"We will not allow this international symbol of freedom to remain closed because of the dysfunction and gridlock of Washington," Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a statement, as state and federal officials agreed to reopen the Statue of Liberty despite an ongoing standoff between President Barack Obama's administration and the Republican majority in the House that has halted federal funding for national parks.
"You really don't get storms stronger than this anywhere in the world ever. This is the top of the barrel." — University of Miami hurricane researcher Brian McNoldy on the cyclone expected to hit eastern India.
"I'll be ready to roll, focused." — Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was mourning the death of his young son, on his plans to play Sunday against Carolina.