Knicks Morning News (2018.06.30)

  • [ESPN] Kanter exercises option to remain with Knicks
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 2:11:44 PM)

    Enes Kanter has exercised his $18.6 million player option to remain with the Knicks.

  • [NYDN] Red: CC Sabathia proves old is new again in Yankees’ rout of Red Sox
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Mookie Betts hacked feebly at CC Sabathia’s 97th and final pitch, and the Red Sox right fielder was only able to send a dribbler 55 feet to the right of the mound.

    But the 37-year-old Sabathia, all 300 pounds of him, quickly pivoted from his follow-through, scooped up the ball and threw it underhand…

  • [NYDN] Thailand cave rescue efforts pick up pace as flooding eases
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:45:00 AM)

    MAE SAI, Thailand — The effort to locate 12 boys and their soccer coach missing in a cave in Thailand for a week has picked up pace, with a break in the rain easing flooding in the system of caverns and more experts from around the world joining the mission.

    The search effort in the northern province…

  • [NYDN] Maryland attack tells journalists to take threats seriously
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:25:00 AM)

    NEW YORK — Threats of violence against journalists for doing their jobs are commonplace, and a coping strategy for many is the thought that the words are mostly empty — until that small comfort was shattered by the shooting deaths of five people in a Maryland newspaper newsroom.

    Reporters largely…

  • [NYDN] California zoo vets raising neglected baby red panda
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:05:00 AM)

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The newest furry member of the Sacramento Zoo is relying on human care after her mother started neglecting the tiny red panda.

    Sacramento Zoo spokeswoman Laurel Vincent said Friday that the female cub was born Monday to 7-year-old Pili and 9-year-old Takeo.

    Veterinarians took…

  • [NYDN] Why Citizenship NOW! is essential
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    We’re living in frightening times in the United States, and the group that feels this most viscerally are immigrants. Immigrants and their relatives have been under attack since Jan. 20, 2017, the day Donald Trump was sworn in.

    Since then, we’ve witnessed border patrol agents cruelly separate children…

  • [NYDN] Political star Ocasio-Cortez asked about running for president on ‘The View’
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 1:50:00 AM)

    NEW YORK — A few days ago, few people outside of Queens and the Bronx knew who Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was.

    Now she’s being asked about running for president.

    The 28-year-old Democrat appeared on the ABC program “The View” Friday to talk about her upset victory in a primary over a 10-term New…

  • [NYDN] For Junior’s sake: Deliver full and fair prosecution for assailants
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Let there be no misunderstanding, now that young Lesandro Guzman-Feliz lies in the earth, the blood let from his neck like an animal:

    The slaughter of a promising 15-year-old Bronx boy known as Junior at the hands of criminal gang members who mistook him for their intended target cannot be left…

  • [NYDN] ‘Sharks!’ and the city: The New York Aquarium comes back swimmingly
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Our great city on the sea usually shrugs at the water-borne wonders that lie literally all around us. So it’s high time, whatever the tide, to make a break for Coney Island, where today the New York Aquarium debuts a new exhibit of marine creatures built to live in this tough town, “Ocean Wonders:…

  • [NYDN] Aye for immigrants: Citizenship NOW! lends a boost
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The Daily News is proud to co-sponsor Citizenship NOW!, in its 16th year. Nearly 50 attorneys and 250 other volunteers will spend this summer’s day at John Jay College helping immigrants navigate the intimidating road toward U.S citizenship.

    This nation has never more needed the hard-working, revitalizing…

  • [NYDN] U.S. stocks tick higher, but trade worries stop an early rally
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    NEW YORK — U.S. stocks finished mostly higher Friday, but they surrendered most of an early gain as worries about rising tariffs once again dampened investors’ enthusiasm as the second quarter came to an end.

    Banks led the early rally. The Federal Reserve gave the green light for most large U.S….

  • [NYDN] West Point gets first black superintendent in school’s 216-year history
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:45:00 AM)

    WEST POINT, N.Y. — Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, a 1983 U.S. Military Academy graduate who has held high-ranking Army posts in Europe and Asia, will become the first black officer to command West Point in its 216-year history, academy officials announced Friday.

    Williams will assume command as the…

  • [NYDN] Protests planned nationwide over Trump immigration policy
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:25:00 AM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — Liberal activists, parents and first-time protesters motivated by accounts of children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border plan to rally in hundreds of cities nationwide Saturday to press President Donald Trump’s administration to reunite the families quickly.

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on the MTA, free speech and Sweden
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    MTA angels on the Q70 bus

    Chicago: The morning of June 19 brought me a pleasant surprise, which I feel compelled to share with you as an example of excellent customer service. I was visiting New York for business in the Jacob Javits Convention Center. In the middle of a transfer from the Q70 bus…

  • [NYDN] Judge blocks Kentucky from requiring poor people to get job to receive Medicaid
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 11:40:00 PM)

    FRANKFORT, Ky. — A federal judge says Kentucky can’t require poor people to get a job to keep their Medicaid benefits, chastising President Donald Trump’s administration for rubber-stamping the new rules without considering how many people would lose their health coverage.

    The decision is a setback…

  • [NYDN] Trump says he’ll bring up election meddling with Putin during summit in Finland
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 11:05:00 PM)

    MORRISTOWN, N.J. — President Donald Trump said Friday he plans to bring up Russian election meddling during his upcoming summit with Vladimir Putin, part of a wide-ranging list of topics that could include sanctions and the status of Crimea.

    Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One that he planned…

  • [NYDN] Professor allegedly stalked student with 800 messages a day; ‘Be happy that somebody likes you this much to stalk you’
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    ORLANDO, Fla. — A University of Central Florida professor is facing stalking charges after a Ph.D. student says he sent her more than 800 messages per day and watched her work out through the window at her gym.

    Ali Borji, a 39-year-old assistant professor in the school’s Department of Computer…

  • [NYDN] NSA deleting more than 685 million call records
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency is deleting more than 685 million call records the government obtained since 2015 from telecommunication companies in connection with investigations, raising questions about the viability of the program.

    The NSA’s bulk collection of call records was initially…

  • [NYDN] We didn’t murder Junior Guzman-Feliz, say 2 accused killers in jailhouse interviews
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    They’re accused of the vicious machete killing of Bronx teen Lesandro (Junior) Guzman-Feliz, but on Friday two of his suspected killers said they didn’t do it .

    Jonaiki Martinez-Estrella, the 24-year-old who cops say delivered the fatal blow to the neck of the 15-year-old best known as Junior,…

  • [NYDN] Bear cub with burnt paws rescued from Colorado wildfire
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 10:05:00 PM)

    DURANGO, Colo. — An orphaned bear cub suffered painful burns to her paws in one of the half-dozen significant wildfires scorching Colorado, but she is being nursed back to health, state officials said Friday.

    Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers believe the bear will recover well enough to be released…

  • [NYDN] Mike Trout once asked Yankees legend Derek Jeter for a signed ball… during a game
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 10:04:00 PM)

    Shooters shoot.

    Like most Jersey kids born in the 1990s, Mike Trout idolized Derek Jeter.

    The current face of MLB even repped No. 2 growing up in honor of the Yankees legend.

    So when Trout rolled up to second base during his rookie season and met Jeter for the first time, he asked for an autograph.

  • [NYDN] U.S. says court ruling allows authorities to detain families until their cases are finished — and that may take months or years
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    PHOENIX — The Trump administration says a ruling this week by a federal judge in San Diego requiring the government to reunify families separated at the border means authorities can legally keep families detained until their cases are complete.

    The interpretation means immigrant families could…

  • [NYDN] Madonna denied documents from her Central Park West co-op board
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    A Manhattan judge has told Madonna to take a bow from her suing her co-op board.

    The pop star can no longer seek documents from her Central Park West co-op board explaining why they changed the rules to bar her kids from using her posh $7.3 million pad, a state supreme court judge ruled Friday.

  • [NYDN] Marchers honor victims of Capital Gazette attack
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Quietly clutching candles or hoisting #AnnapolisStrong signs, more than 1,000 people streamed through Maryland’s capital, remembering five people slain in a newspaper office not just as gatekeepers of the news but as a crucial piece of their tight-knit community.

    Friends, former…

  • [NYDN] Aaron Boone may have to reconsider Yankees lineup change after Greg Bird breaks out of slump
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    With the Red Sox stacking up three left-handed starting pitchers this weekend in the Bronx, the Yankees summoned Brandon Drury from Triple-A Scranton to provide a righty-swinging option to the slumping Greg Bird at first base.

    Those plans still might not have changed fully after the oft-injured…

  • [NYDN] Miguel Andujar, Gleyber Torres come through again as Yankees no longer surprised by Baby Bombers
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres anchored the Yankees offense in an 8-1 win over the Red Sox Friday night, but inside the clubhouse it was just another day at the office for the youngest of the Baby Bombers.

    “Not surprised anymore,” manager Aaron Boone said after the game. “Gleyber with the big…

  • [NYTimes] The N.B.A.’s Decider: How LeBron James Controls Fortunes
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:32:12 AM)

    The greatest basketball player in the world might join a new team, instantly making it a title contender. Or he might stay with the Cavaliers.

  • [NYTimes] LeBron James Opts for Free Agency. Next Stop … Lakers?
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 10:38:05 PM)

    The free-agent market opens at 12:01 a.m. Eastern on Sunday. James might end up in Cleveland after all.

  • [NYTimes] Say ‘Kia’ Around the Liberty, and Many Heads Turn
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:32:30 AM)

    The Liberty don’t have many wins this season, but at least they have set a W.N.B.A. record for most Kias in league history.

