"I'd rather be where we are today than where we were yesterday." - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, assessing the status of diplomatic efforts to ease the crisis in the Crimean Peninsula, now largely under the control of Russian troops.
"I am deeply dismayed that some members of the Senate have decided to make spurious allegations about CIA actions that are wholly unsupported by the facts." - CIA Director John Brennan, dismissing claims that his agency improperly monitored members of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
"It's unfair because people have been eating this and loving it for a long time." - Tracy Whiskey, a restaurant worker on the island of Trinidad & Tobago, where conservationists have launched a shark-saving campaign, trying to stop locals and tourists from eating a popular delicacy: deep-fried shark sandwiches.