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very good monday morning to you. martin luther king day. i'm jim sciutto. this morning hundreds of thousands of households in the southeast and along the east coast are still without power this morning as a major winter storm keeps pushing north, bringing heavy snow, ice, strong winds, travel heavy impacted from florida to maine. more than 1,300 u.s. flights canceled as of this morning. thousands yesterday as well. virginia state police responding to nearly a thousand traffic crashes and disabled vehicles over the weekend. two fatalities reported in north carolina after a vehicle slid off interstate 95.
plus, if you haven't seen these pictures, you want to. and underwater volcano near tonga has ree resulted for the third time in four days, those pictures captured by satellite. a massive eruption over the weekend sparked tsunami advisories across the u.s. west coast. and in china, major changes now to the winter olympics, which are less than three weeks away. amid coronavirus concerns tickets will not be sold to the general public but distributed by authorities instead. the country's zero covid policy has meant stringent restrictions, new lockdowns, beijing reporting its first case according to its numbers of the highly transmissible omicron variant just this past saturday. we begin first with the winter storm wreaking havoc across the eastern united states this morning. cnn's dianne gallagher is in charlotte, north carolina. polo sandoval is live from pittsburgh.
we begin with polo. it's a tough mix, right, because you have the snow, it melts, turns to ice. tell us what the conditions are like this morning. >> reporter: and the good thing, jim, is that people are mostly heeding those warnings by officials to simply stay home, especially with a holiday, no school, but you see folks driving out and about. you see cars get stuck, people trekking through snow. you have millions of americans affected by this storm right now throughout the northeast, parts of the south, which you'll hear about in just a moment. there is a unique set of si circumstances and challenge for the city of pittsburgh. they were expected to deliver 17 trucks to assist with snow removal operations. their current fleet is aging according to city officials and it's really making them struggle to keep up with snow removal operations. because of supply chain woes due to covid, those trucks weren't delivered. that's basically left the city of pittsburgh fighting an uphill battle to keep the streets as clear as possible. you can see it's not easy so a
lot of these cars are having a tough time getting around with this slush that remains. and the next wave of the concerns here is going to come in the coming days when overnight temperatures are expected to plummet to about 1 degree later this week. so the fear is a lot of this sort of slushy mess, if it's not removed off the roads, you could end up with a similar situation to what we saw a couple weeks ago here where many of the side streets were a frozen mess. >> like an ice rink. diane, you're in charlotte. tell us what the impacts are there. >> reporter: much like polo was just talking about, we're also seeing in the state of north carolina the impact of sort of pandemic times due to the fact that the state simply doesn't have the staffing to get all of the roads in a timely fashion. in charlotte, you can see they've gotten the main roadways through the center part of the city clear right now. we've seen snowplows coming through this morning. we've seen others salting the roads to kind of worry about the refreeze because everything is
still pretty wet. i'll get andy to pan down here. there's a little snow on the top, but overall it's this thick layer of ice right now. it's very hard and slippery. we've seen people slipping walking through here. they're work to get sidewalks cleared but the priority seems to be the roadways. a lot of the interstates and main roads are clear right now, but if you live in a neighborhood, probably can't get out at the moment, and then there's the concern about the refreeze. because this is ice, as it melts, you can see the sun coming out and the wind blowing. it's the power outages. yesterday there were 90,000 throughout the state of north carolina. they've gotten that down to just over 30,000. they're telling people to be vigilant that you may still lose power as the wind continues to blow and the ice refreezes tonight. we could be looking at additional power outages in the next 24 hours here. >> dianne gallagher, sandpolo
sandoval, thanks so much. an underwater volcano near island nation of tonga has erupted for the third time in four days. a massive eruption saturday spewed ash, gas, and steam 12 miles into the air. this is a satellite photo there. it spawned tsunami waves across the pacific including on the u.s. west coast. meteorologist jennifer gray is in the cnn weather center. jennifer, what are we seeing now happening in the region particularly as we have these follow-on eruptions? >> well, jim, this really is remarkable what happened over the weekend with cloud of ash and steam just shooting into the sky. this is going to have some far-reaching impact. the ash cloud has already reached australia and it will continue to spread outward. but this is the satellite image of that eruption, and it really is stunning to see on the satellite imagery. so this was so loud it was actually heard in alaska, if you can believe it. almost 6,000 mimes away.
