Here are the 5 things to know this Monday, according to USA Today.
Happy Cinco de Mayo
President Obama hosts a Cinco de Mayo reception tonight at the White House to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day (that's in September). In the holiday's native Puebla, Mexico, the date commemorates the Mexican army's victory over French forces in 1862, but on this side of the border, we celebrate Mexican pride.
Indiana to hold news conference on MERS case
A man hospitalized in Indiana with the first U.S. case of the mysterious MERS virus that has stricken hundreds of people in the Middle East is in good condition and improving by the day, according to government health officials. Indiana Health Commissioner William VanNess II said no new cases have been reported. Amy Reel, spokeswoman for the Indiana Health Department, said officials would have a news conference Monday to discuss the case.
Pistorius trial resumes
Oscar Pistorius' murder trial is set to resume Monday after a two-week adjournment. Oscar Pistorius' chief defense lawyer predicted that he would wrap up his case by the middle of May, giving the double-amputee athlete about two more weeks to show a judge that his story that he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by mistake is reasonable and possible — the test the defense must pass. Pistorius' lawyers have called three of up to 17 witnesses they might ask to testify at the Olympian's trial. The defense seeks to halt the prosecution's momentum by offering an alternative thread of evidence that backs his version.
'24' is back
It's a rare event in television. Much-loved spy thriller 24 had seen its final very bad day, and the real-time drama called it quits in 2010 after eight exhausting seasons. A long-gestating movie never got made, but a casual suggestion last year by a top Fox executive led the clock to start ticking again. A half-sized, 12-episode season, 24: Live Another Day, starts Monday (8 ET/PT) as a summer event series. "I was surprised," says star Kiefer Sutherland, who plays badass agent Jack Bauer. "We finished."
NBA playoffs: Indiana Pacers vs. Washington Wizards
The surprising Washington Wizards, who upset the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the NBA playoffs, travel to the Indiana Pacers on Monday night for Game 1 of a best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal.