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Royals Still Suck 2020
Kansas City Royals (0-0) @ St. Louis Cardinals (0-0) RHP Kyle Zimmer (0-0, -.-- ERA) vs. RHP Miles Mikolas (0-0, -,-- ERA) First pitch - 3:05 p.m. CDT Busch Stadium, St.
Kansas City Serves Buy Black
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Money might be tight during the pandemic, but something everyone has to do is eat. Construction of a new apartment complex in Midtown forced the owners of Mesob, a restaurant specializing in Caribbean and Ethiopian cuisine, to move across the street last year.
Golden Ghetto Life Lessons
SHAWNEE MISSION, KS (KCTV) - The Shawnee Mission School District said they will start school after Labor Day. KCTV5 News' Emily Rittman was at the Shawnee Mission School District Board of Education meeting Wednesday evening when Superintendent Dr. Mike Fulton said, "students will return to school after Labor Day."
Digital Heat Exposed
Australian model Hilde Osland knows how to make a swimsuit look good. On Tuesday, the blond beauty brought some heat to her Instagram with an update that saw her soaking up the sun on a beach while flaunting her curves in a pale green swimsuit.
Prez Trump Salesmanship Across The Pond Argued
WASHINGTON - The U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, Robert "Woody" Johnson, told multiple colleagues at the U.S. Embassy in London that President Donald Trump had asked him to see whether the British government could help get the British Open played at his Turnberry golf course in Scotland, a former State Department official with firsthand knowledge told NBC News.
GOP Slowly Gets On Board More Checks For Americans
Republican and White House leaders are struggling to gain internal consensus on an initial stimulus package proposal. During a lunch meeting on Tuesday, Senate Republicans repeatedly clashed with each other as well as with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows over the bill.
Symbolic Act Of Congress
'Symbols of bigotry and racism.' House prepares to vote on removing Confederate statues from Capitol
WASHINGTON - The House is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a bill to require removal from the Capitol of all statues honoring those who served the Confederate State of America during the Civil War. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., who introduced the bill, said at a Wednesday press conference removing the statues was an act of "principle and conviction."
Fact Checking Russia
Ministers are looking at strengthening security laws after a report by MPs said the UK had "badly underestimated" the threat of foreign interference, including subversion by Russia. A new law requiring foreign agents to register in the UK is believed to be under consideration by No 10.
Another Red Scare
TAIPEI (Reuters) - China is stepping up military preparedness to overtake Taiwan, the island's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Wednesday, following a recent spike of Chinese drills near the island which Beijing considers its own. Taiwan has complained that China has stepped up threatening military activities near Taiwan in recent months.
More Royals Catch COVID
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Royals infielder/outfielder Hunter Dozier will start the season on the injured list after the club announced Wednesday he tested positive for COVID-19. Dozier, 28, is coming off a breakout 2019 season in which he batted .279/.348/.522 with 26 home runs and 84 RBIs.
Chief Leads Left Turns
Sack Nation takes the Speedway. On Wednesday morning, Kansas Speedway announced that Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones will serve as the virtual Grand Marshal for the Super Start Batteries 400 presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts NASCAR Cup Series race. Jones' job is simple: he says, "Drivers, Start Your Engines!"
Soupy Air Tomorrow
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