Quotations of the day

AP News
Posted: May 28, 2012 3:01 AM

"It's difficult to imagine that the Syrian government would not only shell and mortar but also use point-blank execution against 40 plus women and 30 plus children under age 10. This is definitely the atrocity that has to be investigated." _ Russia's deputy U.N. ambassador Alexander Pankin on allegations that the Syrian government attacked residential areas of the town of Houla.


"We live in a day of CSI, fingerprinting, DNA, hand samples, and foot prints and treads on bottoms of shoes and boots. There's going to be none of that here, and that's tough. You're essentially relying on this guy's own words, and whether he's credible." _ Arthur Aidala, a former prosecutor who is now a criminal defense attorney, on a man who police say confessed to strangling 6-year-old Etan Patz in New York City 33 years ago.

Banning Straws
John Stossel


"The future can be taken from you so quickly and they had so much for their future. They had future families and future wives and kids." _ Paul Hogue, the friend of one of four men in their 20s who were killed when a small plane crashed in Utah Saturday.