Knicks Morning News (2018.08.28)

  • [NYDN] Resignation signals Trump administration slow gutting of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The resignation Monday of the federal student loan ombudsman — along with his scathing kissoff letter — marks another in a series of slashes and setbacks to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

    Seth Frotman, watchdog of the $1.5 trillion student loan industry, quit in protest over what he…

  • [NYDN] Debate fixing N.Y.’s economy: Cuomo and Nixon need to get beyond platitudes
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    With only a few weeks left until the Democratic primary, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his challenger in the September Democratic primary, Cynthia Nixon, owe the public detailed answers about how they plan to fix the state’s stumbling economy.

    According to a recent poll by Quinnipiac University, the economy…

  • [NYDN] NYCHA’s senior moment: City and state combine for an affordable housing breakthrough
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Chapter two of today’s edition of “Golly, look what New York City and State can do when they work together”:

    Gov. Cuomo just committed $15 million in scarce affordable housing tax credits to build apartments for senior citizens within New York City Housing Authority developments on the east end…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: Upstate state Senate candidate registered as a foreign agent in 2016
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    ALBANY — An upstate Republican running for state Senate once registered as a foreign agent to serve as a media consultant to a political party in Bosnia.

    According to a registration statement he filed in 2016 with the U.S. Department of Justice, Thomas Basile was going to provide part-time media…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on John McCain, opioids and Central Park
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    Farewell, John McCain, American hero

    Staten Island: It’s not every day you get to meet, work and be mentored by a true American hero. I was lucky, blessed and humbled to be part of Sen. John McCain’s security detail when he was in New York during both his 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns. My…

  • [NYDN] Arizona police should not face charges in black man’s beating, investigators say
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 11:45:00 PM)

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Suburban Phoenix police officers shown on video beating an unarmed black man as he stood against a wall three months ago should not face criminal charges, outside police investigators said Monday about one of a series of recent incidents that drew criticism about the agency’s…

  • [NYDN] Man kills wife with ax, then stabs himself to death: police
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 10:45:00 PM)

    PITTSTON, Pa. — State police say a man killed his wife with an ax in their northeastern Pennsylvania home and then stabbed himself to death over the weekend.

    Police in Luzerne County say troopers were called to the Exeter Township home Sunday and found the bodies of the two.

    Police said 58-year-old…

  • [NYDN] Texas National Guardsman accused of stealing meth seized by border patrol agents
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 10:15:00 PM)

    LAREDO, Texas — A Texas National Guard soldier part of the state’s border protection buildup has been accused of stealing from U.S. Customs and Border Protection methamphetamine that federal agents had seized.

    Pvt. Edwin Baez had been deployed to Laredo to help CBP agents with their work at the…

  • [NYDN] Man, 20, accused of shooting teen four times in Bronx housing development
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 9:25:00 PM)

    A Bronx gunman who fired a hail of bullets at a teenager fleeing him last month has been charged with attempted murder, police said.

    Donisio (Don Flo) Tullis, 20, was busted Monday on charges he shot his 18-year-old victim once in the back, once in the arm and twice in the buttocks at the Pelham…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — August 28, 2018
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for August 28, 2018

    Overextension leads to overcompensation as the day unfolds. Clever Mercury’s creative square to bountiful Jupiter encourages us to turn tiny molehills into big mountains. The Moon’s shift into enterprising Aries at 12:35 pm EDT gives us…

  • [NYDN] Yankees can’t keep momentum going, look lifeless in ugly loss to White Sox at Stadium
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 8:30:00 PM)

    You could blame it on the schedule, but the Yankees don’t have a lot of time for excuses. After making up ground in the American League East over a six-game road trip, they returned to the Stadium Monday night looking “sluggish” and lifeless. The Bombers committed three errors and had just three…

  • [NYDN] One of the first Apple computers, built in 1970s, up for auction
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 8:00:00 PM)

    BOSTON — A piece of computer history that helped launch a trillion dollar company is hitting the auction block.

    A fully functioning Apple-1 being auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction in September is one of only 60 or so remaining of the original 200 that were designed and built by Steve Jobs and…

  • [NYDN] Serena and Venus Williams both advance at U.S. Open, meaning one more win for each of them sets up third-round sister showdown
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 7:55:00 PM)

    When Serena Williams gets on a roll, there are few sights more exciting in sports.

    The 23-time Grand Slam champion reminded us of what we missed last year in a 6-4, 6-0 drubbing of Poland’s Magda Linette on opening night of the U.S. Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

    Displaying a blend of power, precision…

  • [NYDN] Toyota invests $500M in Uber to develop self-driving cars
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 6:45:00 PM)

    Toyota wants to help build a self-driving car.

    The car company invested $500 million in Uber Monday “with the aim of advancing and bringing to market autonomous ride-sharing as a mobility service at scale.”

    “Combining efforts with Uber, one of the predominant global ride-sharing and automated driving…

  • [NYDN] Beloved Miami zoo chimp Bocco dies suddenly at 28
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 6:40:00 PM)

    A beloved chimpanzee at Zoo Miami has died unexpectedly at the age of 28.

