Knicks Morning News (2018.08.16)

  • [SNY Knicks] Here’s where ESPN predicts Knicks will finish in the East
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 7:36:58 PM)

    ESPN came out with its predictions for where each NBA team will finish in their respective conference. And let’s just say they don’t agree with Metta World Peace.

  • [NYDN] If you want a six-figure salary, get a job in this industry
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Technology is a constant in everyday life — and its significance is reflected in employees’ paychecks.

    More than half of the highest-paying jobs in the country — 13 of 25 — are in the technology industry, a new report published by Glassdoor shows.

    “There is desperate need for technical skills in…

  • [NYDN] Madonna rings in 60th birthday by embracing her bad girl image and raising money for charity
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Don’t expect Madonna to take a bow just because she’s turning 60.

    The Material Girl — now just five years away from being eligible for Medicare — has not been shy about ringing in her milestone birthday Thursday. She’s been counting down the days to the big event on social media with no shortage…

  • [NYDN] Here’s three Trump officials whose security clearances should have been revoked before John Brennan’s, experts say
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    President Trump stoked outrage Wednesday when he revoked former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance and threatened to pull clearances for nine other ex-intelligence officials who have been critical of his presidency.

    Included on a list of ex-officials whose clearances Trump says he’s…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Former congresswoman and shooting survivor Gabby Giffords endorses Gov. Cuomo for his anti-gun stance
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords and the gun control advocacy group she helms are endorsing Gov. Cuomo in his re-election bid, the Daily News has learned.

    Giffords cited Cuomo’s work on gun control legislation like the SAFE Act and his frequent skirmishes with the National Rifle Association…

  • [NYDN] Woman claims she was told her name was ‘too ghetto’ when applying for job
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    A Missouri woman applying for a job at a medical clinic was flatly denied from consideration for being “too ghetto.”

    St. Louis resident Hermeisha Robinson sought employment at Mantality Health in Chesterfield, Mo., as a customer service representative, but was floored when the Aug. 13 email response…

  • [NYDN] That fire hydrant could be a fountain: An idea to cool New Yorkers down and quench their thirst
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    New York streets are hot. People are thirsty. I propose a marriage between drinking water fountains and fire hydrants.

    Up and down city streets, we have hydrants. Thousands of them. On a typical day, most of us walk or bike or drive past dozens of them; we dare not park next to them lest we get…

  • [NYDN] The risk of replicating Rikers: Inmates with mental illness need help, not jail
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    The city’s efforts to close Rikers Island are commendable and long overdue. But as the de Blasio administration’s new blueprint to shutter the jail complex reflects, New York is still struggling, as are cities and states across America, to manage the many people with mental illness who are thrown…

  • [NYDN] Read, read, read: Advice from one young person to others about how books pave the path to success
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    There was a time when I didn’t think success was possible.

    I was in sixth grade, and school was a struggle. I was classified as a poor reader, two grades behind where I should be with no real motivation to read or learn. Despite support of my parents, immigrants from Bangladesh, I just didn’t think…

  • [NYDN] Little League, big dreams: A five-borough cheer as Staten Island heads to the World Series
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Heard the rumor that New York’s boys of summer might not make the playoffs? Fake news: A club from Gotham is already there.

    So what if they’re 12? They’re ours.

    Starting today in Williamsport, Pa., Staten Island’s Mid-Island squad will compete in the Little League World Series, one of eight American…

  • [NYDN] Cut it out, Mr. President: Stop vilifying the news media
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    When the Boston Globe suggested that editorial boards across the country make coordinated statements against President Trump’s vilification of the news media, we didn’t think much of it.

    We prize our independence, both from government and from other media outlets. Coordination, especially with…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Peter Strzok, Montefiore and pedophile priests
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Strzok by The News’ double standard

    Hicksville, L.I.: It is absolutely laughable that the Daily News is defending Peter Strzok (“The Peter principle,” editorial, Aug. 13). If Strzok were an NYPD detective investigating a liberal candidate during an election and had displayed that bias, there is…

  • [NYDN] Husband arrested in missing family case in Colorado
    (Thursday, August 16, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    FREDERICK, Colo. — Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case.

    The Frederick Police Department said officers had made an arrest in connection to the case involving 34-year-old Shanann Watts and her two daughters, Bella and Celeste.

  • [NYDN] After Pennsylvania church sex scandal, abuse victims elsewhere want full reckoning
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 11:20:00 PM)

    Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their ranks.

    But in dozens of other dioceses, there has been no reckoning, leading victims to wonder if the church will ever…

  • [NYDN] Dozens overdose on K2 in Connecticut, man arrested in connection to the drug fallout
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:25:00 PM)

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Forty-six people overdosed Wednesday at or near a Connecticut park from a suspected bad batch of “K2” synthetic marijuana, requiring paramedics to be stationed there to provide treatment, authorities said.

    No deaths were reported, but officials said two people suffered life-threatening…

  • [NYDN] David Wright still looking for first hit after latest rehab game, but Mets captain seeing progress
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:10:00 PM)

    David Wright, who continues to battle back from his back and shoulder issues, went 0 for 3 while playing third base for Class A St. Lucie and is hitless in three rehab games.

    “I thought I made some good contact today,” Wright said to SNY after the game. “I just missed a fastball, same thing with…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Mugger rushes woman on Brooklyn sidewalk, puts her in chokehold
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    A violent mugger in a hooded sweater put a woman into a chokehold and dragged her onto a Brooklyn sidewalk, then walked off with her backpack, according to a disturbing video released Wednesday.

    The robber can be seen rushing his 34-year-old victim at about 11:40 p.m. Aug. 8, as she’s about to…

  • [NYDN] Former ICE agent sexually assaulted two women, tried to stop them from reporting the crimes: prosecutors
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A former special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting two women and using his position to make sure they didn’t report the crimes.

    Authorities say John Olivas of Riverside was arrested Wednesday and pleaded…

  • [NYDN] ‘WE ARE NOT THE ENEMY’: U.S. newspapers hit back at Trump’s rants on ‘fake news’
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:10:00 PM)

    NEW YORK — The nation’s newsrooms are pushing back against President Donald Trump with a coordinated series of newspaper editorials condemning his attacks on “fake news” and suggestion that journalists are the enemy.

    The Boston Globe invited newspapers across the country to stand up for the press…

  • [NYDN] Daily News’ Universal Orlando Resort competition winners learn how math and physics power hair-rising rides
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Science can be fun — especially when it involves experimenting with hair-raising roller coasters.

    Sixth graders from St. Helena’s School in the Bronx received a crash course in math and physics Wednesday in Orlando, Fla., before putting their knowledge to the test on some of the tallest roller…

  • [NYDN] Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez says Marlins did right thing by drilling Braves star Ronald Acuna then Twitter drilled him
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Keith Hernandez went all Keith Hernandez Wednesday night, and Twitter didn’t care for it one bit.

    The former Met and current SNY broadcaster gave a typical old-school baseball take on the Marlins drilling the Braves’ scorching hot rookie Ronald Acuna.

    Acuna, who came into the game on a historic…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 16, 2018
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 16, 2018

    We can be very productive today if we consciously limit our thinking. Thankfully, we’re able to concentrate more effectively once the Moon shifts into penetrating Scorpio at 4:54 am EDT. Nevertheless, we still may run hot and cold as passions…

  • [NYDN] City Correction officer charged in scheme to smuggle pot into Rikers Island, prosecutors say
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 8:45:00 PM)

    A city Correction officer took bribes to deliver pot to inmates at Rikers Island, prosecutors said Wednesday.

    Pedro Santiago, 26, conspired with three inmates and two people living on the outside to bring marijuana into the jail complex three times between June and July of last year, prosecutors…

  • [NYDN] Marlins drill red-hot Braves slugger Ronald Acuna then benches clear as old school baseball rears its ugly head
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 8:25:00 PM)

    ATLANTA — The Marlins’ attempt at slowing Ronald Acuna was an outdated means of getting even, a gesture that needs to be left behind if baseball hopes to progress.

    And it still didn’t even work: The Braves won, 5-2. But the actual game was overshadowed by what occurred during the home team’s first…

  • [NYDN] Mets slam Orioles in 16-5 Baltimore chopping
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 7:45:00 PM)

    BALTIMORE — The Mets enjoyed a memorable night in the midst of a season that’s worth forgetting.

    Kevin Plawecki hit his first career grand slam during a nine-run sixth inning, Brandon Nimmo went 5 for 5 with three RBIs and the Mets breezed past the Baltimore Orioles 16-5 on Wednesday.


  • [NYDN] Democratic leaders avoid abuse accusations against Minnesota attorney general
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 6:45:00 PM)

    WASHINGTON — The head of the Democratic Party insisted Wednesday that allegations of domestic abuse against his second-in-command would not hurt his party ahead of this fall’s midterm elections.

    Yet four days after the first public accusation of physical and emotional abuse emerged against Minnesota…

  • [ESPN] Will the Knicks land Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler next summer?
    (Wednesday, August 15, 2018 10:09:56 AM)

    Our ESPN Forecast panel predicts where the top 2019 free agents will play in 2019-20.