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June 23, 2017 5:11 AM 2017 NBA Draft Grades: Best And Worst Picks

The 2017 NBA draft has come and gone, and that means it's time for draft grades. Who won? Who lost? Which storied NBA franchise made their fans more miserable: the Bulls or the Knicks? All of this is wildly premature, but that's what makes it fun. So without further ado... here are my grades for the best and worst performances from Thursday's draft 13

June 23, 2017 5:06 AM Lonzo Ball and the Lakers looking to recreate Showtime

NEW YORK -- Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers made it official at 7:47 p.m. ET Thursday, when Showtime met 'Zotime with the second pick of the NBA draft. Lonzo Ball was selected as a point guard by the greatest point guard of all, and wouldn't you know it, he walked onto the stage without his stage dad in tow. LaVar Ball long ago predicted this night 14

June 23, 2017 2:21 AM Revenge of the Creatives: Backlash Over Ad Giant’s Withdrawal from Cannes Festival

Hiatus by France’s Publicis ignites debate over valuing creativity versus technology CANNES, France—Every year, as a matter of ritual, thousands of advertising executives from every major agency in the world flock to the French Riviera for an annual “festival of creativity” that honors the best work. Companies talk about trimming their contingents in years 14

June 22, 2017 10:17 PM Rocky rollout for Senate healthcare bill

The Senate healthcare bill had a rocky rollout on Thursday as Republican senators complained it doesn’t do enough to repeal ObamaCare or lower healthcare costs. Senate Republicans control 52 seats and can only afford two defections, as every Democrat is expected to vote no. As of now, McConnell is at least two votes short of a majority — and maybe more. On the other 13

June 22, 2017 9:03 PM Amid Controversy, Trump’s Approval Remains Low But Steady

The new survey finds that Trump’s overall job approval rating stands at 40 percent approve, 55 percent disapprove — numbers that are historically low for a new president but virtually unchanged from the poll’s findings in both May and April. Democrats and independents still give the president dismal marks, disapproving of the job he’s doing in the Oval Office 16

June 22, 2017 7:56 PM Young black bear roams Anchorage neighborhood, raids trash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A young black bear has been making the rounds of an Alaska neighborhood in Anchorage and is raiding the residents' trash. A sighting Thursday morning provided people a chance to snap photos from the front doors of their homes as they prepared to go to work. The bear made it easy after he raided a trash can and munched on garbage in the middle 14

June 22, 2017 6:15 PM Knicks asking price for Kristaps Porzingis currently too high for the Celtics, but Boston still open if deal is tweaked

The Celtics are interested in Kristaps Porzingis but not at the Knicks' current asking price. Phil Jackson is apparently willing to trade Kristaps Porzingis to a division rival but the Boston Celtics, as of now, are unwilling to meet his asking price, which would include two draft picks the Daily News has learned. According to a Knicks source, Jackson 12

June 22, 2017 4:40 PM Aviation Industry Seeks to Strengthen Cybersecurity Defenses

Boeing, Airbus support drive to provide real-time warnings to pilots when hackers may be active LE BOURGET, France—Escalating concerns about cyberthreats are prompting the aviation industry to devise an unlikely new safeguard: real-time warnings to pilots about potential hacking attempts. Work to develop such systems, which have prompted disagreements 15

June 22, 2017 2:09 PM Social media users hilariously mock the lack of rain Tropical Storm Cindy gave Houston

"So disappointed that this tropical storm was a bust! I was really hoping to stay home from work today." "So disappointed that this tropical storm was a bust! I was really hoping to stay home from work today." "#Cindy said #SwishSwishBisch to #LGBT #Houston. She ain't gonna rain on our #Pride2017 festivities! A star's a STAR!" "I now know why they call the Tropical 11

June 22, 2017 2:00 PM Sheriff: Inmates who helped deputy to get shorter sentences

CEDARTOWN, Ga. – A Georgia sheriff says he will shorten the sentences of inmates who stepped in to help a deputy when he collapsed on the job. Polk County Sheriff Johnny Moats told news outlets the deputy suddenly collapsed while overseeing inmates on a work-release detail. The six inmates opened the deputy's shirt, removed his bulletproof vest and began 9