"As soon as I opened the window, you could smell the gunpowder." — Alexandre Massaux, a resident of Verviers, Belgium, describing a deadly firefight between Belgian police and terror suspects.
"He said, 'I'm at peace with myself.'" — John Cornell, recalling a recent conversation with his son, Christopher Lee Cornell, who was arrested in an FBI sting and charged with plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol with pipe bombs and guns and kill government officials.
"Before I give my final statement, I'll tell you they poked me five times. It hurt. It feels like acid. ... I'm not a monster. I didn't do everything they said I did." — Oklahoma death row inmate Charles Frederick Warner, who was executed in the state's first lethal injection since a botched one last spring.