it also registered across the uk and also those shock waves registered a second time in the u.s., if you can see that as well. so this had shock waves around the world. we had video come in, look at this, of the ash cloud continuing to erupt near tonga. this is just unbelievable imagery. lightning was also initiated within that ash cloud as well. so as the ash cloud moved to the west, moved over queensland on monday, 63,000 feet in the atmosphere, so it's incredibly high in the atmosphere but it will take a long time for this ash cloud to disperse because it was such a huge eruption. no current threat to aviation, but of course that is something that's going to be monitored. and then the ash cloud will continue to push to the west and spread out all over the pacific. so here's a little bit of a time line. this is a picture from mid-november. you can see the island right
there. and this started to have little eruptions beginning in the beginning of january or december, rather, so this is a picture from the beginning of january. you can see the growth in the island, and then with that massive eruption, the entire thing collapsed into the ocean. that's one of the thing that triggered the tsunami waves across the pacific that also reached the u.s. coast. a little more than 3 feet high in portions of california. jim? >> amazing to watch that view from space. jennifer gray, thanks so much. >> it really is. the 2022 winter olympics in beijing are starting soon but they'll be an invite-only event for fans. the chinese government ditched previous plans to sell tickets to the general public due to a surge of covid cases there. attendees will still be required to comply with restrictions before, during, and after the games. cnn's international correspondent selina wang joins me from tokyo.
second olympics in a row impacted by the pandemic. i mean, can china maintain its zero covid policy and still hold these olympics? >> reporter: jim, unfortunately, omicron cases have been reported in several cities across china, and that is the very question, and concern is growing that the zero covid approach is not as effective against omicron given ow transmissible it is given that chinese's homegrown vaccines are not as effective against the variant. we are still seeing china try and stamp out every last case with authorities on extremely high alert after beijing reported its first omicron case over the weekend. we're seeing extraordinary measures in response. the office where the woman who tested positive worked at tashgs building locked down. video circulating of covid workers bringing pillows and bedding for the employees and workers stuck inside. the woman's travel history was even publicized on state media in extensive detail, every place
she been in the past two weeks. we are seeing lockdowns, snap lockdowns, mass testing, contact tracing, quarantines playing out. a city with 13 million people has been under a strict lockdown for weeks. there's video of thousands of students in full hazmat suits being bussed to quarantine facilities because of a local outbreak. this olympics is going to push that covid strategy to its absolute limit, jim. >> no question. look at those little kids in those outfits too. selina wang thanks so much for covering. unvaccinated adults in austria have just weeks to avoid hefty fines for refusing shots. the austrian health ministry says it will begin a phased approach towards imposing $685 fines in february, anyone 18 and older who is not vaccinated after march 15th will face those fines. the fines can be handled down up to four times a year through
january 2024. there are some exemptions for pregnant women, people who have recovered from covid and people who face health risks from vaccination. still ahead, a cnn exclusive -- inside the russian strategy around ukraine. we're going to hear from president vladimir putin's personal spokesperson on just how much time they're giving negotiations. are they taking them seriously? that's next. plus, two more people are detained in the uk connected to the 11-hour hostage situation at a texas synagogue this weekend. what we're learning about the hostage-taker who was killed by police. and right now, more than 100 people march in washington, d.c., remembering martin luther king jr. on this martin luther king day. activists are pushing for voting rights legislation to honor his legacy, but getting something passed appears less and less likely. more on that coming up.
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fareed zakaria spoke exclusively with a spokesman for president vladimir putin who claims somehow that russia is not rattling the sabre here. have a listen to what he said. >> there are no russian troops. i'm a spokesperson to kremlin and i can tell you there are no russian troops on the ukrainian soil. but there are russian troops on the territory of the russian federation next to ukrainian borders. and we find it necessary to keep those troops there in front of the very tense situation and very unfriendly environment created by various training of nato. >> fareed zakaria joins us now. to hear him there claim -- i suppose he can claim there are no official russian troops in eastern ukraine, but everyone knows the u.s. has credible
intelligence that these are russian-backed forces, russian weapons, and have been for a number of years here. when you spoke to him, you heard statements like that. you see the broader statements from the kremlin about just what they're demanding in exchange for backing off here. do you see a path to agreement, or do you see a rationalization for war? >> i see a very narrow path for agreement. churchill was once asked about stalin, does he want war, and churchill said no, he wants the fruits of war. in other words, he wants what he can get were he to fight a war and win it without having to fight the war. and what vladimir putin wants is a guarantee that ukraine will never become a member of nato. from putin's point of view, from the kind of russian nationalist point of view, nato has been taking advantage of russia's weakness, taking advantage of the collapse of the soviet union, and encroaching steadily
closer and closer, and that ukraine is kind of the final straw, because ukraine is part of not the old soviet sphere of influence but the older still russian sphere of influence going back 200, 300 years. so that's what he wants. the problem is the united states and the west in general has felt that nato must be ohm to countries that wish to ally with it in some way or the other. ukraine isn't likely to become a member of nato anytime soon, but in principle you can't rule that out. that's where there's a narrow path, where there is a reality that ukraine is not likely to become a member anytime soonl. you need a consensus. you need votes. but can biden say that publicly? can we in today's world say anything privately and it stays private? probably not. >> the thing is you describe russia's intentions there.
russia has proven willing to violate the borders of sovereign countries to achieve what it wants. it invaded ukraine prior and controls territory in ukraine. it's done the same in georgia. the u.s. has made clear its sanctions that it intends to pose if russia further invades ukraine now. based on your conversation with peskov and other reporting you've done, are those threats working? are they deterring russian action the way the biden administration's hopes they are or has russia sort of priced in it's willing to accept these costs? >> it's tough to say, but i'd say that the -- they're having more of an effect than one might have imagined. the west is more united than i think the kremlin expected. this has been true ever since the beginning of its ukrainian invasion and intervention going back several years. i think they thought the
europeans would crumble, that the sanctions wouldn't hold. in fact, angela merkel consumer sentiment -- kept the americans together. this rash etting of sanctions would be substantial. it would possibly cut russia out of the international payment system, swift, which would be a big deal. but, you know, at the end of the day, sanctions to the best of my knowledge have never really deterred a country that is determined to go to war. russia is a big domestic economy. they have built up $600 billion of foreign exchange reserves. the world needs their gas. so it's not a very powerful th threat, but the cost-benefit analysis is one where they're thinking twice. >> there are a number of possibilities that u.s. intelligence assessments raise
ranging from a full-scale invasion, attempt to take over the entire country, but also to things in the less dramatic end of the spectrum, perhaps a further encouragement in the eastern ukraine where there are already russian-backed forces today. do you, as you look at this -- i'm not asking for a krystal ball but more likely scenarios -- see something short of a full-scale invasion as more likely today than it might have been? >> yes, very much. i think a full-scale invasion is highly unlikely. if you listened to peskov in that interview with me, he almost ruled it out. he said we're not talking about military intervention. we're not talking about an invasion. my guess is, and obviously it's guess, what they will do, what the kremlin will do, is foment some kind of crisis in eastern ukraine. as you point out, there are effective russian troops there. they don't wear russian uniforms, but they listen to the kremlin. they follow orders from moscow. so those guys will create some kind of a crisis.
the ukrainian government will feel forced to go into somehow stabilize the situation. that will be what the russians, what moscow would claim is the quote, unquote attack. and they have to then react, respond counterattack. that's the word peskov used. so the idea is create a crisis, force the ukrainian government to act first, then you go in in the guise of rescuing russian nationals or something like that. and the key here is not for russia to even enter ukraine. the key is to bleed the ukrainian government, to bleed it of resources, of money, energy, and keep ukraine in a kind of permanently crippled position. but what putin is trying to show ukraine is without having good friendly soviet relations would mean, you, ukraine, will always be, you know, in trouble, in crisis, on the verge of
collapse. and he can keep that pressure up without an actual formal invasion. >> fareed zakaria, fascinating, revealing interview. thanks so much. >> pleasure, jim. still ahead, president biden calls the hostage situation at a texas synagogue an act of terror. what we are learning about the man who held those people hostage for hours coming up. living with diabetes? glucerna protein smart has your number with 30 grams of protein. scientifically designed with carbsteady to help you manage your blood sugar. and more protein to keep you moving with diabetes.
