Knicks Morning News (2018.08.26)

  • [NYDN] President Trump is ‘flipping’ out over plea agreements and immunity deals
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    President Trump is flipping his lid over his former lawyer and other longtime confidants cooperating with prosecutors.

    Amid a week in which he was directly implicated in a criminal conspiracy, Trump fumed — using language worthy of a “Goodfellas” character — about “flippers” turning state’s evidence…

  • [NYDN] This grilled cheese sandwich costs $275 — and it’s worth every penny
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The Old Homestead Steakhouse is serving up decadent twists on classic sandwiches — and some of them cost as much as a plane ticket to Mexico.

    For a whopping $275, foodies in the know can savor a grilled cheese sandwich featuring imported prized Japanese Wagyu. The Old Homestead’s version of the…

  • [NYDN] Stop spraying weedkiller in our parks: Glyphosate isn’t worth the risk
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    In the urban jungle of New York, parks and playgrounds are havens for children and their parents, where they while away hours in nature, creating memories for a lifetime. Those memories may well become nightmares, however, if we don’t take action to protect our children against exposure to the…

  • [NYDN] There’s no escape: Donald Trump is no longer immune, and the vortex of slime is sucking in Republicans across America
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Corrupt and broken systems are always vulnerable to disruption. Empires of every kind — political, military, corporate — are brought down by forces and factors visible only in hindsight.

    From the Romans to the Nazis to Soviet Communism to an endless parade of once-dominant, now-disappeared corporations,…

  • [NYDN] Zephyr Teachout for attorney general: She’s the class of the Democratic field
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    Four years ago, this Editorial Board opposed Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout’s candidacy for governor because she was the wrong person for the position. This year, Teachout is running for the right job, New York attorney general. She is the standout in the Democratic field of four. The Daily…

  • [NYDN] Control yourselves, candidates: Rent caps would derail new construction
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    An insurgency on the primary-election campaign trail retails an appealing message to New York’s legions of overstretched tenants: rent control for everyone, everywhere.

    A city and state already struggling to build enough places to live needs this like a hole in the ground — which such laws would…

  • [NYDN] CARIBBEAT: New York Caribbean Carnival 2018 boosted by partnerships with Uber and Eventbrite ticketing website
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    While celebrating this year’s New York Caribbean Carnival and Parade, the West Indian American Day Carnival Association is also marking a few firsts — partnerships with popular Uber transportation company and the Eventbrite ticketing website.

    According to an association spokeswoman, Uber has been…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on immigration, bike lanes and Michael Cohen
    (Sunday, August 26, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Putting a name on the illegal menace

    Ormond Beach, Fla.: Another innocent American has lost her life because of the failure to enforce our immigration laws. The left’s use of politically correct terms such as “undocumented immigrants,” their support for sanctuary cities and their attacks on ICE…

  • [NYDN] Sonny Gray after going 6.1 scoreless innings in first start since demotion to bullpen: ‘I’m one of the best starting pitchers in this league’
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    All smiles after picking up a win in his spot start and hearing cheers in the Camden Yards crowd from traveling Yankee fans who have booed him heavily at Yankee Stadium, Sonny Gray did not sound much like a pitcher reeling from a demotion to the bullpen.

    “I’m one of the best starting pitchers in…

  • [NYDN] Raissman: Buyer, beware! Mike Francesa’s pricey new app just another way for the Sports Pope to con the masses
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    Step right up ladies and gentlemen. Yes, step right up. For a mere $8.99 per month – not $9.99, not $10.99, but only $8.99 – you can be a proud subscriber to Mike (Sports Pope) Francesa’s brand new, super-spectacular app. It walks, it talks, it crawls on its belly like a reptile.

    Should you choose…

  • [NYDN] Serena Williams responds to French Open catsuit controversy before Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day at U.S. Open
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:05:00 PM)

    Serena Williams took the high road Saturday, a day after the French tennis federation found her form-fitting black catsuit, inspired by the hit movie Black Panther, too risqué for the French Open.

    “Obviously, the Grand Slams have a right to do what they want to do,” the 23-time Grand Slam champion…

  • [NYDN] JUSTICE STORY: Senseless slayings in Central Park
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Angel Angelof seemed like a divine prospective American.

    The Bulgarian refugee sailed into New York on Feb. 18, 1966, in steerage aboard the Italian liner Cristoforo Columbo. He told immigration officers that he yearned to breathe free.

    “I dislike the Communist regime, wish to migrate to the USA…

  • [NYDN] Ness vs. Capone and the bloody battle for Chicago
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    He ran a ruthless mob, corrupted countless cops, even ordered a massacre – and no one could touch him. And then Al Capone made his big mistake.

    He angered the IRS.