  • [NY Newsday] The N.B.A.’s Decider: How LeBron James Controls Fortunes
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:32:12 AM)

    The greatest basketball player in the world might join a new team, instantly making it a title contender. Or he might stay with the Cavaliers.

  • [NY Newsday] LeBron James Opts for Free Agency. Next Stop … Lakers?
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 10:38:05 PM)

    The free-agent market opens at 12:01 a.m. Eastern on Sunday. James might end up in Cleveland after all.

  • [NY Newsday] Say ‘Kia’ Around the Liberty, and Many Heads Turn
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 2:32:30 AM)

    The Liberty don’t have many wins this season, but at least they have set a W.N.B.A. record for most Kias in league history.

  • [SNY Knicks] Is James Dolan preparing to sell Knicks and Rangers?
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 2:23:38 PM)

    James Dolan plans to separate the Madison Square Garden Company from the Knicks and Rangers.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Kanter opts in, wants to Make Knicks Great Again
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 2:15:50 PM)

    Enes Kanter just announced that he’s opting in to his $18.6 million deal with the Knicks — and he did it using a play on Donald Trump’s slogan.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Knox, Ntilikina headline Summer League roster
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 2:10:25 PM)

    Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina, Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson headline the 2018 Summer League roster.

  • [SNY Knicks] LeBron James opts out, could be taking his talents elsewhere
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 10:46:14 AM)

    LeBron James opted out, and will now be targeted by the Lakers, Rockets, 76ers, and others as the 33-year-old decides on his next landing spot.

  • [SNY Knicks] Enes Kanter fires back after Knicks opt-in report
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 10:52:50 AM)

    Center Enes Kanter said he still has yet to make a decision on whether he decided to opt into his $18.6 million player option with the Knicks after a report said he would exercise that option.

  • [NYPost] Knicks could make a run at one of these three free agents
    (Saturday, June 30, 2018 12:07:25 AM)

    Here are three potential free agents the Knicks could target when NBA free agency begins. Each player’s name includes their age, height, weight and free-agent status: Michael Beasley, 29, 6-9, 235 Unrestricted free agent The Knicks either sign their surprisingly dynamic forward who started after Kristaps Porzingis went down or find his replacement. Beasley scored…

  • [NYPost] Knicks fans, Wall Street celebrated team’s possible sale too soon
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 6:10:10 PM)

    Well, it was a great couple of days for Knicks fans. For about 48 hours, New York hoops fans worked themselves into a state of giddy hopefulness — believing Wednesday’s announcement by Madison Square Garden that it was weighing a move to spin off the Knicks and its other sports teams was an oblique message…

  • [NYPost] Mike Francesa rips apart Knicks ‘salary thief’ Phil Jackson
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 12:21:45 PM)

    Mike Francesa criticized former Knicks president Phil Jackson during an appearance on “Desus and Mero” on Thursday, claiming the legendary coach “stole” the hefty salary he received from the team from 2014 to 2017. “He [Knicks owner James Dolan] brought Phil Jackson in, he gave him a ton of money, he gave him carte blanche,…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter creatively announces his Knicks return
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 10:03:07 AM)

    “The Decision” was obvious. Enes Kanter finally announced he’s opting into his contract, doing so flamboyantly on Twitter with a photo of himself at a podium with the sign “Make Knicks Great Again.” Kanter, after exploring other options, didn’t find a long-term deal that would make it worth leaving $18.6 million on the table. Kanter…

  • [NYPost] Knicks’ free-agency options if they ignore Michael Beasley
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 7:45:08 AM)

    Michael Beasley was invited by Knicks president Steve Mills and coach David Fizdale to join them on a float in the Gay Pride parade last Sunday in New York. Perhaps it was a way for Fizdale to see how much Beasley has changed. As the Knicks figure out how to fill their stopgap starting power…

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  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter sets decision time with Knicks opt-in still likely
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:19:54 PM)

    With signs pointing toward Enes Kanter opting into his contract, the Knicks center stated in a text message to The Post his final decision won’t be rendered until Friday night. The Post has reported he will declare his intentions on social media. Friday is his deadline and strong indications point to Kanter opting into the…

  • [NYPost] Knicks expect ‘excited’ Porzingis to drive 2019 free agency splash
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:28:54 PM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills said formerly disgruntled Kristaps Porzingis is thrilled at the team’s direction. He expects Porzingis to draw a marquee free agent in 2019 like “a magnet,” as the franchise essentially sits out this summer’s frenzy. With brass again making no indication they’ll even attempt to have a meeting with LeBron James on July…

  • [NYPost] How Kentucky tried building Kevin Knox into next Durant
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:03:15 AM)

    Rookie Kevin Knox will make his Knicks debut July 7 at the Las Vegas summer league against the Hawks. Knox, 18, will either look like the next Kevin Durant or Jayson Tatum, depending which Kentucky coach you believe. One week after John Calipari compared Knox to Tatum in predicting he will explode in the NBA…

  • [NY Newsday] Enes Kanter sets decision time with Knicks opt-in still likely
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:19:54 PM)

    With signs pointing toward Enes Kanter opting into his contract, the Knicks center stated in a text message to The Post his final decision won’t be rendered until Friday night. The Post has reported he will declare his intentions on social media. Friday is his deadline and strong indications point to Kanter opting into the…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks expect ‘excited’ Porzingis to drive 2019 free agency splash
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:28:54 PM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills said formerly disgruntled Kristaps Porzingis is thrilled at the team’s direction. He expects Porzingis to draw a marquee free agent in 2019 like “a magnet,” as the franchise essentially sits out this summer’s frenzy. With brass again making no indication they’ll even attempt to have a meeting with LeBron James on July…

  • [NY Newsday] How Kentucky tried building Kevin Knox into next Durant
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:03:15 AM)

    Rookie Kevin Knox will make his Knicks debut July 7 at the Las Vegas summer league against the Hawks. Knox, 18, will either look like the next Kevin Durant or Jayson Tatum, depending which Kentucky coach you believe. One week after John Calipari compared Knox to Tatum in predicting he will explode in the NBA…

  • [ESPN] Mills: Porzingis, Knicks have repaired relationship
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 4:20:58 PM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills said Thursday that the team has repaired its relationship with Kristaps Porzingis. Mills, speaking on The Stephen A. Smith Show, said the Knicks will be positioned to attract top free agents next offseason.

  • [ESPN] Sources: Kanter leans toward opt-in with Knicks
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 11:46:13 AM)

    Enes Kanter will survey the market until his Friday deadline, but he likely will exercise his $18.6 million player option to remain with the Knicks, sources told ESPN.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks targeting a big free agent in 2019
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:15:56 PM)

    Knicks president Steve Mills expects a low-key offseason as the team loads up for 2019

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Mills doesn’t think Porzingis will ask for a trade
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 5:40:28 PM)

    Knicks President Steve Mills is not concerned about the possibility of Kristaps Porzingis seeking a trade away from the team one day.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Enes Kanter may have made mind up on whether to opt out
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 11:52:29 AM)

    Enes Kanter has until Friday to decide whether to opt in or out of a Knicks deal that would pay him $18.6 million next season.

  • [NYDN] Gunman with grudge against Capital Gazette newspaper kills five, wounds two in ‘targeted’ newsroom shooting
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Terrified employees at a Maryland newspaper threw themselves under their desks when a shotgun-wielding maniac with a grudge against the outlet stormed their office and opened fire Thursday, killing five people and wounding two others in what authorities and witnesses described as a “targeted attack.”

  • [NYDN] Civility and its discontents: Why our public political behavior matters as much as ever
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    So frayed has political discourse become that the nation finds itself debating whether civility is good in the first place — and the suspicion spans the partisan divide. President Trump often rejects civility as “political correctness,” but increasingly his opponents share his suspicion.

    Sometimes…

  • [NYDN] Airport workers won’t wait: The Port Authority must raise their pay
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    The Daily News’ Fight for Fair Pay Campaign for decent wages for 40,000 airport employees started in January 2014. Victory was supposed to be sealed with a Port Authority vote Thursday to enact a series of raises for cleaning crews, security guards and bag handlers at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark…

  • [NYDN] Deaths in the family: Horror visits a Maryland newsroom
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Our hearts sag heavy for the five who lost their lives and still others wounded by gunfire in an Annapolis, Md., newsroom kindred to the one in which we write these grieving words. The Capital Gazette happens to share ownership with the Daily News, but more fundamentally we are family as fellow…

  • [NYDN] Teachout receives backing of prominent gay rights lawyer Roberta Kaplan
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The lawyer who successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act is endorsing Fordham Law Prof. Zephyr Teachout for state attorney general, the Daily News has learned.

    Roberta Kaplan plans to make the announcement during a conference call with Teachout Friday…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on the Red Hen, Maxine Waters and Ron Perlman
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Red Hen and the fact of conscience

    Manhattan: The News’ editorial “The Red Hen and all of us” (June 26) misses the point. Donald Trump is mean and vicious to anyone he disagrees with or is investigating him. Sanders and the other Trump administration were not denied service for being Republicans…

  • [NYDN] Puerto Rico introduces bill to become U.S. state by 2021
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 11:40:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — Puerto Rico’s non-voting representative in Congress is introducing a bill that seeks to make the U.S. territory a state by 2021.

    Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez said Wednesday that 14 Democrats and 20 Republicans currently sponsor the bill among the 435 members in the House…

  • [NYDN] Man shot in head drives 20 miles in wrong direction for help
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 11:30:00 PM)

    MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — Authorities say a central Georgia man who was shot in the head drove nearly 20 miles in the wrong direction to a hospital for help.

    The Telegraph of Macon reports 36-year-old Shasta Richardson was shot in the head by another man after trying to retrieve his belongings from…

  • [NYDN] Capital Gazette shows fortitude after its newsroom was ripped apart by gunfire: ‘Yes, we’re putting out a damn paper tomorrow’
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 11:20:00 PM)

    The Capital Gazette is refusing to let a fatal newsroom shooting get in the way of finishing tomorrow’s newspaper.

    “Yes, we’re putting out a damn paper tomorrow,” the outlet tweeted just after midnight on Friday, fulfilling a promise made by a reporter earlier in the day.

    The font page headline…

  • [NYDN] Pope Francis names 14 new cardinals, urges them to defend the dignity of the poor
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 11:15:00 PM)

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis gave the Catholic Church 14 new cardinals Thursday, exhorting them to resist any temptation toward haughtiness and instead embrace “the greatest promotion” they could hope to obtain: tending to those neglected or cast aside by society.

    Among those receiving the cardinals’…

  • [NYDN] U.S. judge releases 9-year-old Brazilian boy to mom after they were separated at border
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 11:15:00 PM)

    CHICAGO — A Brazilian mother and 9-year-old son separated at the U.S.-Mexico border were together again Thursday after a federal judge in Chicago ordered the U.S. government to release the boy, in one of the first examples of an urgent petition for court intervention successfully reuniting parent…

  • [NYDN] Ohio professor arrested after traveling to Missouri to have sex with 14-year-old girl: feds
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A professor at Miami University in Ohio has been indicted on charges of traveling to Missouri to have sex with what he thought was a 14-year-old girl.

    The U.S. attorney’s office says federal grand jurors returned the indictment Tuesday against 52-year-old Kevin Connor Armitage,…

  • [NYDN] Accused Trinitarios gang member admits to his role in vicious mistaken-identity stabbing that left teen dead
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    The reputed Trinitarios gang member seen dragging Lesandro (Junior) Guzman-Feliz from a bodega so the rest of the street crew could hack and stab the boy to death admitted on Thursday that he took part in the attack in an exclusive jailhouse interview.

    Kevin Alvarez, 19, ’fessed up to being the…

  • [NYDN] Ex-con accused of fatally stabbing man outside Brooklyn homeless shelter
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 9:35:00 PM)

    An ex-con who served state prison time for a Manhattan robbery that left a man shot in the face is now charged with fatally stabbing a man outside a Brooklyn homeless shelter.

    Police on Thursday arrested Rickie Drawhorn, 38, charging him in the Feb. 25 murder of 21-year-old Miguel Acosta.

    Acosta…

  • [NYDN] TLC star Jazz Jennings says she’s ‘doing great’ after gender confirmation surgery
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    Jazz Jennings, the 17-year-old star of “I Am Jazz,” shared her first post-op photo Thursday after undergoing gender confirmation surgery.

    “I’m doing great, thanks for all of the love and support,” the TLC star captioned the photo.

    Jennings, who was born male and identifies as female, confirmed…

  • [NYDN] Yankees are finally calling up Brandon Drury for Red Sox series: report
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    Brandon Drury is finally being summoned from Triple-A Scranton, according to Ken Rosenthal.

    Drury has played his previous three games for the RailRiders all at first base, so he could be an option to start against the Red Sox lefties Chris Sale and David Price over the weekend. Aaron Boone indicated…

  • [NYDN] Enes Kanter trolls Knicks, NBA fans with cryptic Bucks emoji tweet
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    Oh Deer.

    Enes Kanter caused a stir late Thursday night when the Knicks big man posted a cryptic tweet implying he may be taking his talents to Milwaukee.

    Kanter coyly posted an emoji of a deer without any caption or context, sending overreacting fans into a frenzy. He then quickly replied to that…

  • [NYDN] Trinitarios gang member busted in Upper East Side stabbing and robbery, cops say
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:35:00 PM)

    A member of the same bloodthirsty gang that murdered a teenager outside a Bronx bodega and knifed another on the Bronx River Parkway has been charged with stabbing and robbing a man on the Upper East Side, cops said.

    Missael Alvarez, 16, who cops describe as a member of the Trinitarios street gang,…

  • [NYDN] Lawyer recalls Jarrod Ramos’ ‘simmering anger’ while defending Capital Gazette from defamation suit
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    Jarrod Ramos left a paper trail of mad ravings aimed at the Capital Gazette for at least six years before he allegedly stormed the newsroom Thursday slinging smoke grenades and firing a shotgun.

    The 38-year-old Laurel, Md., man arrested in the massacre began an obsessive campaign against the Annapolis…

  • [NYDN] Capital Gazette newspaper survivor erupts on Anderson Cooper — ‘Thanks for your prayers but I couldn’t give a f–k about them’
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    Emotion were running high as Anderson Cooper welcomed two survivors from Maryland’s Capital Gazette newspaper shooting Thursday night.

    The idea of people praying for change totally set reporter Selene San Felice off.

    “I don’t know what I want right now but I’m gonna need more than a couple days…

  • [NYDN] Man fatally shot on Brooklyn streetcorner, marking second murder this year for once-notorious precinct
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    A 27-year-old man was fatally shot on a Brooklyn streetcorner Thursday night, marking just the second murder this year in an East New York police precinct that saw triple-digit homicide numbers in the 1990s.

    The victim was shot on the corner of Pitkin and Montauk Aves. at about 9:30 p.m., after…

  • [NYDN] Florida man back in jail after not paying for taxi that picked him up from jail
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:25:00 PM)

    MELBOURNE, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida man was returned to jail shortly after his release because he couldn’t pay the taxi driver that took him home from the jail.

    Florida Today reports that 40-year-old Charles Folk was arrested Thursday morning and charged with petty theft.

    Melbourne police…

  • [NYDN] Cops name nephew as suspect in fatal stabbing of Bronx lottery winner
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 7:15:00 PM)

    Investigators believe an elderly Lottery winner stabbed to death in his Bronx home this month was killed by his nephew, and they’re asking the public’s help finding the man.

    Police on Thursday named 45-year-old Idris Abdul-Muhaymin as the prime suspect in the slaying of Owen Dillard, 73, who was…

  • [NYDN] ‘Halo’ live-action TV series finally set to move ahead at Showtime
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 6:40:00 PM)

    Showtime is finally bringing “Halo” to the small screen.

    The network announced Thursday that it has picked up a 10-episode season of a live-action, scripted drama series based on the video game franchise.

    “Lone Star” creator Kyle Killen will serve as showrunner, writer and executive producer alongside…

  • [NYDN] Saquon Barkley plans to save Giants contract earnings, live solely off of endorsements
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 6:00:00 PM)

    Saquon Barkley may soon be a very rich man, but don’t expect him to spend money like one.

    While Barkley elected to buy his parents a new house earlier this week, the 21-year-old rookie said he plans to be frugal with his money throughout his career. Unlike most players, Barkley said he plans to…

  • [NYTimes] San Antonio Spurs Almost Ready to Cut Ties With Kawhi Leonard
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 3:46:49 AM)

    The Spurs have been reluctant to give up on fixing the damaged relationship with their All-Star forward but are close to letting him go.

  • [NYTimes] Say ‘Kia’ Around the Liberty, and Many Heads Turn
    (Friday, June 29, 2018 10:23:21 AM)

    The Liberty don’t have many wins this season, but at least they have set a W.N.B.A. record for most Kias in league history.

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.06.28)

  • [SNY Knicks] Former teammate on LeBron James to Knicks: ‘Best place for the king is in Gotham City’
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:36:15 PM)

    Count Ray Allen among those who think LeBron James should take his talents to Madison Square Garden.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Enes Kanter tabs apprentice — if he doesn’t opt out
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:41:12 PM)

    If Enes Kanter stays a Knick, he knows exactly who he will mentor next season.

  • [SNY Knicks] Enes Kanter says ‘it’s Knicks first’ in deciding where to play next season
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:50:07 AM)

    Enes Kanter has until Friday to decide whether or not he wishes to opt out of his deal with the Knicks. But the addition of head coach David Fizdale may entice him to stay.

  • [NYDN] Ghosts in the Queens machine: Rep. Joe Crowley’s profiteering political partners
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    The national implications of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary victory over Rep. Joe Crowley are easy to discern. A former organizer with the 2016 Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, she’s part of a rising tide of progressive millennial activists who are bringing their hopes, values and organizing…

  • [NYDN] Teen convicted for widespread bomb threats at Jewish community centers
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:55:00 AM)

    The American-Israeli hacker who terrorized dozens of Jewish community centers across the United States has been found guilty.

    The defendant, an 18-year-old dual citizen at the time of his arrest last year and unidentified because he was a minor when some of the crimes were committed, was convicted…

  • [NYDN] The two faces of Janus: The Supreme Court overreaches on union politics
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The Supreme Court’s Janus ruling, which bars compulsory fees to unions from government workers, deals a serious blow to the power of organized labor, period.

    The decision will leave workers and their representatives the poorer by forcing them to forgo funding from those who do not voluntarily choose…

  • [NYDN] Mexican TV host apologizes for racist gesture against Koreans
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:30:00 AM)

    A Mexican television host sullied his country’s joy at progressing to the next round of the World Cup with a racist gesture towards the nation that helped it get there.

