Quotations in the News

August 2, 2016 GMT

“Seeing that level of human pathogenic virus is pretty much unheard of in surface waters in the U.S. You would never, ever see these levels because we treat our waste water.” — Dr. Valerie Harwood, Chair of the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida, after an AP study found the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, just days before the Summer Games.

“He is a black soul. And this is totally unfit for the leadership of this beautiful country.” — Khizr Khan, father of Humayun Khan, a decorated U.S. Army captain who was killed in Iraq in 2004, to CNN about Donald Trump. The Republican presidential nominee criticized Khan’s parents after remarks Khizr Khan made at the Democratic National Convention last week.

— Compiled from The Associated Press

“I was kind of dreading the upcoming season, knowing I’d go deeper in the hole.” — Tim Richmeier, a single father in Phoenix, who found the cost overwhelming as his 15-year-old son tried out for a travel hockey team. A survey by TD Ameritrade of 1,000 parents whose children are involved in such elite endeavors — and in some cases Olympic aspirations — finds most pay between $100 and $499 a month.

“A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.” — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

“I will not leave. I will be the last man in the city.” — Mohammed Zein Khandakani, a 28-year-old resident of Aleppo who volunteers with the city’s medical council, expressing skepticism about the Syrian’s government’s offer of safe corridors for residents and rebels.

“Go look at the graves of brave Americans who died defending United States of America. You will see all faiths, genders and ethnicities. You have sacrificed nothing.” — Khizr Khan, father of a fallen Muslim soldier, addressing Republican presidential Donald Trump at the Democratic convention.

— Compiled by the Associated Press