"I'm going to frame the receipt when I go home, to remind myself of what might be possible: Legal everywhere." — Musician James Aaron Ramsey, 28, as the nation's first legal recreational marijuana shops opened in Colorado.
"There will be travel problems. It will be very cold." — Hugh Johnson, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Albany, N.Y., as residents and emergency management officials in New England and parts of New York prepared for a major winter storm.
"It's not clear whether people were pushed out of the building from the explosion, or whether they fell or jumped out of windows to escape." — Robert Ball, a spokesman for Hennepin County Emergency Medical Services, after a fire engulfed a three-story building with several apartments in Minneapolis, sending more than a dozen people to hospitals.