    Mexico advanced to the round of 16 in the tournament on Wednesday despite an uninspired 3-0 drubbing by Sweden because South Korea…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on the NYPD Trial Room, immigrants and Sandy Alderson
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Bring justice to NYPD Trial Room

    Purdys, N.Y.: Mary Jo White has a stellar reputation for integrity, as do her colleagues Robert Capers and Barbara Jones, who will all be reviewing the actions in the kangaroo court called the NYPD Trial Room (“3 ex-fed bigs on panel to review NYPD discipline,”…

  • [NYDN] Woman charged with killing 3 young sons fights court order to undergo psychiatric test
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 11:30:00 PM)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three young sons over a 13-month period has appealed a court order that she undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

    At issue is whether a confession made by defendant Brittany Pilkington can be used at her trial.

    The Bellefontaine (behl-FOWN’-tihn)…

  • [NYDN] Naked, unarmed man dies after police officers take him into custody
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 11:15:00 PM)

    McLEAN, Va. — An unarmed, naked man died after an encounter with police in northern Virginia in which the man was trying to hurt himself, authorities said Wednesday.

    Fairfax County Police said Wednesday that 31-year-old Christopher Paul of Alexandria was pronounced dead at a hospital after becoming…

  • [NYDN] U.S., UK crews join Thailand’s search for boys’ soccer team missing inside rain-flooded cave
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:55:00 PM)

    MAE SAI, Thailand — A U.S. military team and British cave experts joined the rescue effort in northern Thailand for 12 boys and their soccer coach missing for five days inside a cave being flooded by near-constant rains.

    A Thai army general coordinating the rescue said Thursday morning that overnight…

  • [NYDN] Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning victory emboldens left as Democrats eye new identity
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    NEW YORK — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surprised herself. And a lot of other people, too.

    The 28-year-old liberal activist, who worked as a bartender at times last year, knocked off the No. 4 House Democrat Tuesday in New York City. And in so doing, the former Bernie Sanders campaign organizer threw…

  • [NYDN] North Carolina GOP withdraws support for legislative candidate linked to website that says ‘God is a racist white supremacist’
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:40:00 PM)

    RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Republican Party has withdrawn support from a legislative nominee after a website connected to him said God is a racist white supremacist and Jews are descended from Satan.

    The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the party announced Tuesday it will not support…

  • [NYDN] Scarlett Johansson trashes ‘demeaning,’ ‘crazy’ claim she auditioned to date Tom Cruise
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:40:00 PM)

    Scarlett Johansson made sure her message wasn’t lost in translation.

    The “Avengers” actress didn’t mince words when rebuking a former Scientologist’s claim Wednesday that she auditioned to date Tom Cruise following his split from Nicole Kidman.

    “The very idea of any person auditioning to be in…

  • [NYDN] Matthew Heimbach too busy binging ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ to return to white nationalist activism after jail time
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:35:00 PM)

    After spending more than a month in a Kentucky lock-up, white nationalist Matthew Heimbach is too busy binge-watching “The Handmaid’s Tale” to return to politics.

    The ex-Traditionalist Workers Party boss kicked off his first week of freedom by firing up the dystopian series, according to the Southern…

  • [NYDN] Amazon vans may soon be delivering packages to shoppers
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:35:00 PM)

    SEATTLE — Your Amazon packages, which usually show up in a UPS truck, an unmarked vehicle or in the hands of a mail carrier, may soon be delivered from an Amazon van.

    The online retailer, wanting more control over how its packages are delivered, is rolling out a program Thursday that lets entrepreneurs…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Snarky skipper Mickey Callaway should be under the microscope after mismanaging bullpen in awful Mets’ loss
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    Maybe the Mets should be managing by committee, too.

    Wednesday night, in the first game under the Mets’ new general manager triumvirate, Mickey Callaway not only mismanaged his bullpen, he then was condescending when explaining just how he blew it.

    Slow to recognize that Jeurys Familia, on the…

  • [NYDN] Benefits of two-way toll on Verrazano Bridge shown in study
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    Bumper-to-bumper jams drive people crazy. But more than 200 cars could be taken off traffic-choked Canal St. if congestion pricing and a two-way toll on the Verrazano Bridge were in place, according to a study released Thursday.

    The report from Sam Schwartz Engineering, commissioned by the Hudson…

  • [NYDN] ‘Flip or Flop’ star Christina El Moussa gets her own HGTV series, ‘Christina on the Coast’
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:45:00 PM)

    Christina El Moussa has flipped her way into a solo show.

    The “Flip or Flop” star has launched her own design series on HGTV, “Christina on the Coast,” the network announced Wednesday.

    “Design is my favorite part of the house-flipping process, and I can’t wait to be able to now work directly with…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Daring squirrel steals doughnut from police
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:45:00 PM)

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Police in Anchorage, Alaska, are on the lookout for a squirrel that made off from their parking lot with a doughnut.

    In a video posted on the department’s Facebook page on Sunday, the squirrel is seen with what appears to be a glazed doughnut clenched in its teeth as it runs…

  • [NYDN] Jeurys Familia implodes in Mets loss one day after blowup at Pirates’ Josh Harrison
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    On Tuesday, Jeurys Familia lost his cool. A night later he lost the ballgame.

    A day after he barked at the Pirates’ Josh Harrison for his takeout slide into Asdrubal Cabrera which caused the benches clear, Familia couldn’t get an out Wednesday with a two-run lead, giving up three singles and a…

  • [NYDN] Luis Severino, who’s faced Red Sox twice this season, will start against rivals in Yankee Stadium matchup on Sunday night
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:25:00 PM)

    PHILADELPHIA – Luis Severino has said he isn’t scared of any team, and he’ll get another shot against the Red Sox on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.

    “I think that’s fair to say that we want him to go against Boston,” Aaron Boone said of Severino, who will be making that start on regular rest. “I’m…

  • [NYDN] Widespread danger of gang violence hits home in the Bronx
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    Angel Rosario of West Farms, the Bronx, knows the brutality of gang violence.

    In January 2017, Cindy Diaz, the mother of Rosario’s four children, was an innocent victim, fatally shot by a stray bullet in the middle of a gang dispute.

    “A guy was trying to shoot another guy and missed him and got…

  • [NYDN] Montana woman armed with machete forces terrified ex-boyfriend to have sex
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    GREAT FALLS, Mont. — Investigators in Montana say a woman armed with a machete broke into her ex-boyfriend’s home, ordered him to undress and continued to have sex with him even after he tried to get her to stop.

    KFBB-TV reports Samantha Mears is accused of breaking into the man’s Great Falls home…

  • [NYDN] Mets bullpen collapses in ninth, spoils Zack Wheeler’s stellar outing in 5-3 loss to Pirates
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7:15:00 PM)

    One of Zack Wheeler’s best starts of the season was wasted by Jeurys Familia.

    The Mets closer was downright disastrous in the ninth inning when called upon to shut the door with a two-run lead, giving up three singles and a walk before being pulled with the bases loaded and no outs. Anthony Swarzak,…

  • [NYDN] North Carolina woman tried to poison sons with lighter fluid in their soda: police
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7:05:00 PM)

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina woman has been arrested and is accused of trying to poison her two sons with cream soda laced with lighter fluid.

    The Fayetteville Observer reports 34-year-old Octavia Latosh Robinson of Fayetteville has been charged with two counts each of distributing food…

  • [NYDN] ‘Girls & Boys’ review: Carey Mulligan’s must-see Off-Broadway triumph
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    The less said about “Girls & Boys” and its star Carey Mulligan the better — and that’s the opposite of a dis

    One reason for being tight-lipped that this play from London at the Minetta Lane Theatre by Tony winner Dennis Kelly (“Matilda The Musical”) goes to unexpected places. No one should spoil…

  • [NYDN] Trump disses Rep. Joe Crowley, who ‘got his ass kicked by a young woman’ in Democratic primary
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 6:55:00 PM)

    President Trump keeps punching defeated Rep. Joe Crowley while he’s down, this time to supporters at a North Dakota campaign-style rally.

    The gloater-in-chief jabbed the 10-term Bronx-Queens lawmaker for losing the Democratic nomination while bragging that a handful of his endorsed candidates —…

  • [NYTimes] With Business Booming, the N.B.A. Extends Adam Silver’s Contract
    (Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:10:19 AM)

    The league’s commissioner, who secured a huge TV deal and negotiated a labor agreement with the player’s union, was given five more years at the helm.

  • [NYPost] MSG Company may spin off Knicks, Rangers
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 6:32:50 PM)

    The Madison Square Garden Company is exploring a possible spin-off that would create a separately traded public company made up of its sports franchises, including the Knicks and Rangers. The other half of the company would be comprised of a live entertainment business that includes venues, MSG and its Hulu theater, Radio City Music Hall,…

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter clue: Ready to mentor Knicks ‘athletic’ rookie
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7:23:18 AM)

    Enes Kanter said he wouldn’t mind being a mentor to new Knicks rookie center Mitchell Robinson, who was drafted Thursday in the second round with the 36th pick. Kanter, who will decide Friday on whether he will opt into the final, $18.6 million year of his Knicks contract, sounded like he’ll eventually be teammates with…

  • [NY Newsday] MSG Company may spin off Knicks, Rangers
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 6:32:50 PM)

    The Madison Square Garden Company is exploring a possible spin-off that would create a separately traded public company made up of its sports franchises, including the Knicks and Rangers. The other half of the company would be comprised of a live entertainment business that includes venues, MSG and its Hulu theater, Radio City Music Hall,…

  • [NY Newsday] Enes Kanter clue: Ready to mentor Knicks ‘athletic’ rookie
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7:23:18 AM)

    Enes Kanter said he wouldn’t mind being a mentor to new Knicks rookie center Mitchell Robinson, who was drafted Thursday in the second round with the 36th pick. Kanter, who will decide Friday on whether he will opt into the final, $18.6 million year of his Knicks contract, sounded like he’ll eventually be teammates with…

  • Unsung Knick History – How the Olympics Helped the Knicks Land an Icon

    This is the latest in a series of examinations into different games, events and decisions that impacted Knicks history in some way, shape or form. Stories that are not as famous as, say, “The Dunk” or Willis Reed playing Game 7, but still have a place in Knicks history, especially for die-hard fans. Here is an archive of all the stories featured so far (I have no idea when I’ve last updated it, though).

