Knicks Morning News (2018.07.31)

  • [NYPost] Porzingis visit is everything Knicks love about David Fizdale
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 7:43:37 AM)

    Mission accomplished. Knicks coach David Fizdale and his wife, Natasha, have moved on from Latvia to a seaside resort in Croatia, but the five days spent in Kristaps Porzingis’ home country thrilled Knicks brass, according to sources. The visit that concluded this weekend featured basketball talk and relaxation in Liepaja’s special saunas by the beach….

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Perry details his whirlwind journey that landed him in New York last season
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 12:50:57 PM)

    Last summer, Scott Perry was ready to make the official move from Orlando to Sacramento to start his new journey as the VP of Basketball Operations with the Kings. But that’s before Knicks president Steve Mills gave him a ring.

  • [NYTimes] If an N.B.A. Workout Isn’t on Instagram, Does It Even Count?
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 7:14:04 AM)

    Led by LeBron James’s example, a generation of young players is getting shredded, and making sure the cameras are always rolling.

  • [NYTimes] LeBron James Opens Public School in Hometown Akron
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 4:47:11 AM)

    James, who left Cleveland for the Los Angeles Lakers, called the school’s opening “one of the greatest moments of my life.”

  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard Are Hall of Famers. No Matter What Twitter Says.
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 7:00:06 AM)

    Howard, a well-traveled center, and a host of others should easily gain induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame despite frequent skepticism.

  • [NYDN] For Daily News Hometown Hero nominee, helping the homeless is much more than a mission
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    When Thomas Neve’s co-workers at Reaching-Out Community Services told him they were nominating him for a Daily News Hometown Heroes award in public service, he responded in protest.

    “We had shown him a clip from a newspaper with the (Hometown Heroes) logo, and he was like, ‘Don’t do that, guys,…

  • [NYDN] Cuomo holds big lead over Nixon among likely Democratic primary voters, new poll shows
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 2:30:00 AM)

    With less than seven weeks to go until the Democratic primary, Gov. Cuomo leads insurgent challenger Cynthia Nixon by a hefty 2-1 margin, a new poll shows.

    The Siena College poll, the first of the campaign to look at likely primary voters, found that the Democratic races for lieutenant governor…

  • [NYDN] Keep up the fight against misleading abortion clinics
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    When you think you might be pregnant, you deserve two things: quality medical care, and the truth. A majority of the Supreme Court disagrees, and with the recent nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, that’s unlikely to change.

    In a mostly overlooked decision before the end of its term, NIFLA vs. Becerra

  • [NYDN] Ramp up the NYCHA outrage, now
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams stepped outside the realm of regular politics to add a much-needed dose of authentic personal outrage, complete with profanity, to the ongoing scandal of substandard living conditions in the New York City Housing Authority.

    “The problem is not merely one cleanup…

  • [NYDN] Give all American girls tech role models
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Name 10 female scientists. Can’t? Try five. Still can’t? You aren’t the only one. According to a recent study in the U.K., one in four people couldn’t even name one. Statistics like these are discouraging at best, dangerous at worst.

    I founded Girls who Code six years ago to close the gender gap…

  • [NYDN] Apps and caps: The City Council’s bid to rein in Uber and Lyft gets it mostly right
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    The addition of 2,000 new app-hail vehicles onto city streets each and every month has meant booming business for Uber, Lyft and other companies. There are now more than 80,000 such cars in our midst, an armada dwarfing the 13,587 yellow taxis.

    The benefits have been new income for drivers, low…

  • [NYDN] Collusion of dunces: The real crime in the Russia-Trump story
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Rudy Giuliani, the President’s lawyer, laid down the new line Monday morning: “I have been sitting here looking in the federal code trying to find collusion as a crime. Collusion is not a crime.”

    He has a very narrow technical point; the colloquial term that often used to characterize the possibility…

  • [NYDN] Trains in vain: An epic fail, even for a subway system in trouble
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    New subway boss Andy Byford says it again and again: There’s no substitute for good communication.

    Then why under God’s gray pavement didn’t the MTA tell commuters about long-planned repairs that snarled N, R and D trains in Brooklyn during Monday morning’s rush hour? Why didn’t straphangers on…

  • [NYDN] Staten Island Democrat Max Rose vows to donate federal lobbyist cash, calls on Rep. Donovan to do the same
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Staten Island Democratic congressional candidate Max Rose says he’ll stop accepting contributions from federal lobbyists and will donate the ones he’s already received to charity — and he’s calling on his opponent to do the same.

    Rose, a first-time candidate and Army veteran, is hoping to unseat…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on the Daily News, Donald Trump and Bill de Blasio
    (Tuesday, July 31, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    A lifetime of Daily News memories

    Staten Island: Sad how you ran this paper into the ground the last few years. Growing up, I couldn’t wait to read the Daily News in the mornings. Of course, I had to wait for dad to finish first. I started in 1970 at seven years old. When I grew older, great journalists…

  • [NYDN] Entire police force suspended after North Carolina chief charged with corruption
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 11:50:00 PM)

    SOUTHPORT, N.C. — All police operations have been suspended in a North Carolina town in the aftermath of public corruption charges levied against its chief and an officer.

    Southport Mayor Jerry Dove tells WECT-TV that he and the city board last week asked the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office to…

  • [NYDN] Senators want investigation of immigrants who were abused at detention facilities
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 11:10:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — The bipartisan leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee asked federal investigators late Monday to examine allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse of immigrants held at government detention facilities, saying the mistreatment may have been occurring since 2014 or earlier.

  • [NYDN] Mehta: Sam Darnold’s stalemate with Jets is over, and now we’ll see if he can actually win the starting QB job
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    Superman reappeared Monday afternoon in Florham Park with his sublime hair, sunny disposition and same steely-eyed focus that have had grown men giddy for months.

    He floated to practice without a cape to a roar from fans and a sarcastic slow clap from his teammates.

    When Sam Darnold showed up to…

  • [NYDN] Synagogue vandalism ignites governor to seek hate crimes bill
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    CARMEL, Ind. — Republican Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is calling on the General Assembly to pass a hate crimes bill after someone spray-painted anti-Semitic graffiti at a suburban Indianapolis synagogue.

    He said Monday that he’ll meet with lawmakers, legal experts, corporate leaders and “citizens…

  • [NYDN] Attorney General Jeff Sessions says America has become ‘less hospitable’ to religious people
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 9:50:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — American culture has become “less hospitable to people of faith,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday in vowing that the Justice Department would protect people’s religious freedom and convictions.

    Sessions spoke at a Justice Department summit on religious tolerance at a time…

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

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for July 31, 2018

    A little compassion goes a long way as the ephemeral Pisces Moon melds with spiritual Neptune. But we may be uneasy with the consequences of our actions if we let promises fall to the wayside. We might even be pulled into a conflict when…

  • [NYDN] Ian Kinsler dealt to Red Sox from Angels in trade to shore up second base
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 8:45:00 PM)

    The Red Sox saw all the moves the Yankees made Monday and had to counter with one of their own.

    Ian Kinsler was dealt to Boston from the Angels as the Red Sox look to bolster their offense to keep the Bombers at bay in a top-heavy AL-East division race.

    The Red Sox sent minor league pitchers Ty…

  • [NYDN] Amazon will no longer ask viewers to vote on pilots to determine which series to green-light
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    Amazon Studios is cutting viewers out of the decision-making process.

    The streaming network announced at the Television Critics Association’s press tour Sunday that pilots will no longer be put up for a vote before Amazon decides what shows to green-light.

    “I’d never say ‘never’ but that version…

  • [NYDN] LeBron James says President Donald Trump is using sports ‘to divide us’
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    Shut up and dribble? Not LeBron James.

    On the same day he announced the opening of his ‘I Promise School,’ James took on President Donald Trump.

    The newly minted Laker told Don Lemon in an interview on CNN Monday night that the president is trying to divide people, and he’s using sports as a main…

  • [NYDN] Cops find four people, including 5-year-old boy, shot dead inside Queens home
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    Four people — including a boy about 5 years old — were found shot dead in a Queens home on Monday night, cop sources said.

    Officers made the grisly find in a first-floor apartment on 30th Drive at 23rd St. in Astoria just after 8:50 p.m. when they responded to a 911 call about a man bleeding.


  • [NYDN] Guy Fieri, José Andrés set up ‘relief team’ to feed people displaced by Northern California’s Carr Fire
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 6:50:00 PM)

    Guy Fieri and José Andrés are cooking for the displaced masses.

    The celebrity chefs have set up a makeshift kitchen in Redding, Calif., to feed residents who have been affected by the Carr Fire and crews helping to put out the flames.

    “My team and I got involved – my son and I, and his buddies,…

  • [NYDN] Demi Lovato remains hospitalized with ‘complications’ six days after reported overdose
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 6:41:00 PM)

    Pop star Demi Lovato remains in the hospital nearly a week after she reportedly suffered a drug overdose.

    The “Confident” singer is dealing with “complications” such as a high fever and nausea six days after she was taken to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, TMZ reported, citing a…

  • [NYDN] Yankees acquire Lance Lynn in deal that sends Tyler Austin to Twins
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 6:40:00 PM)

    As reassuring as it was Sunday to watch J.A. Happ go out and give the Yankees six solid innings, the day before was a reminder that Brian Cashman had more work to do before Tuesday’s non-waiver trade deadline.

