July 18th, 2012
05:47 PM ET

Mash-up: Terror, lightning, Mandela

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.

Israel vows 'to settle the account'

A deadly explosion on a bus carrying Israeli tourists at an airport in Bulgaria is "clearly a terrorist attack," Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Wednesday.

We are in a continued fight against them. We are determined to identify who sent them, who executed and to settle the account.

6-year-old photographer snaps nice shots

Yes, this photo was taken by a 6-year-old girl.

CNN iReporter Michael Butler shares a series of photos that his 6-year-old granddaughter, Rian Grace, took from her outing to the San Antonio Zoo with his wife. "I have a budding nature photographer on my hands. My little granddaughter saw my wife taking photos and asked if she could also," he says. "She took over 400 pics, but these were her best shots. She is only 6 years old and already has a pretty good eye."

Third time's a charm?

Bob Edwards gets hit by lightning for the third time - and lives to tell about it, CNN affiliate WSOC reports.

What to do with Paterno statue?

People within and outside the Penn State community continue to debate whether the campus statue honoring late football coach Joe Paterno should be removed in light of recent revelations about his alleged role in covering up assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's molestation of young boys.


They should quietly remove it and replace it with something generic/football or PSU-related. Seems like the least the university can do to let everyone know that what Paterno did was completely unacceptable and can be in no way overshadowed or forgotten simply because of his accomplishments in football.


Only he should have been fired for what he did not do. People suffered because he kept quiet. That is what we cannot forgive or forget. Don't get me wrong, I grew up admiring and liking Jo Pa, but finding out now that he could have stopped Sandusky and did nothing kind of wipes the slate clean.

Celebrating Nelson Mandela

Bad idea; that's just gonna make 'em mad

On the horizon: Sheriff Joe profiling trial, Fukushima discussion

A civil lawsuit against Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio will get under way Thursday in Phoenix. The Justice Department contends Arpaio and his department's officers have targeted Latinos in their efforts to enforce Arizona's tough immigration law.

At a meeting of the National Academy of Sciences on Thursday in Washington, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will discuss its response to last year's tsunami-caused nuclear accident in Japan.

July 19 anniversaries

1799 - The Rosetta Stone, the key to deciphering ancient hieroglyphics, is found in Egypt.

1848 - The Women's Rights Convention, led by Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, opens in Seneca Falls, New York.

1946 - Marilyn Monroe gives her first screen test at 20th Century-Fox Studios.

1993 - President Bill Clinton announces the "don't ask, don't tell" policy for homosexuals in the U.S. military.

July 19 birthdays

  • Former senator and presidential candidate George McGovern, 90
  • Singer Vikki Carr, 71
  • Romanian tennis player Ilie Nastase, 66
  • Actor Anthony Edwards, 50
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  1. banasy©

    Hi, fake BOMBO.
    The real BOMBO doesn not have reading comprehension problems; charming Rian is a *she*.

    July 18, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @banasy and @bobcat(how are my oh so sensitive) friends? That posters umbrage is worth zip and that pfunk(sp) things post about us means zip to me, I just don't care. Hope you guys are doing fabulous.We are in designated turf for mashing it up.

      July 18, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Hello dazzle

      It's good to see you. How are you doing ? My sensitivity issues have been addressed and I am good to go.

      July 18, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hey, dazzle!
      I'm just fine and dandy, thanks!
      You read what happened yesterday; does it seem like I'm sensetive to that hooey?

      July 18, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @banasy, you are as tough as nails my friend. Last night proved so many points. I will catch up with you later. 12 hours down, same stuff as yesterday! This is just not my flavor.

      July 18, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ dazzle

      In regards to your double shifts, you need to slow it down girl. I don't want you getting ill on us.

      July 18, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Bobcat is absolutely right, dazzle; we do not want to you to wear yourself out like our darling JIF!
      Get some rest, love.

      July 18, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hope


    Just as I expected on the part of Israel. What's the count now?

    Israel, get over yourself and make peace with your neighbors, for a change!


