Knicks Morning News (2018.07.24)

  • [SNY Knicks] Former Knick Carmelo Anthony signs with Rockets
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 11:11:50 AM)

    Carmelo was signed by the Houston Rockets for the veteran minimum after clearing waivers.

  • [NYTimes] Dirk Nowitzki Signs One-Year Deal With the Dallas Mavericks
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 9:33:29 PM)

    The new deal will enable Nowitzki to pass Kobe Bryant for the longest unbroken tenure with one team in N.B.A. history.

  • [NYTimes] Carmelo Anthony Is Set to Sign With the Rockets
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 9:10:13 PM)

    Once he is waived by the Hawks, Anthony is expected to sign for the league’s veteran minimum salary of $2.4 million.

  • [NYTimes] Michael Rapaport Won’t Shut Up
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 6:59:03 AM)

    The boisterous actor has brought his sometimes vulgar brand of disses and diatribes to sports podcasting.

  • [NYTimes] Clipper Darrell Won’t Bow to King James. But He Wants To.
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 5:14:36 PM)

    Since LeBron James signed, Lakers fans have unleashed a fresh strain of venom — and jokes — on Darrell Bailey, the Los Angeles Clippers superfan known for his red and blue suits.

  • [NYDN] Judge to rule on bid for Charlottesville anniversary rally
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 2:20:00 AM)

    The organizer of last summer’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. is seeking a court order to stage an event marking its deadly anniversary.

    U.S. District Judge Norman Moon scheduled a hearing Tuesday on Jason Kessler’s request for a preliminary injunction that would compel the city…

  • [NYDN] Where justice goes to die: How the Kings County DA’s office wronged Gregory Ellis, as it did many others
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Every one of the 600 attorneys who work for the Kings County District Attorney should demand an explanation from their bosses about the case of Gregory Ellis, a man who has served 24 years in state prison for a murder he almost certainly did not commit.

    As in so many of dozens of wrongful convictions…

  • [NYDN] Bill’s big brick: How de Blasio failed to fix a Bloomberg NYCHA problem he identified
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    As the city’s public advocate, Bill de Blasio shrewdly spotted a fraud perpetrated at the city’s Housing Authority: tens of thousands of apartment repair jobs completed, snap snap, in just two weeks.

    Calling the results “highly implausible,” he understated the severity of the scam, as now revealed…

  • [NYDN] Pay, still checked: Pay isn’t rising like it should after Trump’s tax cut
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    President Trump and congressional Republicans vowed that last year’s huge tax cut, massively skewed to corporations and the wealthy, would slice, dice and increase long-stagnant worker wages.

    While job creation continues its healthy Obama-era trend, wages are another matter. While some federal…

  • [NYDN] Death toll in Greek forest fires now at 49
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 12:40:00 AM)

    ATHENS, Greece — Greece’s fire department says 49 people are confirmed to have died in forest fires that have swept through popular seaside holiday areas near the Greek capital.

    Fire department spokeswoman Stavroula Malliri added that 156 adults and 16 children have been hospitalized with injuries….

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Russia, Tiger Woods and recovery
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    There was no collusion with Russia

    Glen Head, L.I.: It’s great to be a progressive, anti-Trump liberal! That way, you never have to worry about facts getting in the way of your protests, raves, rants and letters to the Voice of the People! In the recent indictments of 12 Russian nationals, Deputy…

  • [NYDN] Former Attorney General Eric Holder tells Stephen Colbert he’s ‘thinking about’ running for President in 2020
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    Eric Holder may be looking for his own administration.

    The former Attorney General under President Obama visited “The Late Show” Monday and opened up about the possibility of running for President.

    “I was looking to see potential contributors…and cabinet members,” Holder, 67 joked to host Stephen…

  • [NYDN] Man, 21, charged in fatal shooting in Bronx park
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 8:41:00 PM)

    The suspect in the cold-blooded killing of a man in a Bronx park last month was busted Monday, cops said.

    Zaire Hebron, 21, was arrested and charged in the June 24 murder of Jose Cruz, 25, in Rainey Park, near Beck St. and Intervale Ave.

    Police found Cruz shot twice in the head on a paved path…

  • [NYDN] Cops seek perv who groped Bronx teen as she waited for elevator
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    A handsy creep groped an 18-year-old woman as she was waiting for the elevator in her apartment building, police said Monday.

    The suspect approached his teenage victim from behind at about 8 a.m. Thursday in a building near Walton Ave. and E. 172nd St. in Mt. Eden, police said.

    He squeezed her…

  • [NYDN] Cardinals rookie Daniel Poncedeleon throws seven no-hit innings in major-league debut after coming back from severe head injury in 2017
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    The Cardinals have found their Fountain of Youth.

    Rookie Daniel Poncedeleon, making his major league debut for St. Louis, threw seven no-hit innings Monday night against the Cincinnati Reds.

    The 26-year-old was taken out of the game in the eighth inning after throwing 116 pitches, 75 for strikes….

  • [NYDN] Dan Harmon, ‘Community,’ ‘Rick and Morty’ creator, deletes Twitter after fake rape video resurfaces online
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 7:15:00 PM)

    Dan Harmon deleted his Twitter Monday after a disturbing video from 2009 resurfaced online.

    In a 2009 video from a comedy pilot called “Daryl,” Harmon’s character climbs through a window and rubs his genitals against a baby doll, simulating rape.

    “Originally made with Showtime, Dan Harmon presents…

  • [NYDN] Why 20 years wasn’t enough time for NYC to upgrade this Staten Island storm sewer
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 5:35:00 PM)

    You’ve probably never seen a sewer backup quite like this.

    The planned fix for a flood-prone Staten Island strip has dragged on more than two decades now, and the much-needed project still isn’t even remotely close to completion.

    The proposal to install a storm sewer under a stretch of Willow Ave….

  • [NYDN] Field of Dreams winner, 13, gearing up for another legendary Yankees experience
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 5:30:00 PM)

    Incredible Yankees experiences are nothing new to this Field of Dreams contest winner.

    David Falzone, 13, wrote in his essay on Yankees tradition how he was there in 2009 when Derek Jeter broke the team’s all-time hit record. It was David’s first time ever at Yankee Stadium.

    “I remember that day…

  • [NYDN] Odell Beckham Jr. will report on time to training camp, and now it’s on Giants to hammer out a deal
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 5:25:00 PM)

    Odell Beckham Jr., or someone representing him, doubled down Monday that he intends to attend the start of Giants training camp on Wednesday and not hold out for the long-term contract extension he desires.

    This was another good faith gesture from Beckham toward the organization to prove he’s past…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Bronx robbery victim furious her assailant won $3.9 million from city over Rikers Island beatdown
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 5:10:00 PM)

    Two wrongs aren’t right for a Bronx crime victim whose assailant was convicted of robbing her — yet ended up winning $3.9 million from the city after he was a victim of a savage beatdown by Rikers Island correction officers.

    “For him to go to jail for what he did to me — and now he’s the victim…

  • [NYDN] The other Trump derangement syndrome
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    The results of the Helsinki summit are in. President Trump couldn’t handle statecraft or, for that matter, double negatives, but he came out of the meeting undefeated and invincible. Like the Charlottesville hatefest or the “Access Hollywood” tape, it was just another day at the office for Trump….

  • [NYDN] Nixon takes her campaign to the subway to rip repair plan one year after it’s launched
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    Cynthia Nixon insisted she was getting a boost from transit workers — even as union members picketed the gubernatorial hopeful’s Monday news conference inside a Manhattan subway station.

    The suffering subway system has provided a flash point in the governor’s race, as challenger Nixon rips Gov….

  • [NYDN] ‘Wicked Tuna’ star Nicholas ‘Duffy’ Fudge dead at 28
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 4:50:00 PM)

    Nicholas “Duffy” Fudge, one of the stars of National Geographic’s “Wicked Tuna,” died last week.

    He was 28.

    Duffy, who was first mate on Capt. Tyler McLaughlin’s fishing boat, Pinwheel, joined the cast in 2013.

    “Wicked Tuna” follows a group of fishermen on the sea in search of bluefin tuna, which…

  • [NYDN] Suspect in brazen bike-to-bike murder of President Bush’s cardiologist was wearing ‘fully loaded’ backpack, cops say
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 4:40:00 PM)

    The cyclist suspected of gunning down former President George H.W. Bush’s cardiologist while the doctor biked to work in Houston Friday was wearing a burdensome backpack, new video released Monday revealed.

    The surveillance video, shot from a Metro Lift bus that passed Dr. Mark Hausknecht first…

  • [NYDN] NHL sues maker of plastic Stanley Cup beer stein
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 4:30:00 PM)

    The NHL wants to put a $30 Stanley Cup beer stein on ice.

    A beer mug that resembles the famed trophy infringes on National Hockey League trademarks, the league said Monday in a lawsuit.

    “Now THIS is a hockey fan’s way to drink beer!” reads an ad for the beer stein on Amazon.com.

    “We’ve all dreamed…

  • [NYDN] State correction officers sentenced to more than 7 years for nearly beating inmate to death
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 4:30:00 PM)

    Two former correction officers at Downstate Correctional Facility in Fishkill will spend over seven years in prison for nearly beating an inmate to death at the Dutchess County prison.

    Kathy Scott and George Santiago Jr. were sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in White Plains for the barbaric…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Clearly ‘conservative treatment’ is not curing Yoenis Cespedes’ heels, so Mets need a new strategy to keep slugger on the field
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 4:25:00 PM)

    Friday night was a reminder. With a single swing in the top of the third inning, Yoenis Cespedes reminded the Mets exactly what he can do. The slugger can change a game and alter the way opposing teams approach their lineup. In his return from the disabled list, Cespedes homered at Yankee Stadium…

  • [NYDN] Toronto officials ID suspect, won’t rule out terror in jarring street shooting that left 2 dead, 13 wounded
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 4:25:00 PM)

    TORONTO — Authorities on Monday named the man believed to have fired a handgun into restaurants and cafes in a lively Toronto neighborhood, killing a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman and wounding 13 others in an attack that has shaken the confidence of many in the normally safe city.

    Authorities…

  • [NYDN] Abby Huntsman reportedly in talks to leave ‘Fox & Friends Weekend,’ join ‘The View’
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 3:05:00 PM)

    Another Fox News anchor may be on her way out.

    Abby Huntsman, who currently co-hosts “Fox & Friends Weekend,” is in talks to join “The View,” Huffington Post reported Monday.

    Huntsman, who began at Fox News in 2015 as a general assignment reporter after working at MSNBC and ABC News, would be the…

  • [NYDN] CAN YOU HEAR US? ANSWERING TRUMP ON IRAN, IN A LANGUAGE HE CAN UNDERSTAND
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 2:50:00 PM)

    To President Donald Trump: TWEETING IN ALL-CAPS AT IRANIAN PRESIDENT HASSAN ROUHANI TO TELL HIM “YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE” IF HE DARE “THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN” IS FURTHER EVIDENCE OF YOUR INSTABILITY.

    And a sign that…

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  • [NYTimes] Michael Rapaport Won’t Shut Up
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 6:59:03 AM)

    The boisterous actor has brought his sometimes vulgar brand of disses and diatribes to sports podcasting.

  • [NYDN] Battle erupts over estate of wealthy recluse who froze to death inside his Upper East Side mansion
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    A battle has erupted over the estate of a reclusive Upper East Side man who froze to death inside his multimillion-dollar townhouse, the Daily News has learned.

    The son of Peter Knoll has filed court papers alleging that his father was duped into leaving the bulk of his estate to a Vermont boarding…

  • [NYDN] When good jobs disappear quietly: Comparing yesterday’s printers to today’s coal-miners
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    My father was a member of New York Local 6 of the International Typographical Union — a union then known as “Big Six.” Typographers, for those of you born in the last 40 years, were printers.

    They laid out the pages of a publication. They set the type, spaced where it and any illustrations would…

  • [NYDN] Party bosses keep women down: Joe Crowley’s loss to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a gender-politics comeuppance
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s earth-shattering win over Rep. Joe Crowley made a fool of every reporter and pundit who scoffed in her direction. It should also serve as an object lesson for politicians who claim to want more women in power.

    Long before Ocasio-Cortez came along, Crowley, a 10-term Congressman…

  • [NYDN] Three arrested after 3-year-old’s face burned in acid attack
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 1:45:00 AM)

    Three men have been arrested after a shocking acid attack against a three-year-old at a store in Britain.

    Police in West Mercia put out a picture of three suspects at a Home Bargains in the western city Worcester on Saturday, when the young boy was hospitalized with serious burns to his face and…

  • [NYDN] A high point for New York: Gov. Cuomo must take marijuana legalization seriously
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Six months after Gov. Cuomo ordered it up, his health department has released a report making the case for what we consider a moral imperative: ending the unnecessary and racially disparate enforcement of state laws banning marijuana possession and use.

    Now Cuomo, whose approach to pot legalization…

  • [NYDN] Just plain sick: Trump continues to destroy Obamacare through executive sabotage
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Sure, President Trump is playing furious footsie with Vladimir Putin, and escalating a trade war with China.

    But Americans who care about something as basic as being able to go to the doctor are enduring a quieter, slower-motion outrage: that after failing legislatively to undermine the Affordable…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Dozens of locked up sex offenders among those granted conditional pardons by Gov. Cuomo so they can vote
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    ALBANY — Dozens of convicted sexual predators deemed too dangerous to be returned to the community after their release from prison are among the thousands who received conditional pardons from Gov. Cuomo, giving them the right to vote, the Daily News has learned.

    At least 77 sexual predators sent…

  • [NYDN] Nixon and other progressive statewide candidates pay more than $80,000 for petitioning efforts
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    The following is an expanded version of the third item from my “Albany Insider” column from Monday’s print editions:

    Three statewide candidates, including actress and gubernatorial Democratic primary candidate Cynthia Nixon, paid the progressive Working Families Party a combined $81,500 for their…

  • [NYDN] LOVETT: Self-proclaimed democratic socialist Salazar was first a registered Republican
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    ALBANY — Self-proclaimed democratic socialist Julia Salazar, who is running for state Senate from Brooklyn, was a registered Republican before moving to New York and only became a Dem a year ago, records show.

    The first-time candidate also has barely voted. Until last year, she hadn’t gone to the…

  • [NYDN] Uber alles: A persuasive state ruling calls the company’s drivers employees
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    An administrative law judge ruled this month that three Uber drivers fighting for unemployment benefits were, for those purposes, full-fledged workers.

    If the precedent holds for others, the wheels could come off the e-hail company’s entire business model.

    The legal determination of whether an…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Imagine. John Lennon’s killer coming up for parole for a 10th time
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 12:55:00 AM)

    ALBANY — John Lennon’s killer is hoping that a state parole board gives freedom a chance.

    Mark David Chapman is scheduled to appear before a parole panel the week of Aug. 20.

    For Chapman, it will be the 10th time he’s been eligible for parole. The previous nine he’s been rejected.

    But this year,…

  • [NYDN] Farley’s first TV ad says Gillibrand more focused on running for President
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 12:55:00 AM)

    The following is an expanded version of the second item from my “Albany Insider” column in Monday’s print editions:

    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chele Chiavacci Farley in her first TV ad accuses Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of being more interested in running for President than delivering…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on tax reform, Russia and abortion
    (Monday, July 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    No wage windfall from tax changes

    Oceanside, L.I.: Senators from both parties recently questioned Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell about the sluggish wage growth, despite how well the economy is doing. Sorry, you are asking the wrong guy. First, that should be asked to President Trump, whose…

  • [NYDN] Matt Lauer in fight over path at $9M New Zealand property
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 11:25:00 PM)

    Disgraced former NBC host Matt Lauer is in a fight with Kiwis who say he is squashing their ability to go on hikes in a beautiful lakeside park unless they pay up.

