October 16, 2014

THE WEEK

THE U.S. SAW EBOLA PATIENT NO. 3

‘If you think you deserve a raise, you should just ask.’

SATYA NADELLA, Microsoft’s CEO, walking back widely criticized comments that it’s “good karma” for women to have “faith that the system will actually give you the right raises”

81 million

The number of people who played at least a single song from the new U2 album that was automatically added to iTunes users’ libraries

27

The number of wrongful-death claims against GM for defective ignition switches deemed eligible by an arbitrator (the company’s initial estimate was 13)

‘ Football is something a big city should have.’

ERIC GARCETTI, Los Angeles mayor, declaring it “highly likely” that a National Football League team will call the city home within the next year, for the first time in two decades

The Walking Dead

The zombie drama broke cable records with 17.3 million viewers on Oct. 12

GOOD WEEK

BAD WEEK

Saturday Night Live

The sketch-comedy show scored the worst ratings in its 40-year history on Oct. 11

‘PALESTINIAN STATEHOOD IS NOT A GIFT TO BE GIVEN BUT A RIGHT TO BE RECOGNIZED.’

IAN LUCAS, British lawmaker, as the country’s Parliament passed a nonbinding resolution to recognize a Palestinian state

87%

The percentage of U.S. parents worried about injuries in kids’ sports; two-thirds see “too much emphasis on winning”

‘You’re so handsome that I can’t speak.’

GWYNETH PALTROW, speaking to Barack Obama when the President went to the actor’s house for a fundraiser

‘We are beginning to see a breakdown of law and order. The lawlessness that is surfacing is disturbing. This is not what Hong Kong is famous for.’

REGINA IP, Hong Kong lawmaker, on the protests that have roared in the city for weeks

Sources: New York Times (2); AP (2); Los Angeles Times; AV Club; Deadline

Contact us at editors@time.com.

This appears in the October 27, 2014 issue of TIME.

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