    That’s the story of “Scarface and the Untouchable” by mystery writer Max Allan Collins and historian A. Brad Schwartz. But it’s not…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 26, 2018
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 26, 2018

    There’s no limit to the amount of change that can occur in just one day. We might be lulled into complacency when the Moon enters idyllic Pisces at 1:32 am EDT, but the gentle vibes won’t last. The Pisces Full Moon at 7:56 am marks a dynamic…

  • [NYDN] Comedian and rabbi Mike Fine makes sure aging comics don’t die alone and hopes to provide burials to those in need
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    A rabbi, a writer and a stand-up comic walks into the lives of dying comedians … you haven’t heard this one before.

    Rabbi Michael Fine makes a living as a humorist, but being a one-man audience for fellow comics as they near death has become his calling. Now he’s trying to raise money to buy space…

  • [NYDN] John McCain’s death inspires emotional reactions from sports world, especially in Arizona
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 8:15:00 PM)

    Senator John McCain died at the age of 81 on Saturday, and the sports world reacted with raw emotion.

    Senator McCain was an avid Arizona sports fan, often being spotted at Diamondbacks games. He threw out the first pitch before Game 7 of the 2001 World Series, in which Arizona beat the Yankees…

  • [NYDN] Woman, 79, dies when lifelong home burns in Bedford-Stuyvesant
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 7:30:00 PM)

    Fire ripped through a three-story Brooklyn home Saturday killing a 79-year-old wheelchair-bound woman, officials said.

    The blaze started about 8:40 p.m. in the basement of the residence on Quincy St. near Bedford Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

    The victim, Elizabeth Mahone, who was born in the building,…

  • [NYDN] Tributes to John McCain come from family, friends, political foes
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 7:00:00 PM)

    Tributes to the late Sen. John McCain came from friends and family Saturday night as political allies and foes fondly remembered the Arizona senator and Vietnam War hero.

    “I was with my father at his end, as he was with me at my beginning,” said his daughter Meghan McCain. “In the 33 years we shared…

  • [NYDN] Sen. John McCain, 2008 GOP presidential nominee and Vietnam war hero, is dead at age 81
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 5:25:00 PM)

    Tough talking John McCain, who was a prisoner of war in Vietnam, a maverick senator from Arizona and the Republican nominee for President of the United States, lost his brave battle with brain cancer Saturday night, his family said. He was 81.

    “My heart is broken. I am so lucky to have lived the…

  • [NYDN] Zack Wheeler picks up seventh win in last eight starts, Amed Rosario homers as Mets beat Nationals, 3-0
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 4:05:00 PM)

    If the Mets are still harboring any hopes, however misguided or not, about making a playoff run next season with this same framework of a team, they at least got a glimpse of what happens when that plan works on Saturday afternoon.

    Zack Wheeler, who is making Mets brass appear brilliant for holding…

  • [NYDN] They’re in a New York state of crime: Five city employees busted for multiple offenses
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 3:00:00 PM)

    Welcome to the Big Grapple!

    Five city employees — including a cop and a firefighter — were arrested in separate incidents from late Thursday to Saturday on charges that included sexual assault, assault and other offenses, officials said.

    And the weekend has one more day to go.

    Authorities said…

  • [NYDN] Serena Williams to headline first night of U.S. Open, but she faces a tough road through bracket that includes her sister, Venus
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:40:00 PM)

    Serena Williams loves the bright lights and the big city. So, to no one’s surprise, she’ll be the headliner at Arthur Ashe Stadium on opening night at the U.S. Open.

    While the 23-time Grand Slam champion is likely to have an easy time Monday against Poland’s Magda Linette, Serena’s road to a record-tying…

  • [NYDN] Yankees smack 4 home runs to overpower the awful Orioles 10-3 in Game 1 of doubleheader in Baltimore
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:40:00 PM)

    The Yankees did exactly what they needed to do Saturday afternoon.

    They clobbered an awful Orioles team, 10-3, in Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader at Camden Yards.

    The Bombers (81-47) got home runs from Miguel Andujar, Brett Gardner, Gleyber Torres and Aaron Hicks to blast Buck Showalter’s overmatched…

  • [NYDN] Dad steers shirtless sons to safety in Bronx darkness after smoky two-alarm building blaze
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:05:00 PM)

    A daring Bronx dad plucked his sleeping sons from their beds and steered the family to safety through a smoky Saturday apartment building blaze.

    The two-alarm fire ignited in the basement of 112 E. 198th St. around 3:35 a.m. as Buba Konate, his wife and their two pre-school boys slept in their…

  • [NYDN] Mom of trans woman ‘thankful’ her child’s killers are behind bars
    (Saturday, August 25, 2018 2:00:00 PM)

    The mother of a transgender woman murdered 21 years ago said she’s “thankful” her daughter’s killers are finally behind bars — but believes the case was never considered a priority because of her child’s sexual identity.

    “It was because (she) was a transvestite,” Fanny White, 60, told the Daily…