Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
A woman says she accidentally destroyed a California Lottery ticket worth US$26 million. The woman claims she left the ticket in the pocket of a pair of pants she laundered. Lottery officials are currently reviewing security footage supposedly showing the woman buying the ticket.
$26 million California lottery ticket may have been destroyed in wash https://t.co/uzgeqLsNbQ— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 14, 2021
Airbnb has predicted an enormous surge in travel as the world eases COVID-19 restrictions. The American web giant said it expects a rebound in vacationing "unlike anything we have seen before."
Airbnb holiday bookings soar as Covid restrictions ease https://t.co/lwWLQMyn9k— Guardian Travel (@GuardianTravel) May 14, 2021
President Joe Biden has prompted confusion and ire with a tweet. He wrote: "The rule is now simple: get vaccinated or wear a mask until you do." Republican lawmakers were among those to react, with some likening the president to a "tyrant."
Fully vaccinated people can ditch masks indoors, physical distancing: CDC; Biden warns Americans to get vaccinated or mask up https://t.co/UuPmeEUsDD— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 13, 2021
The Queen's grandson, Prince Harry, has put his foot in his mouth – again. The renegade royal has this time told a podcast he is "becoming American," which has not been received well in parts of his homeland. He then went on to call the First Amendment to the US Constitution "bonkers," provoking anger in parts of the country to which he has migrated.
Prince Harry compared his royal experience to being on “The Truman Show” and “living in a zoo.” The Duke of Sussex said on a podcast that he contemplated quitting royal life on several occasions while in his 20s. https://t.co/Ic2pVZQ85c— The Associated Press (@AP) May 14, 2021
The Israeli military has intensified its operations in Gaza as Islamist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad continue to fire rockets at civilians in Israel. The latest episode of the Israel-Palestine conflict has now stretched on for five days. Over a hundred Gazans are estimated to have died in the violence so far, along with eight people in Israel.
Rockets fired toward Israel from Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip, are seen in the night sky early Friday.— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 14, 2021
Israel stepped up its bombardment of Gaza early Friday as tanks and artillery joined aerial attacks.
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