Knicks Morning News (2018.07.23)

  • [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…