Kansas City Friday News Turnaround: Semi-Facism, Economic Fate & Weekend Fun

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Kansas City Fed Meetup Moves Markets

U.S. stock futures slip as investors await Fed Chairman Powell's Jackson Hole address

U.S. stock futures slipped early Friday ahead of what could be a market driving speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell that may offer investors much needed clues on the pace of interest-rate increases. A batch of data will come ahead of Powell, including the Fed's favored inflation gauge.

Fanbois Fight Fading Economy

Just in time for kickoff, inflation hits Chiefs fans at tailgates

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A new report shows inflation is hitting Kansas City Chiefs fans where it really hurts. At the tailgate party in the parking lot. The cost of everything from hotels and gasoline to hotdogs and beer is more expensive this football season.

Radio Days Retrospective

Shay Moore Exits Mornings At KPRS (HOT 103 Jamz)/Kansas City

CARTER BROADCAST GROUP Urban KPRS (HOT 103 JAMZ)/KANSAS CITY's SHAY MOORE of THE MORNING GRIND W/SHAY & SHYNE has resigned for a new chapter in her life. Her last day on the air was this morning (8/26).MOORE told ALL ACCESS, "Seven years ago, KPRS OM MYRON FEARS, BRIAN B.

Lady Soccer In Good Company

United States women's national team to train at KC Current facility

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The United States women's national team will play against Nigeria on Sept. 3 at Children's Mercy Park and to prepare for the matchup they will train at a new facility for the first time. From Aug. 29 - Sept. 1, the USWNT will call the Kansas City Current training facility home.

Local Animal Farm Discovered

More than 25 animals rescued by Humane Society of Missouri from Kansas City area home

A Humane Society of Missouri animal cruelty task force rescued more than 25 animals, including dogs, kittens and chickens, from alleged inhumane conditions at a Clinton County home northeast of Kansas City, the group announced Thursday.

Hoping Nobody Gets Shot This Time Around . . . 

Weekend Possibilities | Disc Golf Tournament, Crossroads Music Fest and Vanilla Ice at 'The K'

Music festivals, multiple celebrations of the arts and brunch with food writer Liz Cook are on the table in August's final weekend. 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. One of the nation's largest disc golf tournaments is underway across multiple courses in and around Kansas City.

Actress Makes Her Own Way

Ireland Baldwin denies getting 'monthly allowance' from parents, reveals jobs

Ireland Baldwin slammed rumors that she receives an allowance from her famous parents, telling followers she's a "business owner." The model, 26, clarified that while it would be "f-king sick" to get a "monthly allowance" from parents Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, she currently does not.

Prez Biden Semi Talk Scorned

Biden blasts MAGA philosophy as 'semi-fascism'

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden lashed out Thursday night at Republicans who have embraced the "Make America Great Again" philosophy central to Donald Trump's presidency, saying it's "like semi-fascism." Biden made the comment at a fundraiser for Democrats at a home in Bethesda, Md., ahead of a kickoff rally he headlined at a high school in Rockville, Md., to mark the final countdown to November's midterm elections.

Tech Game Tough For MAGA

Trump's social media app facing financial fallout

Former President Donald Trump's social media outfit, Truth Social, is locked in a bitter battle with one of its vendors claiming that the platform is stiffing the company out of more than $1 million in contractually obligated payments, FOX Business has learned.

Facebook Revelation Focuses More Ire Against Feds

FBI blasted after Zuckerberg revealed their warning ahead of the Hunter Biden laptop story: 'Collusion'

Twitter exploded after Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed in a Thursday podcast appearance the FBI warned Facebook about "Russian propaganda" before the Hunter Biden laptop story dropped in 2020. Speaking on an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Zuckerberg explained, "The FBI, I think, basically came to us - some folks on our team - and was like, 'Hey, just so you know, like, you should be on high alert...

Student Loan Debate Turnabout

White House shines light on Republicans who are criticizing student debt cancelation after getting their PPP loans forgiven

The White House hit back at Republicans in an uncharacteristic manner Thursday by using its Twitter account to go after GOP lawmakers who are bashing President Joe Biden's move to cancel some student debt after they personally benefited from having Paycheck Protection Program loans forgiven during the Covid pandemic.

Lady Leader All Too Human

Finnish PM Sanna Marin apologizes for photo of topless women making out at her summer home

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin expressed regret after a photo of two topless women kissing at her summer home was leaked on social media. The image shows two young women lifting their shirts as they kiss with a sign saying "Finland" covering their breasts. Marin is not seen in the image.

Pushy Newsie Paused At Presser

White House reporter blows up at Karine Jean-Pierre for not taking questions

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre had to shout down a belligerent reporter during her press briefing on Thursday, after the reporter expressed outrage at not being called on. The incident occurred in the final minutes of the briefing as Jean-Pierre was attempting to allow another reporter to ask a final question.

Tech Reassurance: Average Size Is Nice

It's settled: 6.1 inches is the ideal smartphone screen size

Great news: we can all stop arguing about phone sizes. We're declaring 6.1 inches as the new standard - the ideal phone screen size, as seen in the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S22 and iPhone 13 (and probably 14).

Trans Care Protected?!?

Gender dysphoria covered by disability law, federal court rules

RICHMOND, Va. - A federal ruling that gender dysphoria is covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act could help block conservative political efforts to restrict access to gender-affirming care, advocates and experts say. A panel of the 4th U.S.

Return Trip Underway

Back to the moon: How to watch NASA's Artemis I mission launch

On Monday morning, nearly 50 years since NASA's final Apollo mission, the U.S. space agency will launch an unmanned rocket that will orbit the moon and lay the groundwork for manned missions there and eventually to Mars and deeper space.

Euro War Games Endure

Ukraine nuclear plant escapes meltdown, Zelenskiy says; Moscow, Kyiv trade blame

KYIV, Aug 26 (Reuters) - President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said the world narrowly avoided a radiation disaster as the last regular line supplying electricity to Ukraine's Russian-held Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant was restored hours after being cut.

Lockdown Double Take?!?

US suspends Chinese airline flights in COVID-19 dispute

BEIJING -- The U.S. government is suspending 26 flights by Chinese airlines from the United States to China in a dispute over anti-virus controls after Beijing suspended flights by American carriers. The Department of Transportation on Thursday complained Beijing violated an air travel agreement and treated airlines unfairly under a system that requires them to suspend flights if passengers test positive for COVID-19.

Backdoor Debate Redux

Lots of People Enjoy Anal Sex - So Why Is There Still So Much Stigma Among Doctors?

Anal sex has always been extremely stigmatized and filled with misconceptions like it's "dirty," "gross," or a sexual experience reserved exclusively for those of a certain sexual orientation. However, these thoughts couldn't be further from the truth.

Kansas City Hustle Culture Lives

'The opposite of growth is death': Why the founder of EquipmentShare is driven by process, not an end goal

Startland News' Startup Road Trip series explores innovative and uncommon ideas finding success in rural America and Midwestern startup hubs outside the Kansas City metro. This series is possible thanks to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which leads a collaborative, nationwide effort to identify and remove large and small barriers to new business creation.

Community Fun Times Revisited

Photos: KC Ethnic Enrichment Festival 2022

In the summer of 1976, Kansas City's first Ethnic Enrichment Festival was held. Since those humble beginnings some 46 years ago, the festival has become an annual event held during the third full weekend of August. Every year, thousands of local residents march under the many flags of the nations represented.

Katie Shares Friday Forecast

Mostly sunny and warm for your Friday, before rain chances hit for the weekend


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