to the south. >> going room to room, placing tape over the doors of those they secured, so they knew they had already been checked. >> to evacuate the students. >> in that process, they discovered the alleged gunman by noon, officially saying he was dead, apparently having shot himself. >> so, why did he do it? jaylen fryberg, the gunman? we're learning more about this young man through his social media posts. by all accounts, he was very popular, loved his family. just a few days ago, his online persona changed. her is kim lah with that part of the story. >> reporter: social media shows two images of jaylen fryberg, popular kid, friendly. facebook account shows his active engagement and pride with the native american tulalip tribe. loved the outdoors, fishing on a
boat and other pictures, hunting. this picture shows him holding a rifle. this is not a weapon believed to have been used in the fatal school shooting. he seems to love his family writing probably the best birthday present ever. i just love my parents. turn to twitter and second, troubling image appears, tweeting multiple times a day t breaks me. it actually does. i know it seems like i'm sweating it off but i'm not and i never will be able to. i'm tired of this expletive. i'm so expletive done. and 34 hours before today's shootings, he sent this. it won't last. it will never last. told cnn this horrific incident came out of nowhere. >> his girlfriend broke up with him and -- i mean, the tweets that everyone has been retweeting the last couple of days of like their conversations has been pretty -- like pretty
brutal, honestly. so, that could have been affecting it. >> we turn now to the ebola epidemic. authorities in new jersey have isolated a health care worker who just returned from treating ebola patients. that news comes as the governors of new york and new jersey will now say there will be mandatory quarantines for so-called high-risk travelers returning from the ebola hot zone in west africa. that decision came one day after new york city announced its first case of ebola. here is more from jean casarez. >> no cause for everyday new yorkers to be alarmed. >> reporter: mayor bill di blasio front and center in his first health crisis is urging new yorkers to be calm. >> we are fully prepared to
handle ebola. >> reporter: as officials scramble to trace anyone who may have had contact with the city's first ebola patient. 33-year-old dr. craig spencer, now in stable condition, is in an isolation unit like this one at manhattan's bellevue hospital. spencer's neighbor across the hall says residents weren't told anything. >> there are people that are older and who's immune systems might be compromised and you have people who had recent operations and families with small babies. those are the people that are more susceptible and they really need the answers and to keep science fiction out of it. >> after we have a person diagnosed with ebola, the next step is to unleash our medical detectives and go out and talk to the patient first and then carefully verify his story as best we can. >> dr. spencer returned last
friday from guinea, where he worked with doctors without borders, treating ebola patients. at first, he showed no symptoms. ten days ago, he flew from guinea to brussels, belgium, then on to jfk airport throw days later. tuesday, he felt sluggish. he was self monitoring, taking his temperature twice a day, but no fever. the next day, feeling well enough for a three-mile jog, stopping at blue bottle coffee on the highline and the meatball shop in greenwich village, then taking the subway from manhattan to brooklyn, visiting a bowling alley called the gutter, now shut down by its owners to be sanitized. some locals believed dr. spencer should have used better judgment. >> i'm a little bit upset that he decided to go around new york city on our trains and going to a bowling alley right after, you know, he came back from, what was it, gui nechlt a? >> others disagree.
>> to be honest, for me, it's really no big deal. i mean, it's like one case. it's here. >> reporter: thursday morning, spencer develops a fever of 100.3 degrees and immediately contacts doctors without borders. they alert the health department. that afternoon, is he rushed to bellevue hospital and put into isolation, later testing positive for ebola. authorities say proper protocols were followed. the risk to new yorkers, low. >> this is not a virus that is easily transmitted. it's not transmitted through casual contact. it is transmitted by contact with a person who is sick with ebola and with contact with their body fluids. >> reporter: dr. spencer's apartment is being cleaned and sanitized and health officials canvas his neighborhood for potential contacts. three people are known to have contact with dr. spencer, his fiancee, quarantined at bellevue. two friends are self quarantined
at home, checked periodically, but doing well. jean casarez, cnn, new york. a friend of that new jersey woman being tested for ebola say state health officials have it all wrong. she says she was agitated when she arrived at the airport and that's why her temperature was elevated. here is what she told cnn's anderson cooper. >> she tells me that her temperature has been taken with an oral thermometer, a lot more accurate than forehead scanners and three times the reading came back as 98 degrees, which is to say she does not have a fever. she said sadly she was treated very badly, she was not given information, she was stressed and very upset and felt very flushed at the airport. a forehead scanner was use there had because they have no other type of thermometer and the temperature then came back at 1001 degrees but the oral temperature came back as 98. >> she, in fact, developed a fever. you're saying, based on your conversation with her directly
that when they took her temperature, initially at the airport, they did it without actually an oral thermometer and she -- they did it when she was upset and i guess angry or drying or whatever it may have been? >> absolutely. that's correct. she's actually very upset that the new jersey department of health has put out this information and has not put out the more accurate information that the oral temperature came back as 98 degrees three times. >> we'll keep you posted on that situation in new jersey. the west african nation of mali has reported its first death from ebola, a little girl. she was diagnosed thursday and was just 2 careers old. mal ich mali's health ministry says officials are monitoring dozens of people who may have had contact with her. hers was the first-known case of ebola in mali. after a quick break, state of emergency in the peninsula.
dozens of security personnel dead, the egyptian president is speaking out. also ahead, regaining lost ground in the city of kobani, under siege by isis. kurdish forces locked in a battle worked very hard to win back some key ground. we'll have a live report from there, next. my name's louis, and i quit smoking with chantix. i had tried to do it in the past. i hadn't been successful. quitting smoking this time was different because i talked to my doctor and i... i got a prescription for chantix. along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. it was important to me that chantix was a non-nicotine pill. the fact that it reduced the urge to smoke helped me get that confidence that i could do it. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix.
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members of their security forces. sources say a car bomb targeted two armored vehicles near a checkpoint near army installation. hours later, gunmen opened fire on a checkpoint. meeting with defense officials to talk about security in the region and also called for three days of mourning. in syria, the u.s. military is not letting up in its aerial bombardment of isis militants. u.s. central command said it launched six air strikes near the turkish border friday. kurdish forces have been battling isis militants for control of this town for weeks. they say a strategic hill that came under assault by isis may now be back under kurdish control. let's get the latest on this situation from our senior international correspondent who is there in the region. nick paton walsh following developments. he is on the turkey/syria border near kobani.
what can you tell us, nick? >> reporter: well, natalie, we have been moved off the hill where we normally stand by the turkish army, who are clear that those two hills will not have the crowds of media that they normally v we're not quite clear why, building anticipations that perhaps in the coming 24 hours, we might see the arrival of the peshmerga forces to assist the kurds holding on behind me. the assessment of their fight is more upbeat as well. in the far east we're hearing pretty severe clashes that's been going on overnight, intermittently on the west, very close to where i'm standing here, reports of clashes, too. but the kurds very much in control again of the main -- you can hear behind me some automatic gunfire, which does sound like it's coming, actually, from the west of the city. briefly advanced on by isis, now firmly back in control of the kurds. they've been resupplied.
they say they want the peshmerga to arrive, because they'll bring with them heavy weaponry, tank and heavy armor weaponry. we don't know precisely when they will arrive. we're advised it most certainly won't happen with fanfare. when those men arrive it will finally bolster the syrian kurds inside there. this is something which the iraqi kurds in northern iraq and kurdistan have offered as assistance. we have reach aid moment where they might be due to arrive and another confusing issue put on the table by turkish president who talked about 1,400 free syrian fighters being en route. yes, they welcome help. they don't think those numbers are realistic. many observers of the syrian rebels suggested they struggle to find that many soldiers. you can hear the sound of violence still in the city. the broader assessment, the
bakeries are open. independent dpon says they're doing good at holding on to territory. >> it's mazing that the kurs in kobani have held out for so long. overall, bigger picture there, nick. since these air strikes have been ongoing, what is the larger picture looking like for isis and their spree across this region? >> reporter: there are many who say that this really, to isis, doesn't matter too much. those who point out they've used a lot of resources fighting for kobani. a lot of people we hear from, talking about their urgent need to send reinforcements here, seeing fighters en route to here. we've seen ourselves the sheer volume of air strikes have been put around kobani to degrade isis, as the pnt gone would put it. still, they're putting up the fight for the city.
perhaps it has become symbolic for isis. perhaps this would be perhaps the first place, if it did continue to be held by the kurds and isis would be pushed back, it would be the first, i think, momentous moment where the isis advance had significantly been turned around and the kurds are benefiting a lot from that in terms of their standing regionally. isis, it doesn't appear broken in any significant way. people still trying to assess the damage that the fight in kobani has done to their ranks. >> you saw some isis fighters on the way to this spot right here where you're reporting live for us on the border. we thank you and your crew. cnn's nick paton walsh for us. it was an hour's long crime spree in central california, friday. it finally ended with the arrest with the prime suspect but not without the loss of two veteran lawmen. we'll have more about that coming up. also ahead, isis calls on
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♪ this story in to cnn from iran, the country has hanged a woman who spent five years on death row for the murder of a former intelligence official. she is 26-year-old rahani gibani, despite pressure on iran to spare her life. human rights groups say she had been defending herself against a rapist when she killed the man in 2007. amnesty international says she was convicted of murder after a flawed investigation and unfair trial. in the u.s., two veteran lawmen are dead after a shooting rampage in california.
the gunman and female accomplice alluded authorities, wounding another lawman and motorist before finally surrendering. the deadly crime spree involved not only shootings, but car jackings across nearly 31 miles of central california. authorities are trying to determine a motive. it was a somber day in canada as a fallen soldier was returned home for the last time. the body of corporal nathan cirillo, victim of wednesday's parliament shooting in ottawa was brought back to his hometown of hamilton. the attack one of three similar incidents this week in canada and the u.s. they come after the militant group isis called on sympathizers in the west to carry out attacks against men and women in uniform. we learn more from cnn's deborah feyerick. >> reporter: a violent hatchet-wielding attack in new
york city is the latest of three violent attacks. authorities in the united states and canada are investigating this week, all aimed at people in uniform, all seemingly inspired by terrorism. all authorities say, by loners self radicalized online. >> the model here is mass marketing. they play to a wide audience on a number of web platforms with increasingly sophisticated messaging, compelling videos and outreach on the assumption that if just a few buy into that narrative and act out independently, that will be enough. >> reporter: police say that's what inspired queens, new york, resident zale thompson, attacking four rookie cops with a hatchet, critically injuring one. other cops opened fire, killing thompson. >> was this an act of terrorism? it appears that was the suspect's intent. >> reporter: a friend of thompson believes the attack came more from his feelings
about police. it comes on the heels of monday's incident in quebec. running down two -- in ottawa wednesday michael zehaf-bibeau murdered nathan cirillo, shutting down parliament when he raced inside with his hunting rifle. he was also shot dead. the men's ties to isis or any other terror organization are very much in question. the run-ins with the law were a common trait among all three attackers. two had a history of drug abuse. in the case of the parliament shooter -- >> he had a very developed criminality, of violence, drugs and of mental instability. combined with some of the things that gave rise to radicalization is where the focus of our investigation needs to be. >> reporter: where does drug abuse and criminality come into play? >> the fact that some of these individuals had some problem with his mental health can make it easier to make the leap from
the belief towards action. >> reporter: action that now has authorities in two countries wondering if this was one bad week or the beginning of a violent, unpredictable trend. deborah feyerick, cnn, new york. in the u.s., heavy rain and strong winds will hit the pacific northwest as a series of storms move in, particularly strong storms for this area. here is ivan cabrera with more about it. ivan? >> good to see you, natalie. a series of storms, in fact. one of them, after this weekend, will arrive in the form of what will be essentially what's left of a hurricane here, ana. we've been talking about that system in the pacific. we'll show you that in a second here. we have this low, getting ready to move in with significant wind gusts, in excess of 50 miles an hour here. one storm that already has moved through left a mark here, 2 1/2,
2 1/4 inches in portland. some areas picking up seven inches in a very short amount of time. that system earlier in the week and now this system about to crash into the pacific northwest with those winds. tell you whattay lot of rainfall as well. and very heavy snowfall across the higher elevation. and then this feature here that's moving in in the last few frames. that will be what's left of our hurricane, ana. i've broadened the picture here so we can get a perspective of where we are. there's the hurricane here. there's the united states there. this thing is going to race off to the north and east. it will merge with another low here. and both systems, essentially, will arrive in the form of very heavy rains, similar to this one that's coming up in the next 24 hours with winds in excess of 50 miles an hour, potentially here, and certainly heavy precip as well. there's your track, 24. look at this. all that real estate is covering here, it's going to get picked up very quickly. 48, 72 hour and headed up toward
british columbia. but the moisture doesn't stay here. it is going to be essentially further down to the south so that washington and oregon will be getting in on that as well. we'll keep you posted on ana. the rest of the united states staying warm down to the south and across the southeast, chilly to the northeast but hang in there. because next week, this bubble of warm air is actually going to expand and move on to the northeast. and temperatures, by middle part of the week, will be in the 70s in some parts of the northeast. we'll take that, in almost november. >> absolutely. ivan, thank you. well, the race is on for an ebola vaccine. it can't come soon enough. we'll find out how long it may be before we see some results. also ahead here, iraqi soldiers accuse isis of using poisonous weapons, what effect the chemical gas is having on troops.
