Knicks Morning News (2018.08.31)

  • [ESPN] Down goes Frazier: Clyde gives ‘asterisk’ to KD
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:26:03 PM)

    Clyde Frazier, when asked where he’d rank Kevin Durant on a list of all-time players, said he would dock the two-time Finals MVP for joining “a team that really didn’t need him.”

  • [NYDN] William Shatner boldly goes on about life lessons he’s learned in new biography
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    “I need answers!” Captain Kirk used to bark on “Star Trek.”

    Now, the man who played him hears the same demand from fans.

    Except the questions lobbed at William Shatner are personal: How do I know if I’m in the right career? How do I make love last? How do I make a difference?

    Trekkies figure the…

  • [NYDN] JUSTICE STORY: Husband’s plan to rekindle his troubled marriage with a romantic getaway goes up in flames
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Stephen Hricko, 35, booked a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day in 1998, a weekend featuring a dinner-theater murder mystery at the Harbourtowne resort on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

    His marriage was on the rocks, and he hoped the excursion would rekindle romantic flames between him and his wife,…

  • [NYDN] GRIDLOCK SAM: Lots of activity for the holiday weekend
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Friday, Aug. 31 – Sunday, Sept. 2

    ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

    Friday is the last, big getaway day of the summer, and traffic will feel even more like a zoo Friday with the U.S. Open in Flushing, the Yankees in the Bronx, and the Electric Zoo music festival on…

  • [NYDN] Prepare for fewer pot arrests: The police commissioner explains the NYPD’s new approach
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    This weekend, the New York City Police Department is changing its policy with respect to people caught smoking marijuana in public. I want to explain the shift — so both officers and the people of the city understand exactly what we’re doing and why.

    The new directive gives police the discretion…

  • [NYDN] Universities vs. scientific research: Politics and money are polluting academic inquiry
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    In our increasingly polarized climate, are our universities sacrificing the pursuit of truth in the name of political expediency? Recent signs point to yes, and this should be of profound concern to anyone who believes that we should, as President Obama once put it, “follow the science” on important…

  • [NYDN] Train in vain: Put the BQX out of its misery
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    The streetcar is coming! The streetcar is coming!

    See, right there, in a glossy book from Mayor de Blasio, announcing that more than two years after its first glimmer in his State of the City address, Brooklyn-to-Queens BQX is on track to roll.

    Did he say the project would pay for its entire $2.5…

  • [NYDN] Consequences for cops: Lessons in accountability the NYPD can learn from Dallas and Milwaukee
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Let the word go forth: American police can be held to account, both legally and administratively, when they fatally abuse their authority.

    Tuesday in Dallas, a jury returned a rare verdict, but a just one: Former Police Officer Roy Oliver was found guilty of the murder of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards….

  • [NYDN] Esteemed FDNY quartet could face heat in Medal Day brawl
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Four respected FDNY officers may get caught in the fallout from the brutal bare-knuckled Bronx brawl earlier this summer that got eight firefighters suspended.

    All four officers attended a Medal Day celebration at Billy’s Bar near Yankee Stadium on June 6. They were captured on surveillance videotape…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on arrests, NYCHA and weedkiller
    (Friday, August 31, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Keep civilians far from arrest scenes

    Hempstead, L.I.: The Sergeants Benevolent Association wants to give a $500 reward to civilians who assist police in making an arrest. I think this is one of the more irresponsible suggestions that have come out of policing in decades.

    Civilians should never…

  • [NYDN] U.S. Navy seizes 1,000 smuggled rifles off war-torn Yemen
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 11:40:00 PM)

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. military said early Friday it seized over 1,000 Kalashnikov assault rifles being smuggled by small ships in the Gulf of Aden amid the ongoing war in nearby Yemen.

    The seizure by the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham may mark the first such interdiction…

  • [NYDN] Eminem surprises fans by releasing ‘Kamikaze,’ his 10th album
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 11:25:00 PM)

    Eminem has a surprise for his fans.

    At midnight on Friday on the east coast, the rapper announced on Twitter the release of a new album, “Kamikaze.”

    “Tried not 2 overthink this 1 … enjoy,” he wrote on Twitter.

    The release is his tenth studio album, and is a follow up to the 2017’s “Revival.”

    The…

  • [NYDN] Artist honors Robin Williams with San Francisco mural
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:50:00 PM)

    SAN FRANCISCO — An artist is paying tribute to the late Robin Williams with a giant mural in San Francisco that depicts his blue eyes and nose framed by silver hair.

    The San Francisco Examiner reports that Argentine muralist Andres Iglesias, who signs his art with the pseudonym Cobre, completed…

  • [NYDN] Priests in Australia won’t be required to report evidence of sex abuse revealed in confessions
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    CANBERRA, Australia — The Catholic Church in Australia on Friday rejected a recommendation by a government inquiry that priests be required to report evidence of child sex abuse disclosed in the confessional.

    The recommendation that priests be prosecuted for failing to report evidence of pedophilia…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Andrew McCutchen isn’t close to his 2013 MVP form, but he’ll provide a ton of relief for struggling Yankees
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:20:00 PM)

    After a devastating loss to the struggling Tigers, at least the Yankees can say help is coming.

    The Yankees went out and made a deal for outfielder Andrew McCutchen Thursday night to help bolster their injury-plagued lineup, a team source confirmed.

    The five-time All Star and 2013 National League…

  • [NYDN] Novak Djokovic gets ticked off before advancing at US Open: ‘I just lost it mentally’
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:15:00 PM)

    At his best, Novak Djokovic is a wall in motion, returning every ball sent his way with enough consistent force to frustrate and conquer opponents.

    For 2 ½ sets Thursday night, the 2011 and 2015 U.S. Open champion made himself a wall and appeared primed for an easy second-round win at Arthur Ashe…

  • [NYDN] Leonard: Predicting the Giants 53-man roster following preseason finale
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:10:00 PM)

    Odell Beckham Jr. screamed with delight running off the MetLife Stadium field andthrough a tunnel as a crowd of raucous fans hollered from above Thursday night.

    Beckham hadn’t played in the Giants’ 17-12 preseason finale loss to the Patriots, but he knows he will be playing in the Giants’ next…

  • [NYDN] Dellin Betances reacts to rare implosion; Yankees get good news on Clint Frazier and Didi Gregorius
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    Over his previous 39 innings pitched over 40 appearances, Dellin Betances had allowed three earned runs and just two homers.

    Thursday night, he reached that mark in one third of an inning. The back-to-back homers to Victor Martinez and Niko Goodrum gave Betances his second blown save and fourth…

  • [NYDN] Bears raid New York campsites after dry summer makes wild food scarce
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:55:00 PM)

    SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. — A shortage of wild foods after the dry summer has led hungry bears to seek easy meals around campsites in the Adirondacks.

    Dave Winchell of the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Adirondack office tells the Glens Falls Post-Star that there were 330 reports of bear incidents…

  • [NYDN] Open congressional seat turns into epic battle as 11 candidates seek to woo voters
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    CONCORD, Mass. — If three’s a crowd, what does 11 make?

    An open Massachusetts congressional seat has prompted a political free-for-all of sorts, with 10 Democrats and a Republican vying for the affection of voters in Tuesday’s primary — putting it among the nation’s most crowded House races.

    Democratic…

  • [NYDN] Ex-N.Y. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman hates the President that’s why the state sued the Trump Foundation, lawyer says
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Former state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued President Trump’s family foundation out of personal hatred and used the litigation as a prop to boost his own campaign fund-raising, according to the lawyer for the charity.

    Alan Futerfas, the attorney defending the Donald J. Trump Foundation…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 31, 2018
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 31, 2018

    We might resist unexpected changes from the Moon’s early morning conjunction with irrepressible Uranus, but the instability is only temporary. We can bask in the apparent certainty of a practical Grand Earth Trine while the determined…

  • [NYDN] Grandmother charged in death of 1-year-old grandson who was left in hot car
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    GREENVILLE, S.C. — Police say they charged a 64-year-old woman with the death of her grandson in a hot car after discovering inconsistencies in her story that she collapsed from a medical issue.

    Greenville County Sheriff’s spokesman Ryan Flood said 18-month-old Joe Avery James Lockaby was left…

  • [NYDN] Yankees acquire Andrew McCutchen from Giants to help bolster depleted outfield, sources confirm
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    The Yankees are beginning to return to full health, but that didn’t stop Brian Cashman from making a deal for another bat to help bolster a depleted outfield.

