Exiled quarterback Colin Kaepernick works out for NFL teams
Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick will have a private workout in Atlanta on Saturday and it will include drills on the field as well as an interview. The NFL confirmed that ex-Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson will lead the on-field drills for the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback. Kaepernick, 32, hasn’t played in an NFL game since 2016 after he began kneeling during pregame renditions of the national anthem as a means of protesting police brutality and racial inequality in America. Two people familiar with the situation told USA TODAY Sports the rapper Jay Z had many discussions with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about what he saw as a need to try to help Kaepernick get back into the league. Those in Kaepernick’s camp have maintained that he still wants to play. All 32 teams were invited to the workout.
Prince Andrew in ‘no holds barred’ interview with BBC
Britain’s Prince Andrew’s interview with the BBC airs this weekend in which the royal emphatically denies that he slept with one of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged “sex slaves” when she was 17. Andrew, 59, the Duke of York and Queen Elizabeth II’s second son, has been mired in a toxic sex scandal dating to at least 2011, when his long friendship with the convicted sex offender Epstein lost him his role as a British trade envoy. “I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever,” Andrew told BBC reporter Emily Maitlis about his accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre. The interview, “Prince Andrew & The Epstein Scandal: The Newsnight Interview,” will be simulcast in the U.S. on BBC World News on Saturday (4 p.m. ET) and Sunday (6 a.m. ET).
Saugus High School shooting: Investigators still looking for motives behind deadly attack
Two girls are expected to be released from the hospital this weekend following the deadly high school shooting that rocked a Southern California community. At least two teenagers — a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy — were killed as gunshots at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, sent students and faculty fleeing.The attacker, 16, a fellow student who shot five students at random and then shot himself in the head, died on Friday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Investigators say they still don’t have a motive to the attack though there was no indication that the attacker was affiliated with a group or ideology, said Paul Delacourt, the agent in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles field office.
Democrats take on Vegas to make their case to Nevada voters
Top Democrats looking to move into the White House will be in Las Vegas this weekend to campaign directly to the Nevada State Democratic Party. At least 14 candidates will attend the “First in the West” event at the Bellagio to make their pitches on Sunday. While a great deal of focus is put on the Iowa caucuses and the primaries in New Hampshire and South Carolina ahead of Super Tuesday, the Nevada caucus is also one of the first four states to choose a nominee. In addition to frontrunners Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg showing up, former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, who just jumped into the race, is expected to make an appearance at the event.
Hey, the Leonid meteor shower will be visible
Be sure to keep an eye to the sky Sunday night: The peak of the Leonid meteor shower — an annual mid-November treat — will be visible across the night sky through Monday morning. The Leonids appear to be coming from the constellation Leo the Lion (hence their name) in the east, but they should be visible all the way across the sky and are visible to the naked eye, meaning you won’t need any special equipment. As with most meteor showers, the best time to watch the Leonids is usually between the hours of midnight and dawn, according to EarthSky.