welcome back to our viewers in the u.s. and around the world. i'm natalie allen at cnn center. our top stories, police in the u.s. state of washington are hoping to finish collecting evidence soon from the scene of another school shooting. it happened at a high school friday, just north of seattle. officials say a student, this young man here, jaylen fryberg shot five students, killing one, a girl, then shot himself during lunch. fellow students say he was popular and had been a friend of the victims. in california, two veteran lawmen are dead after a 30-mile shooting rampage. the gunman and female accomplice alluded authorities from sacramento to auburn, wounding another lawman and motorist before finally surrendering. authorities in the state of new jersey have isolate aid health care worker who just return friday treating ebola patients in sierra leone. the woman is being tested for ebola at university hospital in
newark after developing a fever. a new york doctor tested positive for ebola thursday. health officials in mali are isolating dozens of people who may have had contact with a 2-year-old girl who died from ebola. the girl is mali's first ebola victim. authorities worry she may have exposed others as she traveled with her grandmother from a funeral in neighboring guinea. on friday, the european union increased its aid to fight ebola by $380 million. the total pledge now $1.2 billion. the money will, no doubt, be a welcomed sight to the world health organization as they attempt to turn out hundreds of thousands of ebola vaccines by next year. what's the likelihood of that? cnn's michael holmes reports. >> reporter: it's a process that usually takes years. but in the race to beat the ebola epidemic, doctors and scientists are speeding up efforts to create a vaccine against the virus in a matter of
months. world health organization officials say trials are now under way in the united kingdom, united states and mali. >> the two most advanced vaccine and results of these trials will be available in december. >> reporter: drug manufacturers are currently working on at least five other potential vaccines. w.h.o. officials will determine which works best in trials and then hope to have hundreds of thousands of doses ready for use in west africa by the middle of next year. >> vaccine is not a magic bullet, but when ready, they may be a good part of the effort to turn the tide of this epidemic. >> reporter: first in line for experimental vaccine trials, health care workers on the front lines against ebola, including liberia, where the virus continues to spread. more than 400 new cases were
reported there last week alone. doctors at this hospital in monrovia say they're suffering from a shortage of beds and staff to treat the infected. >> serious stand still in our economy, our social life. it has changed our lifestyles, changed cultural and social relationships and it has cause aid lot of suffering. >> germany is the latest country to send volunteers to west africa on a humanitarian mission. training start this had week for soldiers in the german army and members of the red cross with intensive drills on everything from doning protective gear to taking care of infected patients. despite the risk volunteers say they are ready to help. >> translator: in regards to ebola, we've received excellent training here. i feel nothing can go wrong. >> more international help and hope for a vaccine. both can't come soon enough in
west africa. michael holmes, cnn. a disturbing new development in the war against isis. media reports say the militant group used chemical weapons in an attack near baghdad. pentagon correspondent barbara starr has details. >> reporter: iraqi forces being rushed to medical care after possibly being hit by chlorine by isis forces 50 miles north of baghdad. according to media reports, it happened last month. >> these allegations are extremely serious. and we are seeking additional information in order to be able to determine whether or not we can confirm it. >> reporter: reports indicate the men were quickly released from the hospital. cnn has been unable to independently confirm the attack. chlorine by itself is not considered a chemical weapon, but it can be poisonous. it can also be delivered by a weapon such as an artillery shell. earlier this year, the u.s. and
other countries concluded syrian civilians were attacked by regime forces with chlorine and reports persist of other attacks. >> it's more of a defensive and more of a psychological weapon than anything else. the effects of chemical to a soldier on the battlefield will cause them to do nothing but want to stop fighting and go for self preservation. >> reporter: after almost three months of air strikes and more than 630 bombing runs over syria and iraq, optimism about the strategy working to degrade isis is tempered. >> the reality is that isil has controlled and still does control a significant amount of ground in iraq. >> reporter: u.s. military
officials briefing reporters acknowledge it could be months before iraqi forces are ready to launch a major counter offensive and years before they can finally take back full control of the country. >> in order to launch an effective offensive operation, soldiers have to have trust in their commanders. that's nonexistent in most of the iraqi army now. >> reporter: and isis going back to tried and true tactics now laying roadside bombs in key areas where iraqi forces are trying to launch counter attacks. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. for the people of baghdad, car bombs and other violence have become a daily occurrence. cnn's ben wedeman has this report on a man whose job it is to pick up the pieces. >> reporter: doing a lot of this these days in baghdad, repairing the damage from yet another car bomb. this is how it is, he says. things get broken and we fix
them. today, he is fixing the window frames at the palace hotel. last friday a car bomb exploded just outside, killing six, wounding 14. at the time hotel owner was on the phone with his brother in the united states. the line was cut when his brother called back, he didn't say what happened. i acted as if everything was normal, he says. i didn't want him to worry about explosions and things like that. car bombs are a daily occurrence in baghdad. but each one sends yet another ripple of sorrow through a society battered by years of violence. outside the hotel, this woman has come to light a candle for her nephew, killed in the blast. sin have we committed, she asks?