    Andrew McCutchen is headed to the Bronx in exchange for a package of prospects,a source confirmed to The Daily News’ Kristie Ackert.

    A package…

  • [NYDN] Yankees spoil Giancarlo Stanton’s milestone night thanks to Dellin Betances blown save against Tigers
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 7:55:00 PM)

    On a night dominated by homers at the Stadium, Giancarlo Stanton hammered his 300th career home run Thursday in the third inning of the Yankees 8-7 loss to the Tigers.

    Stanton’s was one of eight home runs Thursday night. The Yankees, who are on pace to set a home run club record this season, hit…

  • [NYDN] Multiple fatalities reported after Greyhound bus crashes in New Mexico
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 7:40:00 PM)

    At least seven people have died in a fatal Greyhound bus crash in New Mexico Thursday afternoon, police said.

    Forty-nine people were aboard the bus, which was headed from St. Louis to Los Angeles, when it collided head-on with a semitrailer in Gonzales Thursday afternoon.

    New Mexico State Police…

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  • [NYDN] Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sought to cap 9/11 payouts to victims’ families at $500G
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh wanted to cap the amount victims of 9/11 and their family members could receive from the federal government at $500,000, records obtained by the Daily News show.

    Kavanaugh, who served as associate White House Counsel during President George W. Bush’s administration,…

  • [NYDN] Floyd (Money) Mayweather went on a major jewelry spending spree in the Diamond District
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    After a weekend of wheeling and dealing in Atlantic City,. Floyd Mayweather hit Manhattan’s Diamond District and dropped more than a million dollars on bling.

    The former champ was spotted at Pristine Jewelers and Avianne & Co. Jewelers, both on W. 47th St. this week.

    “He went on a jewelry spree,”…

  • [NYDN] Divers discover massive coral reef off coast of South Carolina
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Lurking more than 100 miles off the coast of South Carolina, deep sea explorers last week discovered a massive coral reef whose size surprised even the most experienced of divers.

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced as part of its ongoing Deep Search 2018 that explorers…

  • [NYDN] Want diversity? Target choice: The system exacerbates our racial and socioeconomic divides
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    As the city’s million-plus public school students head back into the classroom, some educators and families will feel the effects of Chancellor Richard Carranza’s stepped-up school desegregation plans. The strategy, which includes relaxing admissions to 78 of the city’s more than 1,700 schools,…

  • [NYDN] Off the rails: BQX conductor de Blasio admits a painful truth about the Brooklyn-Queens streetcar
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    All aboard the streetcar named we told you so, stalled in its tracks with Mayor de Blasio at the controls.

    From the get-go in his 2015 State of the City address, the risks that the Brooklyn-Queens Connector trolley might not pay for itself as promised through boosted property tax collections were…

  • [NYDN] Island of lost souls: Puerto Rico’s pain
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    As we near the month of September, a death toll approaching 3,000 carries eerie echoes here in New York City.

    And so, while we would never compare slow-motion carnage caused by a natural disaster with the horrific instantaneous killings caused by a terrorist attack, we see the new official estimate…

  • [NYDN] Councilman urges mayor, FDNY to dump disgraced EMT who is son of deputy assistant chief
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    A city councilman who has accused the FDNY of running “two systems” of discipline within its ranks called on the mayor and the fire commissioner Wednesday to terminate disgraced EMT Robert Gala, who was found guilty of forgery and ignoring 911 calls in a city probe.

    Gala, 25, the son of FDNY Deputy…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on NYCHA, McCain and summer songs
    (Thursday, August 30, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Dump all the NYCHA naughties now

    Manhattan: The Daily News front page on Tuesday said “NYCHA cleans house” (“Orgies on overtime,” Aug. 28). After reading that headline I was happy these employees got fired for their gross misconduct. Upon reading the story, I find these party people only got reassigned….

  • [NYDN] Pizza delivery worker stalked and fatally shot in the head outside Papa John’s in Harlem
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 11:55:00 PM)

    A pizza delivery worker was fatally shot in the head outside a Harlem Papa John’s Wednesday night, police sources said.

    A shooter opened fire on 37-year-old Jose Alvarado outside the pizzeria on Amsterdam Ave. at W. 145th St. about 10:30 p.m., police said.

    Medics rushed Alvarado to Harlem Hospital,…

  • [NYDN] U.S. lawmakers urge sanctions against China officials over crackdown
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 11:40:00 PM)

    BEIJING — A group of U.S. lawmakers has urged the Trump administration to impose sanctions including asset freezes and visa bans on Chinese officials and companies allegedly tied to a stifling security crackdown and the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslims in camps in a far western region.

  • [NYDN] Bronx newlywed drowns in waters off Orchard Beach, just five days after his wedding
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 11:25:00 PM)

    A newlywed drowned in the waters off Orchard Beach in the Bronx Wednesday night — less than a week after he tied the knot, police sources said.

    Adolfo Munoz, 29, was just married on Friday, sources said, and five days later, he went out to the beach, about 6 miles away from his Morrisania home,…

  • [NYDN] Woman whose dismembered corpse found in Bronx parks murdered by her best friend’s boyfriend
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:40:00 PM)

    She was killed by her best friend’s boyfriend.

    Lisa Marie Velasquez, the woman whose body parts were found stuffed in plastic trash bags in two Bronx parks, was last seen rushing to the rescue of her pal Ciara Martinez, but, cops say, she ran into Daquan Wheeler, who beat her to death then butchered…

  • [NYDN] Roy Oliver sentenced to 15 years in prison for Jordan Edwards shooting
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    Roy Oliver, the ex-Balch Springs police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Jordan Edwards, an unarmed 15-year-old, was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday.

    Oliver, 38, was found guilty of murder Tuesday, prompting audible gasps from a packed courtroom. He was found not guilty…

  • [NYDN] Ex-middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor arrested for allegedly assaulting woman
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor has been arrested in Arkansas after police allege he punched a woman, held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her.

    Little Rock police say they were called to Taylor’s home Wednesday afternoon in regard to a disturbance…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 30, 2018
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 30, 2018

    An awkward uncertainty can be debilitating if we let it overtake other feelings while the Moon finishes up her business in spontaneous Aries. Being here and now is complicated when there are real-world commitments to fulfill. A lunar opposition…

  • [NYDN] Didi Gregorius’ return nears while Giancarlo Stanton remains stuck on 299 home runs
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 8:45:00 PM)

    Didi Gregorius did some light jogging on the field at Yankee Stadium Wednesday afternoon, running in figure eights and backpedaling a little as well. It was hardly the brilliant speed that has made the Yankee shortstop one of the most dynamic players in the game, but it put him on a fast track…

  • [NYDN] Boston marathon bomber’s friend to be deported after prison release
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    BOSTON — A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been released from prison and handed over to federal immigration officials, who plan to deport him to his native Kazakhstan.

    A spokesman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says Dias Kadyrbayev was transferred by…

  • [NYDN] U.S. soldier pleads guilty to trying to help Islamic State
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    HONOLULU — A soldier based in Hawaii pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to help the Islamic State group, telling a judge he provided secret military information, a drone meant to track U.S. troops and other support to undercover agents he believed were members of the terrorist organization.

    Sgt….

  • [NYDN] Sisters Serena and Venus Williams to face off (again) in third round of US Open
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    Here we go again.

    In their 20th year of facing each other as tennis professionals, the Williams’ will collide in round 3 of the US Open on Friday.

    And in case you forgot, both sisters would rather be playing somebody else.

    “I never root against her, no matter what,” Serena Williams said. “So I…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Greg Bird’s lack of luck almost comical at this point as Yankees need to make decision following loss to White Sox
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 7:40:00 PM)

    We will on Saturday turn the page on the calendar to the final month of the regular season.

    The Yankees have 29 regular season games left to try and make up what was a 7.5 game gap with the Red Sox, or keep their hold on the American League’s top Wild Card spot.

    They have four weeks to line up…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Middletown LLWS star Big Al meets Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 6:05:00 PM)

    New Jersey Little League star Alfred “Big Al’’ Delia continued to ride the wave of fame spurred on from his introduction at the Little League World Series regional.

    On the field for batting practice, the 12-year-old Middletown, N.J. native was summoned over to the batting cage by Neil Walker.

