Kansas City News Cloud: Royals Win, Potato Salad Fear & Backdoor Advice

Right now, to start the holiday weekend and just for our fellow night owl scumbags, we share more than a bit of pop culture, community news and top headlines to consider for the overnight.

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Home Team Bangs It Out

Vinnie drills first MLB homer, Keller shines in 3-1 Royals win

Vinnie Pasquantino laced his first Major League hit, a home run, and Brad Keller tossed six shutout innings in a 3-1 Royals win over the Tigers in Detroit Friday night to open the series. The Royals got the scoring going in the third inning off Michael Pineda when Whit Merrifield hit a one-out double.

Cookout Weekend Warning

Hy-Vee removes all potato salad varieties due to possible microbial

SHAWNEE, Kan. - Out of an abundance of caution, Hy-Vee is voluntarily withdrawing all varieties and all sizes of its Hy-Vee Potato Salad and Mealtime Potato Salad due to a presumptive positive microbial result on the line that the potatoes were processed on.

Wondering What Other People Are Doing Whilst Drinking Alone

Weekend Possibilities | Stars and Stripes Picnic, Big Bounce America and Fireworks Displays

Just like that, the Fourth of July weekend is upon us. Pick from Independence Day celebrations new and old, the nation's largest bounce house, or a Theater in the Park production of "School of Rock - The Musical." 4 - 9 p.m. Pop Ups with a Purpose is pulling up to Outreach Event Space, 112 W.

Double Brave Postscript

2 people tried to rescue man from deadly house fire in Independence

INDEPENDENCE, Mo (KCTV) - Independence police and fire investigators are trying to determine what caused a house fire that killed one man near 24 Highway and Blue Mills Road. A friend and a neighbor went into the burning home to try and save the man who lived inside.

Gunfire Warning Redux

Celebratory bullets concern for KCPD, lawmakers, community members

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As the nation heads into the Fourth of July weekend, KCPD, state lawmakers and community members are warning against the dangers of celebratory bullets. Michele Shanahan DeMoss lost her then 11-year-old daughter, Blair Shanahan Lane, in 2011 after she was struck by a celebratory bullet while playing in her family's farm.


Researchers uncovered 3 techniques for female anal pleasure after interviewing thousands of women

Researchers uncovered three anal-sex techniques in a new study of thousands of women. The techniques are anal surfacing, anal shallowing, and anal pairing. Focusing on anal-sex strategies, rather than types of penetration, could empower women sexually. It could be time to rethink your anal-sex strategy, according to a first-of-its-kind study published June 29 in the journal Plos One.

Prez Promises Safety For Everybody But Pre-Born

Roe v Wade: Women travelling for abortions will be protected - Biden

It was the Supreme Court ruling that ensured that pregnant women were entitled to an abortion during the first three months of their pregnancy, while allowing for legal restrictions and bans in the second and third trimester.

MAGA Moves Forward

Trump weighs early 2024 launch as January 6 committee looms over his future | CNN Politics

Former President Donald Trump is anxiously mulling when, exactly, he should announce a presidential run for 2024 -- a decision that has become even more pressing as he tries to reclaim control of his image following a spate of damaging revelations by the House select committee investigating his role in January 6, 2021.

Tonight's Giggle: Politicos Talk Truth

'Truth matters': Liz Cheney lambasts Trump-backed rival in Wyoming debate

Down in the polls and facing losing her seat in Congress over her opposition to Donald Trump and membership of the House January 6 committee, Liz Cheney came out swinging in a Republican debate in Wyoming.

Yet Another Democracy Threat

A new Supreme Court case is the biggest threat to US democracy since January 6

The Supreme Court's announcement on Thursday that it will hear Moore v. Harper , a case that could concentrate an unprecedented amount of power in gerrymandered state legislatures, should alarm anyone who cares about democracy. The case is perhaps the gravest threat to American democracy since the January 6 attack.