    Nowadays, the NBA Draft is a really big deal, with combines and legendary “three on three” scrimmages, but in the old days, NBA teams had much less information available to them when they made picks. Obviously, they had scouts attend college games, especially match-ups between major prospects, but most of the attention was reserved for stuff like college all star games or college playoff games (honestly, the whole “stressing the importance of playoff games” thing still exists today, although it seems like to a lesser degree than it did in the past). However, every four years, there was another event that helped teams a lot, the Olympic Basketball team tryouts! All the best draft prospects were there competing against each other! And in 1964, the Olympic tryouts worked out in such a way that it really benefited the Knicks when it came to a particular big man who would end up becoming rather important to the franchise (as in, you know, their only winner of the league’s Most Valuable Player award).

    Willis Reed attended high school in small town Louisiana, growing up in Bernice, LA. Reed was obviously a dominant high school player, with one particularly famous incident involving Reed’s sneakers being stolen before a game and him still scoring over 50 points barefoot! He wasn’t sure what to do after high school, so he asked a family friend, a white businessman, for advice. When the man asked Reed what he wanted to do, he replied (From the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame):

    “I want to play professional basketball,” he replied. Then he stood up. “Look at me,” he said. “If I can’t play pro basketball, I’m going to have to be a common laborer.”

    “It will take a lot of hard work,” Salley warned.

    “I’ve been working hard all my life,” Reed said. “I’ll do whatever it takes.”

    On the man’s advice, Reed attended the small, historically black Grambling State University, where he was outstanding. However, Grambling State was in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the small college organization, rather than the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and thus the players from the NAIA got MUCH less respect than the big school players.

    This was made evident at the 1964 tryouts for the Olympics. Reed, by the way, did not even want to attend. He believed that he had played so well in college that he was likely to be drafted anyways (the Detroit Pistons head scout, Earl Lloyd, saw Reed dominate Bob Love’s Southern University in a game and Love was obviously a really legit young talent, even back then) and he wanted to rest so that he could come on strong in his NBA rookie season (he noted that the award he wanted was NBA Rookie of the Year, not the Olympic Gold Medal). However, the school believed that it was an honor just to be invited and it would do a lot for Grambling’s name recognition among the country if Reed attended.

    So he went to the tryouts, but he knew that the deck was stacked heavily against him making the team. The NCAA players made up three teams (Red, White and Blue) and the NAIA’s best players had their own team. The American Athletic Union (AAU) and the Armed Forces also contributed two All-Star teams apiece. So, all of these teams would then play against each other and the tryouts would end with the National Team being selected from the various rosters.

    Everyone knew that the majority of the team was going to be taken from the NCAA, but Reed and his fellow NAIA big man, Luke “Lucious” Jackson balled like crazy and they made history as an NAIA player actually made the National Team! However, that player was Jackson and not Reed.

    Meanwhile, the National Team was led by NCAA stars like center Jim “Bad News” Barnes (who pushed Lucious Jackson to power forward), small forward Bill Bradley, guard Walt Hazzard and a young guard/forward named Joe “Pogo” Caldwell, who was named Pogo for how athletic he was and how good he was at jumping (guard Jerry Shipp made it from the AAU team and was a major contributor, as well. I believe Shipp actually led the team in scoring per game).

    Caldwell was electric and so when the time for the NBA Draft happened, the Knicks picked #1 and the Pistons picked #2 (the Royals and the Lakers both made territorial picks ahead of them) and the Knicks went with Barnes and the Pistons went with Caldwell.

    Myron Cope wrote in Sports Illustrated in 1967, “The Pistons desperately needed a big man, and they were to get first pick in the draft. Head Scout Earl Lloyd recommended 6’10” Willis Reed, an unheralded prospect from Grambling, or, if not him, 6’9″ Lucius Jackson. No, said Wolf [Charles Wolf, the short-lived Pistons coach who inexplicably was given complete control over the team by the Pistons owner for that season after wooing him away from the Cincinnati Royals, where he had two good seasons as the coach. He was fired early in his second season as the coach – BC]. He personally had scouted the U.S. Olympic tryouts and had become infatuated with flashy Joe Caldwell, 6’5″. “We felt we needed someone who was exciting,” Wolf explains. He drafted Caldwell (who, after little more than one exciting season as a Piston bench warmer, was traded to St. Louis for small change), while superfind Reed went to New York and strongman Jackson to Philadelphia.”

    As noted, Jackson, who beat Reed out for the Olympic team spot, went #4 to Philadelphia.

    Reed had to wait until the start of the second round for the Knicks to pick him. Jackson actually would win a title with the Sixers, but, yeah, I think we all know how things worked out with Reed and the Knicks. It was good.

    And if the Olympic tryouts didn’t happen in 1964, who knows what would have happened? Reed, for his part, thinks that even being invited helped his draft stock. By the way, he did bring home the Rookie of the Year trophy!

    If you have any suggestions for future Unsung Knicks History pieces, drop me a line at bcronin@legendsrevealed.com!

    Knicks Morning News (2018.06.27)

  • [NYPost] The first sign Joakim Noah will be ready for Knicks
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 11:25:16 AM)

    Joakim Noah has impressed one former teammate this offseason. “I just worked out with Jo, actually a couple of days ago. Jo is doing great,” Corey Brewer, who won two national titles with Noah at the University of Florida, told Kevin Brockway of GatorSports.com at Brewer’s annual youth summer camp at Santa Fe College in…

  • [NYDN] ‘GLOW’ takes on 2018 issues against a 1985 backdrop without forgetting to have fun
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The mindlessness of “GLOW” is a welcome relief in a world that never seems to stop spinning.

    So it’s a testament to the cast and crew of the Netflix comedy that the second season manages to seamlessly incorporate real life issues — those that exist both in the show’s 1985 and today — without losing…

  • [NYDN] John Bolton arrives in Moscow, meets with Putin amid Trump Russia relations push
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2:50:00 AM)

    National Security Adviser John Bolton has arrived in Russia and will meet with President Vladimir Putin as part of a Trump administration blitz for better relations with Moscow.

    Bolton landed in the capital city on Wednesday, with Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirming that the conservative…

  • [NYDN] Jeff Sessions jokes about separated families to laughing crowd
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:55:00 AM)

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions cracked a joke about the administration’s immigration chaos, and was greeted with laughs at the idea of separated families.

    Sessions spoke Tuesday to a crowd at the conservative-leaning conservative Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, and accused critics of his “zero…

  • [NYDN] The private option: De Blasio awakens, finally, to the virtues of innovation at NYCHA
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Praise heaven, Mayor de Blasio is hitting the streets preaching salvation for the New York City Housing Authority, by means of private management and financing to repair otherwise hopelessly shabby apartments.

    “The shape of things to come,” came his sermon Tuesday elevating plans underway to enroll…

  • [NYDN] A life of service: Remembering FDNY Chief Ronald Spadafora
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    In the hell of Ground Zero, FDNY Chief Ronald Spadafora toiled to ensure the safety of rescue and recovery workers, only to succumb last week to cancer contracted among them. May a hero rest in peace.

  • [NYDN] City registers more than 10,000 high school students to vote
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    More than 10,000 high school students registered to vote last month during New York’s first citywide student voter registration drive, according to City Hall.

    The drive was held at 294 schools across the five boroughs on May 21. The 10,000 new voters will represent a significant increase in the…

  • [NYDN] Beer rationed in Britain because of CO2 shortage
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:15:00 AM)

    Beer makers in Britain are ale-ing over their inability to get supplies of an essential ingredient.

    Wholesaler Booker said Tuesday that customers such as restaurants and pubs were being given limited supplies of suds because of a short supply of carbon dioxide.

    Customers, in the middle of a beer-swilling…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on immigration, marijuana and the Mets
    (Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Immigration mess long in the making

    Manhattan: Harry Siegel’s column “The moral rot is real” (June 24) is high on hate and anger but takes us away from workable solutions. Separation of children from their families is a difficult thing. Incarcerating children with their parents is also difficult….

  • [NYDN] New Zealand man tries breaking into Virginia home of 14-year-old girl he met online, gets shot by her mother
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 11:55:00 PM)

    GOOCHLAND, Va. — A New Zealand man who traveled to the U.S. home of a 14-year-old girl he had communicated with online was shot by the girl’s mother, a sheriff said Monday.

    Troy George Skinner, 25, was shot Friday after he allegedly smashed a glass door and tried to enter the home in Goochland,…

  • [NYDN] Dutch parliament approves limited ban on burqa, niqab
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 11:40:00 PM)

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Netherlands has approved a limited ban on “face-covering clothing” in public places, including Islamic veils and robes such as the burqa and niqab but not the hijab, which covers only the hair. Firebrand far-right politician Geert Wilders had pushed for the ban for…

  • [NYDN] Ailing Texas inmate wants execution by firing squad or gas
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 11:30:00 PM)

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A 66-year-old Texas death row inmate who confessed to four slayings and at least nine rapes is set for lethal injection Wednesday evening amid concerns from his lawyers that multiple health issues make it likely his execution will be botched and cause him unconstitutional pain.

