Khloë hotness inspires this midday news look at the pop culture and a glimpse at where we stand at the conclusion of the Summer . . .
NYT: Inside A Deadly American Summer
CNBC: American Airlines canceled more flights than any US carrier in July -- 'It was a tough summer for us'
Fox: Negative Trump coverage dominated evening newscasts all summer, study claims
Closer to home, here's a look at some of the top nicer but still important news links for right now . . .
Artsy Weekend Numbers
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- As the Plaza Art Fair gets ready to celebrate its 88th year, organizers are expecting upward of a quarter of a million people at the annual art festival. The Plaza Art Fair is taking over nine city blocks this weekend, and starting Friday afternoon, the tents lining the Country Club Plaza will be filled with beautiful paintings, ceramics and photography.
Healing JoCo Donut Break
Fluffy Fresh Donuts in Mission has run out of its signature glazed doughnut, and it'll be awhile until the longtime business can restock. For the second time in the past 15 months, Fluffy Fresh owner Jim Hollinger will be out of commission as he recovers from shoulder surgery.
Local Tech Talk
"'What options do I still have?' and "What do I want to go out there and try?'" Joni Cobb said she asked herself. "I'm taking my own leap of faith that there are more things out there for me to explore."
Downtown Football Well Remembered & Forshadowed
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Almost 60 years after it was first used on the field at old Municipal Stadium, a special design will once again adorn the end zones for a Chiefs game this weekend. George Toma first painted the design, which features a field of gold paint and "CHIEFS" in red lettering, in 1963.
Kansas City Sweetness Ranked
Some desserts are secrets. Some aren't necessarily desserts. Others, still, make you rise up and confidently declare that you are rich or beautiful. Food writer and personal chef Lou Jane Temple says she recently decided to retaste-test the tiramisu at Bella Napoli and did not see it in the display case.
Kansas City Magic Numbers
Can Patrick Mahomes be the first to 6K passing yards and 60 TDs? | ESPN Is it reasonable to think Mahomes can get to 6,000 yards and 60 touchdowns? The NFL records of 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns were set by Denver's Peyton Manning in 2013.
Katie Calls Saturday
We could see spotty rain showers during the day Saturday. There is a slight risk for severe weather Saturday night as storms return.
Post Malone, Swae Lee - Sunflower is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .