Knicks Morning News (2018.08.15)

  • [NYDN] Omarosa pal says a ‘White House Greatest Hits box set’ of tapes will keep coming if Trump keeps tweeting
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The hits keep coming and she’s just getting started.

    TV host and longtime Omarosa Manigault Newman associate Jawn Murray insists the former White House liaison isn’t bluffing when she claims to have more recordings from her year in the Trump administration.

    “There is inflammatory stuff on these…

  • [NYDN] Nokia brings back its ‘banana phone’ – and other phones that rocked our world
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    There have been plenty of cell phones that were real lemons, but there’s been only one banana.

    Nokia is set to bring back the Nokia 8110, better known as the “banana phone,” which was first released in March but is getting a second shot at glory.

    The Nokia 8110 drew inspiration from the model used…

  • [NYDN] What job experts say Omarosa got wrong about her White House departure and Trump betrayal
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    She’s been fired three times by President Trump on reality television and a fourth time in the White House — but Omarosa Manigault-Newman still hasn’t perfected her graceful exit.

    The former “Apprentice” villainess, who served as communications director for the Office of Public Liaison, has made…

  • [NYDN] Face it: This is risky tech. We need to put strong controls on face-recognition technology
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    As you read this, facial recognition cameras are secretly capturing photos of every driver who crosses key entry points into Manhattan. The technology is part of a pilot program launched by Gov. Cuomo, a test he hopes to expand to every MTA facility and crossing. According to the governor, the…

  • [NYDN] Rein in for-profit colleges: New York must crack down on a sector that the Trump administration is emboldening
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    On Friday, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos unveiled a plan to eliminate the federal government’s “gainful employment” rules, which sought to protect students who enroll in career education programs. The Obama-era standards withheld federal financial aid from colleges that routinely left…

  • [NYDN] Hurry up, senators: There’s no time to waste switching speed cams back on
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Thank goodness, police have caught and charged a suspect in a violent hit-and-run in Far Rockaway, caught on video, that on Monday seriously injured an 11-year-old boy on his bike.

    Now imagine if a breakthrough technology could have slowed the car to a properly cautious pace before hurtling metal…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Omarosa, interracial shootings and unemployment
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Believe Omarosa: Trump’s a soda jerk

    Brooklyn: Omarosa was not the first to expose Trump’s excessive intake of Diet Coke (“Prez on brink,” Aug. 14).

    However, Omarosa also reported about the Boston University study that found dangers in the soda. What is so dangerous in Diet Coke that can cause…

  • [NYDN] Los Angeles is first in U.S. to install subway body scanners
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles’ subway will become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners that screen passengers for weapons and explosives, officials said Tuesday.

    The deployment of the portable scanners, which project waves to do full-body screenings of passengers walking…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Yasiel Puig shoves catcher Nick Hundley, setting off benches-clearing brawl between Dodgers and Giants
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 10:00:00 PM)

    First Yasiel Puig was mad at himself. Then he took it out on Nick Hundley.

    After fouling back a pitch he thought he should have had in the seventh inning of the Dodgers’ 2-1 loss to the Giants Tuesday night, Puig tossed his bat in the air and grabbed it in frustration. Hundley, who was behind the…

  • [NYDN] Indiana animal shelter accused of freezing kittens to death
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    ROCKPORT, Ind. — Authorities in southern Indiana are investigating allegations that an animal shelter has been freezing kittens to death as an alternative to accepted forms of euthanasia.

    Bridget Woodson told the Courier & Press that she quit working at the Spencer County Animal Shelter and spoke…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 15, 2018
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 15, 2018

    We may need to face familiar fears that inconveniently resurface today. However, reconsidering our priorities doesn’t mean we’re automatically rewriting our game plan. In fact, we’re more likely to defend our conclusions in the face of…

  • [NYDN] Daily News’ Universal resort competition winners arrive in Florida ready for adventure
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Their time has come.

    Nearly two dozen sixth-graders from St. Helena’s School in the Bronx arrived to Universal Studios Florida on Tuesday thanks to the Daily News’ “Win a Universal Orlando Class Trip” competition.

    The trip has come as a dream come true for many of the baby Bronxites — most of whom…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: J.A. Happ gives Yankees just what they needed with seven scoreless in victory over Rays, but they still need to figure out what’s wrong with Luis Severino
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:25:00 PM)

    The Yankees had a role in mind for J.A. Happ when they traded for him last month. It was not to be the ace of the staff, but with the rest of the rotation breaking down, the veteran lefty has been the one to step up when the Yankees need it most.

    A night after an embarrassing loss to the scrappy…

  • [NYDN] Homeless man crushed to death after seeking shelter under parked box truck in Brooklyn
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    A homeless man who took shelter from a summer storm under a parked box truck was crushed to death when the vehicle’s driver pulled out of a Brooklyn parking lot, police sources said Tuesday.

    The victim crawled under a 25-foot box truck on Flushing Ave. at Varick Ave. in East Williamsburg, near…

  • [NYDN] Vermont’s Christine Hallquist wins Democratic primary to become the first transgender candidate to carry a major party nomination for governor
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    Christine Hallquist won the Democratic primary in Vermont Tuesday night, making her the first transgender person nominated for governor by a major political party.

    The former energy company executive beat her challengers handily with more than 48 % of the vote.

    Hallquist, 62, is running on a progressive…

  • [NYDN] Mets waste a rare halfway decent start from Jason Vargas as bullpen blows it against awful Baltimore
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 6:50:00 PM)

    The Mets couldn’t even take advantage of an exceedingly rare solid start by Jason Vargas against an Orioles team that is a mere 48 games below .500.

    Maybe it’s something about playing New York teams that gets Baltimore going, because now nine of the Orioles’ 36 wins (exactly 25 percent) have come…

  • [NYDN] Rudy Giuliani blasts Omarosa, warns Robert Mueller against making Russia probe a ‘bigger joke’ by having her testify
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 6:35:00 PM)

    Rudy Giuliani dared special counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday to have Omarosa Manigault Newman testify in the Russia investigation, claiming it would become an “even bigger joke” if she does.

    The former mayor’s sardonic response came in the wake of Manigault Newman revealing she has been contacted…

  • [NYDN] Tyrese Gibson claims his ex-wife’s domestic abuse claims left him ‘unable to find work’
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 6:35:00 PM)

    Actor Tyrese Gibson says his income has greatly suffered since his former wife accused him of domestic abuse.

    The “Fate of the Furious” star claims in a new legal filing that he’s “been unable to find work in the entertainment field” since his ex-wife, Norma Gibson, came forward with what he called…

  • [NYDN] The Girl Scouts just revealed a new cookie flavor and it’s pure sweetness
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 6:20:00 PM)

    The Girl Scouts have earned another badge — this time for sweetness.

    The 106-year-old youth organization announced Tuesday it has added another brand to its delicious roster of cookie brands. The Caramel Chocolate Chip claims it will satisfy even the most die-hard sugar connoisseurs with its semi-sweet…

  • [NYDN] Alleged New Jersey ‘pooper’ will scoop up $100,000 from school district
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 5:45:00 PM)

    At one New Jersey school district, bowel movements are anything but potty humor.

    Kenilworth school superintendent Thomas Tramaglini, who stands accused of pooping near the Holmdel High School athletic field in Holmdel Twp., N.J., will collect more than $100,000 until his September resignation,…

  • [NYDN] New York attorney general candidates avoid confrontation, blast President Trump during Manhattan debate
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 5:45:00 PM)

    President Trump was on everybody’s mind as the four Democratic candidates running for New York attorney general faced off in Manhattan on Tuesday night.

    City Public Advocate Letitia James, Fordham law school professor Zephyr Teachout, New York Rep. Sean Maloney and ex-Hillary Clinton aide Leecia…

  • [NYDN] Bruno Mars reveals new tour performers after Cardi B drops out
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 5:10:00 PM)

    Cardi B won’t be joining Bruno Mars on his upcoming tour dates, but that doesn’t mean other big names won’t be present.

    Ciara, Boys II Men, Ella Mai and Charlie Wilson were each named performers on the next United States leg of the “24K Magic World Tour” on Tuesday — an announcement that comes…

  • [NYDN] ‘Hellboy’ star Ron Perlman’s brother-in-law says he has 9/11-related kidney disease
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    Actor Ron Perlman’s brother-in-law worked just three blocks away from the World Trade Center when the towers came down, and exposure to the poisonous air around Ground Zero left him with kidney disease, he says.

    Now, he’s teaming up with the “Hellboy” and “Sons of Anarchy” star to raise awareness…

  • [NYDN] Rodeo bull escapes, sets off chaos during wild run through Oklahoma City
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 4:55:00 PM)

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Police say a rodeo bull broke free from the Oklahoma City Stockyards and charged through streets and chased people, including one person who jumped into a river to escape the animal’s path.

    Oklahoma City police spokeswoman Megan Morgan says the animal managed to escape a pen at…

  • [NYDN] Gary Sanchez hopes to be in rehab game by end of next week and says he isn’t feeling discomfort in his groin right now
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 4:45:00 PM)

    Gary Sanchez is back in the Bronx, rehabbing from the groin injury that has kept him on the disabled list since July 24, but the Yankees are hoping that he can be back in Florida in a rehab game as soon as the end of next week.

    “He’ll probably head back to Tampa this weekend, with us having the…

  • [SNY Knicks] Boom or Bust: Knicks win 35 games or Melo comes off bench for Rockets?
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 12:05:00 PM)

    Who has the better odds? Carmelo Anthony coming off the bench for the Rockets? Or the Knicks notching at least 35 games?

  • [NYPost] Knicks-Nets Twitter war breaks out over who’s less bad
    (Tuesday, August 14, 2018 10:37:51 AM)

    Basketball in New York City figures to be mediocre again this season, but the two sides are trying to spice it up with some Twitter beef. Spencer Dinwiddie got the ball rolling Monday night, when he quoted a tweet that showed Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest) predicting the Eastern Conference Finals would feature the…