  • [NYDN] Unhinged white woman assaults black teen at South Carolina pool before biting cop as she resisted arrest
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 11:10:00 PM)

    A white woman was arrested for allegedly striking a black teenager repeatedly as she berated his friends and forced them to leave a community pool in South Carolina, according to counton2.com.

    The woman, Stephanie Sebby-Strempel, is accused of slapping a boy with a camera and hurling racial slurs…

  • [NYDN] Cop gets desk duty for heartless Facebook comment about slain rapper Jimmy Wopo
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh police officer who posted a Facebook comment that appeared to celebrate the recent death of up-and-coming rapper Jimmy Wopo has been put on desk duty.

    The police department says the city is investigating the social media post. The department says “comments that disparage…

  • [NYDN] Wisconsin man sentenced to 13 years behind bars for locking woman in wooden box
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    WAUSAU, Wis. — A judge sentenced a Wisconsin man on Tuesday to 13 years in prison for locking a woman inside a wooden box in his basement and sexually assaulting her.

    Allen Jamroz, 56, of Mosinee also was sentenced to seven years of extended supervision for second-degree sexual assault and false…

  • [NYDN] President Trump uses harassment aimed at cabinet for campaign cash pitch
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 9:50:00 PM)

    President Trump is using protests against his contentious “zero tolerance” immigration policy — and staffers tasked with defending it — to ask for campaign funds.

    In an email Tuesday, Trump asked supporters to drop at least $1 to “show the Left we will not be intimidated.”

    The fund-raising pitch…

  • [NYDN] Cops identify suspect in triple murder outside Bronx strip mall
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 9:40:00 PM)

    The NYPD has named a suspect in a Bronx shooting that left three people dead — one of them a woman handing out flyers when gunfire erupted last week.

    Police are asking the public’s help finding Sam Cross, 51, who’s wanted in the murder of Mustafa Tarver, Christopher Alleyne and Arileida Jiminez…

  • [NYDN] Judge orders U.S. to reunite families separated at border within 30 days; even sooner for children under the age of 5
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 9:35:00 PM)

    A judge in California just ordered US border authorities to reunite separated families within 30 days — and with 14 if the children are younger than 5.

    Early Tuesday morning U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego issued the order in a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union.

    The lawsuit…

  • [NYDN] Brandon Nimmo used as pinch-hitter in Mets’ win after being held out of lineup
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    Brandon Nimmo, held out of the lineup for the second straight day with a hurt right hand, returned as a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning of the Mets’ win over the Pirates Tuesday.

    Nimmo, who leads the Mets in OPS at .974, was hit in the pinkie by a pitch in Sunday’s 8-7 loss to the Dodgers. He…

  • [NYDN] Rent Guidelines Board OKs hikes on rent-regulated apartments for 2nd year
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    The Rent Guidelines Board voted Tuesday night to jack up rents on rent-regulated apartments for the second year in a row.

    The 5 to 4 vote, which came after weeks of vocal opposition from tenant advocates, allows landlords to hike rent 1.5% on a one-year lease and 2.4% on a two-year lease, effective…

  • [NYDN] JetBlue radio glitch sets off hijacking fear at JFK
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    A communications failure sparked a hijacking scare on a JetBlue flight at JFK Airport on Tuesday, setting off a frenzy from first responders over what turned out to be a false alarm.

    JetBlue Flight 1623, an Airbus 320 bound for Los Angeles, lost contact with the air traffic control tower while…

  • [NYDN] President Trump jeers Rep. Joe Crowley after upset loss in Queens
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    President Trump gloated as Rep. Joe Crowley suffered a major upset in the Democratic primary Tuesday and mused the lawmaker could have won had he bent the knee — to a Republican.

    Crowley, one of the top Democrats in the House, lost his re-election bid to political greenhorn Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Giancarlo Stanton flexes muscle in batting practice, launching one over second deck at Citizens Bank
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 8:50:00 PM)

    PHILADELPHIA — Giancarlo Stanton, it is believed, went where no man has ever gone before during batting practice at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday: over the second deck in left field.

    The mammoth BP blast came immediately after Stanton crushed one over the batters’ eye in straightaway center and…

  • [NYDN] Mazzeo: As Luis Severino prepares for likely start against Red Sox, it’s time to put him into upper echelon of starting pitchers
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    PHILADELPHIA — Of course Luis Severino wants to face the Red Sox on “Sunday Night Baseball.”

    Bring it on.

    “I want to face any team,” a confident but not cocky Severino said after his latest masterpiece. “I’m not scared of anybody.”

    The Yankees haven’t finalized whether their 24-year-old ace will…

  • [NYDN] ‘Lowlife’ Stephen Colbert, ‘lost soul’ Jimmy Fallon and ‘civil’ Conan O’Brien join together against President Trump
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 8:35:00 PM)

    Only the President could unite the networks.

    A day after President Trump attacked three late-night hosts at a campaign event for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert and “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon joined forces — and show openings — to respond to the accusations.

  • [NYDN] Man wearing only underwear runs across Atlanta airport runway, jumps on plane’s wing
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    ATLANTA — Authorities say they’ve arrested a 19-year-old man accused of sprinting shirtless toward a jet at Atlanta’s airport and jumping on the wing.

    News outlets report Atlanta Police have charged Jhryin Jones with criminal trespassing, public indecency and obstruction of law enforcement officers.

  • [SNY Knicks] Potential Knicks target Kyrie Irving talks rumors, calls New York area ‘home’
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 1:10:45 PM)

    Kyrie Irving, set to hit free agency in 2019, talked about the rumors swirling around him and potential landing spots such as the Knicks.

  • [NY Newsday] Potential Knicks target Kyrie Irving talks rumors, calls New York area ‘home’
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 1:10:45 PM)

    Kyrie Irving, set to hit free agency in 2019, talked about the rumors swirling around him and potential landing spots such as the Knicks.

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.06.26)

  • [NYDN] Japanese 82-year-old who has lived naked on island for decades forced back to civilization
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:15:00 AM)

    The wish of a Japanese octogenarian to die on the desert island he called home for 29 years has been castaway by authorities who will not let him return.

    Masafumi Nagasaki, 82, had moved to Sotobanari, in the country’s chain of islands near Taiwan, in 1989 and spent his years there living naked…

  • [NYDN] Raising airport worker wages will help NY and NJ
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    In one move, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is set to infuse local communities with millions more in annual earnings, $43.7 million in federal taxes for public services, 2,700 new jobs and a host of other gains for the region’s economy.

    A just-released report by the Economic Roundtable…

  • [NYDN] Save the tip credit for wait staff: A restaurant representative and service worker advocate join voices
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    One of us runs an organization representing restaurant owners, and the other, service workers. On many issues, we’re on opposing sides. But in urging Gov. Cuomo to save the restaurant industry tip credit, our organizations stand in staunch unity.

    The tip credit allows restaurants to pay tipped…

  • [NYDN] Study shows many aging New York City parks have infrastructure problems
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    The city’s green spaces are turning into wastelands because of aging and decades of neglect, a new study finds.

    The report published by the Center for an Urban Future on Tuesday found that 20% of parks across the city haven’t had an infrastructure upgrade in 25 years.

    The city also hasn’t invested…

  • [NYDN] The SHSAT is fair — so keep it, argues a student at a specialized high school
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    The notion of a meritocracy — a system in which individuals are selected for positions based on their ability, not their social class or background — dates back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279 C.E.) of China. It was at this point that a civil service exam testing fundamental ideals of Confucianism…

  • [NYDN] Keep the tip credit, Mr. Governor
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    One of us runs an organization representing restaurant owners, and the other, service workers. On many issues, we’re on opposing sides. But in urging Gov. Cuomo to save the restaurant industry tip credit, our organizations stand in staunch unity.

    The tip credit allows restaurants to pay tipped…

  • [NYDN] End the bail nightmare
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    One tragedy of the recently ended state legislative session is that New York has again failed to take action on a basic penal reform that should have been fixed decades ago: the indefensible practice of jailing people accused of minor crimes simply because they lack a few hundred dollars to make…

  • [NYDN] Happy birthday to us: The Daily News turns 99
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    It was 99 years today, June 26, 1919, when the Illustrated Daily News first appeared on the streets of New York. While “Illustrated” was soon dropped, the Daily News would quickly grow to become the biggest newspaper America had ever seen, read by millions daily.

    More than 36,000 editions later,…

  • [NYDN] Former NATO chief Javier Solana not permitted to enter U.S.
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:35:00 AM)

    The former head of the U.S.’s military alliance now needs to fight to get into the country.

    Javier Solana, a former Foreign Affairs Minister from Spain, served Secretary General of NATO in the late 1990s and holds various positions in the U.S., but was not allowed a visa waiver because he has been…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Pincus Goods, commercial rent control and PATH trains
    (Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Farewell to a Daily News soulmate

    McKinney, Tex.: For many years my dad, Pincus Goods, shared and celebrated his birthday with the Daily News. He was born on the Lower East Side on June 26, 1919 — the same day the first issue of The News was published. Each year he loved to send a current photo…

  • [NYDN] Mets fan starts website calling for Mickey Callaway’s firing… because of course
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 10:10:00 PM)

    Calling for managers’ heads is nothing new. WFAN callers have been doing it for years.

