September 9, 2001 (C): It is later reported that on this day, bin Laden calls his mother and said, "In two days, you're going to hear big news and you're not going to hear from me for a while." US officials later tell CNN that "in recent years they've been able to monitor some of bin Laden's telephone communications with his mother.  Bin Laden at the time was using a satellite telephone, and the signals were intercepted and sometimes recorded." [New York Times, 10/2/01] The next day government officials say about the call, "I would view those reports with skepticism." [CNN, 10/2/01]