“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.
“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.
“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.