Quotations in the News

AP News
Posted: Oct 02, 2014 3:02 AM

"That's how we're going to break the chain of transmission, and that's where our focus has to be." — Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on how federal health officials will monitor people who have come into contact with an airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. every day for the next three weeks, the incubation period for the virus.


"This development will only draw condemnation from the international community. It also would call into question Israel's ultimate commitment to a peaceful negotiated settlement with the Palestinians." — White House press secretary Josh Earnest in admonishing Israel over plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem.


"Leung Chun-ying must step down. If he doesn't resign by (Thursday), we will step up our actions, such as by occupying several important government buildings." — Lester Shum, vice secretary of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, as pro-democracy protesters threatened to occupy key government buildings unless the territory's top official resigns.