"These forces that are liberating you today, they have one goal in Mosul which is to get rid of Daesh and to secure your dignity. They are there for your sake." — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in announcing the start of an offensive to retake the northern city from Islamic State fighters.
"There's a cloud over Mar-a-Lago." — Lynne Goldberg of Boca Entertainment Inc., as the Donald Trump-owned venue in Palm Beach, Florida, has some charities concerned about hosting fundraisers there.
"Did he really die at end of the novel when he was stabbed with knife? Bram leaves the question ambiguous. But if he's still floating around, he would make an appearance." — Dacre Stoker, a descendant of "Dracula" novelist Bram Stoker, as Bran Castle in Romania will have overnight guests on Halloween, the first time since 1948 that anyone has slept in the Transylvanian fortress.