Knicks Morning News (2018.09.04)

  • [NYDN] Model and Weinstein accuser Ambra Battilana Gutierrez is using her new podcast to make sure #MeToo doesn’t go #TooFar
    (Tuesday, September 04, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The Victoria’s Secret model who first spoke out against Harvey Weinstein wants to make sure that #MeToo doesn’t go #TooFar.

    “Some people use #MeToo in the wrong way,” according to 26-year-old catwalker and activist Ambra Battilana Gutierrez. “I feel that #MeToo is for the collective benefit. Somebody…

  • [NYDN] EXCLUSIVE: NYPD supervisor embroiled in cop rape investigation gets promoted amid claims officers under him intimidated the victim
    (Tuesday, September 04, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    The NYPD has promoted a department supervisor who oversaw an investigation into claims that a young Brooklyn woman was raped by two detectives — and was present at the hospital when other cops allegedly intimidated her into changing her story, the Daily News has learned.

    Deputy Inspector Michael…

  • [NYDN] In the age of Trump, judges step in to teach basics of civil discourse
    (Tuesday, September 04, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    A pilot program in civility has arrived for teen students — and not a day too soon.

    Federal judges across the country are welcoming teenagers into their courtrooms to teach them the basics of civil discourse as our nation’s leader’s divisive rhetoric – shared in spiteful tweets and boisterous soundbites…

  • [NYDN] Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza sees big changes for new school year
    (Tuesday, September 04, 2018 3:00:00 AM)

    Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is fired up for the new school year that starts on Wednesday.

    “There’s nothing more energetic than the start of the school year,” he said in an exclusive interview with the Daily News. “Things are moving at a really fast pace.”

    Carranza, 51, is a veteran educator…

  • [NYDN] End slave labor in prison: The prisoner strike should open our eyes to an abhorrent practice
    (Tuesday, September 04, 2018 2:00:00 AM)

    This week marks the scheduled end of a nationwide prisoner strike that spotlights America’s senselessly brutal treatment of men and women behind bars.

    New Yorkers should take special note of the issues raised by the strike: The end date, Sept. 9, is the anniversary of the 1971 riots at Attica prison…

  • [NYDN] Bail on the brink: Tread carefully, New York
    (Tuesday, September 04, 2018 1:10:00 AM)

    The system of cash bail as we know it offends fairness and decency, allowing those charged with crimes to stay out of jail while awaiting trial if only they can pony up enough cash or buy a bond.

    So said Gov. Cuomo speaking to the Daily News Editorial Board on Thursday as he runs for a third term,…

  • [NYDN] Vision Zero reinforcements: Beef up the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad
    (Tuesday, September 04, 2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Vision Zero, Mayor de Blasio’s signature campaign to reduce traffic deaths, has notched big victories worth lauding: a lower speed limit across the city, cameras that catch speed demons, redesigned intersections that safeguard pedestrians and cyclists. That just 216 people were killed in traffic…

  • [NYDN] Shake on it: Coke, Costa, Starbucks and the future of coffee
    (Tuesday, September 04, 2018 1:00:00 AM)

    Friday, beverage giant Coca-Cola announced plans to buy massive British coffee chain Costa for $5 billion in cash, plunging it into a battle royale with Starbucks to find ever more ways to caffeinate the planet one $3 or $5 or $7 drink at a time.

    We’re all for economic competition, but in this…

  • [NYDN] Readers sound off on driving, parking and religion
    (Tuesday, September 04, 2018 12:00:00 AM)

    A cap on Uber is more than fare

    Long Island City: While the city’s recent reining in of Uber is a praiseworthy giant step forward, much remains to be done to bring full economic fairness to all professional drivers. Fortunately, the persistent and determined New York Taxi Workers Alliance has reasonable…

  • [NYDN] Myanmar court sentences Reuters reporters to 7 years in jail, setting off international outrage
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 11:40:00 PM)

    YANGON, Myanmar — A Myanmar court sentenced two Reuters journalists to seven years in prison Monday on charges of illegal possession of official documents, a ruling met with international condemnation that will add to outrage over the military’s human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims.


  • [NYDN] Pilot crashes into cornfield after fleeing from police in Wisconsin
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 11:20:00 PM)

    OSHKOSH, Wis. — Authorities say they were trying to arrest a Wisconsin man on a domestic abuse-related charge when he fled in an airplane before crashing into a cornfield.

    The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office says officers went to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh on Friday night to try to arrest…

  • [NYDN] Pope Francis says those seeking scandal should pray, be silent
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 10:55:00 PM)

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Monday recommended silence and prayer to counter those who “only seek scandal,” division and destruction in what appeared to be an indirect response to allegations that he had covered up for a U.S. cardinal embroiled in sex abuse scandals.

    Italian Archbishop Carlo…

  • [NYDN] American sentenced to hang for killing ex-wife in Malaysia
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 10:40:00 PM)

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A Malaysian court sentenced an American man to death by hanging for killing his ex-wife, but the man will appeal Tuesday’s ruling on the grounds that he acted in self-defense.

