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you all of the best and none of the worst in 2017. ♪ well, good morning, and happy new year to auckland, new zealand. at least. we're glad to see you, i'm christi paul. >> and i'm in for victor blackwell. how many times did i want to say happy new year, auckland. that's how we start with the fireworks there. let's take a listen and enjoy. >> that's the way to make sure that you're up this morning. >> they're already in the next year. we're still here. >> we're on our way out, aren't we? >> yeah, we're well on our way.
throughout the day, we're going to be bringing you the scenes of celebrations just like this one, from all around the world. >> we certainly are. there is certainly news, though, to get to as well. we want to begin with what we're learning this morning, new allegations of russian hacking u.s. systems, this time the target is of a utility company. it's called burlington, electric. they found a company laptop with the same malware that hackers allegedly used to meddle in u.s. elections. vermont senator patrick leahy say hackers could disrupt vital u.s. systems. >> state sponsored russian hacking is said to be a serious threat. and this is now about trying to access utilities to potentially manipulate the grid and shut it down in the middle of winter. that's what we're hearing. all of this as russian president vladimir putin congratulated
president-elect trump in his earlier statement. earlier, he said that moscow will not scombel american diplomats. that in response to the tweet from trump. great news on delay v. putin i always knew he was very smart. senator john mccain has scheduled a hearing next week on foreign cyberthreats to the united states. >> when you attack a country, it's an act of war, so, we have to make sure that there is a price to pay so that we can perhaps persuade the russians to stop this kind of attacks on our very fundamentals of democracy. >> what remains to be seen is what donald trump will do about the sanctions once he becomes president january 20th. >> cnn's sumlin serfaty takes a
look. >> president-elect trump has not said what he will do with sanctions on russia, once he takes office, he'll reverse them or keep them in place. but the tone of the statement and the tweets coming from the president-elect is certainly sending a very distinct message. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump is out with new phrase for poout applauding the russian president for withholding sanctions on the u.s. trump tweeting great delay on v. putin. responding further to russia and the new u.s. sanctions his advisers are calling out the obama administration for what they see at politics at play. >> we've been talking about this for a while. i think that, all we heard through the election was russia russia, russia, whether it came to anything donald trump did it seemed. now since the election, it's a fever pitch of accusations and
insinuations. >> reporter: trump officials are speculating that the administration sanctions against russia are a distraction to undermine his win. and tie his hands on russia before he becomes president. >> i will tell you that even those who are sympathetic to president obama on those issues are saying that part of the reason he did that today was to, quote, box in president-elect trump. that would be very unfortunate if that were the moat -- if politics were the motivating factor here. >> reporter: since the sanctions were announced trump himself has only issued a two-line blunt statement thursday night saying, quote, it's time for the count move on to bigger and better things. a posture he's taken publicly in recent days. >> i think we ought to get on with our lives. i think that computers have implicated lives very greatly. the whole age of computer has made it where nobody knows exactly what's going on. >> reporter: but the president-elect has now agreed
to sit down with the intelligence community. >> we just need to get down to a point ourselves where we can talk to all of these intelligence agencies to find out once and for all, what evidence is there, how bad is it. >> reporter: that closed-door meeting will likely take place next week where trump will be presented with the evidence the intel community says points a finger at russia for the hacks. >> maybe at that time, maybe later, he'll have a response. but right now, we're just not in a position to sit here and respond to all of the details before we have a full blown intelligence report on this particular matter. >> reporter: in the past, trump and his aides have publicly been skeptical of the intelligence community's conclusions. >> i don't think anybody knows it was russia that broke into the dnc. it could also be lots of other people. it also could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, okay? >> reporter: and have attempted to deflect blame away from the russians vowing during the complain to improve the relationship with russia.
>> wouldn't it be nice if we actually got along with russia and these other countries? wouldn't that be a positive thing? >> reporter: once sworn into office in january, trump has the power to reverse the sanctions or keep them in place. that decision still hanging in the balance. and all of this continues to play out over twitter after trump posted that tweet last night. it was only a matter of minutes before the russian embassy and the u.s. retweeted that tweet. of course, that being praise of the russian president. martin and christi. >> sumlin, thank you very much. to discuss the russian hackings and what this means once trump takes over as president, let's bring in errol louis cnn pretty comphaen commentator. good morning. >> good morning. >> donald trump and v. putin seem to have this admiration for each other. what do you think this means for relations once he becomes president? >> well, it's been to their
mutual advantage, up until now at least, to have that relationship. for putin it's kind of obvious, the oil and gas secretaries which is a vast majority of the import revenue that russia gets and key to the economy has suffered quite a bit. he wants better deals with western companies with lifting of the sanctions with the easing with the pressure that the obama administration has placed on them. for trump, of course, it was a handy way to sort of beat up on the obama and clinton foreign policy over the last eight years. things will in fact start to change, however because there's a lot more on the table than just cyber security. s there the whole question of what to do about terrorism. and russia has an alliance with iran. you know, i think the incoming trump administration is going to quickly find that they're immeshed in a web of different kind of statements and commitments and obligations. and it won't be quite as easy as it has been up now to prettily
sort of pat putin 0 the back, do a little bit of his bidding and say things are going to be better. well, things are going to be a little more complicated than that. i think he'll find that out on january 20th. >> we're already getting a hint. putin's plans to not react. is that really a smart move as trump tweeted? >> well, look, smart for putin, i would imagine makes him look diplomatic and statement-like. it further creates in this triangle this motion that it's trump and putin versus obama and obama the lame duck who is going to leave office in a couple weeks is the odd man out. here again, you know, once you sort of lay all of the pieces on the table, and again, that iran nike deal, the russian alliance with iran in syria, you start to put some of these other pieces on the table. and it starts to look a little more complicated than simply refuting charges about the
espionage. and the meddling in our election that the security agencies say took place. i think the president is also going to find that when congress sits down, when john mccain and others start holding hearings and start sort of pressing these issues, it's not going to be something where he can sort of say, oh, it's time to move on. let's get on with our lives. deep in mind, martin, it wasn't just the presidential race but up to 12 congressional races were also sort of targets of russian meddling. and the dong is never going to overlook that. that's nothing bigger and better to a member of congress to making sure that his or her election is handled in a free and fair way outside of interference. >> let me ask you this, say that congress does bring up this issue and actively goes after even tougher sanctions for russia, many people who voted for trump, didn't vote for a battle with russia. what they voted for was the new administration to focus internally, to focus on things like jobs.
keeping jobs or improving the economy. so isn't there a chance that congress could now get off on the wrong foot not just with a new administration but electorate? >> it's interesting there may be blowback, you're right, martin.united states does very little trade with russia. i mean,s there not very much that would happen if relations were further strained. so, i don't think anybody is going to feel it on main street in america if we happen to have bad relations with russia. i think it's really been more of a political issue that president-elect has really sort of fought for for months now. saying that it was kind of a way for him to critique hillary clinton, his main opponent, as somebody who was not really good at maintaining international relations which as former secretary of state it was sort of a potent weapon to wield against her. and then i've got to say it because it keeps coming up and
we don't want to overlook it, because we never saw his taxes, because we don't know the extent of the trump organization's financial relationships with russian businesses and indeed with the russian government, we really can't say what else might be lurking out there. you know, there are screen caps of it, the trump organization said it was planning a major push into russia, this is during the campaign. that it had a lot of different business interests. we don't know what those interests are. we don't know who he might owe money to. what kind of deals they might be planning. so, that's also lurking in the back ground. >> there's a lot lurking, and it's only a couple of days until the new administration take over and then it becomes front and center. thanks, errol, very much. good to talk to you. also breaking overnight, a massive manhunt in pennsylvania after a state trooper was shot and killed in the line of duty. authorities are searching for this man. i want to show you his face, jason lobeson is considered
armed and dangerous. trooper weaver was responding when the officer was shot. the governor says i have confidence that the person will be brought to justice. two people shot and killed after rapper's concert in connecticut. two other people were injured. this happened in a parking lot outside of the toyota oak dale theater in wallingford, connecticut. a member. kennedy family could be headed back to prison. the supreme court reinstated the murder conviction of michael skakel. what did one judge see and another did not? ♪ new year's celebrations already starting around the world. this is a short time ago.
