Kansas City Monday Collection: Locals Help Ukraine, Iran From Bomb & Maze Explored

Right now a newbie bikini hottie model made a splash over the weekend at a Sport Illustrated event and that inspires this peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Kansas City Vs. Vlad

As war continues in their homeland, Ukrainians welcomed in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - About 5,000 miles from Ukraine, in the middle of the United States, Kansas City residents and newly arrived Ukrainians gathered in the KC Bier Co. Biergarten for a picnic and social gathering.

Show-Me Progressive Hope

Can a Democrat win back Missouri? In U.S. Senate primary, three candidates take different paths.

The Show-Me State's time as a political bellwether has passed. For decades leading up to the 2000s, Missouri voters chose the winner in almost every presidential race. But over the past 20 years, the electorate has drifted to the right, growing more and more red as Republicans took control of statewide offices and seats in Washington, D.C.

Rock Chalk Lineup . . .

Breaking down the Kansas primary field

There isn't a lot of mystery about who will be the top candidates for the Kansas governor coming out of August's primaries. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly will almost certainly be re-nominated by her party, and state Attorney General Derek Schmidt will likely get the Republican nod.

Local Corny Fun Exposed

Precision Mazes Offer More Than 'Simply a Walk In the Corn' - Flatland

Rob Stouffer describes his summers as a bit of a carnival. Every couple of days he and his team travel to a new location, unload the trailer, carve a design into a field and film it from aloft before packing up and driving to the next spot.

Still Pretending To Care About Lady Ballers

LaBonta scores, Kansas City Current swell unbeaten streak to seven straight

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Current remain red-hot. The club extended its unbeaten streak to seven straight games Sunday afternoon at Children's Mercy Park, beating OL Reign 1-0 on the back of a Lo'eau LaBonta penalty conversion.

Hottie Shares Good Life Love

SI Swimsuit Model Olivia Ponton's Guide To Naples, Florida

We love Florida here at Uproxx - as a travel destination, if not as a state of mind. From the pristine beaches of Fort Myers to the party scene in Miami, the Sunshine State offers a year-round tropical oasis.

Dispute Follows Historic Fist Bump

Biden hits back after top Saudi official says he 'did not hear' Biden blame MBS for Khashoggi's murder

President Joe Biden touched down in Washington D.C. just after midnight on Sunday, when he said the Saudi Arabian foreign minister who denied ever hearing Biden confront Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) about Jamal Khashoggi's murder was wrong.

MAGA Comeback Demanded

Trump Tells Team He Needs to Be President Again to Save Himself from Criminal Probes

When Donald Trump formally declares his 2024 candidacy, he won't just be running for another term in the White House. He'll be running away from legal troubles, possible criminal charges, and even the specter of prison time.


Khamenei adviser says Tehran 'capable of building nuclear bomb,' Al Jazeera reports

DUBAI, July 17 (Reuters) - Iran is technically capable of making a nuclear bomb but has not decided whether to build one, a senior adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Qatar's al Jazeera TV on Sunday. Kamal Kharrazi spoke a day after U.S.

Monkey Biz Turns Serious

U.S. has "failed to contain" monkeypox, former FDA chief warns

The U.S. has failed to contain the outbreak of monkeypox and is "at the cusp" of seeing the virus become endemic, former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday. Driving the news: According to CDC data, there are currently more than 1,800 monkeypox cases in the U.S.

Mom & Adult Daughter Sell Pix

Sami Sheen reacts to mom Denise Richards joining OnlyFans

Sami Sheen is unbothered by her mom, Denise Richards, creating an OnlyFans account right after she joined the platform. "I don't mind at all, like, I'm happy for her," the 18-year-old told TMZ Thursday, adding that the "Wild Things" star, 51, is "doing really well" on the subscription-based service.

Royals Stay Losing COVID Road Trip

Late home run sends Royals into break with 4-2 loss in Toronto

Kris Bubic pitched well (the instant he gets away from Cal Eldred!), but a late home run off the Royals bullpen doomed Kansas City on Sunday afternoon. The Toronto Blue Jays took a 4-2 victory on Sunday afternoon, sending the Royals into the All Star break on a three-game losing streak.

He'd Be Out By Now If He Would've Killed Somebody . . .

Kansas City couple celebrates 80 years of marriage

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Adolph and Lucy Velasquez sealed their love July 17, 1942. "I just feel like from day to day, I just kind of fell in love with her," Adolph said. Surrounded by their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the couple shared memories and kisses they've given one another for 80 years at their celebration Sunday.

Erin Warns Against Ozone Alert

FORECAST: Dangerous heat expected by Tuesday, air quality alert issued for Monday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) --- A Storm Track 5 Weather Alert is posted Monday due to poor air quality. An Air Quality Alert has been posted via AirQKC all day Monday with higher levels of ozone expected. Dangerous heat is expected by Tuesday with highs near 100°.

Maggie Rogers - Horses is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.