Knicks Morning News (2018.08.23)

  • [NYTimes] Sun Coach Curt Miller Aims for Honesty With Team and Family
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 3:39:31 AM)

    A gay man took legal guardianship of 5-year-old twins early in his career, then built winning college programs and has made his mark in the W.N.B.A.

  • [NYDN] Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos considering grant money to arm teachers in public schools: report
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:45:00 AM)

    The federal Department of Education is thinking of exploiting a legal loophole that would allow taxpayer money to pay for guns for teachers, reversing a longstanding policy, according to a New York Times report.

    Though the DOE has a traditionally opposed using federal funding to purchase weapons…

  • [NYDN] Nine alleged Staten Island dealers indicted for turning Tomkinsville Park into narcotics flea market feet from spot where Eric Garner died
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 3:05:00 AM)

    Nine alleged drug dealers were busted for peddling selling heroin, fentanyl and cocaine in a crime-ridden park just feet from the Staten Island street where Eric Garner died during an arrest just over four years ago, prosecutors announced Wednesday.

    The alleged dealers — four of whom are convicted…

  • [NYDN] Things that didn’t last as long as the record-breaking bull market rally
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The stock market broke the record for the longest rally in United States history, marking a near decade-long boom on Wall Street that remains on its upward trajectory.

    The current bull run started after the market bottomed out in March 2009, at the low point of the Great Recession. It’s risen more…

  • [NYDN] CCRB records on police use of chokeholds sought by Queens City Councilman Rory Lancman
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    A city councilman from Queens on Wednesday sought detailed records of police use of chokeholds from the board that investigates civilian complaints against police.

    Councilman Rory Lancman sent a letter to the Civilian Complaint Review Board demanding to know the number of police chokehold cases…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Four borough presidents say term limits could weaken community boards
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Four borough presidents have signed off on a letter to the mayor’s Charter Revision Commission to “express serious concerns” about a proposal to require term limits for members of community boards.

    The borough presidents — Gale Brewer of Manhattan, Ruben Diaz Jr. of the Bronx, Melinda Katz of Queens,…

  • [NYDN] Beating cancer, with hidden costs: My wife’s breast cancer radiation regimen incurred $2000 in surprise fees
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Each May for 30 years, my wife had had mammograms, and the reports were always good. Kathy would go for the test, then within days, the phone would ring and a voice would tell her that all was well.

    Then last spring the phone brought different news. They wanted to do a recheck. Then an ultrasound….

  • [NYDN] The NYCHA rethink we need now: In this emergency, pursue private partnerships as never before
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    City politicians may be hoping that the sweltering heat during these dog days of summer will somehow melt away our crisis at NYCHA. If only.

    We have failed the 400,000-plus public housing residents who have been subjected to miserable conditions. Many live in mold-infested apartments with crumbling…

  • [NYDN] House of ill repute: NYCHA needs a credible overseer now
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    You’d better bet the scandal-plagued New York City Housing Authority needed to put someone in charge of ensuring its nearly 2,500 aging buildings met federal health and safety standards when Mayor de Blasio brought in veteran city manager Edna Wells Handy as acting chief compliance officer — its…

  • [NYDN] Pollution power: Trump burns the Clean Power Plan as the planet keeps heating up
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    The fossil-fuel-powered shredder in the Trump White House has masticated the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, replacing a sound framework to get states to slash carbon emissions with new rules that let plants pump more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

    The President, shilling in West…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on scooters, Asia Argento and robots
    (Thursday, August 23, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Scooters, fly far away from here

    Brooklyn: To City Councilmen Ydanis Rodriguez and Rafael Espinal (“City pols push for e-scooters,” Op-Ed, Aug. 22): New York has enough traffic trouble without adding scooters into the mix.

    Delivery scooters drive down streets the wrong way, and don’t stop for stop…

  • [NYDN] Four charged with sex trafficking after 15-year-old girl calls police
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 11:25:00 PM)

    MARIETTA, Ga. — A 15-year-old girl called 911 for help in Georgia, leading to the arrest of four people who police say were at the center of a sex-trafficking operation.

    Marietta police Officer Chuck McPhilamy tells news outlets the teen called police Monday, saying was held captive and forced…

  • [NYDN] ICE allegedly coerced immigrant parents at border to sign documents they didn’t understand
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 11:00:00 PM)

    PHOENIX — Immigration authorities coerced dozens of parents separated from their children at the border to sign documents they didn’t understand, according to a complaint expected to be filed Thursday.

    In some of those cases, parents gave away rights to be reunited with their children when the…

  • [NYDN] SEE IT: Cops release video showing the moment someone on Roosevelt Island opens fire on luxury Upper East Side apartment building
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:05:00 PM)

    Grainy surveillance video shows the moment a shooter opens fire at an Upper East Side luxury high-rise from across the water at Roosevelt Island.

