March 13, 2014 |
NEW YORK -- The person who reported a gas odor to utility workers minutes before a fatal Manhattan blast also smelled gas the night before but did not report it, city officials said Thursday, an indication that several lives could have been saved had crews gone to the scene earlier. At a midday briefing 26 hours after the East Harlem explosion, Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed that at least seven people had died and more were missing. "We are continuing rescue operations, hoping to find others still alive," he said.
March 7, 2014 |
Phil Jackson may be engaged to Jeanie Buss, a significant owner/executive of the Lakers, but according to the New York Daily News , Jackson is considering an offer from the New York Knicks to join their front office. The Daily News cites an NBA source, claiming "Garden Chairman James Dolan has met with Jackson about a potential return to the franchise where he was a member of the Knicks' only two championship teams. " Jackson was a player for the Knicks when they won titles in 1970 and 1973.
December 30, 2013 |
"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts certainly generated a lot of headlines in 2013, most of which had to do with the popular newswoman's health. At the close of the year, Roberts is opening up about her personal life, as she publicly acknowledged for the first time that she is gay. In a Facebook message posted Sunday, Roberts wrote, "I am grateful for my entire family, my long time girlfriend, Amber, and friends as we prepare to celebrate a glorious new year together. I am grateful for the many prayers and well wishes for my recovery.
December 13, 2013 |
The baseball commissioner's office is investigating whether New York Yankees President Randy Levine was guilty of tampering when he said Friday that he would offer Angels outfielder Mike Trout a 10-year contract. The Angels are furious that Levine dropped Trout's name into an interview regarding the Yankees' decision not to match the 10-year contract the Seattle Mariners offered to 31-year-old second baseman Robinson Cano. "If it was Mike Trout, I'd offer him a 10-year contract ," Levine told reporters in New York.
December 5, 2013 |
New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony is not mincing words about his team's 3-13 start this season. “We are the laughingstock of the league,” Anthony told reporters , according to the New York Daily News. “I mean, it's nothing to hide. We are. " KOBE QUIZ: Do you really know the 'Black Mamba'? The Knicks play the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday evening on TNT, a game that will be analyzed by the outspoken Charles Barkley, among others. Anthony seems to be preparing himself for the worst.
October 9, 2013 |
Hachette Book Group Inc. has filed suit against actor Stephen Baldwin for $110,000. That's the advance it paid him for a book that never materialized. Baldwin signed a contract in 2007 and, by 2010, he'd failed to deliver the agreed-upon memoir , The Wrap reports. Tentatively titled "Ready to Get Dangerous? ," the New York Daily News writes that the book was slated to describe "what it means to live everyday as 'a sold out, hardcore, nothing held back Jesus freak.'" It wouldn't have been the first time Baldwin wanted to tell his story of finding religion.