July 17th, 2012
04:42 PM ET

Mash-up: Jealousy in time of drought

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.

Income dries up with crop

Drought conditions in the nation's midsection are going from bad to worse. Derek Mullin, a farmer from Mount Pleasant, Iowa, told CNN's Chris Welch that in a good year he can get 200 bushels of corn per acre, but this year he expects that number reduced by 25%.

This is our personal business. It's right at our back door. As soon as we walk out of our house we see our investment, and when it goes downhill, it does take a toll on you. One of the hardest parts about this is you can do everything just right - planting dates, work hard at putting in a good crop, have a good stand established - and when mother nature works against you, then it all seems like it was for nothing.

Cows chill out, '70s-style

I brake for birds

A motorcyclist from Glide, Oregon, was injured in a crash that sheriff's deputies say may have been caused by a vulture hitting the man while he was riding, CNN affiliate KPIC reports. Deputies say Kyle Rovetto, 29, was riding down a road in Roseburg, Oregon, when a vulture flew up out of a ditch and may have struck Rovetto's helmet, causing him to crash. Rovetto was treated at a hospital for road rash and a broken collarbone, the station reported.

 iReporter captures the faces of New York

CNN iReporter Johnny Runciman of Columbus, Ohio, wanted to share his views of the people of New York City he saw while vacationing there. The result is a captivating gallery of seemingly timeless images. "New York represents a microworld of the Earth," Runciman says. "It's a black-and-white city, powerful and romantic. You couldn't do justice to New York in color."

People are caught in the act of dancing on a New York City street.

Dad wants his princess all to himself

A story by CNN's Shanon Cook about how hard it is for dads when their daughters start dating touched off a range of emotional responses from CNN.com readers. This one in particular caught our eye:


My precious daughter is 2.5 years old and a total daddy's girl.  All I hope for is her health,  happiness and well being.  How I may feel when she discovers romantic love is rather inconsequential I think, as long as she is prepared for it. By "prepared" I mean enclosed in body armor with a lock to which only I have the combination, equipped with helmet cam, dual stun guns and pepper spray operating by remote control.  Just let some pimply dude try to touch her.  I'll learn him ...

On the horizon: U.N. vote on Syria; Beige Book release

The U.N. Security Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a resolution threatening Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with punitive sanctions over violence being carried out against dissidents in his country. The mandate for the U.N.'s Syrian observer mission expires Friday.

The Federal Reserve is due to release the Beige Book, which summarizes current U.S. economic conditions by Federal Reserve districts, at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

July 18 anniversaries

1936 - Spanish Army officers led by Gen. Francisco Franco revolt, starting the Spanish Civil War.

1976 - 14-year-old Romanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci earns the first perfect score of 10 in modern Olympic history at the Summer Games in Montreal.

1984 - Gunman James Huberty kills 21 people at a McDonald's restaurant in San Ysidro, California, before being killed by a police sniper.

July 18 birthdays

  • Anti-apartheid activist and former South African President Nelson Mandela, 94
  • Former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn, 91
  • Former Olympic figure skater and broadcaster Dick Button, 83
  • Former baseball player and manager Joe Torre, 72
  • Publisher/politician Malcolm "Steve" Forbes Jr., 65
  • Actor Vin Diesel, 45
  • Basketball player Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway, 41
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  1. chrissy

    lmfao @ banansy, now thats some old school swamp water there boy! I remember my uncles drinkin it when i was a kid, but they went to school with the kids whose dad owned the brewery! Seriously tho, YUK!

    July 17, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I know, right?
      Even my dad wouldn't touch the stuff, and he loved his suds...lol!

      July 17, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. dazzle ©

    @Jim, this was a volunteer posse for Arpaio's office. The tactic is to steer away from the Federal charges that the sheriff is facing on Thursday. This whole birther thing has been beaten to death and is still continuing. AP RSS released this info two hours ago. It's probably being born again from the Romney cronies.

    July 17, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    And Arpaio doesn't have an axe to grind with the POTUS?
    Are you kidding me?
    And if sodomites stick together, what the hell are you doing here posting?

    What utter and complete rot.
    Trotting out the birth certificate lie again.

    July 17, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dr. Sharon E. Williams

    Happy Birthday to all of us born in July, Shine, Shine, Shine!

    July 18, 2012 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  5. Thelma Lou Brickmore

    Hi, there, sugar.

    July 18, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  6. Craig

    Conservative: to be careful, be restrained, to not to do risky actions
    So tell us conservatives is so darned 'conservative' by allowing this world be so polluted that this and more, much more, is inevitable

    July 18, 2012 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
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