Quotations of the day

AP News
Posted: Nov 20, 2012 3:01 AM

"We don't accept Israeli conditions because it is the aggressor. We want a cease-fire along with meeting our demands." — Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in a statement as Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers traded fire and tough cease-fire proposals and threatened to escalate their border conflict if diplomacy fails.


"You and I share the view that the U.S.-China relationship is one of the most important bilateral relationships in the world." — Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao in a meeting with President Barack Obama.


"We are not doing as well in America with HIV testing as we would like." — Dr. Jonathan Mermin, CDC's HIV prevention chief in comments after an independent panel said Americans ages 15 to 64 should get an HIV test at least once — not just people considered at high risk for the virus.