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well, a kennedy could be heading back to prison for murder after a connecticutup overturned an earlier ruling in a pleading. >> in 20012, michael skakel was convicted of killing his 15-year-old murder in in 1975. skakel is the nephew of ethel and robert kennedy. he was leased in 2013 and the judge ordered a new trial saying that skakel's lawyer hadn't represented him well. that's been overturned by a judge who disagree. skakel has always maintained his innocence. his current lawyer center a statement that reads, quote, we haven't had time to fully digest
the opinion at this juncture but of course it's a setback. we're going to be dealing with other legal procedures that are available to avail michael of any and all of his constitutional rights. >> and while there was plenty of forensic evidence left behind after the gruesome murder, none of it links skakel with the crime. here's part of what the jury saw. >> reporter: one of the first pieces of evidence that please find at the scene of the murder is part of a stainless steel golf club shaft about a foot longer. another blood stained part of the club is also found. also with the head of the 6 iron. all covered in blood. versus also find several patches of blood in the area. the medical examiner dems moxley sustained five to ten blows to the held and at least four stab wounds from the broken golf shaft. >> hit her so hard that the golf
club broke. then he took the shaft and stabbed her with it six or seven times. >> reporter: if michael skakel murdered martha moxley where is the brutal evidence linking him to the crime? there isn't any, no finger print, no footprints, no blood at the scene. this is skakel's defense attorney the day he was arraigned in march 2000. >> scientific evidence or anything that links michael skakel to the crime. >> reporter: the affidavit reveals prosecutors relied mainly on the word of witnesses, because a challenge of a 20-year gap between murder and trial. one witness says skakel brought up the murder telling her he was drunk at the time and might have committed the murder during a blackout. another witness reports he broke down in tears crying i don't know if i did or didn't. i don't know. finally, a third witness claims skakel admitted murdering skakel with a golf club when she,
quote, did not submit to the advances. the same witness skakel told him because he was related to ethel kennedy he could get away with murder. trutv reports other evidence at the scene includes a white hair belonging to a male. the single hair belonging to the african-american male found on the blanket used to wrap the body is dismissed to belonging to one of the first officers at the crime scene. and there's this, a composite sketch of someone witnesses saw in the neighborhood. skakel believes it could have convinced the jury he didn't do it. if only the jury had seen it. his defense attorney never showed it during the trial. the unused sketch is one of the key reasons skakel argued his defense lawyer was incompetents and that he deserves a new trial. at hearing to push for his client's freedom, skakel's new lawyer presented the composite kenneth littleton who worked as a tutor at the skakel home.
he had also been questioned at the time of the murder. littleton's lawyer has told reporters he's innocent. robert f. kennedy jr. is skakel's cousin. >> michael was 11 miles away with five eyewitnesses at the time that the murder was committed. he has an air tight alibi. >> reporter: randi kaye, cnn, new york. okay, after more than a year, ronda rousey returns to the octagon. and it was not good. >> it was not good for her, christi or her fans. rousey's comeback didn't even last one minute. the question now, will we ever see rousey fight in the octagon again? no matter how the markets change... at t. rowe price... our disciplined approach remains.