    July 18, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      "We are in a continued fight against them. We are determined to identify who sent them, who executed and to settle the account."
      It cuts both ways...
      Israelis were the victims here, and a tour bus full of boys, no less...what have they to do with the machinations of the Israeli gov't?
      As much as the Syrian boys have to do with Al-Assad's regime...
      The US would no absolutely nothing different...
      I think this is poorly worded, however.
      I would have said it thusly:
      "We are in a continued fight against them. We are determined to identify who sent them, who executed and to bring the to stand trial in a court of law."

      I'm sure I'll get some...*ahem*...flak for this, but c'mon, now...

      July 18, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Hellooooooooooo banasy ©

    July 18, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hellooooooooooooo, Rawr!

      July 18, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      I noticed we were getting chastised last night for the poster above us. Did that hurt you feelings as much as it did mine ?

      July 18, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      She's welcome to her opinion.
      If *that* hurt your feelings, dearheart, you haven't been through the crud on here that I have...
      And yeah.
      I cried for hours.

      July 18, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Plus, we're in the approved area, so it should be okay! 😉

      July 18, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Boo flippin Hoo. Let the Mash Up begin.

      July 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      After all, you know I am such a sensitive soul.

      July 18, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Lol...well, you *are* a sensetive soul, but that's not really what I meant...
      Aw, c'mon.
      Embrace your calm!

      July 18, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dazzle ©

    @bc(iah) now don't go sensitive on me. JK. I am almost finished working a double shift and then back to the dazzle domain. How's your stuff going? Working tonight?

    July 18, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      *Another* double shift, dazzle?
      Oh, boy!
      Hope they didn't wear you out like they did yesterday...

      July 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ dazzle

      yeah< I'm down here at the coal mines trying to dig out a living. You're doing double shifts ? I feel for you lady. What is it you are doing now ?

      July 18, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @banasy, they did. After a drink and some take out, I should be back around.

      July 18, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Banasy is smart. Real smart. She weighs in well with just about anything CNN can throw at us.
    Maybe I'll post my real name a couple more times...Te he he he he. Mwa. 😉

    July 18, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      @Jeff Frank:
      Why I oughta...lmao!
      I'm DONE with you, lol...
      You got me!
      I'll admit it!

      July 18, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      I feel for you too. I am on call at the Medical Centre for the summer and doing intakes. However, the head honcho thought I needed to work in the trenches of the psych ward. Definitely not for me but its money.

      July 18, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Israeli Jews #1

    "Al-Fitnah" def. To renegade from Islam and join with the infidels.
    Peace be with the renegades. Shalom

    July 18, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    What that song and who sings it? Creedence? Put me in coal. Is that it?

    July 18, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Done posting my real name. Yeah right. And no. I'm not out to destroy the POTUS. I simply don't agree with everything he says and does.

    July 18, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I don't think there is a person in the USA, no matter what party they are affiliated with, that completely agrees with any sitting POTUS.
      You got me on the other thread, I will freely admit it; oh, you made me laugh!
      I was like "whaaaaat?"
      I should have caught on sooner; you are one of the few that actually posts their entire name.
      Lee Fong cracks me up, too...

      July 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Banasy is "high carbon" steel. About 63 Rockwell "C". The good stuff.

    July 18, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I was a laborer when I was around 16...Rosie the Riveter I was *not*!
      I'll take your word that it's the good stuff... 😉

      July 18, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Actually, I'm going to bail of you good folks; I'm tired, and I want to read a bit before lights out.
    Stay thirsty, my friends.
    I also want to watch the lightning storm; fascinating to me!
    Good night, all.

    Dazzle, get some rest!

    July 18, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Good night. Sleep tight. Don't let the bed bugs bite.

    July 18, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Can't wait to get home and watch that video.

    July 19, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  13. ronvan

    Don't mess with the Zohan!! You can put money in the bank that if Isreal even thinks they might know, with or without, hard facts, that they will go after these people.

    July 19, 2012 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |