Quotations of the day

“We said, ‘Stop, we’re your brothers.’ They shot at us from every direction.” — Nashat Mohammed, who was wounded in the knee during a sit-in to support ousted President Mohammed Morsi, who was removed by the military July 3 after a year in office following mass demonstrations by millions of Egyptians.


“There are two real big questions here: Why did they let the airplane get that slow and where was the non-flying pilot, the monitoring pilot, who should have been calling out ‘airspeed, airspeed, airspeed.’ ” — John Cox, a former US Airways pilot and former Air Line Pilots Association air crash investigator in comments as investigators trying to understand why Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash-landed focused on the actions of an experienced pilot.


“The time has come to pass on the mantle of leadership. Today I’m announcing I will not seek re-election as governor of Texas.” — Gov. Rick Perry saying he won’t seek a fourth full term in office next year, but notably didn’t say whether another run for the White House in 2016 could be next.

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