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by far, the best all-around team that we've played all year long. they scored 44 1/2 point s a gae on offense. they've got a really good quarterback. they've got skilled players on offense and receiver and running back positions. they've got lots of speed. they make a lot of explosive plays. >> the other playoff game, number two clemson taking on third-ranked ohio state in the fiesta bowl. this one is one of the most anticipated bowl games. clemson with offense and taking on ohio state's ferocious defense. both sides hungry for a shot to play for the national title. >> at first, it's a bowl game, you say you want to have fun. but at the same time, it's a business trip because you want to get yourself to the national championships. you know, whenever it gets to that crunch time, the details come in handy. >> that's why you come to ohio state to win championships and to play for championships. so, it's just another great honor to be a part of the playoffs. and this is going to be fun with
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28 minutes past the hour right now. officials say russian hackers are at work again, this time, targeting a vermont utility company. >> burlington electric said it found a couple laptop with the same kind of malware that russian hackers allegedly used to meddle in the election. of course, fears that russia could disrupt vital systems. >> and in the annual new year's statement, vladimir putin said moscow will not expel american diplomats in response to u.s. sanctions against russia. but senator john mccain and lawmakers from both parties are backing those sanctions and slamming the months could you attempts to hack u.s. systems. >> when you attack a country, it's an act of war. >> now for decades, they have
been pointed all around us, russian spies. their goal torsion influence events in order to benefit russia. cnn's pentagon correspondent barbara starr takes a closer look. >> reporter: fbi cameras captured russian operative anna chapman in a federal undercover agent meeting in a new york coffee shop in june 2010. 17 days later, chapman and nine other russian sleeper agents were arrested in new york, new jersey and virginia, charged with conspiracy to act as unlawful agents of russia. spies who had burrowed deep into american society for years, trying to steal secrets and recruit agents. the fbi had watched chapman and the others for months, recording dropoffs of packages. meetings on staircases. even one meeting just yards from cnn's offices in new york. the u.s. believes the group
never got its hands on classified information. but the russian infiltration into the u.s., a classic moscow move. >> ma they do is more than just collect. they actually try to influence events to the benefit of russia, all over the world. and this is something that they have done for decades. >> reporter: within days at the airport in vienna, an elaborately choreographed therefore. the ten russians traded back for four other russians charged with being in touch with western intelligence services. now, the state department is expelling 35 russian officials, it says violated, their diplomatic status. this after the u.s. claim of interference in the presidential election. and harassment of u.s. diplomats overseas. ♪ vladimir putin, of course, a former russian intelligence officer, well acquainted with the so-called illegals program, putting agents into u.s. society. >> the fact that they would continue to do that, to
establish these american, you know, legends and cover story for the people trying to pose as americans in the united states, shows how serious they are. >> reporter: but the u.s. has also been caught in the act. in 2013, ryan focal, a political secretary at the u.s. embassy in moscow, was arrested. the russians claim they caught him with wigs, dark glasses and cash, trying to recruit a russian agent. fogle was expelled. it was never clear if he was set up by the russians. earlier this year, a u.s. diplomat was tackled and beaten by a uniform russian police officer, as he tried to enter the american embassy in moscow. >> the action was unprovoked. and it endangered the safety of our employee. >> and in that latest incident, the u.s. wound up dispelling two russian diplomats. this type of cat and mouse spy activity has been immortalized
in tv and movies for years. but the reality can be vicious and very dangerous. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. all right. yeah, we're talking about terror attacks. there was so much going on, even the capture of the drug lord. the big drug lord. and we want to talk about what happened in 2015. what has shaped this interesting year for crime and justice. here's cnn's jean casarez. ♪ >> we are not going anywhere. we're here to do a job. >> reporter: a 41-day occupation at a federal wildlife refuge in oregon ended when four remaining protesters finally surrendered. one of the leading occupiers was killed the month before heightening tensions. the armed occupiers, frustrated with the feds over land right issues. >> world's most wanted drug
reported, joaquin "el chapo" guzman capture. >> reporter: mexican navy forces captured notorious drug kingpin joaquin el dhap poe guzeman. he broke out of a prison cell through a hole that led to a tunnel. thisemic. ohio police posting this picture for the impact on families. >> people don't understand what the drug is doing and how it affects families. little kids get caught up in it. >> reporter: and the video of a couple overdosing goes viral. >> the heroin, it's devastation. it's pain, it's anguish. >> reporter: the addiction begins for some with prescription drugs. the crisis made even worse this year by deadlier drugs. 2016 showed an increase in fentanyl related deaths and overdoses. >> we could make a billion