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officials in the uk have arrested two people with the hostage crisis in a texas synagogue over the weekend. 44-year-old british national malik faisal akram. he held people hostage until the rescue team entered the building and killed him. they are confirming it is a terrorism-related act that deliberately targeted the jewish community. we're joined by phil mudd. good to have you on this morning. you dealt with a lot of cases like this, given your intelligence background with the fbi. what do you believe his intentions were with this attack? what was he looking to accomplish here? >> it's not just what i believe, it's what he said. the reports coming out in the days after the event were that he went in talking about during
the conversations with the fbi negotiators, talk about not wanting to come out alive. initially you might say he was suicidal. that's not what i think, jim. if you look at this one line of argument would be that he went in thinking he was dying for his faith, that he would be a martyr for the cause for this cult figure, siddiqui. he went in thinking he wouldn't come out alive. that's not suicide in his mind. that's martyrdom. >> when you see him calming on the name of siddiqui, what's the significance of that? because she has become an icon for jihadis around the world. why and why is that significant? >> significant because, i mean, she's been in jail for a long time. i remember when she was picked up a long time ago. after that, i think because of the fact she's a female, she has a unique background in terms of the sciences. she spent a long time in major
u.s. universities. that's background that you just don't see in the world that i used to work in. that is the counterterrorism world. even females were very rare in that world, but females of her pedigree picked up on the battlefield in afghanistan and then with the profile she had with extremists, i think that's one reason she became a cult leader. then that went around the ji v jihadi world, the extremist world like wildfire. she is still talked about often. >> she was arrested in 2008. the u.s. said she was carrying documents with plans for the manufacture of a dirty bomb, a radiological bomb. the attacker was able to get into this country weeks ago from the uk. do you see a security failure there? >> i don't for a few reasons. first, you know, he's only here for a few weeks and it's not clear he had much of a profile here. he didn't seem to talk too much. it's not clear who he mixed with. one question i have, it's unclear what the status of a weapon was, how somebody like
this would have acquired a weapon. if he wasn't on the british radar, so they couldn't have told us, he's only here for a few weeks. a couple people in northern uk having arrested. the question there would be what they knew in advance. did they know he was coming over here with martyrdom intentions. but if they hadn't talked, how would you know? >> the idea this ended with the hostages alive and the attacker dead, those are difficult odds when you have situations like this. how much of an achievement? how much of a remarkable achievement was this to end the way it did? >> h rhrt, the hostage rescue t, they are really good. i was talking to an officer down there who is himself after years in uniform incredibly impressed by them. i would say factually most incidents end up with the hostage being released alive, so it's not unusual but it's a great day. >> it is indeed. and for their families as well.
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douglass memorial bridge for the d.c. peace walk to celebrate martin luther king jr. day. house majority whip james clyburn says there's still hope for voting rights legislation. >> you know, john louis and others did not give up after the '64 civil rights act. that's why we've got the '65 voting rights act. i'm going to tell everybody, we're not giving up. >> they're not giving up. joined now cnn white house correspondent john harwood on the north lawn. melanie is on capitol hill. john, i wonder, does anybody in the administration share that hope? are they moving on to plan b, c? >> reporter: no, i don't think so. they don't have any illusions. they've gone through the process of trying to get the votes to change the filibuster and pass that voting rights act. they think it's important to the future of democracy, it's important to their constituency
because many democratic voters on the other end of those voting restrictions that republicans are pushing at state level. but i don't think they see much path at this point. possible bipartisan compromise on the electoral count act, but i think that's something that the white house will wait and see how much republican support materializes for that and whether that becomes a realistic possibility. mostly at the one-year mark, jim, i think what the white house is intending to do is get back to the fundamentals of their administration, one, getting covid under control. that means trying to catch up on masks and testing, continue to push vaccines, and on the economy, do what you can on inflation, which isn't much on supply chains, and try to get that build back better act passed, which hit the same roadblock that vote ing rights did, but we'll see. >> melanie zanona, i wonder what you hear from democrats on the