    Lauer had bought the lease to Hunter Valley station ranch in southern New Zealand last year, which sits on the only way for the public…

  • [NYDN] Gunman shoots 14 outside Toronto bar, then kills self
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 10:50:00 PM)

    The scourge of mass shootings struck north of the border Sunday as a gunman pumped a flurry of bullets into a packed Toronto bar — killing at least one and wounding 13 more, authorities said.

    A madman clad in black, according to witnesses, opened fire in the Greektown neighborhood around 10 p.m.,…

  • [NYDN] Trump rebukes Iran’s Rouhani for threatening U.S.: ‘YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES’
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 9:10:00 PM)

    President Trump hurled a late night threat at his Iranian counterpart Sunday for using tough words pleading for peace — not war.

    Trump took to Twitter around 11:30 p.m. to warn President Hassan Rouhani that he could face unspecified consequences for threatening the United States.

    “To Iranian President…

  • [NYDN] Feud between Trader Joe’s gunman and grandma sparked killing of employee
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 8:05:00 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — A feud between a man and his grandmother over his girlfriend staying at the grandmother’s home exploded into violence that ultimately led to him taking dozens of people hostage inside a Los Angeles supermarket, a relative said Sunday.

    Investigators believe Gene Evin Atkins, 28, shot…

  • [NYDN] Dick Cheney’s alleged autographed ‘waterboard kit’ from Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Who Is America?’ for sale on eBay
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 7:35:00 PM)

    Dick Cheney’s signed waterboard kit can be yours for just a few thousand dollars.

    A day before the second episode of Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Who Is America?” premiered Sunday night, a piece of memorabilia from the show’s preview popped up on eBay.

    The former vice president appeared in a short teaser…

  • [NYDN] Yankees, Mets Subway Series finale postponed
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 6:45:00 PM)

    The Subway Series finale ended with a washout.

    The rubber game between the Yankees and Mets was postponed on Sunday night due to the weather and will be rescheduled for Aug. 13 at 7:05 p.m.

    Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will now start on Tuesday against the Rays, with Luis Severino making…

  • [NYDN] Harper: The Mets may have some bad luck, but their tone-deaf dysfunction does them no favors
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 6:10:00 PM)

    For some 30 minutes John Ricco had been trying to explain his way around Saturday’s no-show by the Mets’ front office, as it applied to Yoenis Cespedes’ heel-surgery pronouncement as well as the trade of Jeurys Familia, when the questions finally stopped.

    “I just want to make one other announcement,”…

  • [NYDN] NYPD lieutenant busted on drunken driving charges on Staten Island, cops say
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 6:06:00 PM)

    An off-duty NYPD lieutenant was busted on Staten Island on drunken driving charges, cops said Sunday.

    Michael Fleming, 45, was arrested early Sunday morning in the 123rd Precinct, which covers the borough’s South Shore, at about 8:30 a.m. An NYPD spokesman did not provide information on the circumstances…

  • [NYDN] A Bronx woman battling heroin addiction got locked up at Rikers Island — and is convinced it saved her life
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 6:05:00 PM)

    Leidanett (Lady) Rivera was living a life of almost unfathomable despair a year ago.

    Sleeping inside an open-air heroin den in the South Bronx, the rail-thin Rivera spent her waking moments scrounging around for her next hit.

    She had just survived two overdoses. She weighed close to 100 pounds….

  • [NYDN] Cops searching for at least 10 suspects after man is slashed in face in lower Manhattan
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 5:50:00 PM)

    A young man was slashed in the face in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge on Sunday, and police are looking for about a dozen men who ran from the bloody scene, cops said.

    Police said the victim was slashed on South St. near Market Slip about 5:30 p.m.

    Medics rushed him to Bellevue Hospital with…

  • [NYDN] Gunman kills one, wounds another during Mormon church service in Nevada
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 5:50:00 PM)

    A 48-year-old gunman stormed into a packed Mormon church service and opened fire, killing one parishioner and wounding another Sunday afternoon in Nevada, according to local reports.

    The shooting erupted around 1 p.m. local time inside a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints church in Fallon,…

  • [NYDN] Botte: Yankees’ pitching needs nothing compared to Mets’ zoo topped off by hand, foot and mouth disease
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 5:30:00 PM)

    The Yankees used to infamously be known as the Bronx Zoo, but not during this Subway Series, which was all about miscommunication and heel turns and – unbelievably, even for the Mets — one of their aces contracting hand, foot and mouth disease.

    The Bombers’ issues presently are far less dire and…

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  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Trey Burke goes off at Dyckman
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 7:45:54 PM)

    Knicks PG Trey Burke was the latest NBA player to make a surprise trip to Harlem’s famous Dyckman Park for a pickup game.

  • [NYDN] Esports camp providing summer fun for the budding pro gamer in your family
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 8:50:00 PM)

    PHILADELPHIA — While some parents send their kids off to summer camp to run and play outside, others have plunked down more than $4,000 to send their kids off to play video games.

    For two weeks this summer, about three dozen kids from around the country, and even some from as far away as Asia,…

  • [NYDN] UK faces calls to liberalize Northern Ireland’s archaic abortion laws
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 2:35:00 AM)

    LONDON — The British government is facing rising calls to liberalize abortion laws in Northern Ireland.

    More than 170 politicians called Sunday for action to be taken. The group included legislators from political parties in Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland. They sent a letter to the Sunday…

  • [NYDN] Cuba to move towards gay marriage, private property in new constitution
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 2:10:00 AM)

    A new constitution designed to bring 21st century changes to Cuba is set to legalize private property and gay marriage on the island.

    Deputies are currently looking at reforms to the country’s charter documents, which currently stem from Soviet-era 1976, as part of an effort proposed by former…

  • [NYDN] Top intel official says he meant no disrespect to Trump
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 2:05:00 AM)

    BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The top U.S. intelligence official said Saturday he meant no disrespect to President Donald Trump in a televised interview discussing the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said his Thursday comments at the Aspen Security…

  • [NYDN] The fair way to legalize pot
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    New York is finally edging closer to legalizing recreational marijuana. Yet while the state Department of Health recently released an analysis showing that the benefits of legalization outweigh the negatives, this will not make policymaking any less complex.

    Various taxing, zoning and public safety…

  • [NYDN] Congress, contain Trump: We cannot let him continue to bend to Vladimir Putin
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    On Thursday, the news broke that President Trump has invited Russian leader Vladimir Putin to the White House, proving once more that Trump has an unparalleled ability to surprise. It’s like inviting the man who burglarized your house, just in case he forgot to swipe any of the fine silver.

    It…

  • [NYDN] Suspect in nine bank robberies kills self after one last holdup
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 1:35:00 AM)

    GOLETA, Calif. — A California man suspected in multiple bank robberies throughout the state killed himself just hours after holding up one last bank, authorities said Saturday.

    A male suspect flashed a gun and presented a note demanding cash from a teller at a bank in Goleta on Friday, according…

  • [NYDN] Jogging N.Y.’s memory: A trove of documents shows a case to be more complicated than many portray it
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    It’s going on three decades since April 19, 1989, when 28-year-old Trisha Meili went for a run and became the Central Park jogger, raped and beaten almost to death. Miraculously, she survived and reclaimed her life and her identity.

    The release last week of thousands of documents from the police…

  • [NYDN] Put down the shield: Police should turn over pension data to the public
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Pensions for government retirees have been public information in New York since forever, but for nearly a decade, the Empire Center for Public Policy has been trying to collect and publish names and dollar figures on its SeeThroughNY.net website — only to be stymied by the pension funds.

    The first…

  • [NYDN] Key to the city: Kudos to the brains behind Culture Pass
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    It’s hard to believe nobody thought of it sooner: A New York City library card can now get you into 33 museums free.

    The Brooklyn, New York and Queens libraries launched Culture Pass, letting all waltz in once a year to the cultural treasures that make this the greatest city in the world.

