Quotations of the day
"To us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensible. It appears to have a deeply cynical purpose: to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage." — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton denouncing an anti-Islam video as the Obama administration sought to pre-empt further turmoil at its embassies and consulates.
"It's a slippery slope. When does it stop? What comes next? This is my life. I should be able to do what I want." — Sebastian Lopez, a college student from Queens, after New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg cracked down on the sale of supersized sodas and other sugary drinks in an attempt to curb obesity.
"It thundered and then it got dark as the ash began falling. It sounded like a pressure cooker that wouldn't stop." — Miriam Curumaco, a 28-year-old homemaker, after a long-simmering volcano in Guatemala exploded with a series of eruptions, leading to the evacuations of tens of thousands.