"I have been guilty of a long list of indelible crimes against DPRK government and Korean people." — An apology North Korea says was written by Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old U.S. tourist who has been detained for more than a month, for alleged crimes during the Korean War and for "hostile acts" against the state during a recent trip.
"The band were laughing, and we were all joking that the band had made the roof come down... They carried on playing, and then it started to come down more, and someone started screaming, and then the whole pub just filled with dust. You couldn't see anything, you couldn't breathe." — Grace MacLean, who told the BBC she was inside a Glasgow pub when a police helicopter crashed through its roof during a packed concert.
"We ruined the holiday." — Suhail Zaidi, the owner of Bags and Bangle at Woodland Hills mall in Tulsa, Okla., who complained he had to open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving for holiday shoppers.