    Police on Wednesday released a 50-second black-and-white video showing a silhouetted figure shooting across the water, the gun’s muzzle flashing several…

  • [NYDN] Advocates of women priests cite scandals to make their case
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 9:35:00 PM)

    NEW YORK — Advocates of ordaining women as Roman Catholic priests are citing the church’s unfolding sex abuse scandals as powerful arguments for their cause, while acknowledging the high unlikelihood of achieving their goal anytime soon.

    Even with extensive grassroots support for letting women…

  • [NYDN] FDNY lieutenant accused of punching woman, throwing her into bushes in Bronx domestic violence assault
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    An off-duty FDNY lieutenant punched a woman in the face and threw her into the bushes off a Bronx street in a domestic-violence incident Wednesday night, cops said.

    Daniel Jackson, 39, attacked the 37-year-old woman at the corner of the Mosholu Parkway and Van Cortlandt Ave. in Jerome Park at about…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 23, 2018
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 23, 2018

    Authentic living includes being honest in all interactions. The Sun’s shift into exacting Virgo encourages us to fine tune reality to see how small actions can produce significant consequences. The Moon’s shift into intellectual Aquarius…

  • [NYDN] President Trump mulling Paul Manafort pardon because he feels bad for him, Fox News reports
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 7:50:00 PM)


    President Trump is considering exonerating Paul Manafort, a day after the ex-campaign manager and international fixer was convicted on eight counts of tax and bank fraud, Fox News reported.

    “He mentioned pardoning Manafort,” Fox & Friends co-host Ainsley Earhardt told political pundit Sean…

  • [NYDN] Two unlicensed drivers crash on Manhattan street, sending garbage can flying into woman on sidewalk
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 7:40:00 PM)

    Two men with suspended licenses collided on a Kips Bay street, sending a garbage can rocketing toward a pedestrian in a bizarre Wednesday afternoon crash, police said.

    A Kia sedan and a Mercury Mountaineer SUV were headed north on Third Avenue, near E. 31st St at about 5:20 p.m., when the Kia’s…

  • [NYDN] New York Red Bulls, NYCFC tie in latest edition of Hudson River Derby
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 6:30:00 PM)

    David Villa canceled out Bradley Wright-Phillips first-half goal with a second-half equalizer as the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC played to a spirited 1-1 draw in the third and final regular season chapter of the Hudson River Derby in front of an announced crowd of 30,139 Wednesday night…

  • [NYDN] Staten Island Little Leaguers’ championship hopes take big hit
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 6:25:00 PM)

    The anguished expression on 12-year-old pitcher Chris Bedford’s face was an omen of things to come.

    The scrappy Staten Island Mid-Island Little Leaguers, who swept the city by storm with their disciplined play on the diamond, lost 10-0 to Hawaii. It now plays a Georgia, with the winner facing Hawaii…

  • [NYDN] Ohio State suspends Urban Meyer for first three games of season for mishandled abuse case
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 6:00:00 PM)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Urban Meyer was suspended by Ohio State on Wednesday for the first three games of the season for mishandling domestic violence accusations, punishing one of the sport’s most prominent leaders for keeping an assistant on staff for several years after that coach’s wife accused him…

  • [NYDN] Lamar Odom opens up about his 2015 coma crisis, says he suffered ’12 strokes and six heart attacks’
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 5:25:00 PM)

    Lamar Odom has revealed harrowing new details about his near-death coma crisis three years ago.

    “All my doctors that see me say I’m a walking miracle,” the retired NBA star and ex-husband of Khloé Kardashian told Kevin Hart for the comedian’s “Cold as Balls” web series on

    “I had…

  • [NYDN] School drops archbishop’s name amid sex abuse report fallout
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 5:15:00 PM)

    A Roman Catholic high school will shed the name of Washington’s archbishop, who was cited in a sweeping grand jury report as having allowed priests accused of sexually abusing children to be reassigned or reinstated while he was Pittsburgh’s bishop.

    The Diocese of Pittsburgh said Wednesday that…

  • [NYDN] Michael Cohen was present when President Trump and his son discussed Russia-provided Clinton ‘dirt,’ lawyer says
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    Michael Cohen was in the room when President Trump and his eldest son discussed a meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer who had promised dirt on Hillary Clinton, Cohen’s attorney said Wednesday, casting doubt over the President’s statements on the matter.

    Pressed on what evidence Cohen has that…

  • [NYDN] Mom shot disabled son, then attempted suicide, say authorities
    (Wednesday, August 22, 2018 4:55:00 PM)

    An Oregon mother of a severely disabled 7-year-old son fatally shot him before attempting suicide with an overdose of pills, said authorities.

    Tashina Jordan, 28, was found unconscious in the Bend, Ore., home she shared with her mother, reported TV station KTVZ.

    Police answering an emergency call…