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The mother of the man behind the mass killing in Oregon knew of her son's fascination with guns and appears to have encouraged it, according to online postings over a decade. The New York Times said Laurel Harper, a nurse, stockpiled weapons in the apartment she shared with her son and wrote in an online message that both had struggled with Asperger's syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. According to the Times, she indicated in an online forum that her son had a wide knowledge of firearms and that she kept loaded guns in her home, including a Glock handgun and two semi-automatic rifles.
NEW YORK (AP) — Comic Steve Rannazzisi went on Howard Stern's satellite radio show Tuesday to apologize for lying about being in the World Trade Center during the Sept. 11 attacks, saying Stern's listeners "are the people I want to say I'm sorry to."