hill. do they have an alternative path here? i mean, is electoral count act reform the only thing possible? >> reporter: there is a real sense of disappointment over here on capitol hill, especially after president joe biden and chuck schumer did such a heavy lobbying blitz last week to try to move the needle on this issue. and yet they weren't able to. the senate is still pushing ahead of these two votes this week. first they'll try to vote on the voting rights legislation. it cannot overcome the republican filibuster. at that point, chuck schumer is going to try to move the change the senate rule, but sinema and manchin are opposed to those changes so that is going to fail. at that point, the question really becomes can democrats work with republicans on something far more modest? as you mentioned, the electoral count act, that's something they're looking at. that oversees the process that congress uses to formally certify the election. that is something that donald trump and his allies tried to use to overturn the election. and senator mitt romney, a
republican from utah, actually said over the weekend to nbc that there is a bipartisan group of senators who are looking into those potential changes. i mean, this is something that top republicans have left the door open to, potentially because they don't want any changes made to filibuster. but progressives so far say this is insufficient, this is half a loaf, really a quarter loaf compared to what they were trying to do, but i think this issue could potentially gain steam if democrats feel like this is their only hope for victory, jim. >> if it's all you got, right? thanks so much. u.s. joiptd chiefs of staff chairman general mark milley has tested positive for covid-19. a spokesperson says that the general is experiencing very minor symptoms, isolating, working remotely. the spokesperson says general milley most recently had contact with president biden last wednesday but tested negative several days prior and every day following contact with the
president until yesterday. we should note the pentagon does say that he has been vaccinated and boosted. experts are dismissing the latest cdc school guidance as out of touch and unrealistic as the agency calls on schools in places with high community spread to cancel extracurricular activities such as football and bands. cnn's medical correspondent elizabeth cohen joins me now. the question stands now how many schools would the apply to but how many would follow this guidance? >> reporter: jim, i asked that question of several school associations, and they have not heard of a single school following this suggestion. this was sort of buried in the school guidance that got updated a week or two ago, and a lot of people missed this. basically, the cdc is advising schools to cancel high-risk activities. they've been advising this for a while. things like football, wrestling, band, extracurricular activities
that involve singing, shouting, or exercise. they say that if you're in a high transmission area, a school in a high transmission area, this is what you should be doing. so what exactly is a high transmission area? look at this map. more than 99% of the u.s. is in a high transmission area, so the cdc is telling more than 99 persian of schools essentially you should be canceling these activities. now, not only that, but there's another piece of advice the cdc has been giving that the experts i talked to said seems very unrealistic. they say, look, if you're in isolation, you get out after five days, you can go out and about and be in the public but you should avoid 80% of the public. you should avoid certain people because they're at a high risk for getting covid or for getting very sick from covid. let's take a look at who the cdc says to avoid. they say, for example, to avoid people who are overweight, who are suffering from depression, to avoid current or former smokers, to avoid people who are
pregnant. you know, i think it's just common sense it would be very hard to know who is a former smoker, hard to know who was suffering from depression or who was in the early stages of pregnancy. the concern i got from experts, and these are people who advise the cdc, who have worked with the cdc, who have the utd mes respect for the institution, and they're scientists, that when the cdc does this, they give advice that is unlikely to be followed either because how could you follow it or because it's just unrealistic, it erodes faith in their agency. jim? >> yeah. lots to follow. lots of changes to follow. no question. elizabeth cohen, thanks so much. still ahead this hour, the oath keepers leader at the center of the january 6th sedition charges has another court hearing this week. what his case could mean for former president trump next. isn't that right limu? limu? sorry, one sec. doug blows a whistle. [a vulture squawks.] oh boy. only pay for what you need. ♪liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty♪
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a judge will decide this week if stewart rhodes, charged with conspiracy in connection with the january 6th capitol attack, will be leased from custody before his trial date or remain behind bars. cnn legal analyst and former federal prosecutor elliot williams joins me to discuss. good morning. of course he's innocent until proven guilty, due process. how likely is it the judge here decides it's safer to keep him
in detention during the trial? >> yeah. i think there's a really good chance he's kept in detention. here's the point, jim. what the process seeks to do is make sure, one, people show up for trial, and two, the public is kept safe from someone who might be dangerous. there's a really good -- both of those provide good basis to keep him locked up. these were crimes of violence involving a lot of weapons. two, there were all sorts of encrypted communications between rhodes and his co-conspirators to evade detection by law enforcement. three, he's got a network of people around the country who are loyal to him, that he's already communicated with, again, vie yaen krimted channels, that could be used to hide him or help him flee. for all of those bases it's in the public interest, and i think prosecutors will argue very hard that public safety and frankly the sintegrity of the judicial system can't be secured unless he's detained before trial. >> the attorney general had gotten criticism for not aiming high enough with the charges going after the ring leaders as
