"There was obviously a mission here. We know that. We do not know why. We don't know if this was the intended target or if there was something that triggered him to do this immediately." — David Bowdich, assistant director of the FBI's Los Angeles office, on the possible motive of gunman Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife in a rampage that left 14 dead at a social service center for the disabled in San Bernardino, California.
"I didn't lose my legs in a bar fight — of course women can serve in combat. This decision is long overdue." — U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., one of the first Army women to fly combat missions in the 2003-2011 Iraq war, who welcomed the decision by the Pentagon to open all military jobs to women, including combat roles.
"I just want them to understand before they get to the Internet age and they log on to something or have their friends tell them something. I want it to come from me so that when they come of age, I'll just tell them the real story." — Tiger Woods, in an interview with Time magazine, on the steps he's taken to explain to his two young children why he and ex-wife Elin Nordegren don't live together anymore.