Kansas City Thursday Night News Lean: Fighting For Love & Money

Right now we focus on swimsuit hottie Yumi as we consider ancient considerations of beauty along with a hefty helping of pop culture, community news and top headlines.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Folk This Place

Kansas City hotel rooms turn into concert halls as Folk Alliance returns: What you need to know

When Folk Alliance International first hosted a conference in Kansas City in 2014, musicians and concert-goers were blown away. "I had someone from Hungary, Argentina, Mexico, somebody representing Ireland and West Africa, Cuba," musician Beau Bledsoe told KCUR about leading a panel on world music.

Iconic District In Flux

Country Club Plaza's replacement plan for Nordstrom could face hurdles - Kansas City Business Journal

Plans for a retailer to take Nordstrom's planned spot at the Country Club Plaza probably will necessitate another trip through Kansas City's approval process, and any change ought to come with scrutiny because of land the city made available for the project, two local development attorneys say.

Timing Was Off

KC-area man says error in Olathe's Garmin Marathon cost him qualification for Boston Marathon

A Kansas City-area runner believed he had qualified for the race of his dreams only to find out it was all a mistake. The recent Garmin Marathon wasn't the competition it was supposed to be, and organizers now admit it came up short.For five years, Tyler Alt of Prairie Village has been lacing up his running shoes, training six to seven days a week.

Sorry, Baby!!!

Every GOP Missouri and Kansas US representative voted no on baby formula bill - but 1

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Wednesday, the U.S. House approved a bill providing $28 million to the Food and Drug Administration "to address the current shortage of FDA-regulated infant formula." The vote was 231 yes, 192 no. Every Republican U.S. congressman and congresswoman from Kansas and Missouri, save Rep. Ann Wagner of the St.

Kansas City Thumb-screwed

Royals star C Perez (thumb) out at least 2 weeks

Kansas City Royals star catcher Salvador Perez is expected to miss at least two weeks after suffering a sprained left thumb Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox. The Royals placed Perez on the 10-day injured list after the opener of Tuesday's doubleheader against the White Sox.


SI Swimsuit cover star Yumi Nu hits back at Dr. Jordan Peterson

Nu, 36, took to TikTok to share her thoughts on 59-year-old Peterson's opinions about her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover, which was released on Monday After the cover was made public, Peterson - who is known for his stances against political correctness and 'woke ' ideologies - tweeted his thoughts about Nu Sharing an image of her cover, the Canada-based author wrote: 'Sorry.

Prez Biden Builds NATO

Biden backs Sweden, Finland joining NATO as Turkey threatens to block the historic bids

Finland and Sweden submitted their historic applications on Wednesday. President Joe Biden welcomed Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö to the White House on Thursday to discuss their historic bids to join NATO.

MAGA Plays It Cool

Trump may hold off on more endorsements for coming primaries, advisers say

Republican candidates in upcoming primaries may have a tougher time scoring a coveted endorsement from Donald Trump, according to the former President's allies, who say he is feeling more risk-averse amid the deadlocked Senate GOP contest in Pennsylvania.

Progressive Partnership Announced

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez confirms she's engaged to longtime partner Riley Roberts

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez confirmed to Insider that she's engaged. AOC met her longtime partner, Riley Roberts, when the two were college students at Boston University. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez confirmed to Insider on Thursday that she's engaged to her longtime partner Riley Roberts. "Yep!

Right Call . . . 

Buffalo shooting suspect called a 'coward' during a courtroom outburst

BUFFALO, N.Y. - A courtroom spectator on Thursday shouted "coward" at the 18-year-old white man indicted in connection with the slaying of 10 people who were gunned down in a racist rampage at a Buffalo supermarket.

Hard Times On The Horizon

US 'heading into a very serious recession' later this year, venture capitalist warns

Craft Ventures co-founder and general partner David Sacks warned on Thursday that the U.S. is headed for a "very serious" recession later this year as markets have been experiencing the "worst downturn since the dot-com crash." The dot-com bubble was a quick rise in U.S.

Cash For Eastern Europe Fight

'Fight for survival': Senate approves $40 billion in Ukraine assistance as last aid package runs out

The Senate Thursday approved more than $40 billion of additional humanitarian and military assistance for Ukraine as the last aid package was expected to run out this week. The bill, which now heads to President Joe Biden for his signature, is triple the amount of aid the U.S.


Explainer: Why monkeypox cases are spreading in Europe, US

LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) - A handful of cases of monkeypox have now been reported or are suspected in Britain, Portugal, Spain and the United States. The outbreaks are raising alarm because the viral disease, which spreads through close contact and was first found in monkeys, mostly occurs in west and central Africa, and only very occasionally spreads elsewhere.

Billionaire Deal Busted

Twitter deal leaves Elon Musk with no easy way out

Since the financial crisis, corporate lawyers have aspired to build the ultimate ironclad merger contract that keeps buyers with cold feet from backing out. The "bulletproof" modern deal agreement now faces one of its biggest tests, as Elon Musk, the Tesla boss and richest person in the world, openly entertains the possibility of ditching his $44 billion deal for Twitter.

Family Affair Exposed

Top Brit Bengali porn star uses adult career to splash cash on sisters

British Bengali OnlyFans star Yasmina Khan comes from a culture where working in the porn industry is frowned upon. So when she began to forge her own path in the world of adult work, which involved jacking in her sales job which she did not enjoy, it was only a matter of time before she had to tell her mum about it.

Good Deeds On The Way

Heart to Heart sends shipping containers converted into mobile hospitals to Ukraine

A state-of-the-art medical facility is on its way to Ukraine from Lenexa. It's exactly what doctors and nurses need right now.KMBC's Haley Harrison was given a chance to look inside this traveling hospital.The Russians have destroyed nearly 600 medical clinics and 100 hospitals. Outside, it's a shipping container.

Local Scenester Agenda Debuts

7 Things To Do This Weekend In KC: May 19-22 2022

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these events happening in May 19-22, 2022, in Kansas City.

Sound Of Kansas City Endures

American Jazz Museum: A colorful music and history hub in Kansas City

C olorful neon signs are the first things you notice walking into Kansas City's American Jazz Museum. They come from jazz clubs around the city and hint at the vibrant night life that surrounds this distinctive type of music.

No Comeback For Cowtown

White Sox comeback thwarts a series win in 7-4 Royals loss

After going up 3-0 and 4-1, the Royals gave up six unanswered runs to the White Sox in a 7-4 afternoon loss. The loss gave Chicago a rare five-game series win and dropped Kansas City to 14-23, just a loss away from being 10-games under .500 for the first time all season.

Forecast For Now

Partly sunny, highs in the mid-70s Friday

Temperatures will fall into the upper 60s overnight. Look for more clouds Friday with a slight chance for rain showers and highs in the mid-70s.Rain showers are likely Saturday with highs only in the upper 50s. We'll see more sunshine Sunday with highs in the mid-60s.

UK Billboard #1 in May of 1992 CeCe Peniston - Keep On Walkin' is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.