Knicks Morning News (2018.08.22)

  • [NYPost] NBA rookies believe the Kevin Knox hype, too
    (Tuesday, August 21, 2018 7:20:55 AM)

    Kevin Knox just got some love from his fellow rookies, but perhaps a few more chips for his shoulder, too. Knox’s dominant summer league appeared to impress his fellow rookies, but not enough to move to the top spot in any of the categories in a recent survey of 36 rookies. The Knicks’ No….

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Ritchie Torres ‘co-endorses’ Zephyr Teachout after first backing Letitia James
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Zephyr Teachout’s bid for attorney general is gaining some momentum — and the endorsement of an elected official who’d already backed her main rival, Public Advocate Letitia James.

    Councilman Ritchie Torres (D-Bronx) told the Daily News he is “co-endorsing” Teachout, a Fordham law professor, after…

  • [NYDN] Singer claims he was drugged and raped in 2010 by classical music stars
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    An up-and-coming baritone singer alleges he was drugged and violently raped in 2010 by two of opera/classical music’s shining stars, David Daniels and Scott Walters.

    Daniels, 52, the most famous countertenor in the world, has been a favorite of the Metropolitan Opera, while his now-husband Walters,…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Grinding grandpa claims two women he’s accused of groping on the subway set him up
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    They made him do it.

    Pervy pop-pop Conrado Aleman, 82, a repeat subway sex offender busted Friday for groping two women, told the Daily News that the ladies were in cahoots and set him up.

    For the sixth time in two years, cops busted the octogenarian ogler for rubbing his groin against two victims…

  • [NYDN] Arctic’s strongest sea ice breaking up off Greenland coastline
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The Arctic’s thickest sea ice is breaking up and starting to be pushed away from the Greenland shoreline.

    Following a heatwave, this occurrence has been recorded for the first time, the Guardian reported.

    This came to the surprise of scientists, as the melting of the thick sea ice on the north…

  • [NYDN] Aspiring Fortnite player turned drug mule smuggled cocaine to get rich, not help family after Hurricane Maria, Feds say
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    She’s trying to play the criminal system like one of her video games, federal prosecutors say.

    An aspiring Fortnite pro who says she smuggled cocaine to New York City to help her family in Puerto Rico survive Hurricane Maria’s aftermath was actually in it to enrich herself, federal prosecutors…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Mother of Bronx student fatally stabbed at his school plans to file $25 million suit
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The mother of a Bronx high schooler stabbed to death by a fellow student intends to file a $25 million lawsuit against the city Wednesday, the Daily News has learned.

    Louna Dennis claims the city was negligent in failing to stop a student at the Urban Assembly School for Wildlife Conversation from…

  • [NYDN] Bring on the motorized scooters: It’s time for New York City to invite this innovative transit option
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    By hitting pause on the number of Ubers and Lyfts that can drive on our streets, the City Council took an important step towards alleviating crippling congestion. But congestion is only part of the problem.

    Our city’s transit system is in crisis, and as everyone from Mayor de Blasio on down has…

  • [NYDN] City council members drafting bill to bring electric scooters to New York City
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Electric scooters could be the newest ride to hit the streets — just in time for the L train shutdown.

    Council members Ydanis Rodriguez and Rafael Espinal are drafting legislation for the city’s first scooter share program, inviting companies to bring their motorized scooters to New York.


  • [NYDN] Let actors be actors again: After Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson and Ruby Rose, when do identitarian complaints end?
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Glenda Jackson is going to play “King Lear” on Broadway. Idris Elba is under consideration to be the new James Bond. And the straight comedian Jack Whitehall is set to play the firstly openly gay character in a Disney film.

    Hooray. Seriously. For years, progressives rightly pushed for color-blind…

  • [NYDN] Next time, veto: Gov. Cuomo signs a bill creating a prosecutorial misconduct commission while flagging major flaws
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    How a bill shouldn’t become a law: On Monday, Cuomo signed legislation creating a commission to discipline prosecutors who commit professional misconduct.

    The legislation, we argued last week, is chock full of separation of powers problems that run afoul of the state Constitution. The office of…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on Aretha’s fur, Ariana Grande and Andrew Cuomo
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    ‘Queen of Stole’ kept fur flying

    Keyport, N.J.: To provide some balance to the accolades being heaped on the memory of Aretha Franklin, it is important to remember that she never made the decision to renounce the practice of wearing fur. It wasn’t because she didn’t know better. She just didn’t…

  • [NYDN] Hawaii residents brace themselves as hurricane strengthens
    (Tuesday, August 21, 2018 11:50:00 PM)

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents rushed to stores to stock up on bottled water, ramen, toilet paper and other supplies as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf as a strengthening hurricane continued to churn toward the state.