    Monday, the Yankees GM again made a move to shore up his rotation as his club heads into…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Man torches Staten Island gas station, nearly gets burned
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 5:55:00 PM)

    A brazen firebug caught on video torching a Staten Island gas station injured a bystander and nearly lit himself ablaze early Monday.

    The amateur arsonist walked into a 7-Eleven on Richmond Ave. and Victory Blvd. at about 1:50 a.m. and asked to buy a gas can and $40 in gas, police said.

    The clerk…

  • [NYDN] Giants respond to Pat Shurmur’s call for more physicality with all-out melee
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 5:30:00 PM)

    Higher intensity and a big hit prompted the Giants’ first fight of training camp on Monday.

    With an apparent directive from head coach Pat Shurmur to up the physical play heading into Tuesday’s off-day, Olivier Vernon thumped running back Wayne Gallman to the ground. And when Gallman threw the…

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  • [NYTimes] Keeping Score: Carmelo Anthony and Dwight Howard Are Hall of Famers. No Matter What Twitter Says.
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 7:00:06 AM)

    Howard, a well-traveled center, and a host of others should easily gain induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame despite frequent skepticism.

  • [NYDN] Time for a cap on Uber and Lyft: Why a traffic expert changed his mind
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Three years ago, Mayor de Blasio’s proposed moratorium on Uber and Lyft sank under ferocious attack from ride-hail companies and public doubts about its rationale.

    De Blasio said that the app-based for-hire vehicles were responsible for terrible traffic congestion; his foes said no, they were providing…

  • [NYDN] Prosecutors aren’t above the law: Gov. Cuomo must sign legislation creating an oversight commission
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Prosecutors are responsible for holding people accountable when they violate the law, but what happens when the prosecutors are the ones who break the rules? In most instances, nothing.

    For example, Jabbar Collins spent 16 years in prison for a 1994 Brooklyn murder that he did not commit. His case…

  • [NYDN] Rush, rush: Reactivate speed cameras, and in the meantime, keep tabs on violators
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    With the lives of city kids at risk, state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan is getting nervous in his game of chicken over speed cameras. Good. His fear is making him move in the right direction. Now, hurry up, before someone gets hurt.

    On Friday, two days after the city’s authority to issue…

  • [NYDN] Anyone there on adult homes?
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Judging by the revelations by one community news organization that requested from the state Department of Health the records on one adult home in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, New York has progressed pathetically little on overseeing such residences for debilitated individuals in need of special care.

  • [NYDN] Facing the music: Communications companies are feeling investor heat
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Thursday, Facebook lost 19% of its value, a staggering $119 billion record one-day loss. The plunge came after Mark Zuckerberg’s behemoth reported weaker-than-expected revenue and disappointing numbers of global daily active users.

    Friday, Twitter stock lost 21% of its value after a systematic…

  • [NYDN] LOVETT: Cuomo and state Dems set to ramp up effort against New York congressional Republicans
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    ALBANY — With congressional primaries out of the way, Gov. Cuomo and the state Democratic Party he controls are set to ramp up efforts to help Dems reclaim the House.

    Democrats need to pick up two dozen seats nationally to take the House, with a number of New York seats believed to be in play.

  • [NYDN] GOP state controller candidate Trichter relying heavily on party chairman for fundraising
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 12:55:00 AM)

    Republican state controller candidate Jonathan Trichter, an investment banker, has had to rely heavily on state GOP Chairman Ed Cox when it comes to fundraising.

    Despite his Wall Street ties, Trichter — a one time Democratic operative — raised just $156,345 since March, when he began fundraising…

  • [NYDN] Nixon has high rate of out-of-state donors
    (Monday, July 30, 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:

    Actress Cynthia Nixon likes to tout the thousands of small donations she has received for her Democratic primary challenge against Cuomo. But records show a hefty 46.5% come from…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off Eric Garner, The News and abortion
    (Monday, July 30, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Eric Garner broke no law but still died

    Manhattan: Thank you, Voicer Mike Memphis. You hit the nail on its head. It has always enraged me that media coverage of the Eric Garner story always reports he died while selling loose cigarettes. While he may have previously sold some, he had not on that…

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

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for July 30, 2018

    Managing real-world matters that impinge upon our lives can be challenging today. The visionary Pisces Moon encourages an active fantasy life. Additionally, an otherworldly connection between sweet Venus and indulgent Jupiter further distracts…

  • [NYDN] Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb apologizes for racist, homophobic tweets after coming one out from no-hitter
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 8:55:00 PM)

    Yet another major-league pitcher had to apologize for sending racist and homophobic tweets in the past.

    Posts from Braves left-hander Sean Newcomb’s account re-surfaced Sunday night after he had come within an out of a no-hitter against the Dodgers.

    The backlash was swift and not even an hour after…

  • [NYDN] Jets QB Sam Darnold is not happy about missing training camp as holdout hits Day 3: sources
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    Sam Darnold is not a happy camper.

    The Jets rookie quarterback was still holding out on the third practice of training camp Sunday, but make no mistake: Darnold is ticked off about not being on the field with his team, according to sources.

    Offsets language — which would provide the team financial…

  • [NYDN] City Parks workers busted after beating up man caught peeing in Bronx park, sources said
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 5:15:00 PM)

    Two Parks Department workers beat up a man they caught urinating in Jerome Park in the Bronx Sunday, police sources said.

    Yadhil Marrero, 41, and Damian Garner, 40, were busted on assault charges at about 1:30 p.m., after punching and kicking the 40-year-old parkgoer, cops said.

    The urinating man…

  • [NYDN] J.A. Happ goes six solid innings, allowing just three hits, in Yankee debut to beat Royals at Stadium
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 5:10:00 PM)

    J.A. Happ did a double take as he headed out to the bullpen to warm up Sunday. He’s been traded at the deadline four times before, but still, what he saw was a little weird to the veteran lefty.

    “It was kind of weird looking down and seeing the pinstripes on me,” Happ said after beating the Royals,…

  • [NYDN] Sixth person found dead as California’s Carr Fire continues raging, seven people still missing
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 4:50:00 PM)

    A sixth person has died from the massive blaze dubbed the Carr Fire that continues spreading through Northern California, authorities said Sunday.

    The Shasta County sheriff’s office said a another body was found but did not release any identification.

    The deadly fire was sparked by a malfunctioning…

  • [NYDN] Father of Saheed Vassell demands answers after NYPD takes too long to release names of cops who fatally shot him
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 4:45:00 PM)

    The father of a pipe-wielding Brooklyn man who was fatally shot by NYPD officers slammed the department for taking so long to release the names of the four officers involved.

    “We shouldn’t have to wait 16 weeks for media leaks to find out the names,” fumed Eric Vassell, the father of Saheed Vassell.

  • [NYDN] WATCH: Olympian Bode Miller wants to know why he was never warned about the dangers of drowning before his infant daughter’s death
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 4:15:00 PM)

    Weeks after his 19-month-old daughter’s sudden death in a neighbor’s swimming pool, gold medal winning Olympian Bode Miller wants to know why parents aren’t better educated on the dangers of drowning.

    “It’s the number one way that you could potentially lose your kid,” the 40-year-old skier told…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Aaron Hicks fast becoming a key part of Yankees’ offense in Aaron Judge’s absence
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 4:10:00 PM)

    The Yankees do not know exactly what they have in Aaron Hicks. Heck, even the 28-year-old isn’t sure where this season will lead for him. The talent has been obvious since he was a first-round pick of the Twins, but the results have been inconsistent. After being traded to the Yankees and now having…

  • [NYDN] Leonard: Giants backup QB Davis Webb ready to prove ‘that I can play’
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 3:50:00 PM)

    When the Giants passed on Sam Darnold in April’s draft, it officially became Davis Webb’s turn to prove, as the second-year quarterback told the Daily News, “that I can play.”

    And on Sunday, as Darnold’s holdout dragged on with the Jets, Webb confidently and impressively directed the second-team…

  • [NYDN] Congressman John Lewis released from hospital after in-flight medical emergency
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 3:45:00 PM)

    Congressman John Lewis was released from the hospital Sunday, his office told the Daily News.

    “All tests have been completed, and doctors have given him a ‘clean bill of health,’ ” his spokeswoman said. “He thanks everyone who shared their thoughts, prayers and concerns during his stay.”

    The 78-year-old…

  • [NYDN] Letitia James tallies multiple endorsements for her AG run
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 3:05:00 PM)

    Public Advocate Letitia James on Sunday continued to cement her place as the establishment Democratic candidate in the race for state attorney general.

    Controller Scott Stringer and four other elected officials endorsed James at a press conference at Verdi Square on the Upper West Side.

    “It takes…

  • [NYDN] Queens man in dramatic road rage video involving a stabbing attempt after an accident that left cars ‘airborne’ insists it wasn’t ‘what it looks’
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 3:00:00 PM)

    A Queens man caught on tape swinging a box cutter at a motorist he also pinned against a van with his moving car during a dramatic road rage confrontation said, “It’s not what it looks like.”

    Kevin McClean was released on $100,000 bail this weekend following a brutal brawl last week with a 24-year-old…

  • [NYDN] Octavia Spencer to play first black, self-made female millionaire Madam C.J. Walker in Netflix series produced by LeBron James
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 3:00:00 PM)

    Octavia Spencer is set to play the nation’s first black, self-made female millionaire in an upcoming Netflix series.

    The 46-year-old Oscar winner will play Madam C.J. Walker, an entrepreneur who built a beauty and hair care empire in the early 1900s, Netflix announced Sunday.

    Walker, whose real…

  • [NYDN] Mom files lawsuit against city and Staten Island non-profit, accusing summer camp director of slapping epileptic son’s hand
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 3:00:00 PM)

    An epileptic boy’s mother is suing the city school system after a Staten Island summer camp director allegedly slapped his hand, then covered his mouth and nose to stop him from crying.

    The 10-year-old child was attending camp at Public School 861 in Graniteville on Aug. 4, 2017, when Robert Busan,…

  • [NYDN] How Olivier Vernon has been standing out at Giants training camp
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:35:00 PM)

    Giants quarterback Davis Webb was asked Sunday which Giants players have stood out most to him in training camp and Webb didn’t even flinch.

    “Olivier Vernon,” Webb said, nodding in approval. “Strong.”

    Webb’s been paying attention. Vernon, 27, entering his third Giants season, has been a man possessed…

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  • [NYDN] Convicted child rapist busted for illegally selling Statue of Liberty sightseeing tour boat tickets
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:00:00 PM)

    A convicted child rapist was arrested for illegally hawking Statue of Liberty sightseeing boat tickets on park land, authorities said.

    Marc Wellman, 53, was busted on July 20 while selling tickets for the Circle Line company in front of the Staten Island Ferry station, police said.

    The arrest came…

  • [NYDN] Proud to be an enemy of the people
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    This past week, The Daily News BECAME the news when many of our staff were let go. They were, and are, good, truthful reporters and decent, hardworking people and tough-ass journalists who fought the shrinking economic realities of covering the news in what is — we keep hearing, anyway — our booming…

  • [NYDN] My Airbnb isn’t hurting you: Leave ordinary short-term home renters alone
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Last week, the City Council passed a bill to rein in home-sharing platforms; it soon goes to Mayor de Blasio for his near-certain signature. The legislation would force home-sharing companies such as Airbnb to report local listings and provide private information of an estimated 40,000 hosts to…

  • [NYDN] Democrats, fight rhetorical fire with fire: The only way to take down Trumpism is to learn from it
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    What would George Orwell — whose famous 1946 essay “Politics and the English Language” lamented leaders who “make lies sound truthful and … give an appearance of solidity to pure wind” — make of Donald Trump?

    He’d likely both deplore yet admire the cunning rhetoric that propelled Trump to the presidency…

  • [NYDN] Zoned out in Inwood: Embrace a sensible plan to bring smart development and affordable housing to Northern Manhattan
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Tune in this week for the next episode of gentrification panic — the frenzy that ensues each time Mayor de Blasio makes a worthy attempt to allow new real estate development with affordable housing baked in.

    The City Council is likely to take a vote Thursday on a carefully calibrated plan for 59…

  • [NYDN] Fact: Trump lies; Why should we believe his latest denials?
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    President Trump and his new lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, want you to believe that Trump’s — or was it David Dennison’s? — old lawyer can’t be trusted.

    After Michael Cohen claimed Trump knew in advance about a fateful Trump Tower meeting in which a Russian operative promised to deliver dirt on Hillary…

  • [NYDN] CARIBBEAT: Future of Carib restaurants – and workers – looks dim without tipped-wage credits, say owners and advocates
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    It doesn’t look good for Caribbean restaurants and their employees, say business owners and community leaders eyeing a proposed removal of tipped wage credits in New York.

    From downstate to upstate New York, legislators and business owners are fearful of ending the “tipped wage” for restaurant…

  • [NYDN] The water’s fine: Kudos to the Parks Department for upgrading city pools
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    A mid-summer salute to the city Parks Department, which has 36 big outdoor swimming pools, all open daily free of charge to anyone with a suit.

    Having swum at all 36 pools last year, we noted that 19 had only cold-water showers, freezing out 600,000 swimmers. Someone was reading, as Parks has since…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on immigration, Robert Mueller and ‘Mutts’
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Count on acceptance of immigrants

    Farmingdale, L.I.: So Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions want to add a legal status question to the 2020 Census. What a great idea. Then we will know how many people are really here illegally, and when the Census shows that there are 10 or 20 million or more illegal…

  • [NYDN] JUSTICE STORY: Teen stenographer lured to her death
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    Ruth Wheeler, raised poor but proud in upper Manhattan, dreamed of being a career girl to help her widowed mother with the expenses of raising three daughters.

    So she followed her older sister Adelaide’s path and studied stenography at the Merchant and Bankers Business College, a Midtown trade…

  • [NYDN] Leonard: 10 things we learned as Giants hit the field in full pads for the first time at camp
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    The Giants practiced in full pads for the first time Saturday, and there are plenty position battles and storylines surrounding Pat Shurmur’s first training camp with the team.

    So here are 10 noteworthy nuggets to consider entering the first weekend of Big Blue’s 2018 season:

    1. No Darnold, no…

  • [NYDN] Yankees send Chasen Shreve, Giovanny Gallegos to Cardinals for Luke Voit
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    The Yankees dealt lefty Chasen Shreve and right-hander Giovanny Gallegos to the Cardinals for right-handed hitting first baseman Luke Voit and international signing bonus pool money Saturday night.

    Voit, 27, hit .182 with a homer and three RBI in eight games with the Cardinals this season. He spent…

  • [NYDN] Carmelo Anthony rips into U.S. government for turning its back on Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria: ‘I felt it was a low blow’
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:25:00 PM)

    Carmelo Anthony ripped into the United States government on Saturday for not doing enough to support Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

    “I just felt the government completely turned their backs,” the former Knick told Van Jones on CNN.

    Anthony, who was born in Brooklyn, is of Puerto Rican descent…

  • [NYDN] Jacob deGrom allows three runs in yet another solid outing that Mets squander in 5-0 loss to Pirates
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:20:00 PM)

    The starting pitcher with the best ERA in baseball now has a losing record.

    Jacob deGrom, as he so often has this season, turned in zero after zero, and the Mets’ offense mirrored him. The Pirates eventually got to deGrom for runs in back-to-back innings as they beat the Mets, 5-0, on Saturday…

  • [NYDN] Yankees’ Gleyber Torres owns up to his base-running blunder
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:20:00 PM)

    Gleyber Torres got carried away.

    The Yankees’ second baseman hit an RBI double in the seventh inning to cut the Royals lead to a run. But the precocious rookie then tried to keep it going, seeing the outfielder overthrow to the plate, and tried to make too much happen.

    With no play on the run,…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Another awful Luis Severino start further proves the importance of J.A. Happ in Yankees’ rotation
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 10:20:00 PM)

    J.A. Happ had been held up Friday by the same inclement weather that canceled the Yankees game. Saturday, the Bombers’ newest lefty finally arrived.

    Happ is being thrust into the middle of the Yankees’ push for the playoffs — which goes straight through Boston. After spending most of the last seven…

  • [NYDN] Prankster puts Putin’s portrait in Trump’s place in presidential gallery
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    DENVER — The Colorado Capitol’s wall of presidential portraits is missing one — President Donald Trump.

    KUSA-TV reports the group that collects private donations for the portraits hasn’t received a single dollar needed to hang Trump’s picture.

    But on Thursday, a prankster placed a portrait of Russian…

  • [NYDN] At least 10 dead, 40 hurt as 6.4 quake hits Indonesia island
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    JAKARTA, Indonesia — A shallow, magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Sunday killed at least 10 people and injured 40 on Indonesia’s Lombok Island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, officials said.

    The quake damaged dozens of single-story houses and taller buildings and was felt in a wider area,…

  • [NYDN] GRIDLOCK SAM: A big traffic week ahead
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 9:00:00 PM)


    Pence-lock Tuesday in Lower Manhattan! Vice President Pence is speaking at a cybersecurity event at the U.S. Custom House at the foot of Broadway, late in the afternoon. Two cabinet secretaries will also be at the day-long event so Downtown will…

  • [NYDN] ‘The Devil’s Mile’: A history of the Bowery
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    It was New York’s first street. And for a long time, for many New Yorkers, it was a dead end.

    Before the Europeans arrived in the 17th century, the Bowery bore no name. It was just a footpath, a Native American shortcut through the forests of “Manna-hatta” – The Island of Many Hills.

    Then the Dutch…

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

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for July 29, 2018

    Another day of little cosmic activity sounds good as we continue to integrate recent experiences. But a series of supernatural septiles opens wormholes that let in weird energy from parallel universes. We might not even notice at first,…

  • [NYDN] Teenager creates website giving immigrant kids help when parents face deportation
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    HARTFORD, Conn. — A high school student has designed an online resource to help immigrant children and teenagers learn how to prepare for the possible deportations of parents or guardians.

    Sixteen-year-old Jody Bell, who will be a senior this fall at Greenwich High School, said she came up with…

  • [NYDN] Central Americans seeking path to U.S. often face frustrating obstacles despite following immigration rules
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 8:25:00 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Maria Santamaria made sure to follow the U.S. immigration rules.

    She obtained a green card through her husband, came to the country on an immigrant visa and became an American citizen. When her sister came on a travel visa fleeing violence and civil war in her native El Salvador,…

  • [NYDN] Kendrick Lamar is ‘fearless’ in tackling ‘Power’ guest role
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — It was Kendrick Lamar’s friendship with 50 Cent that helped him get a guest role on Starz’s “Power,” but Lamar came ready to work.

    “He was so chill, like very cool, very humble,” said series creator and producer Courtney Kemp. “He’s very kind of quiet and thorough and methodical….

  • [NYDN] Mother and her five children killed in motel fire
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    SODUS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A fire that swept through a southwestern Michigan motel early Saturday killed five children and their mother, authorities said.

    The Cosmo Extended Stay Motel in Sodus Township was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived shortly after receiving a 911 call at 1:45…

  • [NYTimes] Maya Moore Steps Up in Front of Home Crowd at W.N.B.A. All-Star Game
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:44:24 AM)

    Moore won her third straight All-Star Most Valuable Player Award, leading Team Parker past Team Delle Donne, 119-112.

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.07.28)

  • [ESPN] Fizdale gets to know Porzingis in visit to Latvia
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 10:21:29 AM)

    Knicks coach David Fizdale has spent time getting to know Kristaps Porzingis this week during a trip to Latvia.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks signing Noah Vonleh is low risk, high reward
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 1:15:00 PM)

    By signing Noah Vonleh to a one-year deal, the Knicks have a player to fill in for the injured Kristaps Porzingis who can help other players around him develop.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Fizdale on Porzingis’ rehab: ‘We don’t want to rush it’
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 11:01:00 AM)

    New Knicks head coach David Fizdale said he wanted to have a strong sense of communication with center Kristaps Porzingis, and visiting Porzingis’ home in native Latvia has been a big step.

  • [SNY Knicks] Here’s five things you didn’t know about Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 8:45:14 AM)

    Mitchell Robinson was a bit of an unknown in this year’s draft to say the least, so here are five things you might not know about the Knicks’ new big man.

  • [NYPost] David Fizdale goes the extra mile for Kristaps Porzingis bonding
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 8:20:11 AM)

    Knicks coach David Fizdale has gone international to better his relationship with his best player. Fizdale and his wife, Natasha Sen-Fizdale, ventured earlier this week to Porzingis’ hometown of Liepaja, Latvia, where the couple spent quality time with the Knicks big man and his family, including his brothers, Janis and Martins. Fizdale made sure to…

  • [NYDN] Convicted child rapist busted for illegally selling Statue of Liberty sightseeing tour boat tickets
    (Sunday, July 29, 2018 2:00:00 PM)

    A convicted child rapist was arrested for illegally hawking Statue of Liberty sightseeing boat tickets on park land, authorities said.

    Marc Wellman, 53, was busted on July 20 while selling tickets for the Circle Line company in front of the Staten Island Ferry station, police said.

    The arrest came…

  • [NYDN] The three-fifths New Yorkers: That’s how City Hall treats NYCHA
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Those of us who have the honor of serving the NYCHA tenants in our congregations, and who have worked with them and their fellow residents to force NYCHA and City Hall to treat them fairly and humanely, have finally realized the heart of the problem.

    NYCHA residents — nearly 500,000 of them — are…

  • [NYDN] House of charlatans: Rep. Jim Jordan follows his President down a dark road
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    From their perches on the House Oversight Committee, Reps. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows have been busy worker bees, attempting to sabotage Robert Mueller’s necessary investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

    This week, the bees stung, filing preposterous articles of impeachment…

  • [NYDN] Go, go, go: The economy is roaring, mostly
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    The U.S. economy is a galloping horse, a jet plane that’s reached altitude, an express train hurtling forward in the days before the subways started creeping: Pick your metaphor, and it’s mostly true.

    In the second quarter of the year, growth hit an estimated 4.1%, a significant acceleration over…

  • [NYDN] What #MeToo means now: Private sector lurches forward, Albany stumbles with transparency
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The #MeToo movement has delivered an overdue comeuppance to many powerful men, upending decades in which women’s claims of indignities and even assaults were ignored.

    Left unresolved: How to navigate the brave new world. It is easy to say credible accusations should carry career consequences; it…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on the Daily News, Vladimir Putin and abortion
    (Saturday, July 28, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Voicers’ balanced views make News

    Forked River, N.J.: Voicers like John Canny are happy that one of the most important things to our democracy — freedom of the press — is under attack. Canny says he will read the New York Post instead because the Daily News is a leftist paper. I actually read both…

  • [NYDN] Man angry over broken phone drives car into Verizon store
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 11:30:00 PM)

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A 74-year-old man ranting about a broken phone drove his car through the glass storefront of a Verizon Wireless store in North Carolina, authorities said Friday, stunning shoppers during the dinner hour at an upscale mall.

    Charles Michael Hager was charged with assault with a deadly…

  • [NYDN] Taliban official says group spoke with U.S. official about plans for peace talks
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 11:15:00 PM)

    ISLAMABAD — A senior Taliban official says the insurgent group has held the first direct talks with a U.S. official in a preliminary discussion about future plans for peace negotiations.

    This week’s meeting with Alice Wells, the U.S.’s top diplomat for South Asia, was an attempt to jump-start talks…

  • [NYDN] Five people indicted on charges of caging, abusing autistic woman
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 11:10:00 PM)

    NEW ORLEANS — Five Louisiana residents now face federal charges for allegedly imprisoning and abusing an autistic woman, two years after they were arrested on state charges in the case.

    Prosecutors allege a litany of horrors against the 22-year-old victim in an indictment made public Thursday evening….

  • [NYDN] Missouri duck boat sank after sudden change in weather, says NTSB
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 10:55:00 PM)

    ST. LOUIS — Video and audio recordings from a fatal tourist boat accident in Missouri show that the lake went from calm to deadly dangerous in a matter of minutes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.

    The NTSB cited preliminary findings gathered from the video recorder camera system…

  • [NYDN] Trump, Putin open to another meeting, possibly in Moscow
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — Rarely has an RSVP been so complicated.

    President Trump is open to visiting Moscow — if he gets a formal invitation from Vladimir Putin, the White House said. Russian President Putin said he’s game for a trip to Washington — but his answer came only after Trump retracted his invitation…

  • [NYDN] Asdrubal Cabrera traded to Phillies for Double-A pitcher as Mets’ selloff continues
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 10:35:00 PM)

    It seems the Mets, like the Orioles and Blue Jays, have no issues with trading in their division.

    Asdrubal Cabrera is being dealt to the Phillies, an industry source told the Daily News on Friday, for right-handed Double-A pitcher Franklyn Kilome.

    The switch-hitting infielder was the Mets’ best…

  • [NYDN] Michigan parents accused of beating their five kids, keeping them in ‘dungeon’ room
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 10:15:00 PM)

    LANSING, Mich. — A Lansing man accused of whipping and locking his five children in a dark, bedroom as punishment has been arrested on child abuse, unlawful imprisonment and gun charges.

    Police say 32-year-old Yenier Conde was arraigned Friday and ordered held on bond.

    His wife, 28-year-old Sarah…

  • [NYDN] Man arrested after allegedly stealing three vehicles, including tractor, and biting police dog
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 9:50:00 PM)

    DENVER — A man accused of stealing a tractor before leading Denver police on a slow-speed chase through the city also is charged with biting and choking a police dog and stealing two other cars.

    Denver District Attorney Beth McCann on Thursday filed 23 charges against 37-year-old Thomas Busch connected…

  • [NYDN] Mehta: Sam Darnold’s agent is only hurting Jets’ QB of the future with this selfish holdout
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 9:20:00 PM)

    Sam Darnold presumably followed the Jets’ first training camp practice Friday via his burner Twitter account, while his agent continued to senselessly leave him in limbo.

    Darnold is one of the final two unsigned rookies in the 256-man 2018 draft class due to super-agent Jimmy Sexton’s selfishness.

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

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for July 28, 2018

    Whether we’re recovering from emotional exhaustion or cleaning up leftover messes, everything seems larger than life. Ironically, the skies are rather peaceful today, as if they know we could use a dose of cosmic quietness. Thankfully, the…

  • [NYDN] Texas doctor sentenced to 10 years in prison after convicted of sexually assaulting patient
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 8:25:00 PM)

    DALLAS — A Texas doctor accused of sexually assaulting several patients was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday after he was convicted of assaulting a woman who sought care for a physical disability.

    Donald Ozumba, 45, was found guilty earlier Friday of aggravated sexual assault of an elderly…

  • [NYDN] Mississippi officer fired after using stun gun on handcuffed shoplifting suspect
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 8:20:00 PM)

    A Mississippi police officer lost his job this week after his department released video of him using a stun gun against a handcuffed suspect, according to reports.

    The shocking video shows former officer Daniel Starks place the stun gun against the back of a shoplifting suspect, who is not resisting…

  • [NYDN] Aaron Judge knows he dodged a bullet with wrist injury: ‘It could have been a lot worse’
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    It could have been a lot worse.

    At least that’s the Yankees’ mantra a day after disaster seemed to strike in the form of a 93 mile per hour fastball off Aaron Judge’s right wrist on Thursday night. Judge sustained a bone chip fracture in that wrist, but on Friday the Yankees insisted that their…

  • [NYDN] Superintendent resigns after accused of pooping on high school track
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    KENILWORTH, N.J. — The school superintendent accused of repeatedly defecating on another high school’s track has resigned.

    The Star-Ledger of Newark reports the Kenilworth school board accepted Thomas Tramaglini’s resignation Thursday. In an email and voicemail sent to staff, the board said it…

  • [NYDN] Trump touts economic growth, but it hasn’t lifted his support — or his party’s election prospects
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump jauntily celebrated the strong growth numbers released on Friday, appearing in the sun-kissed Rose Garden to claim credit for a humming economy. Yet his own numbers — for the public’s approval — remain unusually low for a president presiding over good times.

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Aaron Boone is optimistic Aaron Judge will return in three weeks, but the Yankees have to find a way to fill that hole
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 6:45:00 PM)

    Aaron Judge seemed a little less certain about the timeline for his expected return from a fractured wrist bone than the team did. The Yankees slugger, sporting a light cast on his right wrist, said that “they haven’t told (him) much” about his rehab for the chip fracture.

    He is just hopeful to…

  • [NYDN] Giants GM Dave Gettleman, with cancer in remission, has same spirit and sense of humor: ‘My energy’s good’
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 5:10:00 PM)

    Dave Gettleman has lost his hair but not his spirit or fervor for the Giants and for life.

    “Let me tell you something,” Gettleman, 67, his cancer in remission and his sense of humor in tact, said Friday in his first public appearance since an early June diagnosis. “(Defensive line coach) Gary Emanuel…

  • [NYDN] Field of Dreams contest winner, 14, invokes Lou Gehrig’s perseverance in winning essay
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    Akiva Boyarsky is a young man who understands and appreciates the grind that goes into achieving your goals.

    He’s one of the Daily News’ 2018 Field of Dreams essay contest grand prize winners, and he’s certainly put in the work to finally earn the grand prize.

    “Over the years I have been lucky…

  • [NYDN] Yankees game against Royals is postponed due to rain
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 4:45:00 PM)

    The Yankees game against the Royals was postponed because of rain Friday night.

    The game was rescheduled as a split doubleheader on Saturday at 1 and 7:05 p.m.

    The Yankees will flip their scheduled starters, with Luis Severino pitching the 1 p.m. opener and CC Sabathia pitching in the nightcap….

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.07.27)

  • [NYPost] Enes Kanter starts recruiting next superstar for Knicks
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 9:18:00 AM)

    No NBA star is off the table for the Knicks, according to big man Enes Kanter. Appearing on ESPN’s “The Jump” on Thursday, the Turkish center made his latest pitch for a star — this time Kevin Durant — to join the Knicks. Kanter was asked about the memorable trash-talking incident between the Warriors superstar…

  • [NYDN] Planned Parenthood vs. unions, and what it says about the Democratic Party
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    If one were discussing the most influential force within the Democratic Party a generation ago, one might have said “unions.” But three decades of selling out on free trade — which has left unions and middle-class workers shells of their former selves — has pushed the party in a very different…

  • [NYDN] Count us in on the Census: New York gets the green light to fight Trump’s bad-faith immigration question
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Even as Trump administration con jobs go, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ attempt to insert a question on citizenship into the next U.S. Census ranks among the lowest and dumbest, so transparently is it aimed at draining New York and other immigrant-rich states of resources and political power…

  • [NYDN] Lock Shelly away: The punishment Silver demands for corrupting N.Y.’s legislature
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Manhattan Federal Judge Valerie Caproni knows very well the crimes that Shelly Silver committed as state Assembly speaker, having presided over his corruption trial twice.

    She was there when he was convicted on all seven felony counts in 2015. She was there again this year when, in a retrial necessitated…

  • [NYDN] Daily News Hometown Hero nominee exemplified city’s courage, care in helping Puerto Rico residents cope with health risks of hurricane
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Alicia Schwartz knew she had to help her beloved Puerto Rico last year after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria.

    The Bronx-born nurse traveled to the battered U.S. territory in October, two weeks after Maria struck on Sept. 20. She stayed in a stadium in San Juan with other volunteer…

  • [NYDN] What’s fare is fair: Let inflation decide subway hikes, not politics
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Subway and bus fares rose in 2009 and 2011 and 2013 and 2015 and 2017. If you see a pattern, you’re supposed to, because odd-year inflation-based hikes make for a steady revenue stream to keep up with rising prices, while giving straphangers predictability.

    This was former MTA chair and lieutenant…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on the MTA, NYCHA and The News
    (Friday, July 27, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Fares go up, trains go nowhere

    Forest Hills: On what planet’s subway system is ridership down (“MTA seeking hikes as service & ridership tumble,” July 26)?

    When’s the last time anybody who works for the MTA actually took the subway, and not for a photo op, and had to wait for a few No. 4, 5, 6,…

  • [NYDN] Bronx doctor says he’s sorry for posts on white nationalist sites
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 11:50:00 PM)

    NEW YORK — A New York doctor says he is sorry for posting comments online supporting a white-only nation and armed racial conflict.

    Dr. Dov Bechhofer, a resident radiologist at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, was removed from duty this week after an anonymous article on the blogging site…

  • [NYDN] Fugitive couple wanted for child rape found in Mississippi after 18 years
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 11:40:00 PM)

    PORTLAND, Ore. — A couple who eluded arrest on multiple charges of child rape and sodomy in Oregon for nearly 20 years was discovered in Mississippi when the man died and his common-law wife used one of his aliases to make funeral arrangements, a law enforcement official said Thursday.

    An undertaker…

  • [NYDN] 10 more ex-students sue Ohio State over sex abuse by doctor
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 11:10:00 PM)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ten more former students have sued Ohio State University over alleged sexual misconduct by a now-dead team doctor, accusing school officials of facilitating abuse by ignoring complaints and requiring some athletes to get physicals from him to maintain their sports participation…

  • [NYDN] Amazon facial recognition technology erroneously matches members of Congress with criminals
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — Amazon’s facial recognition technology mistook 28 members of Congress for arrested individuals when the American Civil Liberties Union ran lawmakers’ faces against a database of 25,000 mug shots, the group announced Thursday.

    In its test of Amazon’s Rekognition technology, the software…

  • [NYDN] N.Y. truck driver was distracted when he caused crash that killed 4, including 3 airmen: reports
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 10:40:00 PM)

    NAMPA, Idaho — Idaho State Police say a distracted truck driver caused a seven-vehicle crash that killed him and three U.S. airmen from Mountain Home Air Force Base.

    The Idaho Press reports Senior Airmen Carlos Johnson, Lawrence Manlapit III and Karlie Westall died in the June 16 crash along with…

  • [NYDN] Michael Avenatti claims three more women, including one who was allegedly pregnant, were paid off by Trump team
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    Stormy Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, said Thursday night that he’s representing three more women who claim they were paid for their silence by President Trump’s team.

    Avenatti, speaking at a panel in West Hollywood, told the audience that the women — one of whom says she was pregnant at…

  • [NYDN] Remains belonging to 55 servicemen who died during the Korean War returned from North Korea
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    A U.S. military plane has retrieved the remains of 55 American servicemen killed during the Korean War, the White House said Thursday.

    “A U.S. Air Force C-17 aircraft containing remains of fallen service members has departed Wonsan, North Korea,” according to an official statement.

    The dead soldiers…

  • [NYDN] Cardi B drops out of Bruno Mars’ tour — ‘I underestimated this whole mommy thing’
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 8:35:00 PM)

    Cardi B needs some more time with her newborn daughter.

    The 25-year-old “Bodak Yellow” rapper announced Thursday night that she won’t be joining Bruno Mars on his “24K Magic World Tour” in order to stay home with Kulture, who was born barely two weeks ago.

    “I thought that after giving birth to…

  • [NYDN] Aaron Judge fractures right wrist, out at least 3 weeks as Yankees top Royals 7-2
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    Just as the Yankees were loading up in their arms race with the Red Sox for the pennant push, they lost some significant firepower. Aaron Judge sustained a chip fracture of the right wrist and will be out at least three weeks.

    Judge broke the ulnar styloid bone and while he will not need surgery,…

  • [NYDN] Zach Britton pitches a scoreless eighth inning in Yankees debut
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    There was a ripple of pride through Washington Heights when it was announced that the Yankees has pulled off a trade for closer Zach Britton. Known as the Little Dominican Republic, the Yankees were getting one of the family.

    Yup, Britton, is a proud Dominican.

    “My mom is Dominican. I know I don’t…

  • [NYDN] Asdrubal Cabrera powers Mets as they beat Pirates 12-6 for third straight win
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 7:35:00 PM)

    PITTSBURGH — Asdrubal Cabrera is well versed in what can happen at the trade deadline. He found himself on the move four years ago when the Cleveland Indians sent him to Washington to help the Nationals make a playoff push.

    The second baseman is in the same position again with the floundering New…

  • [NYDN] President Trump knew about infamous Trump Tower meeting with Russians, Michael Cohen reportedly claims
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 7:20:00 PM)

    Despite his denials, President Trump allegedly knew about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower with Russian agents.

    Michael Cohen, the President’s former personal attorney and fixer, claims his client knew in advance that Russians promised to drop dirt on his opponent, Hillary Clinton, during the campaign,…

  • [NYDN] Roseanne Barr won’t let Sean Hannity blame Valerie Jarrett tweet on mental illness in first TV interview since ABC firing
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    Roseanne Barr still insists that calling Valerie Jarrett the baby of the “Muslim brotherhood & ‘Planet of the Apes’” wasn’t racist.

    The controversial actress, who was fired from ABC and the reboot of her eponymous sitcom in late May, appeared on Fox News with Sean Hannity Thursday night in her…

  • [NYDN] Brooklyn man fatally shot and two others wounded in playground melee
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 5:55:00 PM)

    An argument in a Brooklyn playground escalated into gunfire Thursday night, leaving one man fatally shot and two others wounded.

    A 21-year-old man was struck in the back during the fracas in the Bushwick Playground at Woodbine St. and Knickerbocker Ave about 6:30 p.m., police sources said. He was…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Yankees’ J.A. Happ, Zach Britton perfect pitching weapons to fight Red Sox in AL East race
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 5:50:00 PM)

    Zach Britton had almost too much time to think about what was happening.

    Then the Orioles’ closer, Britton knew after a rain delay that he was likely to be dealt to the Yankees after the game. When the Orioles had a save situation later Tuesday night, the bullpen phone rang and his name wasn’t…

  • [NYDN] Bishop who spoke at Prince Harry, Meghan Markle’s royal wedding to undergo surgery for cancer
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 5:50:00 PM)

    The bishop who drew wild applause at the Royal Wedding in May announced Wednesday that he’s set to undergo surgery stemming from his prostate cancer.

    Michael Bruce Curry, presiding bishop and primate of the The Episcopal Church and former leader of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, revealed…

  • [NYDN] Hundreds of kids remain separated from migrant parents despite court-ordered reunification deadline
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 5:40:00 PM)

    Nearly one in three children taken into custody under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy remained separated from their parents as a court-ordered reunification deadline elapsed Thursday, federal officials said.

    In a joint status report filed in federal court in San Diego,…

  • [NYDN] Lauryn Hill cancels, postpones multiple dates on ‘Miseducation’ tour
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 5:30:00 PM)

    Lauryn Hill won’t be late for more than half a dozen of the shows on her “Miseducation” 20th anniversary tour — because she’s canceled them entirely.

    The 43-year-old musician, who has angered fans with her near constant tardiness on tour, won’t hit stops in North Carolina, Florida, New Jersey and…

  • [NYDN] That ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ sounds more like a spinoff than a reboot after all
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    Into a new generation, a new slayer will be born.

    Days after the announcement that the ‘90s classic series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” was being rebooted with a female black lead, the new showrunner made same clarifications amid widespread criticism.

    As originally presented, the new “Buffy” sounded…

  • Knicks Morning News (2018.07.26)

  • [NYPost] Knicks take a flier on Celtics’ G-League star
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 1:37:21 PM)

    The Knicks added 6-foot-3, 200-pound guard Kadeem Allen on Wednesday. He logged 107 minutes over 18 games last season for the Celtics, but averaged 17.7 points, 5.5 rebounds, five assists and 2.2 steals in 34 games for their G-League squad in Maine. The addition gives the Knicks 17 players under contract, discounting the two-ways. The…

  • [NYPost] Kristaps Porzingis pushes ACL fears away and welcomes Fizdale in
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 11:48:32 AM)

    The timing of Kristaps Porzingis’ return to the court remains unclear, but the Knicks star is promising last season’s ACL tear won’t be on his mind. As he continues his rehab process overseas — with new Knicks coach David Fizdale visiting him in Latvia this week — Porzingis is focused on the mental side of…

  • [NYPost] Is this Kevin Knox comment a dig at Carmelo Anthony?
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 7:45:59 AM)

    Kevin Knox’s pro-basketball career began with head-turning performances during the summer league. And now he has a head-turning opinion of his new competition. The Knicks’ ninth-overall pick chimed in on one of Carmelo Anthony’s infamous workout videos on Instagram on Tuesday, “Hoodie Melo” this time working out with former Knick/current Buck Brandon Jennings and Detroit’s Stanley…

  • [NYDN] How about building more great high schools?
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Call it New York City’s version of Groundhog Day.

    Instead of waiting for a tiny creature to pop out and determine when winter’s over, everyone waits for the results of the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) to decide who wins access to some of the country’s best public schools and…

  • [NYDN] Family values a la Trump: a travesty of law and order
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Thursday comes another court-imposed deadline the Trump administration is sure to blow right past: to reunite immigrant families torn asunder in the cruel policy of punishing border-crossers by ripping sons and daughters from their mothers and fathers.

    Federal officials Tuesday told U.S. District…

  • [NYDN] What’ll it take, John? Flanagan must bring back speed cameras outside schools
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    It’s been one full day since the state Senate, led by Long Island Republican John Flanagan, let legal authorization lapse for life-saving speed-enforcement cameras around city schools, putting pedestrians, and children especially, in danger of reckless drivers.

    Why is New York City at Albany’s…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Daily News staff cuts
    (Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Eyes and ears needed on the beat

    Charlotte, N.C.: I have no ties to NYC but, nevertheless, I paid for an online subscription to the Daily News. You must ask yourself why I would think it worth my hard-earned dollar to do this. The very simple answer is that I thoroughly enjoyed the content, the…

  • [NYDN] Man sentenced to 255 years for sexually assaulting, robbing, kidnapping farm workers
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 11:50:00 PM)

    DOVER, N.H. — A judge has sentenced a man who was convicted of sexually assaulting, robbing and tying up workers at a New Hampshire farm to a maximum of 255 years in state prison.

    The Portsmouth Herald reports 47-year-old Joshua Flynn was sentenced Wednesday after he was found guilty of aggravated…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: The harrowing moment an officer saves man from being hit by commuter train
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 11:30:00 PM)

    A New Jersey police officer risked his own life and saved a man from being hit by a commuter train — sprinting and yelling at the person standing on the tracks.

    “Hey, Bud! Hey, move! Stop the train!” Perth Amboy rookie Patrolman Kyle Savoia can be heard screaming in his body camera video Thursday.

  • [NYDN] LeBron James and son’s AAU basketball team bolt Las Vegas gym after altercation
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 10:55:00 PM)

    LeBron James and his son’s AAU basketball team reportedly left a Las Vegas area high school Wednesday night and cancelled their game after an altercation broke out in the building.

    The new Lakers star was on hand to watch his eighth-grade son “Bronny” James play with the North Coast Blue Chips…

  • [NYDN] GOP Senate candidate giving away machine capable of building assault rifles
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 10:10:00 PM)

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri is giving away a machine that can make rifles.

    Former Libertarian presidential candidate Austin Petersen on Tuesday sent an email to supporters advertising the giveaway. He says the milling machine can build “untraceable”…

  • [NYDN] Julio Jones, Falcons reportedly agree on revised deal and star receiver will report to training camp
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    There won’t be a holdout.

    The Falcons and Julio Jones agreed on a revised contract that adjusts his salary for the upcoming season, according to NFL Network, and the team announced late Wednesday night that the star receiver would be at training camp.

    Atlanta’s first practice is scheduled for Friday.

  • [NYDN] Radio hosts facing heat for calling New Jersey attorney general ‘turban man’ on air
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9:10:00 PM)

    TRENTON, N.J. — Two New Jersey radio hosts are receiving heavy criticism for repeatedly referring to the state’s attorney general as “turban man” on air.

    The Record reports WKXW-FM hosts Dennis Malloy and Judi Franco made the comments Wednesday while discussing Gurbir Grewal’s recent order to suspend…

  • [NYDN] Sean Spicer gets heckled at NYC book signing — ‘You lied as press secretary, now you’re lying in your book’
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    Guess this guy won’t be buying Sean Spicer’s new book.

    An angry protester showed up to the former press secretary’s press conference at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square and hurled insults before he was snapped up by security and tossed out.

    “Hey Sean you’re a real piece of garbage and I hope…

  • [NYDN] Man who destroyed Trump’s star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016 working to secure bail for ‘copycat’ vandal
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    They both used pickaxes to destroy Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame — and one was devising a concrete plan to bail the other out of jail Wednesday.

    James Otis, a member of the wealthy Otis Elevator family, said he was willing to put up $2,000 of his own money if he could find a…

  • [NYDN] Former ESPN host Britt McHenry reportedly hired at Fox News
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:45:00 PM)

    Britt McHenry has found her next gig.

    The conservative pundit has joined Fox News, The Wrap reported late Wednesday night.

    McHenry was laid off in a round of mass cuts at ESPN, but famously blamed her exit on her politics.

    “I mean I’ve been openly Conservative … look how that ended up,” she wrote…

  • [NYDN] Decomposed body surfaces in waters near Trump’s Bronx golf course
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    A heavily decomposed body surfaced in the waters off Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx on Wednesday night, police said.

    Police found the body in the East River at about 8:30 p.m., about 500 yards from the golf course, said Officer George Tsourovakas, an NYPD spokesman.

    The corpse was…

  • [NYDN] Hedge fund exec drops sexual harassment suit against her boss after he counter-sues and accuses her of theft
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    A hedge-fund exec who sued her boss for sexual harassment has agreed to drop the suit without getting a dime — after the fund’s manager accused her of concocting her claims to derail an embezzlement probe.

    Kate Merli, the former CFO of Snow Park Capital Partners sued fund manager Jeffrey Pierce…

  • [NYDN] C.J. McCollum called Kevin Durant’s decision to join Warriors ‘soft’ and, well, the Golden State star responded
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    Kevin Durant didn’t use a burner account to go off after C.J. McCollum called the star’s decision to join the Warriors “soft.”

    After KD made fun of the Trail Blazers on McCollum’s podcast — “bro, you know you guys aren’t going to win a championship — the Portland guard shared his feelings on Durant’s…

  • [NYDN] Former pilot gets 1 year in prison for flying while drunk
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    SANTA ANA, Calif. — A former Alaska Airlines pilot who flew a passenger plane while drunk has been sentenced in California to a year and a day in federal prison.

    David Hans Arntson of Newport Beach was also fined $10,000 on Wednesday.

    In 2014, Arntson flew an Alaska Airlines flight from San Diego…

  • [NYDN] Man tries bribing cops with Krispy Kreme doughnuts to avoid arrest
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 7:55:00 PM)

    FREDERICK, Md. — Police in Maryland say a man who was being detained told officers he worked at Krispy Kreme and would give them doughnuts if they would let him go.

    Sgt. Jonathan Shatlock tells The Frederick News-Post 25-year-old Matthew Tyler Rosenberg and another man were spotted Thursday by…

  • [NYDN] ‘9 to 5’ sequel moving forward with original cast, says star Jane Fonda
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 7:30:00 PM)

    Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton are still working 9 to 5, almost 40 years later.

    Fonda confirmed Wednesday that she and her co-stars are on board for a sequel of their iconic 1980 workplace film.

    “My role is as an executive producer, and I’m working with the writers, with Lily, and talking…

  • [NYDN] Killer who bound, shot, then torched Queens mechanic during home robbery gets life without parole
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    A cruel robber, who beat, bound and executed a Queens mechanic in his home, then torched him to destroy the evidence, will spend the rest of his life in prison.

    A Queens Supreme Court judge on Wednesday sentenced Stephen Peters, 27, to life without parole for the Feb. 24, 2013 murder of 43-year-old…

  • [NYDN] Padres’ deep farm system: Plenty of top prospects if San Diego wants Mets’ Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 6:35:00 PM)

    Could the Padres make the Mets change their mind?

    It would take a very enticing offer for the lowly Mets, currently sitting in the basement of the National League East, to deal away ace Jacob deGrom or flame-throwing righthander Noah Syndergaard.

    DeGrom, now a two-time All-Star, leads Major League…

  • [NYDN] Homeland Security boss says migrant kids will be reunited with families before deadline
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 6:15:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — The chief of the Homeland Security Department has told members of Congress that the government is “on track” to meet Thursday’s court-ordered deadline of reuniting hundreds of migrant children with their families, lawmakers who met privately with her said.

    Wednesday’s assertion by…

  • [NYDN] Kelsey Grammer reportedly working on ideas for a ‘Frasier’ reboot
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 6:00:00 PM)

    Frasier Crane may be getting his radio show back.

    Kelsey Grammer is plotting to bring back the ’90s classic “Frasier,” Deadline reported Wednesday.

    The original show, a spinoff of “Cheers,” ran for 11 seasons from 1993 to 2004, starring Grammer, David Hyde Pierce, Jane Leeves, Peri Gilpin and the…

  • [NYDN] Eric Garner’s mother confronts Mayor de Blasio about NYPD accountability for her son’s death
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 5:55:00 PM)

    Gwen Carr confronted Mayor de Blasio with a stark question Wednesday about the police officers involved in the death of her son, Eric Garner.

    “Would you agree to holding all of these officers accountable for their wrongdoing that day?” she asked. “I do not want to play anymore political procrastination.”

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — July 26, 2018
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 5:09:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope

    It seems as if the entire cosmos is in reverse and forward progress is grinding to a halt. We might reconnect with someone from our past as Mercury begins its retrograde period, joining five other planets already retrograde. This is a perfect time to “re”…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Kanter, Nets’ Dudley revive Twitter exchange after ‘retirement body’ comment
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 11:20:10 PM)

    Enes Kanter and Jared Dudley engaged on Twitter on Wednesday, months after they were involved in a feud that originated during a game and spilled onto Twitter.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks’ Porzingis staying strong: ‘I want to be MVP of the league one day’
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 6:42:14 PM)

    Knicks C Kristaps Porzingis is working to make sure his recovery from an ACL tear he suffered last season goes smoothly — both physically and mentally.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks sign G Kadeem Allen
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 5:44:40 PM)

    The Knicks signed G Kadeem Allen, the team announced on Wednesday.

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks GM Perry ‘pinching himself’ over performance of Kevin Knox
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:30:55 PM)

    The star of the Knicks Summer League, small forward Kevin Knox has been opening eyes on and off the court.

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  • [NYPost] The two stars Enes Kanter thinks can wind up on Knicks
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 3:10:54 PM)

    Enes Kanter is dreaming big — which, for the Knicks, means dreaming long range. The Knicks’ 6-foot-11 center said Monday that he believes his sad-sack team has a “really, really high chance’’ of signing both Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler when the pair of free-agents-to-be hit the market in 2019. Asked by Fox Sports 1’s…

  • [NYPost] Knicks take a chance on NBA draft bust
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 3:07:34 PM)

    The Knicks on Tuesday took another low-risk flier on a former high draft pick, signing big man Noah Vonleh. Vonleh averaged 4.9 points and 5.8 rebounds in 16.2 minutes over 54 games last season, split between the Trail Blazers and Bulls. His one-year signing, the terms of which were not disclosed, was first reported by…

  • [NYPost] Walt Frazier endorses a troubling and tempting Knicks tank
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 2:51:34 PM)

    Walt Frazier said the Knicks should become part of one of the NBA’s biggest problems. Because Kristaps Porzingis is still rehabbing from a torn ACL and expected to miss at least a significant amount of next season, Frazier said the Knicks would be in a far better position to contend in the future if the…

  • [SNY Knicks] Knicks agree to deal with Noah Vonleh
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 3:56:40 PM)

    The Knicks have reached a deal with free agent Noah Vonleh. The 22-year-old was drafted by the Bulls with the ninth overall pick in 2014.

  • [SNY Knicks] Kanter on Knicks landing Irving, Butler in 2019: ‘I think they will’
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:49:24 AM)

    Knicks C Enes Kanter believes a Kyrie Irving-Jimmy Butler combo making their way to New York in 2019 is a good bet.

  • [NY Newsday] Knicks sign former top-10 pick Noah Vonleh
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 7:28:00 PM)

    Free-agent forward Noah Vonleh signed with the Knicks Tuesday, the team announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

  • [NY Newsday] Madison Square Garden, Pepsi announce marketing partnership
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 3:10:00 PM)

    Beginning in September, Pepsi products will be sold, distributed and displayed at all Madison Square Garden properties, and inside the Garden itself, the Eighth Floor Concourse will be renamed the Pepsi Concourse, as part of a new partnership between the giant soft drink company and the Madison Square Garden Company, it was announced at a news conference at the Garden Tuesday.

  • [NYTimes] On Pro Basketball: N.B.A. Power Brokers Gather, With No Men Allowed
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 1:32:13 AM)

    The league leads many others in hiring and promoting women, but a recent meeting of about 60 women working in the league aimed to increase that footprint.

  • [NYTimes] Dirk Nowitzki Signs One-Year Deal With the Dallas Mavericks
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 10:29:32 PM)

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

  • [ESPN] Knicks sign ex-Blazers, Bulls forward Vonleh
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 4:24:47 PM)

    The Knicks have signed forward Noah Vonleh, who played for the Blazers and Bulls last season.

  • [NYDN] What sharks need from us: Our city only exists because of the abundant, healthy oceans that surround us
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Most of us have moments — sometimes despairing, sometimes awestruck — when we ask ourselves the fundamental question of existence: Why are we here?

    The answer that resonates may vary according to faith, philosophical stance, subway delays or the day’s headlines, but even in the best of times any…

  • [NYDN] Vote against Joe Crowley in November: The Working Families Party chair regrets not endorsing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    It’s a once-in-a-blue-moon event for the Working Families Party to tell voters to stay away from our ballot line. But when Joe Lieberman is making an argument for voting on the WFP line, something is very fishy.

    So how’d we end up here?

    Tuesday, June 24 was a big night for us. WFP-backed candidates…

  • [NYDN] Speed demons: The state Senate fails New York City pedestrians
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    The silence from the state Senate is deafening — almost like the eerie quiet in the moments after a hurtling car crashes with a sickening crunch into other vehicles, or a lamppost, or people.

    Today is the dark day that a proven life-saving technology all but vanishes from New York City’s streets,…

  • [NYDN] Red signals ahead: The subway action plan hasn’t yet turned the corner on bad service
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    On July 25, 2017, with the subways in terrible shape, Gov. Cuomo’s MTA chairman, Joe Lhota, announced an $836 million action plan.

    It’s a year later. The trains are still in terrible shape. Straphangers have no hair left to pull out.