    That…

  • [NYDN] How NYCHA forged tenant signatures, closed repair requests when tenants weren’t home to game numbers on backlog
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    In January 2013, then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg stood in the community room of a Harlem NYCHA development and made a daunting promise to eliminate by year’s end a staggering backlog of 420,000 repair requests from public housing tenants.

    And then NYCHA did everything possible to game the numbers,…

  • [NYDN] Philadelphia retiree puts his dollars behind ‘progressive’ candidates in New York
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Progressive candidates in New York have a friend in the city of Philadelphia.

    Seventy-six-year-old John Comella, a retired software engineer living on a fixed income in Philadelphia, has sprinkled dozens of small-dollar donations of between $1 and $5 to several Democratic candidates in New York…

  • [NYDN] Man plotting to overthrow government convicted of possessing homemade pipe bombs
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 12:50:00 AM)

    MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man has been found guilty of illegally possessing a cache of homemade pipe bombs discovered on a family hunting property last year.

    Investigators allege 41-year-old Eric James Reinbold also kept a notebook outlining plans for violently overthrowing the government.

    The…

  • [NYDN] Indonesian teen raped by brother sentenced to prison for abortion
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 12:25:00 AM)

    JAKARTA, Indonesia — A 15-year-old Indonesian who was raped by her brother has been sentenced to six months in prison for abortion.

    Singgih Hermawan, deputy chief of Batanghari police in Jambi province, says both the girl and brother were convicted Thursday.

    The 18-year-old brother received a two-year…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Trump, subways and jail phone calls
    (Sunday, July 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Putin’s predicted putative puppet

    San Francisco: Re “Open Treason” (front page, July 17): During one of the 2016 presidential debates, Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of being Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “puppet.” She said: “You are willing to spout the Putin line, sign up for his wish…

  • [NYDN] FAA officer charged with having child porn on work laptop
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 11:55:00 PM)

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — An administrative officer with the Federal Aviation Administration has been charged with having child pornography on his work computer.

    Prosecutors say 57-year-old Scott Pierson of Vernon was arrested Thursday on federal charges of receiving and possessing child pornography.

  • [NYDN] Gunman shoots grandma, battles cops in wild chase before storming Trader Joe’s and taking hostages; one woman dead
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 11:40:00 PM)

    A suspect pursued by police crashed his vehicle into a pole and ran inside a Trader Joe’s in Los Angeles, where he took hostages and hid for about three hours before finally surrendering Saturday afternoon.

    One woman was killed in the supermarket, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

    “We have…

  • [NYDN] Scandal around Macron aide filmed beating protester deepens
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 11:25:00 PM)

    The scandal around the former aide of French President Emmanuel Macron who beat a protester is spreading from the alleged attacker to other members of the administration.

    Alexandre Benalla was fired from his job as an aide to Macron’s chief of staff last week after he was identified as the non-police…

  • [NYDN] Charter school approves employee request to carry gun
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Officials at a south-central Idaho charter school have approved allowing a school employee to carry a concealed firearm on campus.

    The Times-News reports that Xavier Charter School’s board of trustees on Thursday unanimously approved the request from the employee.

    The charter…

  • [NYDN] Killers were sly, sadistic, manipulative — and just 10 years old
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    One moment he was there, the next he wasn’t.

    On Feb. 12, 1993, Denise Bulger, 25, was at the butcher’s store in a shopping center in Bootle, near Liverpool, England. She was waiting to pay for a couple of pork chops.

    Her son, James, a month from his third birthday, stood close by her side, holding…

  • [NYDN] Inspector warned Missouri duck boat company of design flaws last year
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 10:55:00 PM)

    A private inspector said Saturday that he warned the company operating duck boats on a Missouri lake about design flaws putting the watercraft at greater risk of sinking, less than a year before the accident that killed 17 people during a sudden storm.

    Steve Paul, owner of the Test Drive Technologies…

  • [NYDN] Raissman: Joe Benigno’s future with WFAN after harassment allegations? Just follow the money
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 10:25:00 PM)

    Joe Benigno, originally scheduled to return to WFAN microphone Monday, will now take a leave of absence while station owner Entercom tries resolving the situation he finds himself in.

    Does this mean the Gasbag is on thin ice?

    Like most things, that will be depend on the money. Always follow it….

  • [NYDN] Harper: More chaos and dysfunction from Mets as front office goes MIA on Yoenis Cespedes mess
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 10:25:00 PM)

    So, late Friday night, via his first public comments in a month, Yoenis Cespedes drops a bombshell, telling the world he needs surgery on his heels that will require eight to 10 months of rehab.

    And the Mets essentially react the next day by pretending they hadn’t heard of it, at least according…

  • [NYDN] Harper: Revisiting 10 MLB predictions from March. Why I’m sticking with Yankees World Series pick, Jacob deGrom winning NL Cy Young
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 10:05:00 PM)

    I started the season predicting a Yankees-Cubs World Series, and as the unofficial second half begins this weekend, I still have a decent chance of getting it right, though, in truth, this is already shaping up as one of the most unpredictable postseasons ever.

    The National League couldn’t be…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: City school officials probe dozens of sex harassment cases — but no new investigators have been hired under plan to double their numbers
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    Mayor de Blasio’s effort to bulk up Education Department staff investigating a crush of sexual harassment cases in city schools is lagging amid criticism over the city’s commitment — and transparency — in addressing the issue.

    As of April, 133 active cases of sex harassment and discrimination were…

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.07.21)

  • [NY Newsday] Michael Beasley agrees to deal with Lakers, reports say
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 5:31:45 PM)

    Former Knicks forward Michael Beasley has agreed to join LeBron James in Los Angeles with the Lakers, according to multiple reports.

  • [NYPost] Lakers add Michael Beasley to LeBron James’ sidekicks
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 2:37:43 PM)

    The Lakers again were tempted to add to LeBron James’ cast of characters. Los Angeles agreed to a deal with former Knicks forward Michael Beasley on Friday, showing their continued push to assemble a veteran core around James, who signed as a free agent July 1. Beasley reached terms on a one-year, $3.5 million deal…

  • [NYTimes] Clipper Darrell Won’t Bow to King James. But He Wants To.
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 3:55:48 AM)

    Since LeBron James signed, Lakers fans have unleashed a fresh strain of venom — and jokes — on Darrell Bailey, the Los Angeles Clippers superfan known for his red and blue suits.

  • [NYDN] Child abduction in Queens sets off Amber Alert
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 3:05:00 AM)

    The NYPD issued an AMBER Alert for a baby who was abducted in Queens.

    Police said the abduction took place at the child’s home near Van Wyck Expressway and 91st Ave. in Queens at 9:55 p.m. Friday.

    The infant was identified as August Pippins, an 8-month-old black female. She was last seen wearing…

  • [NYDN] Maryland newspaper shooting suspect indicted on 23 charges
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 2:25:00 AM)

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A grand jury has leveled 23 charges against a man accused of killing five people in a mass shooting at a Maryland newspaper office, a prosecutor announced Friday.

    The grand jury indicted Jarrod Ramos, 38, of Laurel, on five counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Gerald…

  • [NYDN] Guatemalan pleads guilty in crash that killed Colts player Edwin Jackson
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 2:10:00 AM)

    INDIANAPOLIS — A Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S. pleaded guilty Friday to driving drunk in a crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver.

    Manuel Orrego-Savala, 37, pleaded guilty to two counts of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content…

  • [NYDN] Raising hell: Cynthia Nixon wants to raise the age, even for the most serious violent crimes
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon is an experienced actress, but on criminal justice reform, she’s not playing the part of an off-the-rails liberal: She’s the genuine article.

    Witness her proposal, announced Friday, to revise state law passed last year raising the age at which youthful offenders…

  • [NYDN] Missing the Mark: Zuckerberg’s confusion on online lies
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Defending the right of Facebook users to share lies, the CEO of the social media giant stepped in it, confusing falsehoods devised to attack and denigrate people with other types of misinformation, from mistakes to conspiracy theories.