    But one Mets fan took it to another level on the World Wide Web.

    Search “FireMickey.com” and you’ll see why.

    Mickey Callaway’s Mets were still above .500 in early May when long-time suffering fan John Lyons bought…

  • [NYDN] Leaked video from Cayuga Centers in Manhattan shows migrant girl weeping for mother
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 10:05:00 PM)

    A former employee at the Cayuga Centers facility in East Harlem has leaked footage of herself comforting a tearful migrant girl longing for her mother.

    The child — taken from her mother in April — weeps into her arm as an unidentified staffer can be heard coaxing out of her what happened to her…

  • [NYDN] Cops say they’ve caught sicko who groped teen girls outside ‘Anastasia’ theater
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 9:55:00 PM)

    This mystery was a little easier to solve than the fate of Anastasia.

    Cops say they’ve caught the perv who last week groped several teenage girls waiting outside the Broadway theater showing the musical “Anastasia.”

    Police on Monday arrested Hosny Elsayed, 46, slapping him with four counts each…

  • [NYDN] Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios fined after pretending to pleasure a water bottle on sideline
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 9:35:00 PM)

    Talk about a stiff fine.

    Tennis bad boy Nick Kyrgios was fined €15,000 (the equivalent of $17,500) on Monday after being caught making an obscene gesture during his straight-set loss to Marin Cilic at the Queen’s Club Championships in London on Saturday, according to the U.K. tabloid Metro.

    Kyrgios…

  • [NYDN] City ignored her plea for help before son’s Bronx River Parkway stabbing, mom says
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    A 14-year-old Bronx boy could have avoided a knifing attack last Monday, his worried mom said Monday, if the city had heeded warnings about a vicious street gang bent on retribution.

    Now, the boy, who was chased down on the Bronx River Parkway, faces a tough recovery after losing a kidney from…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Dellin Betances does best Gary Sheffield impression in first at-bat since high school, strikes out badly
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 9:10:00 PM)

    PHILADELPHIA — Dellin Betances got his first chance to hit since high school.

    It didn’t go well, but it was still pretty darn funny.

    Betances took some mighty cuts with Masahiro Tanaka’s Mizuno bat.

    But he ultimately struck out in his first career MLB at-bat, coming to the plate with runners on…

  • [NYDN] Seven New York children’s hospitals ranked among best in U.S.
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Call them the magnificent seven: That’s how many New York-area hospitals specializing in children’s care landed top spots in a national ranking released Tuesday.

    Most prominent was New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley-Komansky Children’s Hospital in Washington Heights, according to U.S. News &…

  • [NYDN] Diabetic teen treated at NYU Winthrop Hospital wants to dedicate her life to helping others with the disease
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Until there’s a cure for diabetes, there’s Isabelle Otero.

    The teen from Mountain Top, Pa., has had the disease for 16 of her 17 years, and she owns it.

    “I feel like if someone came to me, I could completely understand them,” Isabelle says. “I could teach them things that maybe they didn’t know…

  • [NYDN] Long Island teen with Crohn’s disease partners with NBA star Larry Nance Jr. to launch charity
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    A Long Island teen diagnosed with Crohn’s disease teamed up with an NBA star with the same condition to create a slam-dunk charity.

    Noah Weber was 11 when he began to feel lethargic during sporting events with classmates.

    “I wasn’t able to do as much as my friends,” Weber, now 14, recalls. “I would…

  • [NYDN] Mother thanks Montefiore hospital for keeping premature daughter alive
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Silvia Olivera’s premature daughter was the smallest baby she’d ever seen, a whole 1½ pounds of her mother’s unconditional love — and unfathomable fear.

    “She was very, very tiny,” Olivera says. “I’ve never seen a small baby like that.”

    Olivera was taken to White Plains Hospital when she was 25…

  • [NYDN] Caring approach helps little girl get through cancer treatment
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    When little Ava Musial began to complain of back discomfort, her parents didn’t know what to think.

    “As a mother, it doesn’t really make sense for a 3-year-old to complain about back pain,” says mom Lyndsey Musial.

    Doctors struggled to figure out what was causing the child’s distress.

    An MRI focused…

  • [NYDN] L.I. politicians: MercyFirst cares well for migrant children separated from families
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    Ten of the 2,300 children separated from their parents under Trump administration immigration policy are well-cared for by a Long Island social service agency, two elected officials said Monday.

    Eight of the children have been in touch with their parents, said Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Nassau County)…

  • [NYDN] Heather Locklear reportedly hospitalized Monday for possible OD just hours after arrest for kicking cop
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 8:50:00 PM)

    Heather Locklear, who was arrested late Sunday for allegedly kicking a police officer and an EMT, was reportedly hospitalized just hours after being released Monday.

    The Ventura County Sheriff’s Department told the Daily News that officers went to her Thousand Oaks, Calif., home to assist on a…

  • [NYDN] Jimmy Fallon responds to President Trump — ‘Melania, if you’re watching, I don’t think your anti-bullying campaign is working’
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    Jimmy Fallon finally found something in common with the NFL: President Trump tweets too much about both of them.

    The “Tonight Show” host, who recently said he didn’t intend to “humanize” Trump with his controversial hair-ruffling interview in September 2016, found himself on the receiving end of…

  • [NYDN] Luis Guillorme’s errors doom Mets while Mickey Callaway turns to humor to cope with team’s woes
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    Luis Guillorme has impressed with his glove since being promoted to the Mets roster in May, but on Monday the infielder had two costly errors playing third base.

    The 24-year-old, who was a shortstop in the minors and has played second and third base with the Mets, mishandled a ground ball in the…

  • [ESPN] Kyrie on Cavs’ Sexton wearing No. 2: ‘It’s cool’
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 1:01:35 PM)

    Former Cleveland star Kyrie Irving says he has no problem with rookie Collin Sexton wearing his No. 2 jersey with the Cavaliers.

  • [SNY Knicks] LeBron James doesn’t want elaborate pitch from Knicks or other teams
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 6:00:23 PM)

    LeBron James will almost certainly become a free agent on Friday. But he doesn’t want the Knicks or other teams to make elaborate pitches.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Kevin Knox has only one goal in mind for his rookie season
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 4:00:14 PM)

    For Knicks first-rounder Kevin Knox, he wants his impact next season to receive the highest recognition possible.

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter likes David Fizdale but won’t commit to Knicks yet
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 7:53:49 PM)

    Knicks center Enes Kanter swears he has not made a final decision on whether to opt out of his contract by Friday’s deadline, but said the addition of coach David Fizdale has made his desire to stay in New York even stronger. Kanter met with Fizdale for two hours during the Chicago draft combine in…

  • [NYPost] Kyrie Irving knows how he’ll handle Knicks recruitment
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 8:49:07 AM)

    Kyrie Irving’s debut in New York is Tuesday. His movie debut, “Uncle Drew,” that is. The film will premiere Tuesday in Manhattan and hit theaters Friday. Irving, the West Orange, N.J., superstar who becomes a free agent in 2019, when the Knicks are sure to be in hot pursuit, said Knicks fans try to recruit…

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.06.25)

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Kanter denies report about expectation to opt out
    (Sunday, June 24, 2018 7:42:47 PM)

    Knicks center Enes Kanter denied a report on Sunday that indicated he was expected to opt out of his $18.6 million player option for the 2018-19 season.

  • [NYDN] Russia will hack again, it will be worse, and we’re nothing close to ready
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Who is in charge of defending our democracy from propaganda? We focus a lot on the role Moscow played in manipulating our elections in 2016. I have yet to see Congress or the administration actually assign the job of dealing with the threat to anyone in government.

    Russia is returning for round…

  • [NYDN] Stop politicizing pensions: The sole duty of politicians should be to deliver maximum return to retirees
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    A secure retirement built on a strong pension has always been the ultimate reward and “thank you” for a lifetime of service by our public servants. Unfortunately, massive unfunded liabilities in pension systems across the country threaten that security. This is not only because of chronic underfunding,…

  • [NYDN] Mexican town’s entire police force arrested after mayoral candidate’s murder
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    The entire police force of a Mexican town has been arrested after suspicions around the death of a candidate running for mayor.

    Officers in Ocampo, west of Mexico City, were questioned by state authorities after the assassination of Fernando Ángeles Juárez, from the left-leaning PRD.

    Angeles was…

  • [NYDN] Bass-ackward Bill: Mayor de Blasio’s school integration priorities are out of order
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Having barely dipped his toe in the pool in his first term, Mayor de Blasio is right to finally dive into a school integration debate that’s been riveting the city (and this editorial page) for years.

    But he’s chosen an awfully strange first fight.

    It’s true that the city’s specialized high schools…

  • [NYDN] Access on trial: Profiting from proximity to Cuomo
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Gov. Cuomo is not on trial in federal prosecutors’ present bid-rigging case against former SUNY Polytechnic Institute president Alain Kaloyeros, any more than he was in the conviction of former aide Joe Percoco for enriching his family at influence-seekers’ expense.

    But both associates, it’s plenty…

  • [NYDN] You can Google it: New York lawmakers give presumption of accuracy to Google Maps
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    State lawmakers have given Google Maps and other web mapping services the benefit of the doubt when it comes to their accuracy.

    A bill approved in the final hours of the state Legislature’s annual session would give Google Maps and other global imaging websites the presumption of accuracy when…

  • [NYDN] LOVETT: Losers and winners of this year’s legislative session
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    In a year where little got done, picking winners of the just-completed state legislative session was not easy. But there were plenty of losers.

