Apropos for #TBT, notice International media offering backhanded compliments to a groundbreaking hottie and her enduring body of work . . .
"While she has now hung up her wings, that hasn't stopped Alessandra Ambrosio from putting her best modeling looks forward. The 39-year-old beauty took to social media to flaunt her enviable physique in a series of (covered) topless photos."
And all of this inspires our quick peek and compilation of community news, pop culture and info from across the nation and around the world . . .
Kansas City Plays Pandemic Waiting Game
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As more coronavirus testing becomes available, the wait time for results is getting longer for some people. The Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department confirmed to 41 Action News that there is a backlog in getting test results.
Celebrate Cowtown Survivors
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - When husband and wife John Williams and Vicki Young were in Sun Valley, Idaho, in early March, the awareness level wasn't what it is now. They were there for the annual Black Summit of the National Brotherhood of Skiers, a group working to get more people of color into the sport.
Online Applications Available
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Urban League of Greater Kansas City is hosting a virtual job fair to help people find employment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first virtual job fair will be held Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon. Employers participating in the event include Spectrum, Hy-Vee and the YMCA of Greater Kansas City.
Argument: Secret Prez Trump Voters Could Surprise Veep
A new poll in the crucial general election battleground state of Pennsylvania shows Democratic challenger Joe Biden holding a double-digit lead over President Trump among registered voters. But the survey, released Wednesday by Monmouth University, indicates that voters are evenly divided on which candidate they think will win the Keystone State - as a majority of those questioned believe that their communities hold a number of "secret Trump" voters.
Test of Time
Edward Colston's statue stood for 125 years. The Black Lives Matter statue that replaced it stood for about 25 hours
Written by Rob Picheta, CNN London A statue of a Black Lives Matter protester in Bristol, England, secretly installed overnight on the plinth where a monument to a slave trader had previously stood, has been removed by the local authority.
PANDEMIC STATS GO POOF!!!
U.S. coronavirus data has already disappeared after Trump administration shifted control from CDC to HHS
Previously public data has already disappeared from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website after the Trump administration quietly shifted control of the information to the Department of Health and Human Services. Since the pandemic began, the CDC has regularly published data on availability of hospital beds and intensive care units across the country.
Be Nice To China?!?!
BEIJING - China has accused the U.S. of seeking to obstruct its development with recent steps to sanction officials who undermine local autonomy in Hong Kong, summoning the U.S. ambassador in Beijing to lodge a protest.
SecState Pompeo Suspected Of Launching Interents Troll
America's top diplomat Mike Pompeo assails China nearly daily, but he says his dog isn't part of his campaign. Pompeo raised eyebrows among students of social media tea leaves when he posted a picture of his dog looking ready to tear into a toy Winnie the Pooh.
Hollywood Almost Shut Down
Nick Cannon is keeping his job as host of competition series "The Masked Singer" following his apology for recent anti-Semitic remarks.
Retail Dead For Youngsters, Parents & Stereotypes, Too
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -- American Girl has announced it will close several stores across America including its store at Oak Park Mall. The Overland Park store first opened in 2010. The closure impacts eight regular full and part-time employees and 15 part-time under employees.
New Home For Hipsters
This was not how Amy Kligman planned it. As executive and artistic director of the Charlotte Street Foundation, Kligman, under normal circumstances, this summer would be preparing for an incoming contingent of artists in residence.
Heat Warning Weekend
The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning starting at noon Friday until 9 p.m. Sunday for Wyandotte and Johnson counties in Kansas and Jackson, Platte and Clay counties in Missouri."Dangerously hot and humid conditions will start spreading across eastern Kansas and Missouri Friday," the NWS said.
Tom Petty - Free Fallin' is the #TBT song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .