Knicks Morning News (2018.06.18)

  • [NYTimes] The Liberty Try to Make Westchester Feel Like Home
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 11:25:51 PM)

    The Westchester County Center is no Madison Square Garden. But the Liberty are not treating it as a temporary location for the team.

  • [NYDN] Florida woman leaves 3-year-old girl in vehicle overnight, causing kid to overheat and pass out
    (Monday, June 18, 2018 2:40:00 AM)

    SANFORD, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida woman left a 3-year-old girl in a vehicle overnight, where she was overheated and drifted in and out of consciousness.

    A Seminole County Sheriff’s Office news release says investigators learned 33-year-old Casey Dyan Keller traveled to a liquor store Saturday…

  • [NYDN] Earthquake in Japan injures more than 300, kills at least three, including 9-year-old girl
    (Monday, June 18, 2018 2:30:00 AM)

    TOKYO — A strong earthquake knocked over walls and set off scattered fires around metropolitan Osaka in western Japan on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 300.

    A 9-year-old girl was killed by a falling concrete wall at her school, and the two other fatalities were men…

  • [NYDN] Two arrested over stabbing of U.S. Marine in Philippines
    (Monday, June 18, 2018 2:30:00 AM)

    Two men in hiding have been arrested for the death of a U.S. Marine killed in the Philippines more than five years ago.

    Maj. George Anikow, from Howell, N.J., had served in Afghanistan before moving to the Southeast Asian country with his wife, an American diplomat.

    The 41-year-old father of three…

  • [NYDN] Playing video games compulsively now qualifies as new mental health problem
    (Monday, June 18, 2018 2:20:00 AM)

    GENEVA — The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players.

    In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency…

  • [NYDN] A conservative grows in Bklyn: What it’s like to be a right-of-center mom who’s skeptical of feminism bringing up a child in Park Slope
    (Monday, June 18, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    The day after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, I took my 2-year-old son to a mommy-and-me music class in Park Slope. The teacher began the class by passing around a box of tissues and leading us in a rousing chorus of “We Shall Overcome.”

    “This is probably the darkest day in America’s…

  • [NYDN] UN human rights leader calls U.S. policy on separating migrant kids from parents ‘unconscionable’
    (Monday, June 18, 2018 1:45:00 AM)

    GENEVA — The U.N. human rights chief is urging the Trump administration to end new policies separating migrant children from their parents after entering the United States from Mexico, saying they’ve affected nearly 2,000 kids in the last six weeks.

    Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein says it’s “unconscionable”…

  • [NYDN] Bridge of lies: Amtrak’s dumb Portal Bridge plan is a weak link in overblown Gateway
    (Monday, June 18, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Amtrak’s $30 billion Gateway project is stalled, and not just by a President who vindictively rails at it in his feud with Sen. Chuck Schumer.

    The project’s grandiosity is taking eyes, and cash, off the ball: the straightforward need to add passenger rail capacity under the Hudson, cost-effectively.

  • [NYDN] Syria says troops were killed by U.S.-led coalition strike near border to Iraq
    (Monday, June 18, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    BEIRUT — Syrian state media reported Monday that an airstrike against pro-government forces in the far east of the country caused casualties, while Iraqi officials said 20 Shiite paramilitaries were killed just across the border.

    The Syrian state TV report said the airstrike occurred around midnight…

  • [NYDN] The NIH’s spit-take: A misbegotten alcohol health study gets canceled, for the right reasons
    (Monday, June 18, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    America’s preeminent public-health research agency has rightly canceled a massive study after a newspaper revealed it was fatally compromised by industry money and influence.

    The National Institutes of Health, deeply shamed, must probe all the research it sponsors to ensure similar conflicts do…

  • [NYDN] James picks up gay support in her bid for New York attorney general
    (Monday, June 18, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    City Public Advocate Letitia James, who is running for state attorney general, picked up the support of several influential gay rights political clubs and elected officials.

    The endorsements are notable given that one of her potential Democratic primary opponents, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, of…

  • [NYDN] Widow of gay marriage pioneer Edie Windsor backs Cuomo ticket, rips Jumaane Williams
    (Monday, June 18, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    ALBANY — The widow of gay marriage pioneer Edie Windsor is endorsing Gov. Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul for reelection, the Daily News has learned.

    In doing so, Judith Kasen ripped City Councilman Jumaane Williams’ bid for lieutenant governor over his previous comments that marriage should be…

  • [NYDN] Thinking too different: Apple undermines law enforcement again
    (Monday, June 18, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Crack out the champagne, if you’re an encryption enthusiast: Apple is soon to release a new feature designed to foil a tool law enforcement uses to unlock iPhones containing crucial criminal evidence.

    We’re talking about devices found on murder victims. Men arrested for child pornography. Terrorist…

  • [NYDN] Hotel-backed poll shows New Yorkers support Airbnb crackdown bill
    (Monday, June 18, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    More than half of New York City residents support a proposed law to crack down on Airbnb, according to a new poll paid for by a hotel industry and union group.

    In the Lake Research Partners survey, 61% of respondents said they supported a City Council bill requiring Airbnb to provide the names…

  • [NYDN] New York Senate Dems to block GOP child sex abuse bill they say protects predators
    (Monday, June 18, 2018 12:55:00 AM)

    ALBANY — A state Senate GOP plan to make it easier for child sex abuse victims to seek justice as adults is doomed by Democrats who say it actually protects sex predators.

