"We have confirmed that a certain flying object has been launched and fell after flying for just over a minute." _ Japanese Defense Minister Naoki Tanaka, after North Korea fired a long-range rocket that splintered into pieces over the Yellow Sea, South Korean and U.S. officials said.
"There's no tougher job than being a mom." _ President Barack Obama, trying to blunt the impact of a Democratic consultant's suggestion that Ann Romney isn't qualified to discuss the economy because she "hasn't worked a day in her life."
"All through the time that I've been with him, he has suffered headaches and dizziness and high blood pressure and all kinds of things that are ... usually the result of multiple concussions." _ Susan Clark, wife of former Detroit Lions defensive lineman and 1980s sitcom star Alex Karras, the lead plaintiff in the latest lawsuit brought against the NFL by ex-players who say the league didn't properly protect them from concussions.