    Don’t pretend this has much to do with Mayor de Blasio withholding…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Shelly Silver, Rikers and pets
    (Wednesday, July 25, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Strict punishment for Shelly

    Brooklyn: Sheldon Silver thumbed his nose at the people of New York by refusing to divulge his arrangement with a tort law firm that had been paying him, thus never explicitly detailing the extreme conflict of interest which was part of a long career of influence peddling,…

  • [NYDN] Georgia lawmaker who used racial slur, exposed himself on TV will resign
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    ATLANTA — A spokesman for Georgia House Speaker David Ralston says the state lawmaker who exposed himself and yelled racial slurs on provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen’s new cable TV series will resign.

    Spokesman Kaleb McMichen tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution late Tuesday that Rep. Jason Spencer…

  • [NYDN] Police: Man tortured, killed woman before dismembering her
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 10:40:00 PM)

    LAWRENCE, N.J. — The man accused of dismembering and burning the body of a New Jersey woman is now charged with killing her.

    Prosecutors allege that 52-year-old Dennis Parrish tortured and killed 32-year-old Tonya Cook before dismembering her body and leaving her burned remains in a Cumberland…

  • [NYDN] Police identify girl killed by maniac in Toronto shooting rampage
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 10:10:00 PM)

    TORONTO — Toronto police have identified the 10-year-old girl killed in Sunday’s mass shooting as Julianna Kozis.

    In addition, investigators said Tuesday there was no national security risk following the mass shooting that killed two people and wounded 13, as they continued to probe the life of…

  • [NYDN] Mars making closest approach to Earth in 15 years
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:45:00 PM)

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Now’s the time to catch Mars in the night sky.

    Next week, the red planet is making its closest approach to Earth in 15 years.

    The two planets will be just 35.8 million miles (57.6 million kilometers) apart next Tuesday. And on Friday, Mars will be in opposition. That means…

  • [NYDN] With focus on Mexico, apprehensions grow over human smuggling at Canadian border
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    DERBY LINE, Vt. — While the Trump administration fortifies the southern border, there’s growing concern over the number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the porous northern border with Canada.

    People crossing the border between Vermont and Quebec have paid smugglers up to $4,000,…

  • [NYDN] Roseanne Barr ‘disgusted’ at support for James Gunn after ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ firing
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 9:15:00 PM)

    Roseanne Barr is still looking for some defenders.

    The 65-year-old actress, who was fired from her ABC sitcom after a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, the former senior adviser to former President Barack Obama, compared her own situation to that of James Gunn, who was axed from “Guardians of…

  • [NYDN] Man arrested for exercising naked at Planet Fitness
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:50:00 PM)

    PLAISTOW, N.H. — A man who stripped naked before working out at a New Hampshire gym told police officers that he thought he was in a “Judgement Free Zone,” before being arrested.

    NECN reports 34-year-old Eric Stagno, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, was charged with indecent exposure, lewdness and…

  • [NYDN] Yankees acquire closer Zach Britton as Masahiro Tanaka twirls complete-game shutout in win over Rays
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:50:00 PM)

    The Yankees improved their pitching Tuesday night — just not their starting pitching.

    They agreed to a deal for Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton in exchange for three pitching prospects. The Yankees announced the deal in a press release late Tuesday night.

    The deal sends RHP Dillon Tate, RHP…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Mets still waiting to decide if Yoenis Cespedes needs surgery on night Jeff McNeil gets first hit in MLB debut
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:35:00 PM)

    On Day Five of the Yoenis Cespedes Heel saga, the Mets…..continued waiting. After first-year manager Mickey Callaway promised a decision “probably sooner than an hour,” and that assistant GM John Ricco would speak on whether the Mets slugger would be having season-ending surgery, which would push…

  • [NYDN] Zack Wheeler well aware he may have made his last start in Mets uniform: “It crossed my mind”
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    The thought crossed his mind. As Zack Wheeler stood on the mound at Citi Field Tuesday night, it occurred to him that it could be his last time starting there in a Mets jersey.

    “It crossed my mind, not gonna lie,” Wheeler said. “At the same time, you can’t do anything about it. You just got to…

  • [NYDN] Recording of Trump and Michael Cohen proves he knew about Playmate ‘catch and kill,’ lawyer says
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    Recordings of then-candidate Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen in 2017 prove the President knew about paying for a Playboy playmate’s story about an affair she had with the billionaire, according to Cohen’s lawyer.

    The so-called secret recordings, provided to CNN by Cohen’s attorney Lanny…

  • [NYDN] Victim’s family to Bronx park slaying suspect: ‘I hope you rot!’
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 6:20:00 PM)

    The family of a Bronx shooting victim raged at his alleged murderer during a court appearance Tuesday afternoon, screaming curses at him as he was led from the courtroom.

    “F—— bastard! I hope you rot!” shouted Jose Cruz’s relatives at 21-year-old Zaire Hebron, who’s accused of executing Cruz…

  • [NYDN] Lamar Odom says he’s ‘OK’ after being involved in shooting at Queens Hooters
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 6:05:00 PM)

    Lamar Odom says he’s safe after a scary shooting at a Queens Hooters last week.

    The 38-year-old former NBA star was eating at an outdoor table at the New York restaurant around 12:30 a.m. Thursday when another group fired shots after an argument with his friends, a source told the Daily News Tuesday.

  • [NYDN] Suspicious package labeled ‘anthrax’ found at Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ Los Angeles office
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 5:50:00 PM)

    A mysterious package labeled “anthrax” led to an evacuation of Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ office in Los Angeles on Tuesday, officials said.

    Police responded to the location around 2:30 p.m. and called in a hazardous materials team from the Los Angeles Fire Department, an LAPD source told the…

  • [NYDN] ID thief attaches skimming device to ATM at famed Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 5:50:00 PM)

    A customer at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria found a skimming device attached to an ATM inside the tourist favorite Brooklyn restaurant, cops said Tuesday.

    Cops responded to the popular DUMBO pizza joint on June 8, after a 36-year-old woman found the device at about 11:30 a.m.

    Police removed the device, and…

  • [NYDN] Corey Oswalt getting well-deserved chance to make spot start in Noah Syndergaard’s place
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 5:25:00 PM)

    Corey Oswalt is getting the “second” chance he deserves. The right-hander had a tough major league “debut” this season, but over his last three starts, Oswalt has shown the Mets he can handle himself, pitching to a 3.60 ERA.

    While they had considered keeping him in the rotation over lefty Jason…

  • [NYDN] 42nd St. crosstown bus once again named city’s slowest trip
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    The crossroads of the world marks the path of the city’s slowest bus.

    The M42 crosstown won the Straphangers Campaign’s Pokey award for the slowest bus trip in the city, the group announced Tuesday.

    The 42nd St. bus line beat out more than 200 other routes for speeds clocking in as slow as 3.2…

  • [NYDN] Axed Paramount TV president Amy Powell claims gender bias in firing over alleged ‘racially charged’ statements
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    Amy Powell, who was fired from her job as the president of Paramount TV over allegations of “racially charged” statements, has begun pushing back.

    Powell was axed last week after “multiple individuals” raised concerns about “which they believed were inconsistent with our company’s values,” Paramount…

  • [NYDN] Madden: The harsh truth is the Yankees are better off with Gary Sanchez on the disabled list right now
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 4:40:00 PM)

    ST. PETERSBURG, FL. – Ordinarily, the announcement that Gary Sanchez is going back on the disabled list with a recurrence of the groin injury that previously sidelined him for 25 days might be regarded as bad news for the Yankees. Not so Tuesday. One way or the other, after his appallingly lazy…

  • [NYDN] Harvest of stupidity: Trump throws $12 billion in tax dollars at a crisis he created
    (Tuesday, July 24, 2018 4:30:00 PM)

    Like a man who wields a bloody machete in one hand and a first-aid kit in the other, President Trump is now throwing taxpayer money — lots of it — at a problem he and he alone created.

    In late May, Trump kicked off a trade war with tariffs on imported metals. Which set off tit-for-tat retaliation,…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    As in so many of dozens of wrongful convictions…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    There was no collusion with Russia

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

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

    Eric Holder may be looking for his own administration.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    He squeezed her…

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

    The Cardinals have found their Fountain of Youth.

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

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

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

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

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

    “Originally made with Showtime, Dan Harmon presents…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    “I remember that day…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    He was 28.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    “We’ve all dreamed…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Another Fox News anchor may be on her way out.

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

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

    (Monday, July 23, 2018 2:50:00 PM)


    And a sign that…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Now Cuomo, whose approach to pot legalization…

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

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

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

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

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

    At least 77 sexual predators sent…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The legal determination of whether an…

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

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

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

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

    But this year,…

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

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

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

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

    No wage windfall from tax changes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    “To Iranian President…

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

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

    Investigators believe Gene Evin Atkins, 28, shot…

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

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

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

    The former vice president appeared in a short teaser…

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

    The Subway Series finale ended with a washout.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Medics rushed him to Bellevue Hospital with…

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

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

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

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

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

    The Bombers’ issues presently are far less dire and…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Various taxing, zoning and public safety…

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The first…

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

    Putin’s predicted putative puppet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    “We have…

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The charter…

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Steve Paul, owner of the Test Drive Technologies…

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

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

    Does this mean the Gasbag is on thin ice?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The National League couldn’t be…

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

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

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