    The Holocaust is one of many “things that people get wrong,”…

  • [NYDN] Put it back together: The vandalism of Navy SEAL hero Michael Murphy’s memorial is a high crime
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Thirteen years ago, Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a Navy SEAL from Patchogue, L.I., was among 18 Americans killed in a fierce gunfight in Afghanistan’s Kunar province. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. In 2006, Lake Ronkokoma, where Murphy once worked as a lifeguard, dedicated a park in…

  • [NYDN] Teacher with history of alcohol arrests charged with DUI after crash involving eight vehicles
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 12:50:00 AM)

    DOVER, Del. — A Delaware teacher with a history of alcohol-related arrests has been charged with drunken driving in an incident in which eight other vehicles were damaged.

    Rehoboth Beach police say 45-year-old Martin Tuohy of Middletown turned himself in Thursday evening to be charged in the July…

  • [NYDN] An excited, energetic Taylor Swift brings tour to MetLife
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 12:10:00 AM)

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Taylor Swift brought her explosive Reputation Tour to the MetLife Stadium on Friday and will make history as the first female artist to play three consecutive shows at the venue when she performs Saturday and Sunday.

    Swift was energetic and excited during her two-hour-plus…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on tipping, Trump and sharks
    (Saturday, July 21, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Tips for workers to make a living

    Manhattan: Marc Molinaro’s Op-Ed against raising the tipped wage (“Cuomo tips balance against restaurants,” July 16) is inaccurate, condescending and flippant. While true that New York’s restaurant industry is thriving, it’s false that its tipped workers are: They…

  • [NYDN] Woman charged with driving drunk in car with kids twice in two weeks
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 11:30:00 PM)

    WARWICK, R.I. — Police say a Rhode Island woman has twice been charged with driving drunk with children in her vehicle in two weeks.

    Warwick police say 41-year-old Leah Duran was charged with driving under the influence after refusing a Breathalyzer test on Thursday. Police say the Woonsocket woman…

  • [NYDN] Exclusive: Lieutenant in Brooklyn precinct busted down to sergeant for alleged sexual harassment
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    An NYPD lieutenant — who was reported to the Civilian Complaint Review Board by another cop for foul language — has been demoted and placed on desk duty over sexual harassment allegations, the Daily News has learned.

    Jonathan Blatt, assigned to Housing PSA 1 in Coney Island, had his guns and shield…

  • [NYDN] Joe Benigno to take leave of absence from WFAN amid sexual harassment allegations
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    Joe Benigno, currently embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal as part of a lawsuit against WFAN, is taking a leave of absence from the station.

    Benigno, who was originally scheduled to jump back behind the microphone on WFAN Monday, is taking a leave while Entercom, the station’s owner, tries…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Jacob deGrom’s teammates have his back amid ace’s demands to Mets front office: ‘He has every right to say that’
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 10:55:00 PM)

    Jacob deGrom’s demands at the All-Star Game completely blindsided the Mets’ front office, but in the clubhouse, it did not surprise anyone who had been paying attention. DeGrom’s agent’s proposition to either extend the Mets ace beyond the two years that he is under team control or trade him now…

  • [NYDN] Red: Brian Cashman must make ‘Boss’ trade before deadline for Yankees to have best chance at World Series
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 10:50:00 PM)

    With a sparkling 62-33 record entering Friday’s Subway Series opener in the Bronx, rookie Yankees manager Aaron Boone said he expected his club to “go out and be great” in the second half of the 2018 season, and that there is the potential for Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, CC Sabathia and Co….

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Mets firesale begins with Jeurys Familia most likely headed to Athletics, sources tell The News
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 10:45:00 PM)

    Zack Wheeler was first to walk over and offer Jeurys Familia a handshake and a hug. The catchers followed and then bullpen coach Ricky Bones went over and said their goodbyes. The Mets were finalizing a deal to send their closer to the A’s late Friday night, two team sources confirmed. Word had…

  • [NYDN] Yoenis Cespedes stunningly says he may need heel surgery, Mets slugger could miss 10 months
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    Yoenis Cespedes finally returned Friday night after missing more than nine weeks and came back with a bang, but how long will he last?

    After going 2-for-4 with a homer which hit off the left foul pole in the Mets’ 7-5 win over the Yankees, Cespedes revealed that all the leg injuries he’s dealt…

  • [NYDN] President Trump attempts to create more NFL drama, declares national anthem protest debate is ‘alive and well again’
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 10:25:00 PM)

    President Trump is once again getting the itch to insert himself into NFL players’ peaceful protest against police brutality by kneeling for the national anthem.

    One day after the Miami Dolphins announced they intended to discipline any player who kneeled on the field during the anthem with a fine…

  • [NYDN] Suspect in the murder of Hawaii police officer killed in shootout with cops
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    The man police believe fatally shot a Hawaii officer during a traffic stop was gunned down during a wild shootout with cops after a three-day manhunt.

    Justin Joshua Waiki, 33, evaded police with the help of people on the Big Island, before they tracked him down at the extreme southern end of the…

  • [NYDN] Parking feud led to slaying of Brooklyn man whose pleas for help went ignored by cops
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    A feud over a double-parked car escalated into the shooting death of a Brooklyn man whose pleas for help were overlooked by passing patrol officers, cops said Friday.

    Jimmie Russell, 33, was busted Friday in the slaying of Robert Fason, 43.

    As he feuded with Fason early on June 30 outside a bar…

  • [NYDN] Captain of the capsized Missouri duck boat told passengers not to wear life jackets
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    Tia Coleman, who lost nine members of her family in the Branson, Mo. duck boat wreck Thursday, said her loved ones would still be alive if the captain hadn’t told them not to bother with their life jackets.

    “My husband would want me to say this. He would want the world to know that on this boat…

  • [NYDN] Noah Syndergaard’s shortened outing due to fatigue not injury; Jay Bruce unsure when he’ll start hitting again as back woes persist
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 9:55:00 PM)

    ??The Mets disastrous season has conditioned manager Mickey Callaway to expect the worst with regard to injuries.

    But in Friday’s 7-5 win over the Yankees, Callaway’s Mets avoided more bad news as Noah Syndergaard attributed his shortened outing and decreased velocity to fatigue and insisted he’d…

  • [NYDN] Gary Sanchez shows shades of early season struggles as Yankees blow countless opportunities against Mets
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 9:40:00 PM)

    The Yankees hoped to add some pop to their lineup with the return of Gary Sanchez on Friday, but the power-hitting catcher might as well have remained absent.

    Sanchez, who returned to the lineup for the first time since being placed on the disabled list June 24 with a strained groin, went 1-for-5…

  • [NYDN] Yoenis Cespedes crushes home run in return as Mets take down Yankees in Subway Series opener
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 8:45:00 PM)

    Yoenis Cespedes returned to the Mets lineup, Noah Syndergaard battled and the Yankees continued to struggle with their starting pitching and runners in scoring position as the second half of the season started with a 7-5 Mets victory in the Bronx on Friday night.

    Cespedes went 2-for-4 and homered…

  • [NYDN] Cop who caused the chokehold death of Eric Garner hit with NYPD charges
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    The cop blamed in the death of Eric Garner was charged Friday night with violating NYPD regulations against using a chokehold to subdue a suspect, sources told the Daily News.

    The Civilian Complaint Review Board will prosecute the departmental case against Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who has been…

  • [NYDN] Lawsuit: Taylor Swift swiped the name of a Long Island business
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 6:45:00 PM)

    A Long Island computer guy has some bad blood with Taylor Swift, saying the pop princess swiped his trademarked label and hurt his business.

    Patrick Bénot, the owner of a Wantagh-based computer consulting business, said he trademarked the “SwiftLife” name in 2007 — nine years before Swift the singer…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Beasley reportedly set to join LeBron James, Lakers next season
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 7:25:10 PM)

    “The Walking Bucket” is headed to the West Coast.

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.07.20)

  • [NYDN] Queens man allegedly uses second chance to commit another crime
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The judge had confidence, but it appears the Queens man only had a con.

    Brooklyn Federal Judge Jack Weinstein thought Tyran Trotter deserved a chance at life without the authorities watching his every move on supervised release.

    Now it’s all going up in smoke after Trotter was arrested Wednesday…

  • [NYDN] ‘West Side Story’ score reworked as a Latin jazz opus by bandleader Bobby Sanabria to help Puerto Rico hurricane victims
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    A classic stage and screen score has been reworked as a Latin jazz opus – with part of the proceeds going to help Puerto Rico’s hurricane victims.

    Veteran bandleader Bobby Sanabria has put his own stamp on “West Side Story,” the 1950s Broadway musical that was turned into a beloved Oscar-winning…

  • [NYDN] We must fight this summer hate wave
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Last Thursday, as their S53 bus crossed the Verrazano Bridge from Brooklyn to Staten Island, one passenger turned to her neighbor and screamed “You f—ing speak English? ICE is here for you.” The reason: Her fellow passenger was Muslim, wearing the hijab, a head covering.

    The tirade, which was…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Backlog of 9/11-illness cases sparks opening of new lower Manhattan clinic
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    The World Trade Center Health Program has seen a massive spike in new patients sickened by exposure to 9/11 toxins — forcing the organization to open up a new office in lower Manhattan that will see an estimated 750 patients a month, the Daily News has learned.

    The new clinic, expected to open…

  • [NYDN] Leave the little guy be: Shut illegal hotels and let ordinary Airbnb hosts earn extra cash
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Having lost the battle and probably the war to City Council members captive to the hotel industry and its unions, Airbnb will soon be forced to turn over to the city details on thousands of apartment listings, many of which are surely in violation of state law banning whole-apartment rentals of…

  • [NYDN] Justice long delayed: Cop who killed Eric Garner to face discipline
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Better shamefully late than never. Thursday, more than four years after a banned chokehold by Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo ended Eric Garner’s life, the NYPD announced that the gears of disciplinary action will finally start to turn.

    Blame Washington for the fact that the surprise announcement…

  • [NYDN] It’s just hot air: The city’s climate-change lawsuit falls flat on its face
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    It was a preposterous notion from the start: that the city of New York, which burns loads of oil and gas itself, would take the likes of Chevron and Exxon to court, demanding billions of dollars in damages for causing climate change and putting our coastal city through the ravages of Superstorm…

  • [NYDN] At least 11 killed as packed sightseeing duck boat capsizes in Missouri lake
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 12:25:00 AM)

    A duck boat packed with dozens of tourists in Missouri’s Ozarks capsized amid rough weather Thursday night, killing 11 people, according to local reports and authorities.

    First responders with the Southern Stone County Fire Protection District rushed to Table Rock Lake around 7 p.m. local time…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Helsinki, Hollywood and abortion
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Manhattan: As Cold War scholars know, Finland was a highly symbolic location for the Putin-Trump summit. Finlandization, meaning formal independence but political domination to the Soviets, was the fate of Finland. It was the only former-Tsarist country that Stalin invaded, but could not absorb…

  • [NYDN] Woman temporarily becomes millionaire after account mix-up
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 11:40:00 PM)

    BOSTON — For a few minutes, a Boston woman says she was a millionaire.

    Ellen Fleming says she received a voicemail from a TD Ameritrade financial consultant Wednesday afternoon that a deposit had been made into her account.

    The 26-year-old opened the company’s app on her cellphone and was surprised…

  • [NYDN] Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to rally Democrats in deep-red Kansas
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 11:35:00 PM)

    TOPEKA, Kansas — Two luminaries in the democratic socialist movement — one its national leader, the other its new star — are descending on solidly Republican Kansas on Friday, taking their emboldened liberal message to an unlikely testing ground before next month’s congressional primaries.

    Vermont…

  • [NYDN] Toddler dies after left in day-care van for over three hours: police
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    HOUSTON — Police say a 3-year-old boy has died after being left in a hot day care center van for 3½ hours parked outside the center in northwest Houston.

    A statement from the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable’s Office says the child was found unresponsive when his father arrived at Discovering…

  • [NYDN] Woman driving drunk hits, injures 15-year-old sister: police
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    PITTSBURGH — Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman was driving drunk when she struck and seriously injured her 15-year-old sister, who had apparently jumped on the hood of the moving vehicle and was hit after falling off.

    Pittsburgh police responded to the scene around 10 p.m. Wednesday.

    The teen…

  • [NYDN] Tennessee man steals date’s car to go on date with another woman: police
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:50:00 PM)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police in Memphis say a man stole his date’s car and drove it to a date with another woman.

    Police say a woman reported her car stolen after Kelton Griffin went to her house to take her on a date. WMC-TV reports that Griffin stopped at a gas station and asked the woman to get him…

  • [NYDN] TLC star Jinger Duggar and husband Mike Vuolo welcome daughter Felicity
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    And baby makes three.

    Reality star Jinger Duggar, 24, gave birth to daughter Felicity Nicole early Thursday morning, she and husband Mike Vuolo announced.

    ”God is so kind! Jinger gave birth to Felicity Nicole Vuolo this morning at 4:37 am. Felicity weighs 8lbs. and 3oz. and is 19.5 inches long,”…

  • [NYDN] Convicted killer gets 9 more years behind bars in slashing of Rikers Island correction officer
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    A Brooklyn gangbanger who killed a romantic rival will spend another nine years behind bars for his role in a vicious slashing on a Rikers Island correction officer in 2015.

    Darnell Green choked correction officer Ray Calderon from behind while another inmate sliced his face from cheek to ear and…

  • [NYDN] Brooklyn teen’s killer was gunning for the victim’s older brother, prosecutors say
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    They were gunning for his older brother, but they settled on killing him instead.

    A 24-year-old ex-con ganged up on and murdered a Brooklyn teen a day after his 16th birthday because they had a beef with his older brother, who was in the Crips street gang, prosecutors said Thursday.

    Ralief Bradford…

  • [NYDN] Clint Frazier is pulled from Triple-A game with possible concussion symptoms
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:50:00 PM)

    Not again.

    Clint Frazier was pulled from Thursday’s Triple-A Scranton game for precautionary reasons related to possible concussion symptoms, according to The Times-Tribune.

    Frazier may have suffered the injury while diving for a ball in the first inning, which he couldn’t catch, according to the…

  • [NYDN] Boy Scout leader drowns saving child from pond
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:35:00 PM)

    OREM, Utah — A 22-year-old Boy Scout leader drowned saving a struggling young boy during a practice exercise in a Utah pond on Wednesday.

    Wesley Robert Kratzer pushed the boy to safety then dropped under the water and disappeared, said Salem police Chief Brad James.

    “We don’t know if it was fatigue,…

  • [NYDN] Queens meth kingpin peddled drugs from gambling dens, urinated on rival’s bed, feds say
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    He’s the kind of drug dealer you don’t want to piss off, the feds say.

    A Queens meth kingpin ran his drug operation out of gambling dens, threatened his rivals with a high-voltage cattle prod and, in one bizarre incident, broke into a man’s house and urinated on his bed.

    Federal authorities arrested…

  • [NYDN] Bacterial infection kills man who ate raw oyster at Florida restaurant
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A 71-year-old Sarasota man who ate a raw oyster at a Sarasota County restaurant died from a bacterial infection two days later, according to the Florida Department of Health.

    The man and the restaurant were not identified, but health department spokesman Steve Huard said…

  • [NYDN] Obama was a ‘total patsy’ for Russia, Trump says
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    Former President Barack Obama was a “total patsy” for Russia, President Trump said in an interview Thursday, but he, on the other hand, would be “far tougher on Russia than any President in many, many years, maybe ever.”

    On the defensive after his disastrous press conference with Russian President…

  • [NYDN] Trump called for death penalty after Central Park jogger attack, and still has no sympathy for accused despite convictions overturned
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 7:55:00 PM)

    Long before he became a President who pushed for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S., and railed against Caribbean and African immigrants from “s–thole countries,” Donald Trump called for a return of the death penalty after a group of black and Hispanic teens were arrested and charged in a sexual…

  • [NYDN] NFL, NFLPA agree to freeze enforcement of new national anthem policy pending ongoing discussions
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 7:15:00 PM)

    The NFL is taking a knee when it comes to implementing the league’s new national anthem policy.

