Knicks Morning News (2018.07.22)

  • [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…