Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
The first public US Congress hearing into UFO sightings in more than half a century is being held today. It will include testimony from two senior military officials who have been investigating sightings of mysterious phenomena in recent years.
Congress is holding its first UFO hearing in more than 50 years https://t.co/wHyc64yKEX— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) May 17, 2022
A 24-year-old Japanese man who was accidentally paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in COVID-19 relief cash has said he lost every penny on bets. The man was given over $450,000, which was meant to be shared among 463 people.
Man gambles away huge accidental Covid payment in Japan https://t.co/taE7ePg80X— BBC Asia (@BBCNewsAsia) May 17, 2022
American tycoon Elon Musk has said his US$44 billion bid to buy Twitter could be in doubt because of a dispute about the true number of spam accounts on the platform. Musk has pushed Twitter to provide evidence for its claims that only five per cent of accounts on the site are fake.
Elon Musk: Twitter deal cannot progress without proof on bot numbers https://t.co/rDAtwJiPuu— The Guardian (@guardian) May 17, 2022
Actor Amber Heard has claimed her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, assaulted her on their honeymoon. She told a US court that she feared the Edward Scissorhands star would accidentally kill her.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT - Amber Heard returned to the witness stand in Virginia and told the jurors that Johnny Depp slapped her across the face and repeatedly slammed her body against a wall during their 2015 honeymoon on the Orient Express https://t.co/rPopXIMdbF pic.twitter.com/BZ5QbYBQET— Reuters (@Reuters) May 16, 2022
Sri Lanka is down to its last day of gas, the country's prime minister has said. It comes amid a disastrous economic crisis on the island.
A day after Sri Lanka’s new prime minister revealed that the country’s economic disaster was even worse than imagined, the island nation found itself all but out of fuel, with life growing increasingly miserable for its 22 million residents https://t.co/QPf9w2suxF— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) May 17, 2022
NASA's Perseverance rover has begun to search for signs of life in what scientists believe is the most promising area of Mars. The robot will examine rocks in an ancient delta on the Red Planet.
NASA's Perseverance Mars rover to search for signs of ancient alien life on the Red Planet https://t.co/u4CxhvTBRW— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) May 17, 2022