"We let down the people we are entrusted to serve. I know our citizens deserve better." — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in a State of the State address as a traffic scandal threatens to derail his political future.
"When she came, it was miserable. I am really ashamed that this happened." — Amit Bahl, owner of the Amax Hotel in New Delhi, after a 51-year-old Danish tourist was gang-raped near a popular shopping area in the Indian capital.
"I just saw blood everywhere. Everyone started screaming and running." — Essance Sosa, 12, describing the scene inside the gym at Berrendo Middle School in New Mexico after a 12-year-old classmate fired on students with a shotgun, wounding two.