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Quotations of the day

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • February 5, 2013 - 2:02 AM

"That's why we went inside — to save the child." — Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson, after authorities stormed an underground bunker in southeastern Alabama, freeing a 5-year-old boy and leaving his captor dead after a week of fruitless negotiations.

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"We should restore the ban on military-style assault weapons and a 10-round limit for magazines." — President Obama, on his first trip outside Washington to promote gun control.

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"Everything happened so fast. When the bus spun everything flew, even the people." — Gerardo Barrientos, who described a terrifying ride on runaway bus that crashed in the mountains of Southern California, killing at least eight people.

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