Recession Already Started

The economy probably just plunged into a recession, according to a real-time tracker of data used by a key Federal Reserve bank

Elon Musk and Cathie Wood have said we're already in a recession. A key real-time GDP tracker from the Federal Reserve of Atlanta shows they may be right.

German Doc Claimz COVID Cont'd

German Virologist Christian Drosten on the Battle Against COVID: "In the Worst Case, It Could Take a Few More Winters"

In an interview, leading German virologist Christian Drosten discusses his concerns about a major new wave of COVID-19 this winter, his own mistakes in the pandemic and the reasons he distanced himself from a government committee convened to battle the disease.

Guru Defends 'Ethics' Of Celebrity Mean Tweet

Jordan Peterson Would 'Rather Die' Than Delete Tweet About Elliot Page That Got Him Suspended

Conservative Canadian author and psychologist Jordan Peterson, who was temporarily suspended from Twitter for his tweet about "The Umbrella Academy" star Elliot Page, said in a nearly 15-minute video posted to YouTube on Friday that he refuses to apologize, even if it means the suspension becomes a lifetime ban.

World War Z Persists Despite News Tune Out

Missiles kill 17 near Odesa after Ukraine retakes Snake Island

KYIV, July 1 (Reuters) - Russian missiles hit an apartment building and a resort near Ukraine's Black Sea port of Odesa early on Friday, killing at least 17 people and wounding dozens, Ukrainian authorities said, the latest in a spate of deadly missile strikes.

Royal Pix Panned

Critics Roast Prince William and Kate Middleton's Official Portrait

Ugh, it is so hard to find a good portraitist these days! June 23 saw the reveal of a new portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Kate Middleton, affectionately), and critics wasted no time registering their opinions about it.

Pr0n Snip Trending

Male Porn Stars Rush to Get Vasectomies After 'Roe' Reversal

The radical Supreme Court's overruling of Roe v. Wade allowed numerous conservative states to ban abortion and strip women of their freedom. Right-wingers are already discussing plans to try to ban abortion in more states-and male porn stars aren't taking any chances.

Local Ad Game Score Revealed

Sandlot scores endorsement by one of KC's favorite players; how the deal puts this brand on a base path to the big leagues

Kansas City's only local hat maker, Sandlot Goods, announced Thursday its first professional athlete endorsement - from Royals infielder Nicky Lopez - in a hit aimed as a major play in the brand's home run strategy. "We are incredibly excited about our first major league endorsement," said Chad Hickman, founder of Sandlot Goods .

Kansas City Glamping Cont'd

Need a Weekend Getaway? There's a Pop-Up Luxury Camping Site in the Metro This Month - In Kansas City

When Kansas City native Kitty Medina moved to Sydney, Australia, she fell in love with luxury camping. She brought the concept back to the U.S. in 2018 when she founded Camp'd Out in Los Angeles, an elevated camping experience she's now bringing to Kansas City. "I grew up camping on my grandparent's farm (near St....

Soccer Winning Milestone Ahead

Sporting Kansas City's Peter Vermes closes in on 500th match

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Sporting manager and Sporting Director Peter Vermes will coach in his 500th game for the club this coming Sunday. Vermes is the all-time leader in wins among head coaches and players in MLS history. He is the only person to win an MLS Cup as a coach and player with the same club.

Hipsters Conversation Au Natural

Streetwise podcast talks touring with Honus Honus, visits the goats at Saltwell Farm

Goats and glitter for days at Saltwell Farm. // Photo by Steph Castor This week on the Streetwise podcast we go Full-Walden, enjoy a reading of Steph Castor's profile on Saltwell Farm, bop to Scott Hrabko & the Rabbits' track "In Lieu of Flowers," and interview Man Man's lead singer Honus Honus ahead of their July 8 concert at The Bottleneck...

Showers Ahead This Weekend

Widespread rain possible Saturday

A slow-moving cold front will sag over the region this holiday weekend, bringing with it several rounds of rain and storms. Pop-up storms are possible Friday evening. More widespread rain and storms will move in after midnight. There will be a lull midday Saturday. Highs will only reach about 80 degrees.

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