    Bocco, a crowd-pleaser at the Florida attraction, was found unresponsive in his enclosure on Monday before being ruled dead. The spectator area was quickly cordoned off.

    Even more heartbreaking, the other chimps, sensing…

  • [NYDN] NYPD officers use T-shirt as a tourniquet to save Bronx woman’s life after she was stabbed by ex-beau
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 6:40:00 PM)

    Bronx cops used a T-shirt as a tourniquet to save a woman’s life after her ex butchered her with a kitchen knife while her young children cowered inside her apartment Monday morning, police said.

    The ex-boyfriend, 32-year-old Wilson Rojas, later tried to hop a flight to the Dominican Republic —…

  • [NYDN] Whitney Osuigwe, 16-year-old U.S. tennis phenom, is being held back by WTA’s ‘B.S.’ age rule, her father says
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 6:25:00 PM)

    Serena Williams won her first U.S. Open title as a 17-year-old in 1999. Venus Williams played in the 1997 Open final at the same age.

    Chris Evert reached the Open semifinals when she was 16. Tracy Austin won her first pro title at 14.

    Today, the path to stardom for tennis teens is harder because…

  • [NYDN] Leonard: Odell Beckham’s record contract shows WR and the Giants have come a long way to regaining each other’s trust
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 6:20:00 PM)

    The day the Giants decided not to trade Odell Beckham Jr., they committed to signing him long-term. It was just a matter of when, and if Beckham would help them get there.

    Five months passed between the Giants’ spring Beckham trade discussions with the L.A. Rams and Monday’s signing of a blockbuster…

  • [NYDN] Luke Voit injecting some needed energy and power into a Yankees lineup that was called ‘lifeless’ a week ago
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 5:40:00 PM)

    Luke Voit might have been the jolt the Yankees needed. The first baseman’s fist pumps and home runs have injected some life into a team that was called out by former Red Sox and Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez for playing without energy just a week ago.

    “He’s a character. It’s fun to watch…

  • [NYDN] California wrestling coach allegedly disappeared with missing 16-year-old girl
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 5:20:00 PM)

    A 16-year-old California girl is still missing after police say she disappeared with a wrestling coach from the local high school.

    Phillip Maglaya, a 25-year-old coach at Franklin High School in Stockton, was in a “romantic relationship” with the missing girl, according to the San Joaquin County…

  • [NYDN] Ackert: Aaron Judge is still a long way off from a completely healthy return, and he hasn’t even been able to throw at ‘full intensity’
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 5:15:00 PM)

    Aaron Judge created a stir Monday afternoon. The injured Yankees slugger was seen walking near the batting cages outside the clubhouse with a bat in his hand.

    It was, however, a false alarm. Judge was just holding a wiffle ball bat.

    A month after Judge suffered the fractured right wrist, Aaron…

  • [NYDN] What Kavanaugh did to Lewinsky: The would-be Supreme Court justice should apologize to the former White House intern
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 5:00:00 PM)

    On the “Today” show in June, Bill Clinton was asked if he had ever apologized personally to Monica Lewinsky. The normally eloquent and loquacious former President went into the verbal equivalent of a mad dash to the sidelines — once again getting comeuppance for his appalling behavior while in…

  • [NYDN] Seven busted in Spain for 148 pounds of coke in pineapple scheme
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 4:55:00 PM)

    Getting a sugar-high is the least of your worries with these fruits.

    Cops in Spain busted seven suspected drug smugglers after foiling their clever ruse to import hollowed-out pineapples jam-packed with 148 pounds of cocaine, reported Agence France-Presse.

    The pineapples, which were “perfectly…

  • [NYDN] Long Island man busted for sex trafficking after fleeing hit-run crash
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 4:55:00 PM)

    Long Island cops caught a man wanted for sex trafficking and drug peddling after they cuffed him in a hit-and-run accident.

    Rakeem Holland, 27, was nabbed Sunday around 5:20 p.m. after he and Pierre Grace, also 27, tried to run away from a car crash on Station Road near Sunrise Highway in North…

  • [NYDN] Transit worker finds adorable little dog that was abandoned at Manhattan train station
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 4:40:00 PM)

    It was this lost dog’s lucky day.

    A transit worker found a lost pup at the Third Ave. L line station in Manhattan on Monday and got it into the hands of the staff at the Animal Care Centers of New York City, officials said.

    A rider told the station agent that there was a dog on the northbound platform…

  • [NYTimes] W.N.B.A. Frenemies Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi Save the Trash Talk for Bowling
    (Tuesday, August 28, 2018 12:31:53 AM)

    The on-court rivalry of Bird and Taurasi has defined a generation of guard play in women’s basketball.

  • [NYTimes] San Antonio Spurs Guard Manu Ginobili Retiring After 16 Seasons
    (Monday, August 27, 2018 10:55:40 PM)

    Ginobili, 41, was a two-time All-Star, Sixth Man of the Year Award winner and core member of four Spurs championships teams.