we're tired of this. we're tired. the hotel clock stopped running when the bomb went off. but in baghdad, time stopped decades ago. room after room now in shambles. this hotel opened up back in 1979. that was 35 years ago. in that time, iraq has only known two years of peace. a much younger man back then. his dream was to run a hotel that took pride in iraq's ancient heritage. the entrance, the colors, the decoration, the decor were all meant to reflect the glories of the past. ten years ago, he closed the hotel after mounting violence scared off his last guest. but when it seemed iraq was quieting down, he began the process of reopening, till the car bomb. but repairs are already under
way. he hasn't given up yet. we remain optimistic, he says. this has got to come to an end some day. some day. but when? ben wedeman, cnn, baghdad. authorities in the u.s. state of virginia have confirmed what many have feared, medical examiners say the human remains found last weekend are those of missing university of virginia student hannah graham. the remains were discovered eight miles from where she was last seen on shopping mall surveillance cameras in early september. graham's parents released a statement friday, saying the family is devastated by the loss of their daughter. ahead here, a tense standoff in south korea all over balloons that hold a message for north korea. we'll tell you why people on both sides of the border are angry. also ahead, a surprise cash
near the border today in a tense standoff. cnn's paula hancock has more on the man behind this campaign. >> reporter: well aware on a north korean hit list but refuses to stop what he's doing. renowned in south decree camera for sending anti-regime propaganda leaflets across the border in balloons. two weeks ago, his balloons were fired upon by the north, sparking an exchange of fire between the two countries. we are criticizing kim jong-un, pak says, the third generation dictator, who ruthlessly abuses the human rights of 20 million north koreans. we are outraged they are shooting at letters, letters which denounce the north korean leader, sent along with cash, dvds and documentaries on the regime and sometimes food. other defectors have sent balloons containing materials which also question kim
jong-un's legitimacy. >> reporter: once you look inside, it's actually criticizing the leader and questioning his claim to the throne. it's likely this book, which has annoyed pyongyang the most, says defectors. almost assassinated by a north korean a few years ago when south korean arrested the man, these weapons were found on him, including a ball point pen that fires bullets full of poison, causing muscle paralysis followed by suffocation and death. just this april, says pak, somebody sent me a dead pigeon with its head cut off saying they would kill me the same way. in june, they sent me three dead myself saying i would suffer the same fate and yet he continues with round-the-clock police protection. he is convinced it makes a difference, spreading just a little information in the most isolated country on earth. paula hancocks, cnn, seoul.