arrests a year and it's not going to make a difference. >> reporter: more than 700 homicides as of september in chicago. there are an average of 82 shootings per week. >> on that morning, all that i was told was that i had been found behind a dump zer, potentially penetrated by a stranger. >> reporter: stanford swimmer brock turner was released from prison after three months. he was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. the move angered the public and the victim's heart wrenching statement seen by millions. apple refuses to comply with the federal judge's order to help the fbi retain information from the gunman syed farooq. the phone was unlocked by a third party but set a precedent for future cases that tech companies asserting their constitutional right may refuse
to comply with a court order. >> in the chelsea neighborhood of manhattan. >> the act of a lone wolf terrorist. >> everybody get off of the street! >> reporter: 29 injured. no one was killed. two other devices found in new jersey. this one detonated by the bomb squad. 28-year-old ahmad chan rahimi was captured after a shoot-out days later after a shoot-out in new jersey. u.s. supreme court justice antonin scalia, the outspoken joyce, the longest serving justice died in his sleep. who will appoint a replacement and what impact that will have became front page news in this election year. president obama's attempt to replace him blocked with republicans. the next justice will be appointed by president-elect trump. >> please don't them he's dead. >> reporter: police shootings and race relations dominated the conversation reaching a
crescendo in jum. sterling shot by police in orlando. orlando cass steel shot by police. both died from their wounds. in the evening hours of july 8th, 12 police officers shot, five killed during protests as gunmen ambushed police. it ended when a bomb squad robot killed a gun marn after negotiations failed. >> this must stop. this divisiveness. between our police and our citizens. >> reporter: it was the deadliest single incident for u.s. law enforcement since 9/11. other shootings of black police officers would follow, reigniting the national debate about law enforcement in the u.s. >> i can hear it, i look over and he shoots the gun next to me. and i'm just there laying down, i'm thinking, i'm next, i'm dead. >> reporter: the deadliest mass
shooting in america. 49 killed. 53 wounded during a gunman's rampage inside orlando's pulse nightclub in union. killer omar mateen telling police he was a soldier of isis, was killed after a three-hour standoff with police. >> most of the victims who died were under the age of 40. young men and women full of dreams, full of plans. >> well, we thought it was a simple case of the flu and then friends found him dead just a couple of days later. how two ohio parents are on a mission to make sure what happened to him doesn't happen to you. their story is next. thanks for loading, sweetie. ...oh, baked-on alfredo? ...gotta rinse that. nope. no way. nada. really? dish issues?
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a young man in ohio thought he just had the flu. but it was actually something far worse. >> the fatigue and stomach pains were actually signs that his body was literally shutting down and he had no idea. >> he just said, kevin died. i just screamed and couldn't believe it. >> reporter: it was christmas 2013. dan and judy didn't realize it, but they just spent the very last holiday with their son kevin. what made it worse, they just arrived in florida and were
hundreds of miles away when they checked their phone. >> and there were all these voice mail messages. and text messages from all of our children, all of our kids. who said, call us, call us, call us. >> reporter: they tried desperately to get home. but it took three days. >> it was a horrible, snowy deep frigid winter, and we couldn't get a flight out because the previous days, everything in and out of new york, cleveland, the whole northeast was all cancelled. >> reporter: when they finally got home, kevin's death still felt like a mystery. >> when they said he died of quiketoacidosi ketoacidosis. i said, what? i have no explanation for that other than he was noncompliant. he wasn't taking his medication. >> reporter: you see, kevin had diabetes. but judy said he was faithful about taking his medication. the news made no sense to his
big sister amy either. every day she says she feels a part of her died with him. >> we were just so much alike. everybody says that if they didn't know better, they would think we were twins. and he -- he was my soul mate. he's my other half. he got it -- we got each other. >> reporter: she remembers kevin the runner. the kid who loved to fish. >> he would walk down to the end of our street without a pole and come back with, you know, four or five fish, caught them all by hand. >> reporter: the truth that's so hard to reconcile, is that when kevin got sick that day, he had no idea his body's organs were shutting down. no idea he was dying. >> that's the devastating part. is that he thought he was coming down with a stomach virus because he had cramps and he was vomiting. and he was at work. and, of course, he can't be a
bar manager and have this condition. and they said, you need to go home. so, he went home thinking that he had a stomach virus. and i didn't know the symptoms of ketoacidosis, but i do now. >> reporter: why was his body shutting down? his family said they learned he had run out of insulin. it was the holiday season, his calls to his doctor's office weren't returned. when he needed this drug that he needs he was denied. >> i'm going insane. how can my son or anybody be standing in front of a pharmacy and be turned away. >> reporter: that's when dan and judy's mission to take on the system to save other people is just getting started. >> a public disclosure, kevin houdeshell is my cousin.
