"I finally said, 'This has got to stop.'" — Oregon state Senate President Peter Courtney, who urged Gov. John Kitzhaber to resign, which he did in light of a deepening influence-peddling scandal.
"Right now there are people trying to hack into all our companies, and one of those idiots might succeed. That's the fearful part." — MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga as President Barack Obama implored tech industry titans to do more to stop cyberattacks aimed at the U.S.
"Had they been able to carry out their intentions the possibility for a large loss of life was definitely there." — Brian Brennan, commanding officer for the Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police, after authorities foiled a plot by two suspects who were planning on going to a mall in Halifax and killing as many people as they could on Valentine's Day.