5 things to know today

Here are a few things to know about the day’s news from The Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. MARS IS ABOUT TO BE INVADED BY EARTH The U.S., China and the United Arab Emirates are sending spacecraft to Mars beginning this week. It’s the most sweeping effort yet to seek signs of ancient microscopic life at Mars.

2. PANDEMIC PAIN BY THE GENERATIONS Sometimes at odds, America’s two largest generations have something to agree on: the coronavirus pandemic has smacked many at a pivotal time in their lives.

4. FEDERAL GOV'T TO EXECUTE FIRST INMATE IN NEARLY 2 DECADES Daniel Lewis Lee is scheduled to die by lethal injection Monday for 1996 killings of a gun dealer, his wife and her 8-year-old daughter.