Start your week smart: Israeli war ultimatum, Paul Pelosi’s attacker, Dow milestone, Rudy Giuliani served, Alice Stewart

The month of May can be a busy one for many people, and parents in particular. There’s Mother’s Day, the end of the school year and all the related activities encroaching on work and what little free time exists. “Maycember” is the term coined to encapsulate the chaos, and we have a few tips for surviving the mayhem.

Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart.

The weekend that was

• Israeli war cabinet divisions broke out into the open after Benny Gantz demanded that the cabinet lay out a plan for the war against Hamas by June 8, threatening to withdraw from the government if his demands are not met. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the ultimatum. Follow live updates.
• A federal judge will reopen the sentencing in the case against David DePape, the man convicted of the 2022 attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul, because he did not get a chance to speak during his sentencing hearing. DePape was sentenced to 30 years for assault and 20 for attempted kidnapping.
• The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 40,000 mark Friday for the first time in its 139-year history. The blue-chip index initially crossed the key threshold the day before but ended lower.
• Rudy Giuliani was served with notice of his indictment related to an alleged scheme to overturn the 2020 election results in Arizona, according to Arizona’s attorney general. A GOP operative told CNN she was hosting Giuliani’s 80th birthday party in Florida when the former New York City mayor was served.
• Alice Stewart, a veteran political adviser and CNN political commentator who worked on several GOP presidential campaigns, has died. She was 58.

The week ahead

Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen goes back on the stand for what will likely be another bruising day of cross-examination in Trump’s hush money trial. Court was not in session Friday so Trump could attend his son Barron’s high school graduation. Closing arguments could begin as early as Tuesday.

Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky and Oregon will hold their primaries, and voters in California’s 20th Congressional District will head to the polls in a special runoff election to fill the vacant seat in Congress left by former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Friday is the traditional getaway day for Memorial Day weekend, although many hit the road a day earlier. AAA projects 38.4 million people will travel by car over Memorial Day weekend, the highest number for that holiday since AAA began tracking in 2000.

Will the third time be the charm for Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft? A May 17 launch was scrubbed after teams found a small helium leak in the Starliner’s service module. The original May 6 launch of the mission, dubbed the Crew Flight Test, was aborted when engineers found an issue and stopped the countdown. If successful, the May 25 launch could be the final major milestone before NASA deems Boeing’s spacecraft ready for routine operations as part of the federal agency’s Commercial Crew Program.

President Biden will deliver the commencement address at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

One Thing: Cohen’s credibility
In this week’s “One Thing” podcast, CNN’s Kara Scannell tells us what she saw in the courtroom as Michael Cohen testified in Trump’s New York criminal hush money trial. Listen here.

Photos of the week

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What’s happening in entertainment

In theaters
“Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” roars onto the big screen Friday. Anya Taylor-Joy stars as the titular character in the origin story of the renegade warrior, a role played by Charlize Theron in 2015’s “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Chris Hemsworth trades in Thor’s hammer for a prosthetic nose to play Dr. Dementus, the villain in this prequel, which again is directed by George Miller. (“Furiosa” is from Warner Bros. Pictures, which, like CNN, is part of Warner Bros. Discovery.)

“The Garfield Movie” stands as proof that some cats have far more than nine lives. Since hitting the comics page of newspapers nationwide in 1978, “Garfield” has become an industry, with licensing deals on stuffed toys, greeting cards, mugs and car window stickers. “The Garfield Movie” features the voices of Chris Pratt, Samuel L. Jackson and Hannah Waddingham. Much lasagna will be consumed.

What’s happening in sports

At a glance …
The final round of the PGA Championship gets underway this morning, with Collin Morikawa and Xander Schauffele tied atop the leaderboard at 15 under par. Shane Lowry equaled the lowest score ever carded at a men’s major with a spectacular nine-under 62. The tournament got off to a blistering start on Thursday when Schauffele shot 62 to take the early lead and world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler eagled the first hole in his first tournament since becoming a father. The following morning, though, Scheffler was arrested and charged with a felony and other counts after a traffic incident outside the golf course that he said in a statement was a “big misunderstanding” during a “very chaotic situation.” After being released, Scheffler calmly carded a 66.

The NBA Playoffs are inching closer to the Eastern and Western conference finals, with the Boston Celtics awaiting the winner of today’s Game 7 matchup between the Indiana Pacers and the New York Knicks. In the West, Denver and Minnesota square off tonight in Game 7 of their series. The winner will face the Dallas Mavericks.

We all know top-tier professional athletes make a lot of money, but if you ever wondered just how much, we’ve got you covered. According to Forbes’ list of the world’s highest-paid athletes, soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo earned $260 million over the last 12 months — $200 million from his club contract and $60 million in off-field earnings. Ronaldo is followed by golfer Jon Rahm, who joined the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Tour in a lucrative three-year deal in December, and Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi.

Speaking of soccer — or football as most of the world calls it — the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution this month proclaiming May 25 as World Football Day. Saturday will mark the 100th anniversary of the first international football tournament in history with the representation of all regions, which took place on May 25, 1924, during the Summer Olympics in Paris.

In the NHL playoffs, the Florida Panthers eliminated the Boston Bruins to advance to the Eastern Conference finals against the New York Rangers. In the West, Edmonton and Vancouver are headed to a decisive Game 7 on Monday night. The winner will play Dallas.

For more of your favorite sports, head on over to CNN Sports as well as Bleacher Report, which — like CNN — is owned by Warner Bros. Discovery.

Quiz time!

Looking for a challenge to start your week? Take CNN’s news quiz to see how much you remember from the week that was! So far, 37% of fellow quiz fans have gotten eight or more questions right. How will you fare?

Play me off …

‘Stray Cat Strut’
As a nod to the upcoming “Garfield” movie, here’s a song about another “black and orange stray cat” … (Click here to view)

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