    Winners:

    Senate Democrats: After years of being in the minority, the Democrats are on the precipice of controlling the chamber. They reunited with eight…

  • [NYDN] How would each middle school be affected by Mayor de Blasio’s specialized high school admissions plan?
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    This table displays offers of admission to eighth graders at each New York City public middle school for the 2018-19 school year to the eight New York City high schools that decide admissions exclusively based on the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT). In total, students received about…

  • [NYDN] Primary opponents of Gov. Cuomo and Rep. Crowley set to endorse each other
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 12:55:00 AM)

    The insurgent Democratic candidates taking on Gov. Cuomo and Queens Rep. Joseph Crowley in primaries are set to cross-endorse each other Monday, the Daily News has learned.

    Actress and actvist Cynthia Nixon’s backing of Crowley opponent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comes a day before Tuesday’s much-watched…

  • [NYDN] Leecia Eve turns to former Clinton and Cuomo aides as she staffs up for attorney general run
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 12:50:00 AM)

    Leecia Eve, one of four Democratic candidates running for state attorney general, has begun staffing up by dipping into her ties to Gov. Cuomo and Hillary Clinton.

    Eve, a Verizon lobbyist and former aide to Cuomo and Cinton, has hired as her campaign manager her brother, Ichor Strategies founder…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on research cats, Mayor de Blasio and Phil Mickelson
    (Monday, June 25, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Let’s paws the scientific abuse

    Middle Village: I had to really compose myself before putting my opinion to paper (“SUNY catastrophe,” June 22). It seems to me that the SUNY College of Optometry in Manhattan offers nothing more than a sadistic inhuman practice of torturing live cats and kittens…

  • [NYDN] HBO blocked in China after John Oliver ‘Winnie the Pooh’ jabs at leader
    (Sunday, June 24, 2018 11:30:00 PM)

    China is oh so bothered by John Oliver’s “Winnie the Pooh” insults against its leader that it has blocked his whole channel.

    Hbo.com has been 100% blocked for Chinese Internet users after Oliver devoted a segment to the People’s Republic on his show “Last Week Tonight” last week, according to monitor…

  • [NYDN] Florence and the Machine casts a spell at intimate Brooklyn album release show
    (Sunday, June 24, 2018 9:50:00 PM)

    As dusk descended upon the New York City skyline Sunday evening, Florence Welch sauntered past burning sage and bouquets of wildflowers toward a makeshift stage located just a few feet from the banks of the East River.

    She was performing for a crowd of no more than 200 guests, who sat on crates…

  • [NYDN] Suspect in teen’s near-fatal stabbing on Bronx River Parkway to face federal charges
    (Sunday, June 24, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    A Bronx man will face federal charges after he and several others chased a teenage boy onto the Bronx River Parkway and repeatedly stabbed him last week, cops said Sunday.

    Ramon Paulino, 21, was busted on attempted murder, gang assault and assault charges for his role in the Monday afternoon attack,…

  • [NYDN] Meek Mill honors XXXTentacion, Jimmy Wopo with ‘Stay Woke’ performance at BET Awards
    (Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    Just a few months out of prison, rapper Meek Mill used the BET Awards stage to honor XXXTentacion and Jimmy Wopo, who were both shot and killed last week.

    Mill debuted his new song, “Stay Woke,” during a timely performance set in the streets of Philadelphia.

    Joined on stage by Miguel, Meek, whose…

  • [NYDN] Wildfires roar through Northern California, 12 buildings destroyed
    (Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:25:00 PM)

    CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. — Wind-driven wildfires destroyed buildings and threatened hundreds of others Sunday as they raced across dry brush in rural Northern California.

    The Pawnee fire that broke out Saturday near the community of Clearlake Oaks has destroyed 12 buildings and threatened an additional…

  • [NYDN] 15-year-old boy from Honduras escapes Texas shelter for migrant children
    (Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:20:00 PM)

    A 15-year-old boy from Honduras ran away from the nation’s largest facility for migrant children in Texas and may be back in Mexico.

    The teen jumped a fence and bolted Saturday afternoon during “scheduled outside time” at the Southwest Key Casa Padre shelter on the outskirts of Brownsville, according…

  • [NYDN] Deranged hubby accused of chopping off wife’s arm hauled back to Brooklyn to face charges
    (Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    The Brooklyn man accused of chopping off his pregnant wife’s arm with a steak knife will face attempted murder and assault charges, cops said Sunday.

    Yong Lu, 35, who was busted in Niagara Falls on Saturday, was hauled back to Brooklyn Sunday. He’s accused of hacking off his wife’s right arm below…

  • [NYDN] Jackson family patriarch breaks silence amid terminal cancer diagnosis — ‘I have seen more sunsets than I have left to see’
    (Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    Joe Jackson appears to be reflecting on his life as it comes to an end.

    The Jackson family patriarch, who was hospitalized Friday with terminal cancer, shared a heartbreaking message on social media last Sunday.

    “I have seen more sunsets than I have left to see,” he captioned a sunset photo on…

  • [NYDN] Ex-Red Sox star Hanley Ramirez reportedly not under federal investigation as bogus story suggested …He also probably needs a new friend
    (Sunday, June 24, 2018 6:30:00 PM)

    Someone find Hanley Ramirez a new friend.

    It turns out the ex-Red Sox slugger is not actually under federal investigation regarding the distribution of fentanyl, as a straight out of left field ABC report originally suggested earlier this week.

    Instead, one of his buddies simply threw him under…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Ex-Met Hansel Robles gives up go-ahead home run in Angels debut… and yes, points to the sky
    (Sunday, June 24, 2018 6:30:00 PM)

    Hansel Robles is still pointing to the sky.

    The ex-Met made his Angels debut against the Blue Jays Sunday, and it went as well as you’d expect.

    Robles entered the game in the 10th inning with the score tied at 6. The right-handed reliever promptly retired the first two batters before things ultimately…

  • [NYDN] Stormy Daniels’ lawyer says feds canceled meeting with Manhattan prosecutors about Trump lawyer Michael Cohen
    (Sunday, June 24, 2018 5:35:00 PM)

    The U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan nixed a meeting with Stormy Daniels for the probe into whether President Trump’s troubled lawyer Michael Cohen violated campaign finance laws with a $130,000 hush deal, her lawyer said Sunday.

    The porn star was slated to speak with prosecutors Monday, but…

  • [NYDN] President Trump claims Jimmy Fallon bragged about ‘monster ratings’ after infamous hair-ruffling ‘Tonight Show’ episode
    (Sunday, June 24, 2018 5:20:00 PM)

    It’s time to choose between two reality show hosts.

    President Trump fired back after Jimmy Fallon issued a mea culpa for his controversial “Tonight Show” interview with the then-Republican nominee in September 2016, during which the late show host lobbed softball questions and ruffled the politician’s…

  • [NYDN] Clint Frazier, Yankees frustrated after potential home run deflects off speaker and ends up as a pop-out
    (Sunday, June 24, 2018 5:10:00 PM)

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It was high. It was far. It was caught by the shortstop.

    The quirky Trop got the best of Clint Frazier and the Yankees in the ninth inning on Sunday afternoon, as the 24-year-old’s fly ball to left deflected off a speaker on the B ring catwalk, turning a possible homer into…

  • [NYDN] Body found off Long Beach may be that of drowned 10-year-old boy
    (Sunday, June 24, 2018 4:55:00 PM)

    Authorities are trying to determine if a child’s body found in the waters off Long Beach, L.I., is that of a 10-year-old boy who went missing last week while swimming with his brother.

    Police on Long Island tell Newsday the body was discovered off Lincoln Blvd. on Sunday afternoon and taken to…

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale has team he wants, now he must make it work
    (Sunday, June 24, 2018 6:02:39 PM)

    David Fizdale’s middle name isn’t Naismith, but Knicks brass does have confidence its brand-new coach invented basketball. Thursday’s draft was confirmation after the Knicks selected 18-year-old small forward Kevin Knox over the more established Mikal Bridges and Miles Bridges, and snagging the rawest of 20-year-olds in Louisiana mystery man Mitchell Robinson without a workout. Since…

  • [NYPost] Carmelo Anthony celebrates $28M by laughing at angry fans
    (Sunday, June 24, 2018 6:31:42 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony decided that a foray into free agency wouldn’t be cost effective — and knows how angry he just made a lot of Thunder fans. The 34-year-old veteran forward decided against opting out of his player option and will stick with Oklahoma City for a $27.9 million salary in the 2018-19 season. Anthony faced…

  • [NY Newsday] David Fizdale has team he wants, now he must make it work
    (Sunday, June 24, 2018 6:02:39 PM)

    David Fizdale’s middle name isn’t Naismith, but Knicks brass does have confidence its brand-new coach invented basketball. Thursday’s draft was confirmation after the Knicks selected 18-year-old small forward Kevin Knox over the more established Mikal Bridges and Miles Bridges, and snagging the rawest of 20-year-olds in Louisiana mystery man Mitchell Robinson without a workout. Since…

  • [NY Newsday] Carmelo Anthony celebrates $28M by laughing at angry fans
    (Sunday, June 24, 2018 6:31:42 AM)

    Carmelo Anthony decided that a foray into free agency wouldn’t be cost effective — and knows how angry he just made a lot of Thunder fans. The 34-year-old veteran forward decided against opting out of his player option and will stick with Oklahoma City for a $27.9 million salary in the 2018-19 season. Anthony faced…