Colin Kaepernick switches workout location at last minute, reps hit NFL over ‘process’

Colin Kaepernick attends the US Open tennis tournament in New York this past August (KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images) “Today’s session was designed to give Colin what he has consistently said he wants – an opportunity to show his football readiness and desire to return to the NFL,” the league said. “Twenty-five (25) clubs were present for the workout, and all 32 clubs, their head coaches, general managers, and other personnel executives would have received video footage of the interview and workout, shot by the Atlanta Falcons video crew.” The league went on to claim that it had sent Kaepernick’s reps “a standard liability waiver based on the waiver used by National Invitational Camp at all NFL Combines and by …

READ: Adam Schiff’s opening statement in the impeachment hearing

(CNN)As prepared for delivery The matter is as simple, and as terrible as that. Our answer to these questions will affect not only the future of this presidency, but the future of the presidency itself, and what kind of conduct or misconduct the American people may come to expect from their Commander-in-Chief. There are few actions as consequential as the impeachment of a President. While the Founders did not intend that impeachment be employed for mere differences over policy, they also made impeachment a constitutional process that the Congress must utilize when necessary. The facts in the present inquiry are not seriously contested. Beginning in January of this year, the President’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, pressed Ukrainian authorities to investigate …

Suspicionless phone searches at the border are unconstitutional, court rules

(CNN)A federal court ruled Tuesday that suspicionless searches of international travelers’ smartphones and laptops at US ports of entry are unconstitutional. They argued the Customs and Border Protection and ICE policies that allow border searches of electronic devices without a warrant violate the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable search and seizure.It was a win in part for the travelers, as the judge limited searches at the border to those based on “reasonable suspicion,” but did not rule that officials needed to obtain a warrant. “This is a great day for travelers who now can cross the international border without fear that the government will, in the absence of any suspicion, ransack the extraordinarily sensitive information we all carry in …

Airlines accused of ‘putting profit before planet’

Cost savings made on a single flight can be as small as just over £10 – though savings can run to hundreds of pounds. Researchers have estimated that one in five of all European flights involve some element of fuel tankering. The practice on European routes could result in additional annual greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to that produced by a town of 100,000 people. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption John Sauven called for rules and regulations to be “tougher” International Airlines Group (IAG), the company that owns BA, says it wants to be the world’s leading airline group on sustainability. BA boasts it even prints its in-flight magazine on lighter paper to save weight. Yet BBC Panorama has seen …

Broadway actress Laurel Griggs dead at 13

Andy Griggs, Liz Griggs and Laurel Clair Griggs attend an event July 5, 2008, in East Hampton, NY. (Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) Fellow “Once” actress Eliza Holland Madore paid tribute to Griggs on Instagram. “I am deeply saddened by the sudden loss of one of my Ivanka sisters,” Madore wrote. “Laurel – you were always smiling and always made other people laugh.” You can find Sasha Savitsky on Twitter @SashaFB. On Our Radar

‘Elizabeth Warren’ on ‘SNL’ Has A Flaky ‘Medicare For All’ Solution: ‘Money Doesn’t Exist’

Kate McKinnon’s Saturday Night Live” to prove she’s a cool, crafty “mom” — with some “Medicare for All” money issues. She flipped a complicated chart showing funding schemes for the health care plan: “Look at this here. Do you understand this? I do. I could explain it to you but you’d die.” Still, her health care plan “compares favorably” to rival McKinnon’s Warren said that when Sen.  “I’ll do it because that’s what moms do,” said McKinnon. “Daddy takes you to see ‘Boogie Nights’ when you’re 10. I provide the long, tender follow-up explanations about sex and whether Mark Wahlberg’s penis is a realistic length.” Donald Trump and his move to Florida: “Don’t stand too close to an orange tree ’cause …

Mick Mulvaney’s Top Aide Refuses To Testify In Impeachment Inquiry

Mick Mulvaney, is refusing to testify on Monday before House lawmakers in the Blair was one of several U.S. officials on Trump’s July 25 call with the president of Ukraine, which prompted a whistleblower complaint alleging misuse of power. first to report his refusal. Politico and CNN later confirmed the decision with Blair’s attorney Whit Ellerman. told CNN. “In light of the clear direction he has been given by the executive branch, Mr. Blair has respectfully declined to appear and testify,” Ellerman said in a statement. “Nevertheless, he will fulfill all his legal duties once that conflict is appropriately resolved.” told Politico that Blair was not testifying before the House “pursuant to direction from the White House” and said he …

Trump Refuses To Guarantee No Shutdown Over Impeachment: ‘We’ll See’

Donald Trump is refusing to guarantee that he will not shut down the government in retaliation for the Asked on Sunday during a press conference outside the White House whether there is legitimacy to concerns that he will hold up a government spending deal in order to trigger a shutdown later this month, Trump said, “We’ll see what happens,” before pivoting to a rant against Democrats. Pressed to confirm that no shutdown would occur, Trump declined to offer any assurances. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) raised the possibility that Trump could once again bring the government to a grinding halt, stating that he is “ “I hope and pray he won’t want to cause another government shutdown because it might be a …

Who is the richest UK celebrity aged 30 or under?

Last year, Adele topped the list with an estimated fortune of £147.5m – but she turned 31 in May so can no longer be included. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ed’s record breaking tour brought a huge boost to his bank balance According to the magazine, Ed’s personal wealth has jumped from £94m in 2017 to £170m this year. It names his two-year Divide tour and song-writing for other artists for the huge jump on his monthly statements. The Divide Tour started in March 2017 and ended in August of this year, setting records for the highest-grossing concert tour and the most tickets sold by a tour. His recent song-writing credits include 2002 for Anne Marie, Thursday for Jess …

Pupil background ‘should be part of league tables’

Attainment 8 measures pupils’ grades across eight key subjects, while Progress 8 looks at their progress between the end of primary school (age 11) and the end of Key Stage 4, when they sit their GCSEs (age 16). It is a “value-added” measure which means that pupils’ results at age 16 are compared nationally with the results of other pupils who had similar levels of achievement at age 11, to look at the progress individual children have made. But researchers at the Centre for Multilevel Modelling, Bristol University, say this measure does not go far enough. They say schools should be judged on a more contextual Progress 8 measure that takes into account other factors that can play a part …

The White House’s impregnable stone wall is starting to crumble

(CNN)When the House of Representatives launched its impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over the Ukraine scandal, the White House decried it as “invalid” and “baseless,” and ordered some subpoenaed officials not to testify to Congress. This obstructionist strategy worked once before, as the White House effectively stonewalled the House Judiciary Committee’s investigation of Robert Mueller’s findings on Russian election interference by instructing executive branch employees not to comply with subpoenas. Former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch defied the White House’s instruction to remain silent and instead testified to the House about the efforts of Trump’s counsel, Rudy Giuliani, to have her removed from her post; one House member said she gave a “gripping and emotional account of presidential abuse …

U.S. Never Agreed To Protect Kurds For Life, Trump Says Of Syria Withdrawal

Donald Trump on Monday brushed away criticism of his decision to pull American troops out of northern Kurdish forces “for the rest of their lives.” “We have a great relationship with the Kurds, but we never agreed to, you know, protect the Kurds,” he said of the U.S. ally. “We fought with them for three and a half to four years. We never agreed to protect the Kurds for the rest of their lives.” Trump’s remarks Kurdish and Turkish forces have since violently clashed, with both sides accusing the other of violating a U.S.-brokered cease-fire.  SAFIN HAMED via Getty Images A convoy of U.S. military vehicles arrives near the Iraqi Kurdish town of Bardarash after withdrawing from northern Syria on …