"Everyone is just demonizing the police. But police follow orders and laws. Nobody talks about the responsibility of the politicians to explain to the community why quality-of-life enforcement is necessary." — Maki Haberfeld, a professor of police studies at John Jay College of criminal justice, on the public reaction to the death of Eric Garner, which has led to nationwide protests.
"I'm scared. I'm praying to God not to let another disaster strike us again. We haven't recovered from the first." — Typhoon Haiyan survivor Jojo Moro as Typhoon Hagupit bore down on the Philippines.
"Please let him live." — Lucy Somers, whose 33-year-old brother Luke is being held hostage by al-Qaida in Yemen, whose captors have threatened to kill the American photojournalist if their unspecified demands are not met by the U.S.