euro skeptics in britain have something to talk about friday as the eu handed the uk a bill for 2.1 billion euros to be paid by december 1st. david cameron is furious and said that the uk will not pay. cnn's nina desantos has more. >> reporter: most of us would assume that growth is good, right? yes, except it seems if you're a member of the european union, and then it will probably cost you pretty dear. the commission wants five states to cough up more cash because their economies are doing better these days. for the uk in particular, that works out at a whopping $2.7 billion. listing its contribution to the eu, david cameron isn't happy and has refused to pay. >> it has never been the case that a 2 billion euro bill
suddenly has been presented. it is not acceptable. it's an appalling way to behave. i'm not paying that bill on december 1st. if people think they are, they've got another thing coming. >> the surprise cash call comes at a time when domestic politics is straining its relationship with brussels, facing a swren election early next year and mr. cameron, has promise aid referendum on its membership with the eu if he gets in power again. >> there are much bigger issues that are unnecessarily complicated by these populous issues that the press just runs with here in the uk. you know, whipping up even more anti-european union sentiment. it's all rather unfortunate. >> reporter: economies like germany and france will get money back for underperforming. hardly an encouraging message to send for a major world trading partner, home to almost a quarter of global gdp. only this week, economist magazine compared the eu single
currency area, eurozone on the famous monte python sketch. it's a comparison some say is fair. >> it's sleeping, sick, refusing to take the medicine. hard work has to be done now to reform those economies. full armament during which those sorts of reforms can take place with a minimal amount of pain. there is going to be more pain to come. >> a bit of british humor making light of their serious predicament. no one, especially britain, is laughing now. don't think queen elizabeth will be tweeting about that situation, but she is tweeting. the queen dipped a toe into 21st century communications friday when she posted her first tweet. the monarch was at the inauguration of the new information age gallery at the science museum in london. in her tweet she wrote, it is a
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blood in the donor, heating up the organ. it will save the lives of 30% more transplant patients, doctors say. microsoft is removing the brand name nokia from many of its newest phones, bittersweet news for consumers and a wake-up call for finland, the birth place of nokia. >> reporter: the name nokia stirs fond memories on the streets of london. >> it was my first phone, so i kind of liked everything about it. >> a big old chunky unit like that, and they never broke. >> so rigid. good battery. >> reporter: but in this world of dizzying technological change, say good-bye to the old reliables like the nokia 100 and the 6210. not to mention the famous nokia snake. >> it may be the best. >> reporter: microsoft, which purchased nokia's handset business last year is retiring the name saying, quote, nokia, as a brand, will not be used
going forward. end of an era for nokia and finland, the birth place of nokia. >> it's now disappearing, huge blow. 90% of the people think it was a really, really bad thing. >> reporter: the prime minister of finland says microsoft is not the only culprit in the death of the nokia. the i phone killed nokia and the ipad killed the finnish paper industry. it once accounted for a quarter of fin issue growth. >> last year alone we lost 7,000 jobs around nokia. so many other companies are dependent on nokia. >> reporter: ad developers like angry bird maker are trying to reinvent the finnish economy. that will take time. the finns are far from finished. nokia is involved in other
business but many are sad to see the phones go. >> many people out there will miss it. >> won't we all? ivan cab repaira is hcabrer the weather. you and i are obsessed with our phones. >> i haven't changed mine for a couple of years. >> i have a nokia in the closet somewhere. >> a palm trio back in the day. one of those bad boys. can you imagine? it's gotten to the point where our phones could power 1960s spacecraft. it's just -- you don't need to change them that often, unless you're really into that stuff. all right. >> we could talk about our phones forever. >> of course. >> we should talk about the weather. >> we can talk about anything forever you and i. let's talk about the storm that is have rolled through the last couple of days. it continues to rain and will the next few days. four inches, it came down very quickly. so we had some flooding issues. let's take you to some of the scenes and show you what's been happening on the streets of --
parts of greece as well getting hit with significant rainfall. we'll show it to you next hour. we've been showing it to you every hour. we'll take a little break. that way you'll forget about it and it will be new next hour. up into bulgaria, cold air and moisture. you get some snowfall. not as high as what we've seen, of course, across the alps here. as much as 102 centimeters. german alps are getting hit. along with the snow comes the winter chores. take a look at the scene in germany. pictures for you here. look at the face on this person. check back with her in a few months. i don't know. maybe that will change. having lived in boston for ten years and doing that, yeah, first couple of snow storm not a big deal. then it gets old. here is the low, spinning in
place here. more snow on the way for this region. that's the way it's going to go a little further north and west. it will be doing just fine. even parts of sofia getting in on it. >> i've never shoveled snow. >> you have not? >> uh-uh. >> you're a southern girl. that's why. >> maybe one day. >> there it is. >> ivan, thank you. thank you all for watching our special coverage. i'm natalie allen. up next, zain asher is with you for the next hour of news. we take a closer look at the mental state of people who commit shooting crimes. that's coming next on cnn. q.
panic in a u.s. high school as a student going on a shooting rampage. we'll have details about the gunman and analysis of what would drive a teenage tore this kind of extreme. and ebola touches another corner of the united states. after a doctor in new york city is diagnosed. find out what authorities there are telling a very nervous public. and isis is threatening all of iraq, its people and its culture. we're going to be taking you to a baghdad museum that's protecting the country's instant treasures. hi, everyone. welcome to our viewers in the united states around around the world. i'm zain asher. residents and police in a small town in the united states are trying to piece together what led to a deadly schoo