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Cowtown Entertains New Guests

A year since the Taliban takeover, Kansas City has become home to 760 Afghan refugees

Mohammad Aman Wak slices away thin strips of fat from a chunk of beef he's trimming with a sharp blade. Barrel-chested with thick forearms, the 64-year-old banters good naturedly with two other aproned Afghan refugees, all tending the butcher shop at Pak Halal International Grocery in Lenexa, Kansas.

Another Northeast Breakdown

Building partially collapses in Avenue business parking lot

Building partially collapses in Avenue business parking lot The abandoned apartment building at 3211 Independence Avenue continues to be a safety and health issue to the community. On Saturday, a portion of the west wall of the fire-ravaged and abandoned building collapsed in the parking lot of the 7-11 store immediately west of the property.

Takeover Still On Track

CN defends its proposed purchase of Kansas City Southern's Springfield Line - Trains

WASHINGTON - Canadian National has rebutted claims that Amtrak and Canadian Pacific have made regarding its proposed acquisition of Kansas City Southern's line linking Springfield, Ill., with Kansas City and St. Louis. CN has asked the Surface Transportation Board to force CP to divest KCS's former Gateway Western Springfield Line as part of the CP-KCS merger.

Attention Span Teachable Moment

NKC schools to crack down on 'tremendous distraction' of cell phones in classroom

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - North Kansas City Schools announced new enforcement procedures for limiting cell phone use at school. The school district stated that from 7:43 a.m.-2:40 p.m., "student cell phone use is prohibited during class time (Bell to bell)." Cell phones are only to be used before or after school, during a passing period or during lunch.

Good Vibes & Java

TJ Roberts spreads love and community through coffee

TJ Roberts served his first cup of coffee when he was ten. When he grew up, he began working in the sales and insurance industries, but that isn't what made him happy. Those coffee shop meetings did.

Cheeky Hottie Earns Breezy Promo

Demi Rose in wardrobe blunder as wind blows up skirt to unveil teeny thong

OnlyFans star Demi Rose Mawby looks unrecognisable after undergoing an epic hair transformation while displaying her perky bum cheeks in a racy outfit. With her hair getting darker and darker in each of her recent Instagram uploads, Demi's recent video sees the model don an even darker shade of brunette.

MAGA Raid Pushback Cont'd

Trump demands return of seized documents - by order of social media

Donald Trump has demanded the return of some documents seized by the US justice department in an FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida last week - apparently under the impression that posts on his Truth Social platform carry legal weight.

Devil In Deets For Rudy

Giuliani told he is a target in Georgia 2020 presidential election probe

Rudy Giuliani has been told by prosecutors in Georgia that he is a target of the special purpose grand jury investigating whether former President Donald Trump and his allies violated the law in their efforts to flip the 2020 election results in Georgia.

Hard Times Hit Homestead

US falls into 'housing recession' as mortgage rates, building costs surge

The US housing market has plunged into a full-blown recession as tightened economic policy and surging expenses weigh on home builders. Builder confidence has plummeted for eight consecutive months, marking its worst stretch since the housing market imploded in 2007 in the midst of the Great Recession, according to data released Monday.

Cable News Denies Hard Times

Analysis: American recession fears collide with reality

The American economy didn't get the memo that it's supposed to already be in a recession.

Iran From Fatwa

Iran denies involvement but justifies Salman Rushdie attack

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - An Iranian government official denied on Monday that Tehran was involved in the assault on author Salman Rushdie, though he justified the stabbing in remarks that represented the Islamic Republic's first public comments on the attack.

Tragic Extremist Anniversary 

A year of Taliban rule gives Afghanistan security but little hope

KABUL, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The Taliban marked a year in power on Monday, but celebrations were muted as Afghanistan struggles with rising poverty, drought, malnutrition and fading hope among women that they will have a decisive role in the country's future.

Far East Mexican Standoff

China stages more drills near Taiwan as U.S. lawmakers visit

BEIJING, Aug 15 (Reuters) - China's military said it carried out further drills near Taiwan on Monday as a group of U.S. lawmakers visited the Chinese-claimed island and met with President Tsai Ing-wen. The People's Liberation Army's Eastern Theatre Command said the exercises were "a stern deterrent to the United States and Taiwan continuing to play political tricks and undermine peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait".

Battling Against Vlad

Ukraine hits Russian Wagner mercenary HQ in east

Ukrainian artillery has struck a headquarters of Russia's shadowy Wagner paramilitary group of mercenaries in eastern Ukraine, reports say. The attack in Popasna was reported by Serhiy Hayday, Ukrainian governor of Luhansk region, and several pro-Kremlin war reporters. The number of casualties is not clear and details remain sketchy.

Cynics Counting On Doomsday 

Nuclear war between US, Russia would leave 5 billion dead from hunger, study says

"We must prevent a nuclear war from ever happening." About 75% of the world's population would die from hunger following a nuclear war. "No one has done this calculation before." As many as 5 billion people worldwide - 75% of the global population - would die from famine and hunger after a nuclear war between the U.S.


The Rise Of Anal Sex Is Destroying The Anuses Of Thousands And Thousands Of Women The World Over: But Why? Dicks TBH

Women in the UK are suffering injuries and other health problems as a result of the growing popularity of anal sex among straight couples, two NHS surgeons have warned. The consequences include incontinence and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) as well as pain and bleeding because they have experienced bodily trauma while engaging in the practice, the doctors write in an article in the British Medical Journal.

Aboot The Preseason

The battle to become the Chiefs' backup placekicker is now over

To build this next version of the Kansas City Chiefs, general manager Brett Veach started the offseason by signing safety Justin Reid to a three-year contract, hoping to recharge the defense after the departure of Tyrann Mathieu. Reid began his 2022 campaign on Saturday.

New Royals Hitting It Off

The good vibes are real, and it's not because the team is better

Anyone who has ever played a competitive game-be it in real life or video game form-with others knows that there's a chicken and egg problem that pops up. That problem is this: winning feels good and cultivates good vibes. Losing feels bad and cultivates bad vibes.

Kansas City Pastime: Pretending To Care About Soccer

Sporting KC eliminated from top-seed contention, playoffs still in play

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - It's no secret to fans, players or the coaching staff that the 2022 season has not lived up to expectations for Sporting Kansas City, but the latest loss to Austin FC is the beginning of the inevitable reality of playoff elimination.

Local Sound Check

816 Day: KC Music All Day + 909 Session with Katy Guillen and the Drive

Tune in Tuesday, Aug. 16 for 816 Day - a celebration of all things KC! At 7 p.m., we'll have a 909 Session from local indie favorites Katy Guillen & the Drive!

Soggy Midweek Awaits

Rain likely Tuesday morning, highs in low 70s

Scattered rain showers and a few thunderstorms are possible overnight into Tuesday morning. Temperatures will fall into the upper 60s overnight. Temps will mostly stay in the 70s Tuesday. Rain showers and some storms are likely Tuesday morning, then becoming more scattered late morning into the afternoon.

Nicki Minaj - Super Freaky is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.