    The NFL and NFL Players Association have come to a “standstill agreement” regarding the NFL’s revised anthem policy and the NFL’s grievance against the league, the two sides announced in a joint statement

  • [NYDN] Paramount TV president Amy Powell fired over comments ‘inconsistent with our company’s values’
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:30:00 PM)

    Amy Powell, the president of Paramount TV, was reportedly ousted Thursday for making inappropriate comments.

    Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos announced the firing in an internal memo, acquired by the Hollywood Reporter, that said “multiple individuals” had raised concerns about “which they believed…

  • [SNY Knicks] NBA Insider: ‘Very accomplished’ third player plotting to join Kyrie Irving & Jimmy Butler in 2019
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 3:15:58 PM)

    A “very accomplished” NBA player could be plotting to join Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler in 2019.

  • [SNY Knicks] Carmelo Anthony traded to Hawks, who will reportedly waive him
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 4:56:05 PM)

    The Thunder have traded Carmelo Anthony and a protected 2022 first-round pick to the Hawks.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Knox has surprised everyone but his father: ‘It’s all part of the process’
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 10:55:20 AM)

    It is apparent Knicks’ first-rounder F Kevin Knox wasn’t fazed by his first taste of NBA basketball. Just look at what he did in just a few games out west in the Summer League.

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: In the Carmelo Anthony Trade, Everyone Wins
    (Friday, July 20, 2018 12:33:03 AM)

    The former All-Star is headed to Atlanta — and is expected to be quickly released — in a trade that involves two teams and several players.

  • [NYPost] Knicks summer leaguer may have played way to roster spot
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:43:12 PM)

    The Knicks’ decision to waive small forward Troy Williams on Monday has provided undrafted Arizona guard Allonzo Trier a puncher’s chance at making the 15-man roster following his solid — if overlooked — summer-league performance. Trier is on a two-way G-League contract, allowing him to be on the Knicks’ roster for a maximum of 45…

  • [NYPost] Suddenly the Knicks’ Kevin Knox pick looks even better
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 11:13:40 AM)

    Knicks fans should be thrilled the organization’s higher-ups didn’t listen to them. On draft night, they were chanting for the Knicks to draft Michael Porter Jr., who was at one point considered the top prospect in his class before dealing with health concerns over his bad back. Instead, the Knicks took Kentucky wing Kevin Knox…

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks summer leaguer may have played way to roster spot
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:43:12 PM)

    The Knicks’ decision to waive small forward Troy Williams on Monday has provided undrafted Arizona guard Allonzo Trier a puncher’s chance at making the 15-man roster following his solid — if overlooked — summer-league performance. Trier is on a two-way G-League contract, allowing him to be on the Knicks’ roster for a maximum of 45…

  • [NY Newsday] Suddenly the Knicks’ Kevin Knox pick looks even better
    (Thursday, July 19, 2018 11:13:40 AM)

    Knicks fans should be thrilled the organization’s higher-ups didn’t listen to them. On draft night, they were chanting for the Knicks to draft Michael Porter Jr., who was at one point considered the top prospect in his class before dealing with health concerns over his bad back. Instead, the Knicks took Kentucky wing Kevin Knox…

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.07.19)

  • [SNY Knicks] How could Kawhi Leonard impact Knicks’ Summer of 2019 plans?
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 2:45:58 PM)

    Could Kawhi Leonard leave Toronto after this season and team up with another max player on the Knicks?

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks are the most valuable NBA franchise
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9:29:07 AM)

    The Knicks may not be the best team in the NBA, but they are the most valuable.

  • [NYPost] Why Kevin Knox’s Las Vegas breakout didn’t surprise his dad
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9:44:38 PM)

    Kevin Knox planned to attend the ESPYs in Los Angeles on Wednesday, but a star was born in Las Vegas last week. And it didn’t surprise his father, Kevin Knox Sr., a former NFL wide receiver whose quarterback at Florida State was ex-Knick Charlie Ward. The 18-year-old Knox, the Knicks’ lottery pick out of Kentucky,…

  • [NYPost] The team most likely to end New York’s longest trophy drought
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:18:42 PM)

    May 5 passed without ceremony a few months back, passed without pause, and that was probably for the best. The Yankees beat the Indians that day, and the Mets lost to the Rockies that night. The Devils, the only one of five New York area winter teams to make the playoffs this year, were already…

  • [NYPost] Why Knicks are a quiet winner of Kawhi Leonard trade
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 2:15:15 PM)

    The Spurs’ decision to ship Kawhi Leonard to Canada stands as good news for the Knicks. While the Knicks were on the outside looking in on Leonard trade talks with San Antonio — even if they tried, they couldn’t match the Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan package — their chances of landing a top-notch free agent in…

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.07.18)

  • [NYTimes] Liz Cambage Drops 53 Points, Breaking W.N.B.A. Scoring Record
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:59:18 AM)

    The Dallas Wings center was ruthlessly efficient in a win over the New York Liberty, breaking a record that had held since 2013.

  • [NYTimes] 76ers Foiled in Their Pursuit of Houston’s Daryl Morey
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:03:35 PM)

    The Sixers had strong interest in hiring Morey to replace the ousted Bryan Colangelo, but Morey could not be lured away.

  • [NYDN] Doctor’s oxycodone-prescribing case goes to federal jury in Brooklyn
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    An octogenarian, oxycodone-prescribing doctor’s fate is now in the hands of jurors who have to decide if he illegally doled out more than 2 million pills to addicted patients.

    Brooklyn federal jurors began deliberating Tuesday on a range of illegal oxycodone-distribution charges against Dr. Martin…

  • [NYDN] Consign the drug war to history: We cannot prosecute our way out of the opioid crisis
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    There were almost 64,000 overdose deaths in the United States in 2016, according to the Centers of Disease Control, and recent estimates suggest that this number continues to rise. All of us are scrambling for solutions at this critical moment.

    We are at a crossroads: Do we go back to the punitive,…

  • [NYDN] Elon Musk apologizes for saying Thai cave diver is a pedophile
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:45:00 AM)

    Billionaire businessman Elon Musk has apologized for calling a critic of his mini-submarine a pedophile.

    Musk had inserted himself into the rescue of the “Wild Boar” soccer team from a flooded Thai cave earlier this month, and bristled at criticism from diver Vern Unsworth who said that his offer…

  • [NYDN] Ocasio-Cortez in context: What the progressive socialist star needs to learn
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez outhustled a 10-term incumbent to win a Democratic congressional primary. But the young Bronxite socialist’s every word is now being amplified — by supporters who see her as an exemplar of a bold new progressive future, and by foes who want to paint her as the scary face…

  • [NYDN] Albany trash removal: Dean Skelos and son are convicted; the ethical swamp remains
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The hits keep coming: Eight times found guilty were former state Senate chieftain Dean Skelos and his ne’er-do-well son Adam in a replay of their 2015 trial, which showed Dean leaned on companies to pay Adam for no-show jobs.

    Off to prison with them. Too bad the judge can’t sentence those remaining…

  • [NYDN] Central Park’s Lasker pool and ice rink set for $150 million renovation
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Central Park’s swimming pool and skating rink are set for a $150 million makeover, the Daily News has learned.

    The city and the Central Park Conservancy will chip in for the project to rebuild Lasker Pool and Rink at the northern end of the park.

    The skating rink is run by President Trump’s Trump…

  • [NYDN] Russia wants to interrogate ex-U.S. ambassador McFaul, other Americans in criminal case
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:55:00 AM)

    Russian prosecutors want to interrogate American officials including former ambassador Michael McFaul over alleged involvement in money crimes in the aftermath of President Trump’s summit with Vladimir Putin.

    Putin had mentioned the alleged crimes of American-British financier Bill Browder when…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Cuomo, de Blasio and Trump
    (Wednesday, July 18, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Albany: Your editorial “Roe, Roe, Roe the vote” (July 14), which questioned the need for expanding reproductive rights, was confusing, factually inaccurate and took an appallingly carefree attitude regarding the health and lives of women in our state. Why is Gov. Cuomo fighting day in and day out…

  • [NYDN] 17-year-old female student dies after medical incident during band practice at Long Island high school
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 11:50:00 PM)

    A female student entering her senior year at Sachem North High School on Long Island fell ill and suddenly died in front of over 90 fellow students Monday night, reports ABC7NY.

    The unidentified, 17-year-old student was attending band practice when she appeared to have a medical emergency and “tragically…

  • [NYDN] Woman’s decomposing body found floating in Hudson River
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    Police found a woman’s decomposing body floating in the Hudson River off Riverside Drive in Manhattan on Tuesday night.

    A 911 caller spotted the woman’s body floating near 109th St. by Riverside Park about 8 p.m. An NYPD harbor unit pulled her body from the water and took her ashore at the 79th…

  • [NYDN] Man gets 44 years in prison for infant’s death in Colorado
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    LOVELAND, Colo. — A man has been sentenced to 44 years in prison for the death of his infant son in northern Colorado.

    The Loveland Reporter-Herald reports Gabriel Navarrete was sentenced Tuesday for the December death of 8-month-old Adrian Dominguez. Navarrete, who previously pleaded guilty to…

  • [NYDN] Drunken ice cream truck driver crashes, injures 3 on National Ice Cream Day: police
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Authorities say a woman drunkenly crashed an ice cream truck into a car, injuring three people on National Ice Cream Day.

    News outlets report 35-year-old Ellaine Durham is charged with driving while intoxicated and three counts of hit-and-run for the Sunday crash.

    Virginia…

  • [NYDN] Bode Miller’s wife opens up for first time since shocking drowning death of daughter: ‘I pray to God no other parent feels this pain’
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:40:00 PM)

    Bode Miller’s wife is praying no other parent has to experience the nightmare she calls reality.

    “It’s been 37 days since I’ve held my baby girl,” Morgan Beck wrote in an extremely emotional Instagram post, accompanied with a beautiful photo of her 19-month old daughter Emeline Grier Miller.

    “I…

  • [NYDN] Brett Kavanaugh has record low support among Americans: poll
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has the lowest vote of confidence among American in three decades, according to Gallup pollsters.

    Forty-one percent of Americans want lawmakers to confirm the federal jurist from Maryland, while 37% want him rejected for the bench job, the survey states.

    The…

  • [NYDN] Anne Rice’s ‘Vampire Chronicles’ picked up for Hulu series
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    Hulu is bringing Anne Rice’s vampires back to life.

    The streaming service has landed the adaptation of the celebrated “Vampire Chronicles,” an 11-book series about an 18th century nobleman, Lestat de Lioncourt, who was turned into a vampire.

    Paramount Television optioned the rights in 2017, at…

  • [NYDN] ‘I HATE GAY PEOPLE’: Brewers pitcher Josh Hader’s offensive tweets resurface during All-Star Game
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    Hader’s gonna hate.

    Josh Hader is the latest athlete to have vulgar tweets from his younger years resurface on social media.

    Moments after the Brewers pitcher gave up a home run in the All-Star Game on Tuesday, screenshots of racist, sexist and homophobic tweets from the then-17, -18-year-old made…

  • [NYDN] Spitting-mad dad surrenders to cops after menacing straphanger in caught-on-video tirade
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    A deranged dad who hit his toddler son in his stroller on a Manhattan E train, then pulled a knife on another straphanger in a vulgar tirade surrendered to police to face criminal charges for the unhinged episode, police said Tuesday.

    Edgar Rodriguez, 23, was caught on video menacing another subway…

  • [NYDN] Alex Bregman and George Springer go back-to-back in 10th to power AL past NL in record 10-homer All-Star Game slugfest
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the 10th inning of the 89th All-Star Game as they powered the American League to an 8-6 win over the National League Tuesday night at Nationals Park.

    It was the sixth straight win for the…

  • [NYDN] VIDEO: Justin Verlander predicted Aaron Judge would hit home run in All-Star Game
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    Justin Verlander called it.

    Leading up to Yankees star Aaron Judge’s first plate appearance at Nationals Park Tuesday, Verlander continuously predicted that his AL All-Star teammate was going to hit a home run.

    Verlander even proclaimed so on an Instagram live while the game was happening.

    His…

  • [NYDN] N.J. couple charged with smothering 4-month-old when he would not stop crying
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:35:00 PM)

    Wipe that ghoulish grin off your face.

    The New Jersey father busted for smothering to death his 4-month-old baby with a cheap motel comforter flashed a wide smile for his mug shot despite having the charges upgraded to murder on Tuesday.

    William Herring, 42, and the mother of his son, Brianna Brochhausen,…

  • [NYDN] 12th suspect in Lesandro machete slaying hauled back to Bronx to face charges, denies role in murder
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    A 12th suspect in last month’s shocking machete murder of an innocent Bronx teenager is back in New York to face murder charges in the mistaken-identity killing.

    Luis Cabrera Santos, 25, was busted in Connecticut last week when a state trooper’s license plate reader showed Santos’ car was connected…

  • [NYDN] Former FBI Director James Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November’s midterm elections.

    Comey says on Twitter that the “Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders’ design that ‘Ambition must … counteract…

  • [NYDN] Cops offer $10,000 reward for info on Bronx triple murder suspect
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:05:00 PM)

    The NYPD wants to cross a Bronx triple murder suspect off the wanted list – and they’re offering a $10,000 reward to anyone who can help put him behind bars.

    Cops on Tuesday announced the reward, paid by the city’s Police Foundation, for info leading to the arrest and conviction of 51-year-old…

  • [NYDN] Manny Machado is headed to Dodgers, but Yankees still have eyes on him in 2019
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON – First, LeBron James.

    Now, another star is headed to L.A. — and hopefully, they still have those old Mannywood signs handy.

    A decade after acquiring Manny Ramirez, the Dodgers have acquired Manny Machado in a blockbuster deal with the Orioles.

    While there may still be some medical approval…

  • [NYDN] Stray bullet strikes, kills 9-year-old girl sleeping in New Jersey home
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    BRIDGETON, N.J. — A 9-year-old girl was shot and killed by a stray bullet as she slept in her bed early Tuesday, and authorities urged witnesses to come forward to help find the killer.

    The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. about a block away from the girl’s home in Bridgeton, a city of about…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Kevin Knox named to All-NBA Summer League first team
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 6:15:50 PM)

    Knicks rookie Kevin Knox has been named to the All-NBA Summer League first team.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Hardaway Jr. almost gave up on basketball: ‘It was a dark period’
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 4:20:06 PM)

    Rock bottom for Knicks G Tim Hardaway Jr. was a five-hour bus ride through the snow in Ohio.

  • [SNY Knicks] Potential Knicks target Kevin Durant takes Dyckman by storm
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 11:15:33 AM)

    Two-time NBA champion and two-time Finals MVP, Kevin Durant, showed some love to one of New York City’s basketball staples, as he made a surprise visit to Dyckman Park.

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox picks up early honor for Knicks with dazzling play
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:10:44 PM)

    The Knicks and their fans only hope it continues when it counts. In his opening act, Knicks lottery pick Kevin Knox provided hope — and 21.3 points a game — and as a result landed on the first team of the All-NBA Summer League teams. Behind Knox’s athleticism, the Knicks finished the competition in Las…

  • [NY Newsday] Kevin Knox picks up early honor for Knicks with dazzling play
    (Tuesday, July 17, 2018 7:10:44 PM)

    The Knicks and their fans only hope it continues when it counts. In his opening act, Knicks lottery pick Kevin Knox provided hope — and 21.3 points a game — and as a result landed on the first team of the All-NBA Summer League teams. Behind Knox’s athleticism, the Knicks finished the competition in Las…