"People were fainting, they were fainting from the smoke. It was total chaos, people were trampling on each other." — Victor Ionescu to Antena 3 TV after a heavy metal band's pyrotechnics show sparked a deadly fire at a Romanian nightclub, killing 27 people.
"There's no denying the serious risk they will be facing. (But their mission will) not be to lead the charge to take the hill." — White House spokesman Josh Earnest after the United States escalated its fight against the Islamic State group in Syria, pledging up to 50 special operations troops.
"Why should we have these people that hate everything we stand for?" — Donald Trump, suggesting that Republican debate moderators be required to prove that they vote Republican after the party's national committee expressed dismay at the line of questioning from CNBC commentators.