    On Tuesday night, the National Weather Service…

  • [NYDN] Politicians target immigration law after arrest in death of Iowa college student
    (Tuesday, August 21, 2018 11:35:00 PM)

    MONTEZUMA, Iowa — The disappearance of a well-liked college student from America’s heartland had touched many people since she vanished one month ago while out for a run. But the stunning news that a Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally has allegedly confessed to kidnapping and murdering her…

  • [NYDN] Indiana priest assaulted in possible hate crime attack
    (Tuesday, August 21, 2018 10:20:00 PM)

    MERRILLVILLE, Ind. — Police in northwest Indiana say an attack on a Catholic priest has been forwarded to the FBI as a possible hate crime because the assailant referred to reports of clergy sex abuse involving children.

    Merrillville Detective Cmdr. Jeff Rice says the Rev. Basil John Hutsko was…

  • [NYDN] Michael Cohen wants to tell Robert Mueller what he knows about what Trump knew about Russian hacking leading up to the 2016 election, lawyer says
    (Tuesday, August 21, 2018 10:10:00 PM)

    President Trump’s ex-lawyer Micheal Cohen wants to spill his guts to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, dishing on what Trump knew about meeting with the Russians at Trump Tower and the hacking of the 2016 Presidential Election, according to Cohen’s lawyer.

    Heavy-hitting Democratic legal eagle Lanny…

  • [NYDN] Three men face over 1,400 counts each of sexually abusing farm animals
    (Tuesday, August 21, 2018 10:05:00 PM)

    MUNSON, Pa. — Three men face more than 1,400 counts each of sexually abusing animals at a Pennsylvania farm.

    Prosecutors said Monday that a teenage boy alerted state police to the abuse, which involved a variety of animals.

    On Saturday, police searched a property where the men live in Munson, Pennsylvania,…

  • [NYDN] Congressman, wife indicted on charges of using over $250G in campaign funds for family vacations and other personal expenses
    (Tuesday, August 21, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    SAN DIEGO — U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife were charged Tuesday with using more than $250,000 in campaign funds to finance family trips to Italy and Hawaii, golf outings, school tuition, theater tickets — even fast food purchases — and attempting to disguise the illegal spending in federal…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 22, 2018
    (Tuesday, August 21, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 22, 2018

    We are highly motivated to produce tangible results today with four planets moving through strategic Capricorn. Establishing goals early in the day helps to create the structure we need to measure our progress. However, we may be forced…

  • [NYDN] Aroldis Chapman exits with more knee pain after just six pitches, though Yankees manage to escape with win over Marlins
    (Tuesday, August 21, 2018 8:25:00 PM)

    A day that started with Didi Gregorius being placed on the disabled list ended with the frightening sight of Aroldis Chapman signaling for the trainer and being pulled from the Yankees’ 2-1 win over the Marlins Tuesday night.

    Chapman had come on for a save in the bottom of the 12th inning and looked…

  • [NYDN] Suspects in fatal Midtown stabbing lured victim into a ‘prostitution robbery setup,’ prosecutors say
    (Tuesday, August 21, 2018 8:20:00 PM)

    The homeless couple who stabbed a man to death on a Midtown street lured the victim to his doom with the promise of sex for sale, prosecutors said early Wednesday.

    David Gamble, 54, and Chantel Davis, 39, were angling to rob the victim, whose name has not yet been released, Assistant District Attorney…

  • [NYDN] Liquor heiress Clare Bronfman — charged in Albany sex cult — wants to judge to loosen her bail restrictions
    (Tuesday, August 21, 2018 8:05:00 PM)

    The Seagrams liquor heiress charged with harassing and intimidating victims of an Albany sex cult won’t be getting close to them anytime soon.

    Clare Bronfman, who’s been shacked up in a one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan since she was placed under house arrest on Jul. 24 — a far cry from her 3-mile-long…

  • [NYDN] Friends mourn father and son from Queens who died in upstate rafting accident
    (Tuesday, August 21, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    Little Marcos Avila and his dad Marco were inseparable in life, sharing a love for sports and each other.

    On Tuesday, friends of the tragic father and son gathered in the Queens playground where they regularly played soccer to mourn them, after both died in a river-rafting accident upstate.


  • [NYDN] Oscars producer Craig Zadan dead at 69 from surgery complications
    (Tuesday, August 21, 2018 6:55:00 PM)

    Film producer Craig Zadan, who helmed the Academy Awards show as well as hit movies and TV shows, has died at the age of 69.

    Zadan passed away after complications following shoulder replacement surgery, said NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt.

    Earlier this year, Zadan produced “Jesus Christ…

  • [NYDN] President Donald Trump is at it again, using ESPN and the NFL to deflect from real problems in his administration
    (Tuesday, August 21, 2018 6:45:00 PM)

    President Donald Trump fell back on his new favorite coping mechanism on Tuesday night — when the going gets tough, rip the NFL.

    Hours after his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pled guilty to paying off two women who had affairs with the president, and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was…

  • [NYDN] Monstrous Pennsylvania abductor who tortured her victims gets 40 years in the slammer
    (Tuesday, August 21, 2018 6:30:00 PM)

    A despicable Pennsylvania woman who abducted, imprisoned and tortured mentally disabled adults in a monstrous scheme to collect their government checks will spend the next 40 years of her life rotting behind bars.

    Jean McIntosh, one of five tormentors who chained one victim to a radiator while…