opposed to just the folks on the front lines here. here they are, going after the leader of the oath keepers. do you think some of that criticism was premature? >> i think it was premature. it takes a long time, jim, to build investigations, and number one -- number two, this is an individual who wasn't even in the capitol. he never breached -- based on what we know now never breached the walls of the capitol on january 6th. so clearly the investigation has expanded beyond the people who have just been charged with trespass and so on. i've said on this program a number of times that i think people were getting a little carried away with coming down on the justice department just because we didn't know what evidence was available to them. as more evidence has come to justice department, they've brought charges. and i think they will continue to. >> okay. how high, i suppose, they go here. do you see a basis, any evidence that the former president faces potential legal jeopardy under
similar charges or are we just not there in terms of what we know? >> yeah. right now, i think not. so number one, you're just not going to get the former president on a sedition charge based on the current evidence. you need text messages, emails, specifically directing people not just to overturn the -- to not certify the results but to overturn and stop congress from functioning by force. email from the president saying please attack your member of congress. it's a very high bar to get that. based on what we see right now, it's not there, number one. on broader conspiracy points, a statement rhodes made on january 6th in a text message at 1 cln 38 p.m.s the president greatly. he says, all i see donald trump doing is complaining. i see no intent by him to do anything. trump's lawyers would go into court and say, look, the leader
of the people you're saying i helped whipped up is saying i didn't intend to help him. right now the case isn't great against the president, but again, we don't know what the justice department will uncover. >> elliot williams, thanks for joining us. >> thanks, jim. we lost a dear, dear member of our team this weekend. jay conroy was our stage manager, someone just out of the camera frame making sure we get you the news every day. far more important, he was a good friend, a deeply special person. he was kind, sincere, he was generous, and trust us, just so funny. and he looked out for us. when we had to evacuate in 2018 due to a letter bomb threat, it feels jay, there he is on the left, who shepherded us, ordered us, in fact, off the set and out of the building to safety. >> it was the people around us. i mean, there are people -- jay,
come over here. there are people you don't see every day like jay on the set, like marlon, if he can come up here, that rushed us off the set. we didn't want to leave. you were like the dad. you turned the lights off. he took our mics off. >> didn't give us a choice. >> he walked us out. >> look at that smile. second only to his kids, whom he loves do much and told us about, his favorite topic of conversation was his favorite band, aerosmith. when he went to his 100th aerosmith concert in 2012, cnn surprised him with this moment. >> i can't believe i'm standing here talking to aerosmith. >> he went to a lot more aerosmith concerts after that. he chronicled his passion for music on his website, rock hard. and he made us laugh a lot more times too. like when he would sneak, look at him there, into the bum shots at the end of the show and say with a smile to us, this is how i get on tv.
he did make us smile. jay is survived by four children -- tyler, colton, ka rinn, and carlie. it's a sad day for us. we at cnn newsroom will miss him very much. poppy is here with me now. poppy, he was a good guy. >> yeah. i mean, he was a great guy. you and i both saw him just a few weeks ago full of smiles, full of laughs, the best hair on television. you're second only to jay, jim. and he was warm and he loved his children. if they're watching, he loved you so much. you brought him so much joy. >> he loved you too. he loved the team at cnn very much, and he expressed it. folks, if you didn't know him, look at those pictures. you can see the personality coming right across. >> and what a life. what a life he had. and he got to meet aerosmith, and he was our rock and we will always remember him. >> he was.
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hello, everyone. i'm poppy harlow in for kate bolduan. winter blast. tens of thousands without power as a major winter storm slams the east coast. escalating tensions, a top republican lawmaker says he believes the u.s. is now in a new cold war with russia. how will the biden administration prevent an invasion of ukraine? and olympic change. china overnight announcing it will not sell tickets to spectators for the upcoming beijing olympics due to covid concerns. welcome to a special holiday edition of "at this hour" on this martin luther king jr. day. i'm glad you're here. we begin with a powerful winter storm stretching nearly a thousand miles from georgia to maine. millions are waking up to freezing rain, heavy snowfall, ferocious winds, even tornado damage. more than 215,000 homes and businesses across 11 states are without power. road conditions are treacherous. officials are pleading with people in hard-hit areas to stay home.