"Neither today, nor yesterday, nor in the previous days did Ukrainian forces shell any residential areas." — Col. Andriy Lysenko, spokesman for the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council, commenting on fresh shelling that killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk.
"The trendlines in this crisis are grave, and without immediate international action we are facing the potential for a public health crisis that could claim lives on a scale far greater than current estimates, and set the countries of West Africa back a generation. This is a perilous crisis but one we can contain if the international community comes together to meet it head on." — U.S. U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power on the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
"We are closely following the situation and effective immediately, Radisson is suspending its limited sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings while we evaluate the facts and circumstances." — The Radisson hotel chain's statement after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas.