The CNN Daily Mash-up is a roundup of some of the most interesting, surprising, curious, poignant or significant items to appear on CNN.com in the past 24 hours. We top it with a collection of the day's most striking photographs from around the world.
Sunday's mass shooting at a Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee caused a new wave of shock and revulsion on the heels of the July 20 movie theater attack in Aurora, Colorado. Kanwardeep Singh Kaleka, a nephew of temple shooting victim Santwant Kaleka, the temple president, expressed the pain of many when he said:
I just never thought it would be at a temple, at a place of worship. I don't want people to have to carry a gun at a place of worship. ... Why can't people just show each other love and care and treat each other as humans?
If you watched the Mars rover Curiosity landing early Monday morning (or late Sunday, depending on where you were), you probably noticed the dude with the mohawk haircut at mission control. You probably wanted to know what the deal was with him. You probably were hoping CNN would provide an interview with him. If so, you'll probably enjoy this:
CNN iReporter Kevin Kasmai says the South African southern coastline reminds him of an otherworldly landscape. He visited South Africa in 2010 and captured photographs while traveling south from Cape Town to the Cape of Good Hope. "The images of the clouds rushing down Table Mountain on a windy day in Cape Town and the views overlooking the Cape of Good Hope towards the southern ocean were unlike any I had seen before," he says. See Kasmai's stunning gallery here.
A woman in Marion County, Florida, allegedly refused to stop when a sheriff's deputy tried to pull her over for speeding, CNN affiliate WFTV reports. According to the arrest report, the woman was apprehended later and told police she didn't want to stop her pickup because she was driving topless.
Attorneys for accused Tucson mass shooter Jared Lee Loughner are expected to enter a guilty plea at a court hearing Tuesday, if a federal judge determines Loughner is competent to stand trial. Loughner is accused of killing several people, including a federal judge, outside a supermarket in Tuscon, Arizona, in January 2011. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was seriously wounded in the rampage.
Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Mayor Steve Scaffidi said a vigil for victims of the Sikh temple attack will be held Tuesday night at the Oak Creek Community Center. Tuesday's National Night Out is being held as scheduled in Oak Creek, but there will be no fireworks.
August 7 anniversaries
1947 - Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl completes a 100-day, 4,000-mile journey on a wooden raft called the Kon-Tiki.
1959 - The satellite Explorer VI sends back the first photograph of Earth from outer space.
1964 - Congress passes the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, expanding President Lyndon Johnson's authority to use force in Vietnam.
1990 - Operation Desert Shield - later Desert Storm - forces begin amassing in Saudi Arabia in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.
1998 - Bombs at the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, kill more than 200 people, including 12 Americans.
2005 - ABC anchor Peter Jennings dies of lung cancer at 67.
2007 - Barry Bonds hits his 756th home run, breaking Hank Aaron's all-time record.
August 7 birthdays
- Humorist/writer/radio personality Garrison Keillor, 70
- Singer B.J. Thomas, 70
- Actor John Glover, 68
- Actor Wayne Knight, 57
- Cuban-American distance runner Alberto Salazar, 54
- Actor David Duchovny, 52
- Actress Charlize Theron, 37