for the next hour here, we're going to tell you what they discovered that could have saved kevin's life, certainly. it could save anybody else's life. and how they're taking action to get legislators in ohio to listen. they actually already did that. all the way to governor kasich's office. even when the governor was on the trail. in the primary election, he took note of what was happening, they passed a law there. some of the people i talked to said i had no idea, that the symptoms of ketoacidosis mirrored the influence. such a painful feeling. well, there's supposed to be say national cease-fire in syria, but the fighting there has not stopped all together. we'll look at what comes next in the shaky world as the cease-fire holds.
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i want to share something that was just on here. isis is claiming responsible for apparent suicide bombings in bag dad in a statement that was posted on twitter, they claimed responsibilities. now, we know at least 28 people have died. more than 50 others are injured. police say two bombers detonated their vests on a very busy street near a market earlier today. those blasts destroyed businesses in an historic part of iraqi capital as well.
syria off to a rocky start, opposition groups say that the new cease-fire was violated more than 30 times in the past 24 hours. cnn correspondent ian lee is live in istanbul. ian, does it look like the cease-fire is falling apart? or is this just to be expected? >> martin, i think the best way to classify it right now is shaky at best. as you said, there was over 40 violations. the rentals saying that the syrian government violated it 30 times. on the other side, you have the russians and syrians saying the rebels violated 12 times. the free syrian army, the rebels, came out and said that if these violations continue that their going to stop adhering to the cease-fire. but to go to your question, violations of cease-fires are pretty much par for the course. we've seen this in previous cease-fires. but this time, they want this to stick, so that next month, they can bring both sides to the negotiating table. and try to find some sort of
solution to this syria almost civil war that's killed hundreds of thousands of people. but again, that's a long time between now and then. >> the u.n. security council is expected to vote on a resolution backing the cease-fire today. so what effect might that have? >> well, this gives it more international support. this cease-fire was pretty much led by the turks with their allies and the rebels. and the russians with their the syrian regime and their allies, they've been leading it. but they want to give it more international support, so the russians are taking a resolution to the u.n. security council. they're also hoping with the passing of this resolution, that they get more humanitarian aid to the people who desperately need it throughout syria. but that could be very difficult, if this cease-fire doesn't hold which right now, it does look quite shaky. >> and we know the history of cease-fires in syria is not
good. ian lee, thank you very much for that. you can't imagine it, 2016 was the warmest year on record. we'll take a look at how changes in climate have made life on earth a little hard. and i know a lot of you are probably wondering what is going to be it like out as i go out new year's eve. meteorologist jennifer gray is here so you can go there. hi, jen. >> hi, christi. yeah, we're talking everything new year's eve. the weather should cooperate for the most part. we will have some trouble spots. we'll talk about where those are, after the break. retirement savings. your so wherever your retirement journey takes you, we can help you reach your goals. call us or your advisor t. rowe price. invest with confidence.
your toughest stuck-on food. nice. cascade. oh, my goodness, we've had ice storms in oregon. blankets of snow taking down buildings in maine. that's not good for the new year. >> no, but i know where i'm going to be. it's going to be dry and about 71 degrees, new year's eve. my living room. jennifer gray join us from us the weather center in atlanta. jennifer, how are you looking for new year's eve? >> i like that, martin. i think i'll be doing the same thing in my house. perfect conditions and i probably won't make it to midnight, just saying. yeah, we're going to have nice
weather across much of the country. in years past it's been much worse. so it's actually pretty good for new year's eve. this is the trouble spot. look at the south, all the way from new orleans all the way to atlanta, we are going to seat possibility of rain. this is the future radar that you can see by tonight, 8:30, possible thunderstorms in new orleans. we could see rain in places like birmingham. montgomery, jackson. look out for that, if you are planning on heading out. the other big story, we are going to stay dry, not so bad as far as temperatures go in new york city, but the winds will be an issue. 20 to 25-mile-per-hour gusts. by midnight, 7:00 p.m., we could see wind gusts as high as 75 and 40 miles per hour. while temperatures will be in the low 40s, that windchill is really going to make it feel much cooler. so here are temperatures across the northern tier of the country. this is at midnight eastern time. chicago, windchill, feels like 18 degrees. it will feel like 13 in minneapolis. new york, it will feel like 37.