    He…

  • [NYDN] Peter Thiel kicks in more than $100G to Republicans leading into the midterm elections
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 6:00:00 PM)

    California tech billionaire Peter Thiel, one of President Trump’s earliest supporters, ponied up his first six-figure donation of the midterm elections, according to Federal Election Commission filings.

    The PayPal co-founder donated $101,700 to the Republican National Committee in July, CNBC first…

  • [NYDN] Dad and partner plead not guilty in toddler’s death at squalid New Mexico compound as relatives call for ‘justice’
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:35:00 PM)

    The father and defacto stepmother of a 3-year-old boy found dead at a squalid New Mexico compound pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges of child abuse resulting in death.

    The new pleas from Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and his partner Jany Leveille came as District Court judges in Taos dismissed a raft…

  • [NYDN] Air pollution equivalent to losing a year of education, says study
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:25:00 PM)

    A frightening, new study reveals that air pollution isn’t just bad for your lungs, but for your brain, as well.

    The shocking research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal, analyzed math and language tests of 20,000 Chinese residents between 2010 and 2014 and…

  • [NYDN] Detroit dad arrested after 4-year-old daughter dies in go-kart crash
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:20:00 PM)

    The family of a 4-year-old Detroit girl, who died tragically when the go-kart she was riding careened out of control and struck a parked car, suffered a double dose of despair when her father was later taken into police custody.

    Autumn Young was with her father, whom cops have yet to identify,…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Kanter says East has “AAU Teams” compared to West
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 7:37:29 PM)

    With many of the NBA’s highest-profile players heading to the Western Conference, Knicks C Enes Kanter gave a hot-take comparison between both conferences.

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  • [ESPN] Knicks fan sells off allegiance, will root for Lakers
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 6:23:25 PM)

    An angry New York Knicks fan sold his fanhood for a total of $3,450 and will root for the Los Angeles Lakers this season.

  • [NYPost] Knicks publicly fight back against turncoat fan
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 6:36:34 AM)

    If the Knicks hoped publicly taking a shot at an “attention-grabbing gentleman” would shrink that attention, they were wrong. After a longtime Knicks fan announced he was auctioning off his NBA loyalty on eBay, so exasperated was he by rooting for the woebegone franchise, the Knicks released a statement to Bleacher Report that showed they…

  • [NYDN] Ex-beau sought in woman’s brutal stabbing on Queens street
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:45:00 AM)

    A vengeful ex-boyfriend stabbed the mother of his children more than 20 times as she stepped out of a livery cab in Queens, leaving her badly hurt and bleeding in the street, cops said.

    The 31-year-old victim somehow survived the brutal Tuesday morning assault — though her lung was punctured and…

  • [NYDN] Woman torches hotel room and garbage cans in Times Square inn, police say
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:45:00 AM)

    A woman lit a room ablaze in a Times Square hotel, then torched trash cans on two other floors Tuesday, police said.

    The firebug made her escape amid the chaos at the Staybridge Suites, as firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze that left two people hurt, officials said.

    The ponytailed woman, who…

  • [NYDN] George Foreman III’s boxing gym EverybodyFights brings punch to NYC
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    He’s got a famous name and a knockout approach to running a boxing gym.

    EverybodyFights, founded in 2013 by George Foreman III — son of two-time heavyweight champion George Foreman, Sr. — allows boxers and gym-goers to get all their training done “under one roof.”

    Foreman created his gym concept…

  • [NYDN] Queens City Councilman wants Belle Harbor public school named for John McCain
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Queens City Councilman Eric Ulrich wants to rename a local elementary school after the late Arizona Sen. John McCain.

    In a letter sent Tuesday to schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, Ulrich (R-Queens) called for the renaming of Belle Harbor’s popular Public School 114 in honor of the Vietnam War…

  • [NYDN] EMT son of FDNY chief still on job after ignoring 911 calls and 3 arrests for posing as cop
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The troubled EMT son of a high-ranking FDNY chief remains on the company payroll despite a string of arrests for pretending to be a cop and a documented history of blowing off 911 calls, the Daily News has learned.

    Robert Gala, 25, was caught forging his partner’s signature on a patient’s report…

  • [NYDN] President Trump’s silence on Jacksonville shooting is deadly
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Perhaps the hapless President was too busy these past few days making sure the White House flag was raised to full-staff in dishonor of Sen. John McCain to bother to remember to offer solace or even comment on the latest deadly mass shooting on his watch.

    We expected it, we deserved it, but we…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Detective facing 25-day rip, one year probation, for challenging fellow cop to ‘Smoker’: sources
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    An NYPD detective who challenged another cop to a department-approved boxing match will be forced to lose 25 vacation days and be put on a year’s probation, the Daily News has learned.

    An administrative trial judge recommended the heavy penalty on Tuesday, shocking Detective David Terrell, who…

  • [NYDN] The impeachment delusion: Democrats dreaming about impeachment would have no clue what hit them
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    It’s actually surreal to think how easily the media can dupe people into thinking that President Trump is going to be impeached and possibly removed from office.

    For the last five-and-a-half years of the Bush administration, the Democratic Party howled that Bush “lied us to war to enrich his friends.”…

  • [NYDN] What impeachment is for: We talk about the tool incorrectly
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    We’ve been talking about impeachment all wrong, and Michael Cohen’s guilty plea shows why.

    Last week, Cohen — until recently President Trump’s personal lawyer — pleaded guilty to two felonies that directly implicate Trump. Cohen admitted that he had arranged “hush money” payments to two of Trump’s…

  • [NYDN] The good yeshivas and the bad
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Doubtless, Hasidic schools care for their students. But what they ultimately deliver is open to question, and scrutiny by the government.

    According to a study released by the United Jewish Appeal in 2013, 45% of the children in the New York metropolitan area’s Jewish households lived in or near…

  • [NYDN] Rotten to the core: NYCHA must be saved from disastrous mismanagement
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Before they get their well-earned heave-ho to the unemployment line, let’s thank the NYCHA employees who pursued personal pleasures on government time and cajoled colleagues into their on-premises orgies for exposing — no, not that!

    These reprobates did a public service by presenting a headline-ready…

  • [NYDN] Bill would end rent increases tied to capital improvements
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    ALBANY — In a move they say will protect tenants, two state lawmakers have introduced legislation that would prohibit rent increases tied to major capital improvements.

    Instead, the bill introduced by Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) and Assemblyman Brian Barnwell (D-Queens) would offer building…

  • [NYDN] Time to learn: Charter kids are hitting the books already
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The first day of school for the nation’s largest public school system is Sept. 5, but thousands of kids across the five boroughs are back in class already — in charters.

    Some 114,000 kids here attend the government-funded, independently run, open-to-all-by-lottery schools, the vast majority of…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Tenant activist to subpoena senators and real estate interests
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:50:00 AM)

    ALBANY — A tenant activist named in a $40 million defamation lawsuit by a group representing landlords is set to subpoena several current and past state senators, real estate industry donors and lobbyists, the Daily News has learned.

    The subpoenas being sent on behalf of Michael McKee, who is the…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on subway safety, summer songs and the Topless Parade
    (Wednesday, August 29, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Subway gates will save lives

    Bronx: Earlier this month, a 5-year-old boy was hit by a subway train in Brooklyn and critically injured. This is one of many, many instances of people being hit by trains in NYC. It does not have to happen. The solution is to install gates or barriers on the subway…

  • [NYDN] Body found in fish tank in missing man’s San Francisco home
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 11:20:00 PM)

    SAN FRANCISCO — Officers found human remains in a fish tank inside the home of a man who was reported missing weeks ago, San Francisco police said Tuesday.

    Investigators discovered the remains on Aug. 17 and are awaiting the results of an autopsy and identification of the body, police Commander…

  • [NYDN] Legal marijuana industry tries to shake ‘stoner’ stereotypes
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Michelle Janikian, who writes about marijuana for publications like Herb, Playboy and Rolling Stone, says after she tells someone what she does for a living, she usually spends the rest of the conversation “trying to act so friendly and mainstream” so they don’t think she’s stoned.

  • [NYDN] Jacob deGrom is brilliant again through eight innings, but Mets and Cubs game gets suspended in extra innings
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    Jacob deGrom threw eight stellar innings of one-run ball and had an RBI single, but this time it wasn’t the Mets who rained on his parade. At least not entirely.

