A Georgia woman woke up to a surprise when a wild cat native to Africa jumped onto her bed. The exotic feline fled, and local officials are setting up traps to try and catch it. Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma had until the end of today to turn himself in to prison. But in a last-minute development, the country’s top court agreed to hear his challenge to the 15-month sentence he faced for failing to appear at his corruption inquiry.
Jeff Bezos is going to space later this month. But first, he’ll step down as Amazon CEO on Monday — and pass the baton to executive Andy Jassy. Bezos will remain Amazon’s largest shareholder and executive chairman of its board.
New York City will pay tribute to essential workers who helped it emerge from the epicenter of the coronavirus last year. The parade honoring “hometown heroes” starts at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Canyon of Heroes.
Beatles legend Ringo Starr is not asking for much as he turns 81. All he wants is for fans to say, “peace and love” at noon Wednesday, his actual birthday. Or post it as a hashtag. Or think it. Anything to spread good vibes at midday your time.
An Independence Day like no other As the nation moves toward a return to normal, CNN will celebrate the reopening of the country with a live program featuring fireworks and musical performances. The “Fourth in America Special” airs 7 p.m. ET.
Tiny patriot May we all have the courage of a 3-year-old singing the national anthem in front of a crowd in a stadium. (Click here to watch.)
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