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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Knicks Morning News (2018.09.10)

  • [NYTimes] Lifted by Stewart and Bird, Seattle Closes In on a W.N.B.A. Title
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 5:03:43 AM)

    Breanna Stewart scored 9 of her 25 points in the fourth quarter, Sue Bird came up with a key defensive play in the Storm’s 75-73 win over the Mystics. Seattle took a 2-0 series lead.

  • [NYDN] Brother of 9/11 victim returns to Ground Zero every year to honor sibling
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 3:15:00 AM)

    On Sept. 12, 2001, West Point cadet Joe Quinn boarded a Metro-North train for Lower Manhattan in search of his older brother.

    It took him a year to finally reach his destination, on the first anniversary of the attack. His sibling Jimmy, working on the 104th floor for Cantor Fitzgerald, has yet…

  • [NYDN] Pennsylvania grand jury report reopens old wounds for sex abuse victims with no paths to justice
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The night after Pennsylvania authorities released a report on clergy sex abuse last month, Kathryn Robb says her abuser crept into her dreams.

    Robb, 58, has accused her eldest brother, George, of sexually abusing her in their family’s Long Island homes for years beginning when she was about 9 years…

  • [NYDN] Mehta: Jets players tell The News Sam Darnold is ready for Week 1, but that doesn’t mean rookie QB won’t need their help
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Contrary to popular belief, Week 1 of the NFL schedule didn’t include this game:

    Sam Darnold vs the Detroit Lions.

    For all the understandable buzz surrounding the rookie quarterback’s primetime debut Monday, the kid won’t make history by facing an opponent all alone.

    Besides, one 21-year-old vs…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Bald bandit bashes Manhattan liquor store worker with bottles, pummels two elderly shoe store workers
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    A rampaging robber bashed a Lower East Side liquor store clerk with bottles, then pummeled two elderly workers inside a Greenwich Village shoe store in two caught-on-video assaults Sunday.

    The bald-headed bandit, who was clad in a bright orange tank top, walked into Seward Park Liquors on Ludlow…

  • [NYDN] Increase in number of people dying from 9/11-related illnesses could result in victim’s fund running out of money
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The flood of people coming down with illnesses stemming from the toxic dust kicked up by the 9/11 terror attacks has been so great that the $7.3 billion dedicated to sufferers could run out before everyone has been helped, the Daily News has learned.

    The 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, which is…

  • [NYDN] Three city transit workers died of 9/11-related illnesses this year
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Ten city transit workers were honored last summer for their contributions to the 9/11 rescue and recovery operation at Ground Zero.

    A year later, three of them are dead of illnesses linked to the noxious gases swirling around the Pit, their union said.

    James Delman, Louis Barberi and Peter Gibbons…

  • [NYDN] Gov. Cuomo holds a whopping 41 point lead over Nixon with the Democratic primary days away: poll
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 2:30:00 AM)

    This will be a hard bridge to close.

    Siena College’s latest Democratic poll shows Gov. Cuomo leading Cynthia Nixon by a whopping 41% with the party primary days away.

    Not even a botched ceremonial bridge opening over the weekend appears to have affected the incumbent, who increased his lead over…

  • [NYDN] Our democracy’s stress test: It’s coming on election day
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    There’s an old saying that in a democracy, people get the government they deserve. The 2018 midterm elections just might prove that theory once and for all.

    The lightning-rod presidency of Donald Trump has been described as “unprecedented” and “divisive.” But it’s been far more than that. The last…

  • [NYDN] The courage of Zakynthos: 75 years later, a ‘miracle’ to appreciate
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Today, Sept. 10, marks the 75th anniversary of one of history’s greatest examples of community resistance in the face of evil: the courage of Zakynthos.

    If this is the first you are hearing of the anniversary, do not feel unaware. If this is the first you have ever heard of the island of Zakynthos,…

  • [NYDN] Judging Kavanaugh: Senate committee hearings were tainted
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Three things are simultaneously true.

    One: Sen. Cory Booker beclowned himself late last week in playing hero and breaking Senate rules to release supposedly “committee confidential” memos about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Those documents had, it turned out, been authorized for public…

  • [NYDN] Onward and upward, Brooklyn: Keep 80 Flatbush tower high and mighty
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Residents of so many other neighborhoods would be overjoyed to get the two new public school buildings envisioned by a partnership of a state-run education construction authority and the developers of a complex planned for downtown Brooklyn, known as 80 Flatbush.

    Sorry, kids: A klatch of have-it-alls…

  • [NYDN] That’s not the ticket: The better way to pick a lieutenant governor
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    In the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor, if you like Andrew Cuomo, vote for the incumbent Kathy Hochul. If you are a Cynthia Nixon fan, vote for City Councilman Jumaane Williams.

    Having the ticket mates run separately is plain stupid. Not only can it make for mismatched pairs like Cuomo-Williams…

  • [NYDN] LOVETT: Jewish hit piece against Nixon latest unforced error by Cuomo and his campaign
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    ALBANY — A state Democratic party mailer hitting gubernatorial primary foe Cynthia Nixon on Jewish issues is just the latest unforced error during a sloppy campaign by Gov. Cuomo that is still very much his to lose, insiders say.

    The controversial mailer surfaced just hours after the opening of…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Cynthia Nixon consulting firm was hired to lobby by Koch-funded company
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 12:55:00 AM)

    ALBANY — While Cynthia Nixon has knocked Democratic primary foe Gov. Cuomo for not being progressive enough, her chief campaign consulting firm has done work for a company with strong ties to the conservative Koch brothers — but never reported it, the Daily News has learned.

    Infor Inc., a Minnesota-based…

  • [NYDN] Faso looks to curb state power to go after wrongdoing in the financial sector
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 12:50:00 AM)

    ALBANY — An upstate congressman has co-sponsored a bill that critics say would make it difficult for states like New York to continue going after wrongdoers in the financial sector.

    Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) signed on to the Securities Fraud Act in June, weeks after receiving thousands of dollars…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Dilan failed to report thousands of dollars in donations since 2016
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 12:45:00 AM)

    ALBANY — Brooklyn state Sen. Martin Dilan failed to report thousands of dollars in donations — in violation of state campaign finance law — dating back to 2016, the Daily News has learned.

    The donations were listed by the political action committees and other contributors on their own campaign…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on campus rape, President Trump and Colin Kaepernick
    (Monday, September 10, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    The right way to fight campus rape

    New Haven: We can disagree about the best way to respond to campus rape. But the sloppiness with which the Daily News Editorial Board approached the issue in “Heavens to Betsy” (Sept. 2) does a disservice to the thousands of students raped every year.

    Contrary…

  • [NYDN] Man, 27, fatally shot in stomach on Brooklyn street
    (Sunday, September 09, 2018 11:25:00 PM)

    A man was fatally shot in the stomach during an argument on a Brooklyn street Sunday night, cops said.

    Kareem Summerville, 27, was arguing with two men on Clarendon Road near E. 25th St. in Flatbush at about 9:20 p.m., when one of the men opened fire and shot him in the stomach, cops said.

    Both…

  • [NYDN] Fired East Village hardware store employee returned to slash co-worker’s face: police
    (Sunday, September 09, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    A man who was sacked from an East Village hardware store returned to slash a former co-worker in the face, cops said.

    The 24-year-old slasher used to work at Basics Plus, on Third Ave. at E. 12th St., and at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, he showed up to fight with a 32-year-old man who still works there.

  • [NYDN] Fast-food worker threw hot grease on customer during argument over wrong order: police
    (Sunday, September 09, 2018 9:50:00 PM)

    PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police have charged a fast-food worker who they say threw hot grease on a customer during an argument.

    Authorities say the incident happened around 3 a.m. Saturday at a Checkers in southwest Philadelphia.

    Police say three women at the restaurant’s drive-thru window received…

  • [NYDN] Cops rescue family from Breezy Point beach after high tide floods their pickup truck
    (Sunday, September 09, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    A Queens family who pulled their pickup onto a Breezy Point beach to go fishing were pulled out of the drink Sunday evening when high tide came in and flooded their truck, cops said.

    The family pulled up their truck onto the sand off Ocean Ave., not far from the Rockaway Point Yacht Club, when…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — September 10, 2018
    (Sunday, September 09, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for September 10, 2018

    We may feel further from our feelings once the Moon settles into objective Libra at 11:19 am EDT. Her uncomfortable square with sobering Saturn requires us to realistically assess our weakest points so we can strengthen our chances…

  • [NYDN] Leonard: Eli Manning can’t be excused from blame anymore — he has to be better, with missed chances to Odell Beckham Jr. costing the Giants
    (Sunday, September 09, 2018 8:20:00 PM)

    Saquon Barkley already is a game-breaking NFL running back one game into his career. Now he just has to learn how to play right tackle and quarterback and the Giants’ offense will be on its way.

    The same old problems reared their heads for Pat Shurmur’s new offense in a 20-15 season-opening loss…

  • [NYDN] Giants’ defense shuts down Jaguars in second half with strong efforts from Eli Apple and Janoris Jenkins, but offense can’t capitalize
    (Sunday, September 09, 2018 8:20:00 PM)

    James Bettcher’s defense dominated Sunday’s second half and gave the Giants a chance to win, even without stud edge rusher Olivier Vernon, who sat out the opener with a high ankle sprain.

    That was the encouraging bright side of this 20-15 season-opening loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, though…

  • [NYDN] Novak Djokovic tunes out the noise to defeat Juan Martin del Potro in U.S. Open men’s final for his 14th major title
    (Sunday, September 09, 2018 8:20:00 PM)

    Tennis fans devoted to Juan Martin del Potro believed the best chance to carry their man to a U.S. Open title was to turn Arthur Ashe Stadium into Buenos Aires on a soccer Sunday.

    The del Potro fans — many clad in blue and white Argentine soccer jerseys — sang, chanted, clapped rhythmically and…