    Though the Mets still couldn’t give their ace enough run support for a victory — but what else is new — it was a Chicago thunderstorm…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 29, 2018
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 29, 2018

    We can maintain a positive attitude about work, but inwardly we may lose confidence as our dreams slip out of our grasp. The courageous Aries Moon continues to fuel the fires of enthusiasm, but the flames grow dimmer if we don’t make as…

  • [NYDN] New study shows condition of NYC public housing remains subpar while private apartments have improved
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Public housing apartments in New York City are in far worse condition than nonpublic housing — and have remained in a deteriorated state over the past four years — while private-sector units improved, a new study set for release Wednesday has found.

    The Citizens Budget Commission analyzed Census…

  • [NYDN] Greg Bird doesn’t help his case with 0-for-4 night as he tries to figure it out at the plate and keep Yankees starting job
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:50:00 PM)

    It started with Greg Bird unable to catch a routine throw to first, and it didn’t get any better for him.

    The struggling first baseman had an extra-base hit stolen from him on a leaping grab on the warning track and lined into a double play at first. With two chances to bring in the game-winning…

  • [NYDN] Neil Walker continues to come up clutch in his chances, launching pinch hit, walk-off home run to save Yankees
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    Neil Walker came here looking for a chance. The second baseman was one of the players frozen out in last winter’s cold MLB free agent market. Signed near the end of spring training, he was hoping for an opportunity to play, and with the Yankees he thought there would be a chance to win.

    This year…

  • [NYDN] Republicans resist plan to rename Senate building for McCain
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — A proposal to rename the Senate’s oldest office building for John McCain ran into resistance Tuesday from Republican senators reluctant to take away an honor already bestowed on an earlier Senate titan — and a leader of Southern senators during a tumultuous era in the nation’s history.

  • [NYDN] Roger Federer, escaping the heat in night match, breezes to first-round U.S. Open victory over Yoshihito Nishioka
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    Strange as it seems, Roger Federer, widely considered the greatest tennis player ever, has not hoisted the champion’s trophy at the U.S. Open since 2008.

    If he’s going to be severely tested at this year’s Open, the stress will come later. Tuesday night, he took full advantage of both an evening…

  • [NYDN] J.D. Martinez does not back down from Instagram post with Hitler photo: ‘I stand by the second amendment’
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 7:55:00 PM)

    J.D. Martinez is standing by his Hitler Instagram post, maintaining that he was defending the second amendment.

    The Red Sox slugger spoke to the media on Tuesday, according to multiple reports, responding to his social media post from 2013 with the quote, “To conquer a nation, first disarm it’s…

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.08.28)

  • [NYDN] Resignation signals Trump administration slow gutting of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The resignation Monday of the federal student loan ombudsman — along with his scathing kissoff letter — marks another in a series of slashes and setbacks to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

    Seth Frotman, watchdog of the $1.5 trillion student loan industry, quit in protest over what he…

  • [NYDN] Debate fixing N.Y.’s economy: Cuomo and Nixon need to get beyond platitudes
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    With only a few weeks left until the Democratic primary, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his challenger in the September Democratic primary, Cynthia Nixon, owe the public detailed answers about how they plan to fix the state’s stumbling economy.

    According to a recent poll by Quinnipiac University, the economy…

  • [NYDN] NYCHA’s senior moment: City and state combine for an affordable housing breakthrough
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Chapter two of today’s edition of “Golly, look what New York City and State can do when they work together”:

    Gov. Cuomo just committed $15 million in scarce affordable housing tax credits to build apartments for senior citizens within New York City Housing Authority developments on the east end…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Upstate state Senate candidate registered as a foreign agent in 2016
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    ALBANY — An upstate Republican running for state Senate once registered as a foreign agent to serve as a media consultant to a political party in Bosnia.

    According to a registration statement he filed in 2016 with the U.S. Department of Justice, Thomas Basile was going to provide part-time media…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on John McCain, opioids and Central Park
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Farewell, John McCain, American hero

    Staten Island: It’s not every day you get to meet, work and be mentored by a true American hero. I was lucky, blessed and humbled to be part of Sen. John McCain’s security detail when he was in New York during both his 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns. My…

  • [NYDN] Arizona police should not face charges in black man’s beating, investigators say
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 11:45:00 PM)

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Suburban Phoenix police officers shown on video beating an unarmed black man as he stood against a wall three months ago should not face criminal charges, outside police investigators said Monday about one of a series of recent incidents that drew criticism about the agency’s…

  • [NYDN] Man kills wife with ax, then stabs himself to death: police
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 10:45:00 PM)

    PITTSTON, Pa. — State police say a man killed his wife with an ax in their northeastern Pennsylvania home and then stabbed himself to death over the weekend.

    Police in Luzerne County say troopers were called to the Exeter Township home Sunday and found the bodies of the two.

    Police said 58-year-old…

  • [NYDN] Texas National Guardsman accused of stealing meth seized by border patrol agents
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 10:15:00 PM)

    LAREDO, Texas — A Texas National Guard soldier part of the state’s border protection buildup has been accused of stealing from U.S. Customs and Border Protection methamphetamine that federal agents had seized.

    Pvt. Edwin Baez had been deployed to Laredo to help CBP agents with their work at the…

  • [NYDN] Man, 20, accused of shooting teen four times in Bronx housing development
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    A Bronx gunman who fired a hail of bullets at a teenager fleeing him last month has been charged with attempted murder, police said.

    Donisio (Don Flo) Tullis, 20, was busted Monday on charges he shot his 18-year-old victim once in the back, once in the arm and twice in the buttocks at the Pelham…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 28, 2018
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 28, 2018

    Overextension leads to overcompensation as the day unfolds. Clever Mercury’s creative square to bountiful Jupiter encourages us to turn tiny molehills into big mountains. The Moon’s shift into enterprising Aries at 12:35 pm EDT gives us…

  • [NYDN] Yankees can’t keep momentum going, look lifeless in ugly loss to White Sox at Stadium
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    You could blame it on the schedule, but the Yankees don’t have a lot of time for excuses. After making up ground in the American League East over a six-game road trip, they returned to the Stadium Monday night looking “sluggish” and lifeless. The Bombers committed three errors and had just three…

  • [NYDN] One of the first Apple computers, built in 1970s, up for auction
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    BOSTON — A piece of computer history that helped launch a trillion dollar company is hitting the auction block.

    A fully functioning Apple-1 being auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction in September is one of only 60 or so remaining of the original 200 that were designed and built by Steve Jobs and…

  • [NYDN] Serena and Venus Williams both advance at U.S. Open, meaning one more win for each of them sets up third-round sister showdown
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 7:55:00 PM)

    When Serena Williams gets on a roll, there are few sights more exciting in sports.

    The 23-time Grand Slam champion reminded us of what we missed last year in a 6-4, 6-0 drubbing of Poland’s Magda Linette on opening night of the U.S. Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

    Displaying a blend of power, precision…

  • [NYDN] Toyota invests $500M in Uber to develop self-driving cars
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 6:45:00 PM)

    Toyota wants to help build a self-driving car.

    The car company invested $500 million in Uber Monday “with the aim of advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale.”

    “Combining efforts with Uber, one of the predominant global ride-sharing and automated driving…

  • [NYDN] Beloved Miami zoo chimp Bocco dies suddenly at 28
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 6:40:00 PM)

    A beloved chimpanzee at Zoo Miami has died unexpectedly at the age of 28.

    Bocco, a crowd-pleaser at the Florida attraction, was found unresponsive in his enclosure on Monday before being ruled dead. The spectator area was quickly cordoned off.

    Even more heartbreaking, the other chimps, sensing…

  • [NYDN] NYPD officers use T-shirt as a tourniquet to save Bronx woman’s life after she was stabbed by ex-beau
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 6:40:00 PM)

    Bronx cops used a T-shirt as a tourniquet to save a woman’s life after her ex butchered her with a kitchen knife while her young children cowered inside her apartment Monday morning, police said.

    The ex-boyfriend, 32-year-old Wilson Rojas, later tried to hop a flight to the Dominican Republic —…

  • [NYDN] Whitney Osuigwe, 16-year-old U.S. tennis phenom, is being held back by WTA’s ‘B.S.’ age rule, her father says
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 6:25:00 PM)

    Serena Williams won her first U.S. Open title as a 17-year-old in 1999. Venus Williams played in the 1997 Open final at the same age.

