"We're not here to feed the attackers with pastries but to finish and punish them." — Police Inspector General David Kimaiyo in a post on Twitter as Kenyan security forces battled al-Qaida-linked terrorists in an upscale mall for a third day in what they said was a final push to rescue the last few hostages in a siege that has left at least 62 people dead.
"Chicago Police detectives continue to work tirelessly to solve this case and hold the criminals who committed this senseless act of violence last Thursday night responsible for their actions." — Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy in a statement after two men were charged in connection with a shooting last week at a Chicago park that injured 13 people, including a 3-year-old boy.
"Iran must show it is serious about reaching a legitimate diplomatic solution accompanied by full and verifiable compliance. Talks cannot be merely a stalling tactic, while Iran continues to move forward with aggressive enrichment of uranium." — Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and John McCain, R-Ariz. in a letter to President Barack Obama, calling on him to reiterate that the United States will not accept a nuclear-capable Iran and that crippling economic sanctions on Tehran will continue despite Iranian President Hasan Rouhani's recent overtures to the West.