5 things to know today – that aren’t about the virus

Your daily look at late-breaking news and stories that are being talked about:

1. COURT HEARING ON DISPUTED KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE — Native American tribes and environmental groups pressured a federal judge to shut down work on the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Nebraska.

2. ISRAELI PRESIDENT ASKS PARLIAMENT TO CHOOSE PRIME MINISTER — Israel’s president asks the Knesset to choose a new prime minister, giving parliament three weeks to agree upon a leader or plunge the country into an unprecedented fourth consecutive election.

3. ACTOR BRIAN DENNEHY DIES AT 81 – Brian Dennehy, who starred in films as a macho heavy and later in his career won plaudits for his stage work in plays by Shakespeare, Chekhov, O’Neill and Arthur Miller, has died at age 81.

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4. CACTUS EAGLES NEST – For the first time in decades, bald eagles have been found nesting in an Arizona saguaro cactus.

5. JORDAN’S LAST SEASON – Michael Jordan describes his final NBA championship season with the Chicago Bulls as a “trying year.”

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