    Chris Evert reached the Open semifinals when she was 16. Tracy Austin won her first pro title at 14.

    Today, the path to stardom for tennis teens is harder because…

  • [NYDN] Leonard: Odell Beckham’s record contract shows WR and the Giants have come a long way to regaining each other’s trust
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 6:20:00 PM)

    The day the Giants decided not to trade Odell Beckham Jr., they committed to signing him long-term. It was just a matter of when, and if Beckham would help them get there.

    Five months passed between the Giants’ spring Beckham trade discussions with the L.A. Rams and Monday’s signing of a blockbuster…

  • [NYDN] Luke Voit injecting some needed energy and power into a Yankees lineup that was called ‘lifeless’ a week ago
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 5:40:00 PM)

    Luke Voit might have been the jolt the Yankees needed. The first baseman’s fist pumps and home runs have injected some life into a team that was called out by former Red Sox and Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez for playing without energy just a week ago.

    “He’s a character. It’s fun to watch…

  • [NYDN] California wrestling coach allegedly disappeared with missing 16-year-old girl
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 5:20:00 PM)

    A 16-year-old California girl is still missing after police say she disappeared with a wrestling coach from the local high school.

    Phillip Maglaya, a 25-year-old coach at Franklin High School in Stockton, was in a “romantic relationship” with the missing girl, according to the San Joaquin County…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Aaron Judge is still a long way off from a completely healthy return, and he hasn’t even been able to throw at ‘full intensity’
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 5:15:00 PM)

    Aaron Judge created a stir Monday afternoon. The injured Yankees slugger was seen walking near the batting cages outside the clubhouse with a bat in his hand.

    It was, however, a false alarm. Judge was just holding a wiffle ball bat.

    A month after Judge suffered the fractured right wrist, Aaron…

  • [NYDN] What Kavanaugh did to Lewinsky: The would-be Supreme Court justice should apologize to the former White House intern
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    On the “Today” show in June, Bill Clinton was asked if he had ever apologized personally to Monica Lewinsky. The normally eloquent and loquacious former President went into the verbal equivalent of a mad dash to the sidelines — once again getting comeuppance for his appalling behavior while in…

  • [NYDN] Seven busted in Spain for 148 pounds of coke in pineapple scheme
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 4:55:00 PM)

    Getting a sugar-high is the least of your worries with these fruits.

    Cops in Spain busted seven suspected drug smugglers after foiling their clever ruse to import hollowed-out pineapples jam-packed with 148 pounds of cocaine, reported Agence France-Presse.

    The pineapples, which were “perfectly…

  • [NYDN] Long Island man busted for sex trafficking after fleeing hit-run crash
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 4:55:00 PM)

    Long Island cops caught a man wanted for sex trafficking and drug peddling after they cuffed him in a hit-and-run accident.

    Rakeem Holland, 27, was nabbed Sunday around 5:20 p.m. after he and Pierre Grace, also 27, tried to run away from a car crash on Station Road near Sunrise Highway in North…

  • [NYDN] Transit worker finds adorable little dog that was abandoned at Manhattan train station
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 4:40:00 PM)

    It was this lost dog’s lucky day.

    A transit worker found a lost pup at the Third Ave. L line station in Manhattan on Monday and got it into the hands of the staff at the Animal Care Centers of New York City, officials said.

    A rider told the station agent that there was a dog on the northbound platform…

  • [NYTimes] W.N.B.A. Frenemies Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi Save the Trash Talk for Bowling
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 12:31:53 AM)

    The on-court rivalry of Bird and Taurasi has defined a generation of guard play in women’s basketball.

  • [NYTimes] San Antonio Spurs Guard Manu Ginobili Retiring After 16 Seasons
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 10:55:40 PM)

    Ginobili, 41, was a two-time All-Star, Sixth Man of the Year Award winner and core member of four Spurs championships teams.

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.08.27)

  • [NYDN] Michael Cohen was a lousy landlord, records show
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Add shady construction permits to Michael Cohen’s laundry list of legal troubles.

    Besides cheating on his taxes, lying to banks and violating campaign finance laws while working for President Trump, public records show that Cohen’s partners in three apartment buildings submitted documents falsely…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: NYCHA orders entire staff at Throggs Neck development in Bronx to turn in keys and get out
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    A top-to-bottom house cleaning is unfolding at a Bronx public housing development where NYCHA discovered pervasive lead paint, with the entire staff ordered to hand in their keys and exit the property.

    The clean sweep took place Friday at the Throggs Neck Houses and was ordered up by NYCHA General…

  • [NYDN] Retired NYPD sergeant says former supervisor in Mayor de Blasio’s security detail drunkenly assaulted him during fight at Gracie Mansion
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    A retired NYPD sergeant says his former supervisor in Mayor de Blasio’s troubled security detail drunkenly assaulted him during a fight at Gracie Mansion — and that the shocking incident was swept under the rug.

    Retired Sgt. Roland Jerome detailed his alleged fracas with Lt. Karl Pfeffer, the second…

  • [NYDN] The overdose crisis, beyond opioids: Stimulants remain a huge and growing problem to smartly confront
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Although opioids dominate the headlines, stimulant drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine never went away.

    In fact, more Americans use illegal stimulant drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine than use all opioids combined, and recent data suggests they’re contributing to our skyrocketing drug overdose…

  • [NYDN] Close this loophole now: New York law will tie prosecutors’ hands, and let Trump associates get off scot free, in the event of a presidential pardon
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    On June 4, President Trump tweeted, “As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON” — his caps, of course — “myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?”

    The idea that the President of the United States would muse aloud about exercising his…

  • [NYDN] Give scooters a spin: Open New York’s streets to this new ride — slowly
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    They’ve descended upon Cleveland, Louisville, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Baltimore: Dozens of American cities are seeing motorized scooters go where only bikes have dared to roam.

    In some places, the ride’s been smooth. Elsewhere, the backlash has been stiff.

    New York should give…

  • [NYDN] Supremely rushed: Let the National Archives screen Brett Kavanaugh’s papers before judiciary hearings begin
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    A lifetime appointment on the highest court in the land is serious business: Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee must subject Supreme Court nominees to tough vetting, having first reviewed all relevant evidence of a nominee’s conduct. In the case of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, we’d like that to…

  • [NYDN] What it takes: We finally know what the Fast Forward subway overhaul will cost; now comes the hard part
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Back in May, when Transit Authority chief Andy Byford released his subway transformation plan, Gov. Cuomo and MTA boss Joe Lhota played coy with the price tag.

    A couple of dollar figures leaked: $43 billion, $19 billion. But by the time of the announcement, the numbers vanished. Classic cowardice.

  • [NYDN] Cuomo, Nixon gear up for only Democratic primary debate
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    ALBANY — New York’s political circles will be focused Wednesday on the one and only debate between Gov. Cuomo and his Democratic primary challenger, Cynthia Nixon.

    For Nixon, the debate likely represents her best chance to close the polls that show her trailing by 30 points.

    Sources close to her…

  • [NYDN] LOVETT: Former state party chairwoman raising money for Hochul calls lieutenant governor’s primary foe Williams a ‘charismatic young black man’
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    ALBANY — A former chairwoman of the state Democratic Party, in an email raising money for Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, referred to her primary foe as a “charismatic young black man”

    Judith Hope in the Aug. 8 email sought to portray Hochul as imminently more qualified for the job than City Councilman…

  • [NYDN] PBA continues trolling campaign against de Blasio with letter to DNC members
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 12:55:00 AM)

    ALBANY — The union representing rank-and-file city cops is continuing to troll Mayor de Blasio outside New York.

    Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch on Monday is set to send a letter to members of the Democratic National Committee trashing de Blasio and potential national…

  • [NYDN] Insurgent Democratic state Senate candidate Ramos backs Teachout for attorney general
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 12:55:00 AM)

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

    ALBANY —Fordham Law Prof. Zephyr Teachout, in a four-way race in the Sept. 13 state attorney general Democratic primary, is being endorsed Monday by insurgent state Senate candidate…

  • [NYDN] Wofford staffs up AG campaign team with GOP operatives, including some who worked for Trump campaign
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 12:50:00 AM)

    ALBANY — Republican attorney general candidate Keith Wofford, a corporate lawyer and first-time candidate, is staffing up with a team of veteran national and state GOP operatives — including some who worked for President Trump.

    Wofford has named long-time GOP consultant O’Brien Murray, who worked…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Jim Brown, illegal immigrants and the Catholic Church
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Damn right Jim Brown’s still a role model

    Franklin, Ind.: Carron Philips is a prime example of what’s wrong with the liberal media (“Jim Brown, once a hero, maybe never should have been one,” column, Aug. 24). Who is Phillips to say that Brown should or shouldn’t be a role model to the black community?…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Luis Severino has to grind out 17th win of the season, but he’s slowly returning to form of Yankees’ ace
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    Luis Severino got himself back into the conversation. The Yankees’ ace hadn’t really pitched like one his last seven starts. The 24-year-old had sputtered since just before the All-Star break, pitching to a plus-7.00 ERA.

    But Sunday night was Severino’s second straight start where he showed he…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 27, 2018
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 27, 2018

    Warrior Mars turns direct today, ending its two-month retrograde period and its siege on progress. The Pisces Moon may cloud our view, but we’ll probably feel different right away, even if it’s a few days before we start seeing measurable…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Yankees are making this a race with Red Sox again in AL East after four-game sweep of Orioles
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 8:35:00 PM)

    Just last week, Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez called them lazy and lacking the energy of a winning team. The Yankees universe seemed resigned to just trying to clinch a spot in the wild card. While the former Red Sox ace was likely rubbing a little salt in a wounded lineup that had just played 20…

  • [NYDN] Lethal injection or gas? Alabama’s death row gets to choose
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 8:25:00 PM)

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Some say inhaling nitrogen gas would be like dying on a plane that depressurizes in flight, swiftly killing all aboard. Now more than a quarter of Alabama’s death row inmates have signed statements saying they would prefer that gas over lethal injection or the electric chair…

  • [NYDN] Tim Tebow, Dwyane Wade, other athletes react to deadly shooting at Madden tournament in Jacksonville
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 8:20:00 PM)

    Athletes from the Florida area and across the country reacted to the deadly shooting at a Madden tournament in Jacksonville, Florida on Sunday afternoon that left two dead and wounded 12 others.

    The alleged gunman, identified by Jacksonville police as gamer David Katz, died from a self-inflicted…

  • [NYDN] 11 former staffers at prestigious New Hampshire prep school accused of abuse
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    CONCORD, N.H. — Eleven former staffers at a prominent New Hampshire prep school have been accused of fondling, forced kissing and other sexual misconduct with students over several decades, according to two reports released on Friday.

    The reports released by Phillips Exeter Academy also found that…

  • [NYDN] President Trump tweets about incorrect approval ratings, ignores Jacksonville mass shooting
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 6:35:00 PM)

    President Trump took time out of his busy schedule Sunday for golf and self-praise, but failed to publicly mention a mass shooting at a Jacksonville video game tournament that left three dead, including the gunman.

    Trump tweeted twice after news of the shooting broke around 2 p.m., once quoting…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Justus Sheffield may need more time getting used to bullpen before Yankees call-up. Here’s what scouts are saying
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 6:25:00 PM)

    Justus Sheffield is going to need a little more time to get used to his new role.

    At least that is the observation of one scout who was watching the Yankees top pitching prospect’s game Saturday.

    Sheffield, a projected starter who is transitioning to the bullpen for an anticipated major league…

  • [NYDN] Cops arrest 13th suspect in machete killing of Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 6:20:00 PM)

    Police have arrested a 13th suspect in the brutal gang-related killing of an innocent Bronx teenager.

    Ronald Urena, 29, was busted at 6:15 p.m. Sunday on murder charges in the June 20 killing of 15-year-old Lesandro (Junior) Guzman-Feliz.

    When he was walked out of the 48th Precinct stationhouse…

  • [NYDN] Slain Mollie Tibbetts laid to rest in Iowa funeral
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 5:50:00 PM)

    Mollie Tibbetts’ father eulogized his daughter in front of 1,200 people in the Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom High School gymnasium Sunday afternoon, steps away from her family home.

    The 20-year-old Iowa woman was found dead in a cornfield last week, almost a month after she went missing during an evening…

  • [NYDN] Trump voted against releasing a statement calling John McCain a ‘hero,’ according to a new report
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 5:25:00 PM)

    The President shot down aides’ suggestion that he put out a statement honoring John McCain in favor of tweeting a short message to the senator’s family, according to a Washington Post report.

    The statement, which was reportedly edited by White House staffers including White House Press Secretary…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks Gaming wins inaugural 2K League championship
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 5:47:33 PM)

    Knicks Gaming topped Heat Check Gaming twice on Saturday to win the inaugural 2K League championship.

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.08.26)

  • [NYDN] President Trump is ‘flipping’ out over plea agreements and immunity deals
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    President Trump is flipping his lid over his former lawyer and other longtime confidants cooperating with prosecutors.

    Amid a week in which he was directly implicated in a criminal conspiracy, Trump fumed — using language worthy of a “Goodfellas” character — about “flippers” turning state’s evidence…

  • [NYDN] This grilled cheese sandwich costs $275 — and it’s worth every penny
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The Old Homestead Steakhouse is serving up decadent twists on classic sandwiches — and some of them cost as much as a plane ticket to Mexico.

    For a whopping $275, foodies in the know can savor a grilled cheese sandwich featuring imported prized Japanese Wagyu. The Old Homestead’s version of the…

  • [NYDN] Stop spraying weedkiller in our parks: Glyphosate isn’t worth the risk
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    In the urban jungle of New York, parks and playgrounds are havens for children and their parents, where they while away hours in nature, creating memories for a lifetime. Those memories may well become nightmares, however, if we don’t take action to protect our children against exposure to the…

  • [NYDN] There’s no escape: Donald Trump is no longer immune, and the vortex of slime is sucking in Republicans across America
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Corrupt and broken systems are always vulnerable to disruption. Empires of every kind — political, military, corporate — are brought down by forces and factors visible only in hindsight.

    From the Romans to the Nazis to Soviet Communism to an endless parade of once-dominant, now-disappeared corporations,…

  • [NYDN] Zephyr Teachout for attorney general: She’s the class of the Democratic field
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Four years ago, this Editorial Board opposed Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout’s candidacy for governor because she was the wrong person for the position. This year, Teachout is running for the right job, New York attorney general. She is the standout in the Democratic field of four. The Daily…

  • [NYDN] Control yourselves, candidates: Rent caps would derail new construction
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    An insurgency on the primary-election campaign trail retails an appealing message to New York’s legions of overstretched tenants: rent control for everyone, everywhere.

    A city and state already struggling to build enough places to live needs this like a hole in the ground — which such laws would…

  • [NYDN] CARIBBEAT: New York Caribbean Carnival 2018 boosted by partnerships with Uber and Eventbrite ticketing website
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    While celebrating this year’s New York Caribbean Carnival and Parade, the West Indian American Day Carnival Association is also marking a few firsts — partnerships with popular Uber transportation company and the Eventbrite ticketing website.

    According to an association spokeswoman, Uber has been…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on immigration, bike lanes and Michael Cohen
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Putting a name on the illegal menace

    Ormond Beach, Fla.: Another innocent American has lost her life because of the failure to enforce our immigration laws. The left’s use of politically correct terms such as “undocumented immigrants,” their support for sanctuary cities and their attacks on ICE…

  • [NYDN] Sonny Gray after going 6.1 scoreless innings in first start since demotion to bullpen: ‘I’m one of the best starting pitchers in this league’
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    All smiles after picking up a win in his spot start and hearing cheers in the Camden Yards crowd from traveling Yankee fans who have booed him heavily at Yankee Stadium, Sonny Gray did not sound much like a pitcher reeling from a demotion to the bullpen.

    “I’m one of the best starting pitchers in…

  • [NYDN] Raissman: Buyer, beware! Mike Francesa’s pricey new app just another way for the Sports Pope to con the masses
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    Step right up ladies and gentlemen. Yes, step right up. For a mere $8.99 per month – not $9.99, not $10.99, but only $8.99 – you can be a proud subscriber to Mike (Sports Pope) Francesa’s brand new, super-spectacular app. It walks, it talks, it crawls on its belly like a reptile.

    Should you choose…

  • [NYDN] Serena Williams responds to French Open catsuit controversy before Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at U.S. Open
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    Serena Williams took the high road Saturday, a day after the French tennis federation found her form-fitting black catsuit, inspired by the hit movie Black Panther, too risqué for the French Open.

    “Obviously, the Grand Slams have a right to do what they want to do,” the 23-time Grand Slam champion…

  • [NYDN] JUSTICE STORY: Senseless slayings in Central Park
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Angel Angelof seemed like a divine prospective American.

    The Bulgarian refugee sailed into New York on Feb. 18, 1966, in steerage aboard the Italian liner Cristoforo Columbo. He told immigration officers that he yearned to breathe free.

    “I dislike the Communist regime, wish to migrate to the USA…

  • [NYDN] Ness vs. Capone and the bloody battle for Chicago
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    He ran a ruthless mob, corrupted countless cops, even ordered a massacre – and no one could touch him. And then Al Capone made his big mistake.

    He angered the IRS.

    That’s the story of “Scarface and the Untouchable” by mystery writer Max Allan Collins and historian A. Brad Schwartz. But it’s not…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 26, 2018
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 26, 2018

    There’s no limit to the amount of change that can occur in just one day. We might be lulled into complacency when the Moon enters idyllic Pisces at 1:32 am EDT, but the gentle vibes won’t last. The Pisces Full Moon at 7:56 am marks a dynamic…

  • [NYDN] Comedian and rabbi Mike Fine makes sure aging comics don’t die alone and hopes to provide burials to those in need
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    A rabbi, a writer and a stand-up comic walks into the lives of dying comedians … you haven’t heard this one before.

    Rabbi Michael Fine makes a living as a humorist, but being a one-man audience for fellow comics as they near death has become his calling. Now he’s trying to raise money to buy space…

  • [NYDN] John McCain’s death inspires emotional reactions from sports world, especially in Arizona
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    Senator John McCain died at the age of 81 on Saturday, and the sports world reacted with raw emotion.

    Senator McCain was an avid Arizona sports fan, often being spotted at Diamondbacks games. He threw out the first pitch before Game 7 of the 2001 World Series, in which Arizona beat the Yankees…

  • [NYDN] Woman, 79, dies when lifelong home burns in Bedford-Stuyvesant
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 7:30:00 PM)

    Fire ripped through a three-story Brooklyn home Saturday killing a 79-year-old wheelchair-bound woman, officials said.

    The blaze started about 8:40 p.m. in the basement of the residence on Quincy St. near Bedford Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

    The victim, Elizabeth Mahone, who was born in the building,…

  • [NYDN] Tributes to John McCain come from family, friends, political foes
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    Tributes to the late Sen. John McCain came from friends and family Saturday night as political allies and foes fondly remembered the Arizona senator and Vietnam War hero.

    “I was with my father at his end, as he was with me at my beginning,” said his daughter Meghan McCain. “In the 33 years we shared…

  • [NYDN] Sen. John McCain, 2008 GOP presidential nominee and Vietnam war hero, is dead at age 81
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 5:25:00 PM)

    Tough talking John McCain, who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam, a maverick senator from Arizona and the Republican nominee for President of the United States, lost his brave battle with brain cancer Saturday night, his family said. He was 81.

    “My heart is broken. I am so lucky to have lived the…

  • [NYDN] Zack Wheeler picks up seventh win in last eight starts, Amed Rosario homers as Mets beat Nationals, 3-0
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 4:05:00 PM)

    If the Mets are still harboring any hopes, however misguided or not, about making a playoff run next season with this same framework of a team, they at least got a glimpse of what happens when that plan works on Saturday afternoon.

    Zack Wheeler, who is making Mets brass appear brilliant for holding…

  • [NYDN] They’re in a New York state of crime: Five city employees busted for multiple offenses
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 3:00:00 PM)

    Welcome to the Big Grapple!

    Five city employees — including a cop and a firefighter — were arrested in separate incidents from late Thursday to Saturday on charges that included sexual assault, assault and other offenses, officials said.

    And the weekend has one more day to go.

    Authorities said…

  • [NYDN] Serena Williams to headline first night of U.S. Open, but she faces a tough road through bracket that includes her sister, Venus
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:40:00 PM)

    Serena Williams loves the bright lights and the big city. So, to no one’s surprise, she’ll be the headliner at Arthur Ashe Stadium on opening night at the U.S. Open.

    While the 23-time Grand Slam champion is likely to have an easy time Monday against Poland’s Magda Linette, Serena’s road to a record-tying…

  • [NYDN] Yankees smack 4 home runs to overpower the awful Orioles 10-3 in Game 1 of doubleheader in Baltimore
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:40:00 PM)

    The Yankees did exactly what they needed to do Saturday afternoon.

    They clobbered an awful Orioles team, 10-3, in Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader at Camden Yards.

    The Bombers (81-47) got home runs from Miguel Andujar, Brett Gardner, Gleyber Torres and Aaron Hicks to blast Buck Showalter’s overmatched…

  • [NYDN] Dad steers shirtless sons to safety in Bronx darkness after smoky two-alarm building blaze
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:05:00 PM)

    A daring Bronx dad plucked his sleeping sons from their beds and steered the family to safety through a smoky Saturday apartment building blaze.

    The two-alarm fire ignited in the basement of 112 E. 198th St. around 3:35 a.m. as Buba Konate, his wife and their two pre-school boys slept in their…

  • [NYDN] Mom of trans woman ‘thankful’ her child’s killers are behind bars
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:00:00 PM)

    The mother of a transgender woman murdered 21 years ago said she’s “thankful” her daughter’s killers are finally behind bars — but believes the case was never considered a priority because of her child’s sexual identity.

    “It was because (she) was a transvestite,” Fanny White, 60, told the Daily…

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  • [NYTimes] W.N.B.A.’s Stars of Old Are New Again, and Six Wins From a Title
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 10:21:46 PM)

    Breanna Stewart and Diana Taurasi headline a semifinal playoff round defined by young talents coming into their own and W.N.B.A. veterans finding new ways to win.

  • [NYDN] The Bronx has the second-highest crime rate in the city — and just 15% of NYPD surveillance cameras
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The Bronx has the city’s second-highest rate of major crimes — but the fewest NYPD surveillance cameras except for Staten Island.

    The Argus cameras the police department have deployed around the city since 2007 are a step above the ones outside bodegas or apartment buildings because they link to…

  • [NYDN] Garbage out: The Business Integrity Commission wakes up to a menace
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    For ages, unions representing private sanitation workers struggled to rouse the trash industry’s corruption-buster to act against a company they alleged cheated laborers of their right to organize and created life-threatening conditions on the streets.

    Two deaths and a spree of property damage…

  • [NYDN] Betsy’s misfire: The dangerous idea to use federal grant money to have schools buy guns
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The federal government allocates $1 billion annually to local schools through what are called Student Support and Academic Enrichment grants, which are intended to improve academic achievement by helping “(1) provide all students with access to a well-rounded education; (2) improve school conditions…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Trump, artificial intelligence and Uber
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    The epic con by Don

    Bronx: As much as some of our citizens want Donald Trump to be impeached, he has not done anything to warrant it at this time. Mike Cohen committed his crimes at the behest of someone. As an officer (lawyer) of the court, he should not have allowed himself to be put in a trick…

  • [NYDN] Evan Engram goes down with concussion after Giants TE gets sandwiched by two Jets linebackers
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 10:20:00 PM)

    The Giants lost another top offensive weapon to injury Friday night when tight end Evan Engram went down with a concussion.

    Engram went to the locker room with 5:10 remaining in the second quarter after being sandwiched by Jets linebackers Avery Williamson and Darron Lee. Engram had nowhere to…

  • [NYDN] Jets special teams a special kind of awful with missed extra point and fumbled kickoff in loss to Giants
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    The Jets’ special teams unit was a special kind of sloppy in their 22-16 preseason loss to the Giants Friday night. Gang Green gave up a punt return for a touchdown, missed an extra point and fumbled a kickoff return, prompting plenty of head scratching (and four-letter words) on the sideline.

  • [NYDN] Leonard: Despite changes Giants made, run game is still dismal and the offense is clearly stagnant without Saquon Barkley and Odell Beckham Jr.
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 9:40:00 PM)

    Nate Solder ran a 5.05-second 40-yard dash at the 2011 NFL Combine, good for fourth among all offensive linemen entering that year’s draft.

    And Solder may have been running even faster Friday night at MetLife Stadium, tracking diagonally back across the turf to impressively catch Jets defensive…

  • [NYDN] Mehta: Sam Darnold will be the week 1 starter for Jets — there should be no more debating it now after this performance against Giants
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    Sam Darnold is so money… and he doesn’t even know it.

    Ok, maybe he does.

    But he’ll certainly never say what everyone was thinking after the Jets’ 22-16 preseason loss to the Giants on Friday night:

    He’s got the goods.

    Darnold had the audacity to suck all the drama out of the Jets’ quarterback competition…

  • [NYDN] Triple shooting at Florida high school football game leaves one dead and two injured
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    A triple shooting at a Florida high school football game has left one person dead and two other injured, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

    The gun play happened just after 10 p.m. at Raines High School as the school played against Lee High School.

    It’s not clear if the shooting stemmed…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 25, 2018
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 25, 2018

    We are stepping into a magical day that supernaturally suspends us between the inertia of a stuck situation and the healthy pursuit of change. Contradictions are easily contained by the stabilizing Grand Earth Trine because of the superconductive…

  • [NYDN] Luke Voit homers twice, Neil Walker hits go-ahead dinger to save Yankees from embarrassment against awful Orioles
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 7:35:00 PM)

    The injury-riddled Yankees trotted out a lineup Friday night with quite a few names they never would have expected to be seeing on a late-August roster card.

    Luke Voit would be first and foremost among them, but the journeyman minor leaguer came up huge, hitting two home runs, his second in the…

  • [NYDN] Julius Thomas, former Pro Bowler, ending NFL career to study CTE and early signs of brain trauma in football players
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 5:55:00 PM)

    Julius Thomas is the latest NFL player to cut his career short — but he’s doing it to help others avoid the crippling effects of CTE.

    The former Denver Bronco is returning to school to pursue a doctorate in psychology, focusing on “the effects of contact sports on brain trauma and neurobehavioral…

  • [NYDN] Trump extends ‘warmest regards’ to Kim Jung Un, but snubs John McCain in senator’s final days
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 5:40:00 PM)

    President Trump gave a social media shout out to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un Friday, but said nothing about Senator John McCain, a decorated Vietnam War vet, whose family announced hours earlier he would no longer seek treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer.

    “In the meantime I would…

  • [NYDN] Body parts found by parks worker in bags in the Bronx
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    A city parks worker made a grisly discovery Friday afternoon when he stumbled on two bags of human body parts near Crotona Park in the Bronx, police said.

    The bags with the unidentified remains were found about 2 p.m. near Franklin St.

    Police could not say the gender or age of the victim, nor which…

  • [NYDN] Spacey investigated in sex assault of man in Malibu two years ago, police say
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    A sexual battery case against Kevin Spacey turned over to Los Angeles prosecutors this week involves an alleged assault of a man in Malibu two years ago, police said Friday.

    Detectives with the Malibu/Lost Hills division of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department began the investigation May…

  • [NYDN] President Trump calls Rep. Jim Jordan a ‘great’ wrestler — despite his being accused of ignoring sexual abuse as a wrestling coach
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 3:55:00 PM)

    President Trump went out of his way Friday to praise Rep. Jim Jordan’s wrestling skills — even though the hardline Ohio Republican is accused of covering up sexual abuse during his time as a college wrestling coach.

    “The great Jim Jordan. How good is Jim? Where is Jim? Don’t ever wrestle him,”…

  • [NYDN] Aroldis Chapman will be re-evaluated in two weeks after receiving plasma injection
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 3:35:00 PM)

    It looks like the Yankees will be without their closer for at least the next two weeks, though they still don’t have a timeline for his return.

    Aroldis Chapman reportedly received a plasma-rich platelet injection on Friday for the knee tendinitis he has been battling all season. The Yankees said…

  • [NYDN] Georgia schools chief resigns after audio recordings expose racist tirades, repeated use of N-word
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 3:15:00 PM)

    The head of a public school system is suburban Atlanta resigned Friday after he was accused of repeatedly using the N-word in racist rants that emerged amid a discrimination lawsuit.

    Buford City Schools Superintendent Geye Hamby tendered his resignation in a short letter to the school board obtained…

  • [NYDN] NJ Transit at risk to miss deadline for critical safety technology
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 2:25:00 PM)

    NJ Transit is far behind on installing safety technology and at risk of blowing an end-of-year deadline, according to stats from the Federal Railroad Administration released Friday.

    Only a third of the hardware needed for the technology, known as Positive Train Control, which aims to prevent derailment…

  • [NYDN] Leonard: Here’s a look at the Giants players opening eyes this preseason … from starters to guys fighting for spots
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 2:00:00 PM)

    Plenty of Giants players, both starters and backups fighting for roster spots, have opened eyes this preseason even though the games don’t technically count.

    Here are some of Big Blue’s encouraging performers, some under-the-radar and some obvious but nevertheless noteworthy, with Friday night’s…

  • [NYDN] Sloane Stephens returns to the U.S. Open a star after last season’s stunning triumph
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 1:40:00 PM)

    Kids holding oversized tennis balls squealed as Sloane Stephens strode into Louis Armstrong Stadium on Friday.

    Fans clamored for autographs and selfies with Stephens as the U.S. Open allowed the public to watch media day interviews with her and other superstars including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal…

  • [NYDN] Cynthia Nixon paid wife salary, used corporation to curb her taxes, new documents show
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 1:39:00 PM)

    Before Cynthia Nixon’s wife Christine Marinoni landed on the city payroll, she got a salary from — Cynthia Nixon.

    Newly-released tax documents show that Marinoni in 2013 drew a $96,200 salary — $117,560 counting retirement contributions — from The Fickle Mermaid, a pass-through corporation Nixon…

  • [NYDN] House Democrats call for probe into President Trump’s ‘criminal conspiracy’ in light of Cohen’s guilty plea
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 1:25:00 PM)

    House Judiciary Democrats urged their Republican colleagues on Friday to take “several actions” responding to President Trump’s implication in a “criminal conspiracy,” marking a tiny step towards possible impeachment proceedings.

    The committee’s 17 Democrats signed the letter, which comes in the…

  • [NYDN] Purse snatch turns violent — elderly woman badly hurt; suspect under arrest
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 1:00:00 PM)

    A heartless mugger dragged a 71-year-old woman down a flight of brick stairs, then ran off with her shopping items as she lay bleeding on the sidewalk, authorities said.

    Clennie Joseph on Friday was being cared for in the intensive care unit at Jamaica Hospital.

    She has bleeding on the brain, a…

  • [NYDN] Coney Island to score new log flume, adventure park and ropes course
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 1:00:00 PM)

    Coney Island is hoping to make a splash with a new log flume and other attractions set to open in the next two years.

    The city announced plans to expand Brooklyn’s seaside amusement area Luna Park by nearly 50% by building on empty lots that sit near the boardwalk between W. 10th and W. 16th Sts.

  • [SNY Knicks] Ntilikina will skip FIBA World Cup qualifiers to prep for Knicks season
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 9:06:28 AM)

    In order to better prepare for his second season with the Knicks and his first under new head coach David Fizdale, point guard Frank Ntilikina told the French outlet l’Equipe he won’t play for France.

  • [SNY Knicks] Former Knicks Robinson, Stoudemire play in BIG3 for Tri-State
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 10:30:00 AM)

    Former Knicks Nate Robinson and Amar’e Stoudemire and Tri-State will play the 3-Headed Monsters on Friday at Barclays Center in the BIG3 third-place game.

  • [NYPost] Kevin Knox reminds ex-NBAer of rising Suns star — just bigger
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 1:57:28 PM)

    Ex-NBA star Jimmy Jackson, in town to call Friday’s Big3 Finals at Barclays Center for FOX at 8 p.m., glowed about Knicks lottery pick, 6-foot-9 forward Kevin Knox. “He’s a bigger version of Devin Booker,’’ Jackson said. “He’s got all the same skills but he’s taller.” Jackson was referring to another Kentucky lottery pick who…

  • [NYPost] Knicks take Twitter feud with Nets to their doorstep
    (Friday, August 24, 2018 10:31:50 AM)

    The Knicks and Nets are both expected to be near the bottom of the standings and not overly competitive on the court, but at least they’re showing a little feistiness in their trash talk game. First, Brooklyn’s Latvian rookie Rodions Kurucs spoke in June about wanting to play against countryman Kristaps Porzingis and “beat his…