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Cowtown By The Horns

KC's pro bull riding team set for hometown debut this weekend

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Kansas City's newest professional sports team will make its hometown debut Friday night. The KC Outlaws kick off the action at 7:45 p.m. at T-Mobile Center. Eight teams will take center stage this weekend as part of the newly-formed Professional Bull Riding Team Series.

Teachable Moments & The Rent

How a Kansas City area community college is helping students handle the housing crisis

New on-campus housing is a first for Kansas City Kansas Community College and unusual for urban two-year schools.

Tragic Crash Postscript

Critical injuries reported in crash on I-435 at Winner Road, unrestrained 4-year-old thrown from truck

The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is investigating what led to a collision on I-435 Friday morning that injured two people, including a child, and knocked out a long stretch of guardrail on the interstate. Police said a silver GMC Acadia and a green Ford F-150 were both northbound on I-435 just past Winner Road when they collided in the middle of the interstate.

Local History Rediscovered

Black Cowboys: Then and Now - Flatland

When Netflix went looking for someone to speak on the history of Black cowboys, they came to Kansas City. Local cowboy and children's author Trae Q. L. Venerable answered the call. Netflix released the Black western (or as some might call it, a western) "The Harder They Fall" in 2021.

Swinging For Good Cause

KidsTLC - Open Golf Tournament

June 6th was the date for the KidsTLC Open Golf Tournament, which was held at Shadow Glen Golf Course. Golfers hit the links and helped KidsTLC celebrate its 50th anniversary. Players enjoyed libations, food stations, games, and more. Proceeds support the organization to help transform the lives of children and families experiencing challenges with mental and behavioral health, developmental trauma, and autism.

Friday Fashion Sneak Peek

Sommer Ray Gives Fans A Cheeky Display In Mini Skirt and Black Corset

Model Sommer Ray might just make her 26.4M Instagram followers faint when they see these sexy snaps! On Friday night, the 24-year-old social media influencer took to social media to give fans a glimpse of her outfit in a post in which she captioned, "me, you & a 90s playlist."

Progressive Prove Ageist

Presidential age limit 'amendment' needed to keep Biden, Trump from running for office: Washington Post column

Fearful that either former President Trump or President Biden could get the presidency for a second term, Washington Post columnist Charles Lane argued for a constitutional amendment that would put an age cap on anyone seeking presidential office.

Speaker Sparks Far East Consequences

China halts military, climate ties with U.S. and sanctions Pelosi in fury over Taiwan visit

TAIPEI, Taiwan - China said Friday it would halt cooperation with the United States on areas including military relations and climate change while imposing sanctions against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Beijing stepped up its retaliation to her Taiwan visit.

MAGA NextGen Debuts

The Memo: Trump's TV stars pose problems for the GOP

Former President Trump loves celebrity - especially TV fame. But his enthusiasm is not working out so well for the Republican Party. Trump has backed a host of candidates in party primaries who are famous or have a track record in television, or both. But many of his chosen stars are underperforming, complicating the GOP's electoral...

Vlad Tempts Fate

Ukraine says Russian shelling hit power line at nuclear power plant

KYIV, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Ukraine's Energoatom state nuclear power company said a high-voltage power line at its Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant had been hit by Russian shelling on Friday, but that the plant still worked and no radioactive discharges had been detected. The plant is in Russian-controlled territory.

Pandemic Fades Across The Pond

UK Covid wave falls away as infections drop by half a million

The UK's latest wave of Covid continued to subside at the end of last month, with infections falling by more than half a million for the second week running, according to the Office for National Statistics.


Ex-Fed insider: A full-blown recession is 'almost certainly' coming

The Federal Reserve's war on inflation will eventually kill the economic recovery from Covid-19, former Fed official Bill Dudley warns.

Lawyer Outrage Aftermath

Alex Jones Goes Off on His 'Damn Lawyers' for Screwing Him Over

The day after Alex Jones learned on the stand that his own defense lawyers had sent a trove of text messages ostensibly proving that he had perjured himself to the opposing counsel in his defamation trial, the conspiracy theorist used his InfoWars platform to express his apparent shock and disappointment.

Mean Tweets Target Mogul

Twitter's Legal Team Just Sucker Punched Elon Musk

What a weird mess of a legal saga this Elon Musk-Twitter suit is turning out to be. It has been less than a month since the social-media company filed a complaint in Delaware Chancery Court trying to force Musk, the world's richest man, to buy it for $44 billion.


U.S. Belief in Sasquatch Has Risen Since 2020 - CivicScience

Americans' belief in Bigfoot is on the rise. In a CivicScience survey in mid-July, 13% of U.S. adults said they agree with the statement, "Bigfoot / Sasquatch is a real, living creature." That's up from 11% who said the same in May 2020 - an 18% increase.

And You Thought You Were Having A Bad Day . . .

Porn star whose boob BURST shares clip of pus oozing from her breast

WARNING, GRAPHIC CONTENT Sophie Anderson, 34, posted the shocking clip of her left breast on social media The mum-of-four is seen to squeeze yellow pus out of a seeping hole in her boob She paid £15,000 for a Belgian surgeon to fix her boob but it went horribly wrong The porn star crowdfunded the surgery after her 32JJ size implant burst in March Disgusting footage shows a porn star squeezing pus out of a hole in her breast after a boob job went horribly wrong.

Royals Last Stand

Lesky's Notes: This is the team, for better or for worse

Without the waiver trade deadline that we used to have, there's an interesting finality to the season when the trade deadline hits. Yes, there can be player movement through DFAs, releases and non-40-man trades, but mostly we now have two months of this being the team the Royals field.

Chiefs Work The Line

Kansas City Chiefs' rapid offensive line overhaul has exceeded almost all expectations

6:00 AM ET Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs had high hopes for their offensive line last year after they invested heavily in the position group following a Super Bowl LV loss in which the unit was overwhelmed.

Head Check For Workers

Feeling bad vibes at work? It's a choice; Be the master of your own peace (Holistic Hustle)

Kharissa Parker-Forte is a news producer, writer, certified health coach, and columnist for Startland News. Editor's note: This commentary kicks off Parker-Forte's series on the 7 Pillars of Self-Care by discussing the intersection between spirituality and work. Read her "Holistic Hustle" columns for Startland News here .

Coach Remembered

Dick Vermeil will enter the Hall of Fame as an Eagle, but his Kansas City connections remain strong

Former coach Dick Vermeil will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday in Canton, Ohio. Though he'll enter the Hall as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, Vermeil is still remembered for his time with the Chiefs - 17 years after spending his final coaching chapter here.

Katie Shares Weekend Forecast

Impact Day Friday due to dangerous heat and humidity

Today: IMPACT DAY Heat advisory begins at 1:00 and continues through Saturday...likely to be extended through Sunday. Mostly sunny, High 94, Heat Index 101-105°.Saturday IMPACT DAY: Mostly sunny & windy. High 97, Heat Index 103-108°Sunday: IMPACT DAY: Partly cloudy, High 96, Heat Index 103-106°.

S. Carey - Sunshower is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.