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January 16th, 2014
08:38 PM ET

Radio show host recalls 'chilling' phone call from Newtown shooter Adam Lanza

Is the Sandy Hook elementary gunman speaking from the grave?

According to the New York Daily News, Adam Lanza called into an Oregon radio show almost a year before he massacred 26 people in Newtown, Connecticut and the disturbing recordings may give some insight into what motivated the 20 year-old killer.

The 2011 call to a show called "Anarchy radio" lasted nearly seven minutes and focused on a story about a chimpanzee in Connecticut named Travis who mauled his owners neighbor.

Newtown shooter may have called radio show year before attack, newspaper says

The caller, who identifies himself as Greg compares the chimp attack to a teenage mall shooter. Take a listen.

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"His attacks can be parallel to the attacks the random acts of violence that you see on your show every week, committed by humans which the mainstream also has no explanation for. An actual human I don't think it would be such a stretch he very well could be a teenage mall shooter or something like that…."

OutFront: John Zerzan is the radio show host who took that call and Katherine Newman is the Author of "Rampage: The Social Roots of School Shootings."


Filed under: Crime • Justice • News • Newtown
January 16th, 2014
08:33 PM ET

Three shootings in three days: Is America too angry?

Three shootings in just three days.

On Wednesday night, two women were shot to death at an Elkhardt, Indiana grocery store.

On Tuesday, two students were wounded when a 12-year-old allegedly entered his middle school with a sawed off shotgun and began shooting.

And Monday night, a father was shot to death at a movie theater for texting his daughter.

What's causing Americans to snap?

CNN's David Mattingly has our report.


Filed under: Crime • Justice • News
January 16th, 2014
08:17 PM ET

2014 NTSB 'Most Wanted List' released

There's more fallout from the Southwest flight that landed at the wrong Missouri airport this week.

Senator Roy Blunt says the pilots are to blame for the potentially deadly landing in his state. He insists the air traffic controllers did nothing wrong.

The pilots appear to have mistaken a small airport in Taney County, Missouri, for the larger Branson Airport, just seven miles away.

The accident investigators interviewed the pilots.

OutFront: National Transportation Safety Board chairwoman Deborah Hersman.


Filed under: Aviation Industry • News • NTSB
January 16th, 2014
01:14 PM ET

Asians up in arms over 'How I Met Your Mother' episode

(CNN) - CBS' newest "How I Met Your Mother" episode was supposed to serve as the latest and greatest installment in the series' ongoing gag about soundly, if humorously, slapping around a good friend.

Only thing is, some in the Asian community saw it as a slap in the face.

The sitcom's Monday show generated buzz on social media, but not for the reasons its creators intended. Instead, some reacted angrily to the decision to recast lead character actors - all of them white - in yellowface and to dress them in stereotypical Asian attire.

'DWTS' cohorts defend Julianne Hough's blackface costume

"Yellowface? Orientalism? Fu Manchu? What?" tweeted one person, referencing the term "oriental" that many Asians find offensive. "Not okay @cbs."

On Wednesday, the creators of "How I Met Your Mother," which is in its final season, acknowledged the controversy and that some people had been offended by the portrayals in the show. Carter Bays tweeted that the episode aimed to be a "silly and unabashedly immature homage to Kung Fu movies." But Bays added that some didn't see it as funny at all, and for that, "We're deeply sorry."

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