Kansas City Saturday Night News Slap: Royals FAIL, Prez Biden COVID Redux & Monkeypox

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Home Team Hard Times Cont'd

Yankees Judge Royals unworthy once more; KC loses 8-2

The Royals have now lost all six games they've played against the Yankees this year and, if they lose tomorrow, will have been completely swept in a season series consisting of more than three games for the first time since they lost all seven to the 2018 Tampa Bay Rays.

New Tech Illuminated

Union Station to display new lighting technology Saturday night

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - New lighting technology will be on display on Saturday night at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri. A spokesperson for Union Station said the new technology has been in the work for over two years. The new system, which is made by Electrical Theatrical Controls, features "Lime Diode Technology."

Road Trip Good Life Reported

Kansas City makes sure The Dude(s) does not abide

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - It's been a season of strikes and gutters, ups and downs for the Sioux Falls Canaries. While there have been more downs of late Friday was an up for fans in Sioux Falls who took part in the Canaries' second "Big Lebowski Night", complete with special jersey and a one-time only name change to "The Dudes".


Biden tests positive for COVID in 'rebound' case, doctor says

President Biden tested positive for COVID-19 in a "rebound" case on Saturday, according to the White House. "As described last week, acknowledging the potential for so-called "rebound" COVID positivity observed in a small percentage of patients treated with PAXLOVID the President increased his testing cadence, both to protect people around him and to assure early detection of any return of viral replication," White House Doctor Dr. Kevin O'Connor said.

GOP Show-Trial Prep

The RNC 'election integrity' official appearing in DOJ's Jan. 6 subpoenas

Findlay worked for Trump's 2020 campaign in multiple capacities. In January 2019, the campaign announced he was joining the team that would handle the 2020 Republican National Convention. After the convention, he worked as an attorney on the Trump campaign's legal team.

War Crimes Alleged

Video appears to show Russian soldier castrating Ukrainian prisoner

Horrific video has emerged that appears to show a Russian soldier castrating a Ukrainian prisoner who other reports suggest was subsequently murdered. The footage, reviewed by the Guardian, was originally posted on pro-Russian Telegram channels.

European Gas Scare 

Gas prices jump as Russia cuts German supply

Gas prices jumped after Russia further cut gas supplies to Germany and other central European countries after threatening to earlier this week. European gas prices rose almost 2%, trading close to the record high set after Russia invaded Ukraine. Critics accuse the Russian government of using gas as a political weapon.

NYC Sounds Monkeypox Alarm

New York becomes second major US city to declare health emergency over monkeypox

New York City officials declared monkeypox a public health emergency Saturday, saying the city is the epicenter of the state's outbreak and the move will boost measures to help slow the spread of the disease.

Gen Z Pr0n Life FAILS

Oh Dear, Lena Dunham's New Movie Is Not Very Good

Lena Dunham: are there four syllables more likely to generate a tiresome round of online discourse than the name of this lightning rod of a writer/director/actress?

Ladies In Training

Hundreds of women take off at final WIN for KC Tryathlon

SMITHVILLE, Mo. - Hundreds of women from across the Kansas City area took part in the final WIN for KC Tryathlon on Saturday morning. Around 400 women started at Sailboat Cove in Smithville, Missouri, where they swam, biked and ran.

Local Look At The Universe

A guide to stargazing and observing the cosmos from Kansas City

This story was first published in KCUR's Creative Adventure newsletter. You can sign up to receive stories like this in your inbox every Tuesday. Sometimes, Kansas City feels like the center of the universe, a rising star of the Midwest. At others, we're reminded that we're just an infinitesimal speck in the swirling mass of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Weekend Weather Recap

FORECAST: A mild Sunday, followed by another heat wave

Mild weather expected tonight with temperatures falling into the mid to upper 60s by daybreak on Sunday. A brief shower is still possible south of I-70 overnight into Sunday morning. A few areas of dense fog could also develop early Sunday before clouds and fog mix out by the afternoon.

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