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…