    Lawyer K.A. Ramu said the High Court found his client, 63-year-old Gerald Wayne Mickelson, guilty…

  • [NYDN] Roger Federer is stunningly bounced from U.S. Open by 55th-ranked John Millman
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 10:30:00 PM)

    In one of the biggest upsets in tennis history, 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer fell to unseeded Aussie John Millman, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (9-7), 7-6 (7-3), in a fourth-round U.S. Open match that ended at 12:52 a.m. Tuesday.

    Federer, the No. 2 seed and five-time Open champion, hit a forehand…

  • [NYDN] Shooting outside Bronx elementary school leaves man critically hurt
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 10:20:00 PM)

    A gunman shot and critically wounded a man during an argument outside a Bronx elementary school Monday night.

    The victim was standing in front of the Luisa Pineiro Fuentes School of Science and Discovery on Eames Place by Web Ave. in Kingsbridge at about 9:20 p.m. when his attacker opened fire,…

  • [NYDN] Here’s how to get free Chick-fil-A nuggets throughout September
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 10:10:00 PM)

    ATLANTA – Chick-fil-A is giving away free eight-count Chick-fil-A Nuggets to guests who create or sign into their Chick-fil-A One account with the Chick-fil-A Mobile App. The giveaway is available from Aug. 30 to Sept. 29 at the company’s more than 2,300 restaurants nationwide. Customers can choose…

  • [NYDN] Founder of Taliban’s Haqqani network dies inside Afghanistan
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 9:55:00 PM)

    ISLAMABAD — The Taliban say the Afghan Haqqani network founder, Jalaluddin Haqqani, an ex- U.S. ally turned fierce enemy, has died after years of ill health.

    Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Tuesday that Haqqani died on Monday inside Afghanistan.

  • [NYDN] Advisers say Joe Biden to decide on a 2020 run by January
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 9:30:00 PM)

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Shortly after Joe Biden boarded a recent flight from Washington to New York, a string of passengers began stopping at his seat in coach to deliver some version of the same message: Run, Joe, run.

    “We’re with you,” one said, according to a Democratic strategist who happened to…

  • [NYDN] Daily Horoscope — September 4, 2018
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 9:00:00 PM)

    Via Tarot Astrologers

    General Horoscope for September 4, 2018

    We may withdraw from social activities today for a variety of reasons. The Moon’s entry into sensitive Cancer at 8:03 am EDT can turn the volume on reality so high that even a whisper sounds like a shout. Additionally, it may seem as…

  • [NYDN] Man, 18, shot in groin on Brooklyn streetcorner during post-West Indian American Day Parade revelry
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 8:50:00 PM)

    An 18-year-old man was shot in the groin after a group of West Indian American Day Parade revelers in Brooklyn got into a fight Monday night.

    A single gunshot rang out at the corner of Nostrand Ave. and Hawthorne St. in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens at about 7:30 p.m., cops said. Though that corner…

  • [NYDN] Jacob deGrom allows one run and doesn’t get a win, but Brandon Nimmo saves Mets with three-run jack in ninth vs. Dodgers
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 8:40:00 PM)

    Forget about the Cy Young. Put Jacob deGrom in the conversation for MVP.

    No, the Mets ace won’t seriously be considered for the league’s top award, though it wouldn’t be that out of the question if he weren’t, well, a Met. Not only did deGrom throw six innings of one-run ball against a dangerous…

  • [NYDN] Russian state TV channel airs new program devoted to Putin
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 8:35:00 PM)

    MOSCOW — A Russian state-owned television channel has a new weekly current affairs program devoted to President Vladimir Putin.

    The first episode of “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin.” aired on Sunday night, stressing the Russian president’s work to address various crises and stay in touch with ordinary…

  • [NYDN] Off-duty officer killed while trying to break up bar fight
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 8:10:00 PM)

    SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. — Police say a Connecticut police officer has died from injuries he sustained while trying to break up a bar fight in South Carolina.

    South Windsor Police say 41-year-old Matthew Mainieri was a 20-year veteran of the department. The Hartford Courant reports Mainieri was attempting…

  • [NYDN] Novak Djokovic moves on at U.S. Open, but he won’t be facing Roger Federer in the quarterfinals
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 6:40:00 PM)

    After a routine straight-sets victory Monday, Novak Djokovic riffed on the documentary Strokes of Genius about the 2008 Wimbledon final between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, won by Nadal in five epic sets.

    “I was glued to the TV watching Rafa and Roger,” Djokovic said with a smile. “Really celebrating…

  • [NYDN] NBC News boss Andy Lack lashes out at ‘baseless speculation’ about killing Ronan Farrow’s Harvey Weinstein article
    (Monday, September 03, 2018 6:00:00 PM)

    NBC News chairman Andy Lack pushed back against accusations that he quashed Ronan Farrow’s investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual assault.

    Last week, multiple reports claimed NBC threatened Farrow if he proceeded with his coverage of Weinstein. Farrow’s former producer Rich McHugh,…