"We've become numb to this." -- President Barack Obama on mass shootings in America, after at least 10 people were killed by a 20-year-old gunman at Umpqua Community College in southwestern Oregon.
"I would like to say thanks to all my lawyers, all my supporters and all my family members. Get this over with." -- Alfredo Prieto, a twice-condemned serial killer, just before being executed in Virginia after a series of last-minute appeals failed.
"It's going to be a scary storm. It looks nice now, but later on it's going to be terrible, just terrible." -- Bahamas construction worker Jason Petty as the island braced for the impact of hurricane Joaquin.