    Senate Democrats say they won’t provide a single vote for the bill pushed by Sen. Catharine Young (R-Cattaraugus County).


  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on the gang database, soccer and the NRA
    (Monday, June 18, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Database fits the NYPD profile

    Manhattan: The Daily News editorial on the NYPD’s gang policing tactics parrots the Department’s talking points without making any effort to examine their validity (“Ganging up on police,” June 15). The statistics the Editorial Board cites directly conflict with data…

  • [NYDN] Gunman shoots two at Walmart store before killed by armed bystander
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 11:20:00 PM)

    TUMWATER, Wash. — A gunman injured a teen and shot a man in a pair of carjacking attempts Sunday, before being killed by a bystander outside a Washington state Walmart store.

    The incident at the Walmart in Tumwater happened about 5 p.m.

    A witness told KOMO-TV that people were in line when they…

  • [NYDN] Meagan Markle’s dad opens up on royal wedding in TV interview
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    Thomas Markle, the father of the Duchess of Sussex, has attempted to soften his relationship with the British media and gave a wide-ranging interview about his daughter’s wedding.

    Markle, a retired lighting director who lives in Mexico, was swept up in the swirl of the U.K.’s ogling of the royals…

  • [NYDN] Brooklyn dad shot dead hours before he was to meet his kids on Father’s Day
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 10:15:00 PM)

    A Brooklyn father of four was tragically shot to death early Sunday, hours before he was to meet his children for Father’s Day, family members said.

    William Fernandez, 33, was blasted in the chest at Bushwick Ave. and Beaver St. in Bushwick around 12:20 a.m., police said.

    Medics rushed Fernandez…

  • [NYDN] Bicyclist on Manhattan Bridge dies after passing out and hitting his head
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 10:05:00 PM)

    A cyclist on the Manhattan Bridge died Sunday after passing out, tumbling off his bike and hitting his head, police said.

    Phillip Ginsberg, 36, of Brooklyn, was riding toward Manhattan on the cycling path with 10 or more bike club members when he suddenly lost consciousness about 1:05 p.m., according…

  • [NYDN] Three shot at Greenwich Village hookah lounge
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 10:05:00 PM)

    Three men were shot at a Greenwich Village hookah lounge early Sunday, police said.

    Shots rang out at the Falucka Lounge on Bleecker St. near Sullivan St. about 3:45 a.m., officials said. It wasn’t immediately clear if the men were shot outside or inside the lounge.

    One of the men, Kunta Edwards,…

  • [NYDN] Homeland Security chief denies Trump administration policy of ripping kids from their parents at the nation’s border
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:45:00 PM)

    The nation’s homeland security chief insisted Sunday that immigrant children are not being separated from their parents at the border — despite the Trump administration defending its policy and eyewitness accounts of government-snatched boys and girls being held in cages at a private detention…

  • [NYDN] Doctors ask Albany to act on speed cameras
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    They’ve seen the consequences of speeding drivers — and want Albany to slow them down.

    Doctors and top staffers at nine city hospitals fired off a letter urging state officials to pass an extension of the city’s speed camera program, which will expire this summer if no action is taken.

    “Our doctors,…

  • [NYDN] State lawmakers to extend expiring ticket-scalping law with new consumer protections
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    ALBANY — The state Senate and Assembly have reached a deal to extend an expiring ticket-scalping law, with added protections, the Daily News has learned.

    The law was set to expire at the end of the month, but will now run through June 30, 2021. Introduced Sunday night, the bill includes a number…

  • [NYDN] ‘Captain Marvel’ enlists first female composer for MCU movie, hires Pinar Toprak
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    Captain Marvel is bringing along a female sidekick behind the scenes.

    Turkish-American composer Pinar Toprak has been hired as the composer for the upcoming superhero movie, making her the first woman to score a major Marvel comic-book film.

    “It’s an incredible honor to be a part of the Marvel…

  • [NYDN] Law firm owed $300G by de Blasio lobbied mayor’s top aides, won big favor for high-rise developer
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 7:20:00 PM)

    A law firm that Mayor de Blasio owes $300,000 in unpaid legal fees to last fall won a zoning loophole for one of its developer clients after lobbying two of the mayor’s top aides, a Daily News investigation has found.

    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel pressed Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and Marisa Lago,…

  • [NYPost] How Mikal Bridges’ mom raised the Knicks’ ideal draft pick
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:17:42 PM)

    Tyneeha Rivers is usually the interviewer as vice president of human resources for Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertaining, hiring and recruiting employees for the 76ers and Devils. Just a day earlier, her 21-year-old son, Villanova standout Mikal Bridges, auditioned for the 76ers at their new training headquarters in Camden, N.J., where Rivers’ office is located….

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks projected to take Kentucky’s Knox in latest ESPN mock draft
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 12:26:04 PM)

    The Knicks are projected to take Kentucky small forward Kevin Knox in the latest ESPN mock draft.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks projected to take Kentucky’s Knox in latest ESPN mock draft
    (Sunday, June 17, 2018 12:26:04 PM)

    The Knicks are projected to take Kentucky small forward Kevin Knox in the latest ESPN mock draft.