Knicks Morning News (2018.08.03)

  • [NYTimes] Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner Are the W.N.B.A.’s Iconic Duo. Don’t Wait.
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 9:00:10 AM)

    They’re great apart but even better together. Taurasi and Griner have spent years tailoring their games to each other, and another championship for the Phoenix Mercury may be the reward.

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Police union to troll de Blasio in New Orleans with Mardis Gras-themed ads
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association will take its anti-de Blasio show on the road yet again — following him to New Orleans to troll him in person, in print and on billboards about their ongoing contract negotiations.

    The union is taking out a full-page ad in Friday’s edition of the New Orleans…

  • [NYDN] An inconvenient Census truth: Democratic districts have fewer U.S. citizens in them
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    A Manhattan federal judge has given modest hope to the 18 Democratic state attorneys general, including New York’s, suing to block the Census Bureau from inquiring about citizenship status in its 2020 survey.

    Judge Jesse Furman let the case go forward, ruling that there’s enough evidence that…

  • [NYDN] Going up uptown: Wisely, Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez embraces smart development
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Tune out the crazy howls about Mayor de Blasio and his deputy mayor Alicia Glen unleashing the hounds of hypergentrification.

    The impending okay by the full City Council of plans to rezone a triangle of Inwood, way atop Manhattan, is great news that promises to transform bleak stretches of industrial…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off the Mets, Cynthia Nixon and ostrich coats
    (Friday, August 03, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    ‘Shutter’ to think cams are off

    Manhattan: I was entertained, although dismayed, by state Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan’s July 31 Op-Ed “We’re not the speed camera villains” regarding speed cameras in school zones. My bill, which Flanagan characterizes as significantly expanding the program,…

  • [NYDN] Youth care worker sexually abused immigrant boys, federal authorities say
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 11:25:00 PM)

    PHOENIX — Federal authorities allege that a former youth care worker at a Phoenix-area facility for immigrant youths sexually abused eight teenage boys, one of several cases brought to light in recent weeks as thousands of immigrant children remain detained around the country.

    Court documents show…

  • [NYDN] Apple becomes first trillion-dollar company
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 10:25:00 PM)

    SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is the world’s first publicly traded company to be valued at $1 trillion, the financial fruit of stylish technology that has redefined what we expect from our gadgets.

    The milestone reached Thursday marks the latest triumph of a trend-setting company that two mavericks named…

  • [NYDN] Drug dealers peddled heroin and fentanyl from Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx, prosecutors said
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 9:35:00 PM)

    Fresh fruit, crisp veggies and deadly opioids were all for sale at the Bronx’s famed Hunts Point Produce Market, prosecutors said Thursday.

    A crew of drug dealers were using the sprawling 113-acre marketplace — touted as the largest wholesale produce market in the world — to peddle heroin and fentanyl,…

  • [NYDN] Cyclist struck by Sanit truck in Brooklyn thought she was safe because she was in bike lane, dad says
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    She thought she’d be safe because she was riding in a bike lane.

    A social worker who was badly hurt when a city Sanitation truck struck her on a narrow Brooklyn street Wednesday night took that route because she it had a bike lane, her father told the Daily News.

    “She’s in a lot of pain, but she’s…

  • [NYDN] City expands municipal ID program to kids as young as 10
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    City kids as young as 10 will be able to get municipal IDNYC identification cards, starting Friday, allowing them free admission to museums, discounts on movies and other benefits.

    The city program was previously open to children as young as 14 years old. Roughly 1.2 million New Yorkers have the…

  • [NYDN] President Trump trashed the news media at a political rally for GOP U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Thundering that the media is the “fake, fake disgusting news,” President Donald Trump unleashed a torrent of grievances Thursday at a Pennsylvania campaign rally in which he cast journalists as his true political opponent.

    Trump barnstormed in a state that he swiped from the Democrats in 2016 and…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 3, 2018
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 3, 2018

    It seems as if we’re running out of time as the Moon finishes up her business in excitable Aries. Nevertheless, we can fixate on an unusual desire while magnetic Venus forms a creative connection with unconventional Uranus. Although the…

  • [NYDN] Sergeant who shot unarmed Brooklyn man placed on desk duty as NYPD investigates possible love triangle
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    An off-duty NYPD sergeant was stripped of his shield and gun after he shot a romantic rival in the jaw Thursday morning during a clash in Brooklyn, then claimed he was defending himself from a mugger, police sources said.

    Police investigating the shooting had questions about the sergeant’s initial…

  • [NYDN] Yankees battered by Red Sox 15-7 as ex-Bomber Steve Pearce goes deep three times
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 7:50:00 PM)

    BOSTON— Ex-Bomber Steve Pearce homered three times, the second a three-run drive in an eight-run fourth inning, as the Yankees lost their early lead in a 15-7 rout by the Red Sox on Thursday night.

    In the opener of a four-game series that gave New York the potential to erase most of its division…

  • [NYDN] Detroit police officer caught on video pummeling naked woman in hospital
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 7:25:00 PM)

    DETROIT — A Detroit police corporal has been suspended after cellphone video emerged showing him beating a naked, unarmed and possibly mentally ill woman inside an emergency room triage unit as another officer and hospital security restrained her.

    The video posted on WJBK-TV’s website shows the…

  • [NYDN] Mets lefthander Steven Matz could be headed to disabled list as Mets fall to Braves 4-2
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    Of course he could be.

    Mets lefthander Steven Matz was diagnosed with a mild flexor pronator strain in his left forearm on Thursday, before the Mets lost to the Braves 4-2, and could be placed on the disabled list.

    Matz didn’t get out of the first inning of his most recent start. He allowed seven…

  • [NYDN] WWE wrestler Kane elected mayor in Tennessee
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 6:45:00 PM)

    From Wrestlemania to the mayor’s house.

    Glenn Jacobs, better known by his WWE name “Kane,” was elected the mayor of Knox County, Tennessee Thursday, beating Democratic contender Linda Haney.

    The 51-year-old former wrestler, who was listed at 7-feet-tall and 323 pounds at his peak as the Big Red…

  • [NYDN] Colin Kaepernick reference edited out of song on Madden 19, EA Sports calls it a ‘mistake’
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 6:25:00 PM)

    Colin Kaepernick doesn’t appear in the latest edition of the Madden video game franchise — as a player or in a song lyric.

    EA Sports’ Madden 19 features a version of the YG song “Big Bank” on its soundtrack that edits out a reference to the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback.

    The unedited version…

  • [NYDN] ‘Bachelor’ alum Bekah Martinez exposes sexual harassment allegations against ‘Bachelorette’ contestant Leo Dottavio
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 6:25:00 PM)

    Former “Bachelor” star Bekah Martinez shared sexual harassment allegations from multiple women against “Bachelorette” contestant Leo Dottavio on her Instagram Wednesday.

    In a series of screenshots, the 23-year-old reality star shared allegations from several women, including claims that Dottavio,…

  • [NYDN] Florida woman arrested after allegedly throwing her 4-year-old daughter off bridge, killing her
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 5:15:00 PM)

    Tampa police recovered the body of a young girl, believed to be 4 years old, Thursday afternoon after a woman threw her into the Hillsborough River.

    The woman, who police believe was the young girl’s mother, allegedly walked to the edge of the Columbus Drive Bridge and dropped her into the water…

  • [NYDN] Bronx teacher to get jail-free sentence for sexually assaulting 14-year-old student
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 5:10:00 PM)

    A Bronx high school teacher charged with performing oral sex on a 14-year-old student will get a jail-free sentence after pleading guilty to criminal sex act.

    Dori Myers, 30, who taught at the New School for Leadership and the Arts in Kingsbridge, will also get to keep her teaching certificate…

  • [NYDN] Woman ties up flight on Korea Airline flight to San Francisco after trying to sneak a seat upgrade
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    An American passenger had to be wrestled off a Korea Airlines flight to San Francisco after commandeering a cushy business class seat and refusing to return to her coach seat.

    The flight from Inchon Airport to California was delayed for 40 minutes while the air crew gave the unidentified woman…

  • [NYDN] Pols call on federal prison system to reverse housing policy for transgender inmates
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 4:45:00 PM)

    A group of 67 federal lawmakers is calling on the Bureau of Prisons to reverse how it decides where to house transgender prisoners.

    The nation’s federal prison system earlier this year enacted a policy to house prisoners based on their birth-assigned gender, calling for exceptions only “in rare…

  • [NYDN] Penn student Blaze Bernstein was murdered because he was gay: prosecutors
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 4:40:00 PM)

    The University of Pennsylvania student viciously stabbed to death and buried in a shallow grave in southern California last January was murdered because he was gay, authorities said Thursday.

    Orange County’s top prosecutor announced the finding as he filed an amended complaint against suspected…

  • [NYDN] Two injured after Mass. police officer’s gun accidentally goes off after slain cop’s funeral
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 4:35:00 PM)

    The Cranston police department is reviewing an incident in which a gun accidentally went off after the funeral for a slain Massachusetts police officer, slightly injuring two other officers.

    The July 20 incident, just coming to light, involved a Cranston police sergeant who had been part of the…

  • [NYDN] Donald Trump Jr. compares Democratic Party to 1930s Nazis — ‘Man, those things are awfully similar’
    (Thursday, August 02, 2018 4:20:00 PM)

    Donald Trump Jr., the President’s eldest son, likened the Democratic Party to Nazis during a screening for conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie Wednesday.

    “You see the Nazi platform in the early 1930s and what was actually put out there, and you look at it compared to, like, the…