of course, we have seen much worse in years past. 33 in boston. so really not bad at all. by the time we get into sunday morning. temperatures in new york will feel like 34, 30, in boston. actual temperatures in chicago will be at 24. so, let's look at the forecast for new year's eve, if we can, on the floor. you can see for new york city, a lot of people heading out to see the ball drop, temperatures around 10:00 p.m., 43 degrees. midnight, 43 as well. but look at the windchill. that's what you need to focus on. that's what it will actually feel like, 37 degrees. i can imagine at times it will feel even cooler with those winds really whipping. new orleans, one of the trouble spots. temperatures not bad at all. 67 degrees for new year's eve, but we could see heavy rain and possible thunderstorms. so be careful, nashville, another fun spot. 45 degrees, showers in the forecast. so we are going to see the potential for rain, miami. can't beat it.
73 degrees, mostly cloudy skies there. so, guys, really not bad, except if you're in those cities in the south, you may have to dodge a few showers. otherwise, though, it's really not a bad new year's eve. >> when you said 71, i thought you were going to get on a plane and go to miami. >> no, no, i'm not i'm going to be a couch potato. jennifer gray, thanks very much. >> listen, you don't want to miss our cnn special tonight. >> no, you don't. >> it's our new year's eve extravaganza. expect the unexpected with anderson cooper and kathy griffin, it's new year's eve, live here on 8:00 p.m. eastern time on cnn. 2016 has been the hottest year on record. >> yes, cnn's john shutter is in alaska to take a look at climate change. >> reporter: in 2016, it became stunningly clear that we're warming the climate in near dire
consequences. i'm in a tiny village in alaska about 30 miles from the arctic circle. i'm sure it looks cold out here but locals are actually complaining about the he's. the arctic is warming twice as fast agency the rest of the planet, 35 degrees fahrenheit above normal. is this happening all around the world. 2016 is actually expected to be the hottest year on record. this spring, a drought in india was so intense that it reportedly led some farmers to commit suicide. in monster, monster wildfires forced 88,000 people in canada to flee. in july, a city at 129 degrees fahrenheit or 54 degrees celsius. that month was named the hottest ever. scientists are getting better at timing these events to us. a flood in louisiana killed 13 people in august. scientists say that event was made 40% more likely because of climate change. here, locals look at that same month to abandon their village which their ancestors have lived
in for 400 years. it's melting and the coast is crumbling. are we the cause of all. bad weather? no, but it's heating up fossil fuels heating up the planet. and that leads to more extreme weather than ever before. we've got a lot of news to talk about this morning. the next hour of "new day" starts right now. ♪ take a nice deep breath, it's saturday morning. hope you're getting r & r, before you get the party on tonight. good morning, i'm christi paul. >> and i'm martin savidge in for victor blackwell. right now, vladimir putin is congratulating donald trump on television and giving president obama the cold shoulder in his new year statement. this as allegations of russian hacking in u.s. systems. this time, the target is a vermont utility company.
burlington electric said it found a company laptop with the same malware that russian hackers alleged used to meddle in the election. >> meanwhile, donald trump is phrasing vladimir putin to not expel diplomats. here's the tweet, great news on delay by v. putin. i always knewle he was very smart. mccain has scheduled a hearing next week on cyberthreats by u.s. >> when you attack a country, it's an act of war, so we have to make sure that there is a price to say, so that we can perhaps persuade the russians to stop these kind of attacks on our very fundamentals of democracy. >> putin's decision not to retaliate for the u.s. sanctions signals that he is waiting, at least, until