Kansas City Thursday Collection: Train Merger & Prez Biden Decries Baller Sentence

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Takeover On Track

Four U.S. legislators back Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger - Trains

WASHINGTON - Four federal legislators - three from Missouri and one from Kansas - have told regulators that they back the proposed Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger. Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt and Reps. Sam Graves and Emanuel Cleaver, along with Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran - all Republicans - told the Surface Transportation Board in an Aug.

Newspaper Runs Out Of Ideas

What do you love most about your Kansas City neighborhood or community? Tell The Star

What do you love most about your neighborhood? We'd love to hear. Covering almost 8,500 square feet and spanning a state line and a river, the sprawling Kansas City metro contains too many neighborhoods and communities to count.

Show-Me Bland Leading The Bland

Missouri and Kansas get their U.S. Senate matchups

Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran has held his seat since 2010, and it would be easy to assume that conservative Kansas would back him again. But KCUR's Laura Ziegler reports that some voters are rethinking their priorities after the last six years, while Democrats are rethinking their strategy for campaigning.

Secondary Competition Heats Up

The Chiefs Are Ready for a Cornerback Cage Match

The Kansas City Chiefs heavily addressed the cornerback position this offseason. They selected four cornerbacks in the draft, traded for another, and signed more to provide competition. There was a clear emphasis on retooling the cornerback room while getting younger. As a result, the Chiefs' most experienced cornerback is entering his fourth year.

Home Team Offers Freebies

Royals 24 hour supply giveaway for KC-area teachers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Royals are stepping up to help make sure teachers have what they need to begin the new school year. Teachers spend an average of $750 of their own money each year on supplies for their students, according to a study last year.

Namesake Opts Out

Kansas cancels concert at Azura Amphitheater in Bonner Springs

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. - Fans will have to wait to see the band Kansas. The band postponed its July concert at Azura Amphitheater after members and others touring with the band tested positive for COVID-19. Kansas announced Wednesday it canceled the concert.

Summer Panty Poses Shine Bright

Joy Corrigan looks incredibly toned in a strappy bikini

Joy Corrigan looked incredibly toned as she posed in an exotic strappy silver bikini for a late summer photo shoot in new images shared to her Instagram page on Wednesday. The 27-year-old Victoria's Secret veteran flaunted her formidable figure in the metallic strappy bikini from Naked Species, which she tagged.

White House Stands Up For Cannabis Baller Captured By Russkies

Biden condemns Russia sentencing Brittney Griner to 9 years in prison

President Biden blasted Russia for sentencing Brittney Griner to nine years in a penal colony for cannabis possession and smuggling, calling the decision "unacceptable." "Today, American citizen Brittney Griner received a prison sentence that is one more reminder of what the world already knew: Russia is wrongfully detaining Brittney," Biden said in a statement released by the White House.


Hear Me Out: Trump Won't Run Again

After the 2016 election, I was hanging out with a group of friends discussing how badly the press had screwed up its predictions about Donald Trump's chances at victory-seeing as how he had just won the presidency, despite the apparent odds. One attendee, a fellow political journalist, came up with a particularly evocative metaphor for the situation.

Speaker Starts World War Pelosi

Pelosi went to Taiwan. How far does China want to take the crisis?

TAIPEI, Taiwan - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made history and drew China's wrath with her visit to Taiwan, which lasted less than a day. But the consequences for the Beijing-claimed island and the broader region could continue long after her departure.

Talker Taken Down

Sandy Hook family attorney exposes Alex Jones' dishonesty during brutal cross-examination

The dishonesty of right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was spotlighted in a Texas court on Wednesday as a lawyer for a pair of Sandy Hook parents cross-examined the Infowars founder and fact-checked his answers in real-time.

Accountability This Afternoon

FBI charges 4 Louisville police officers in Breonna Taylor investigation

The FBI arrested former Louisville police officer Joshua Jaynes Thursday morning following his involvement in the 2020 shooting death of Breonna Taylor, Fox News has confirmed. Three other current or former Louisville police officers were also charged with civil rights violations, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday.

Prez Biden Blamed For Monkeypox Spread

White House scrambles to play catch-up on monkeypox response

WASHINGTON - The Biden administration is undergoing a course correction in its response to the monkeypox outbreak after weeks of logistical and bureaucratic delays providing testing, treatments and vaccines. Biden officials acknowledge they are now playing catch-up as case numbers grow faster than initially expected, said people close to the administration, noting the number of infections has jumped from dozens to thousands in a short amount of time.

GOP Snubs Sen. Hawley

GOP senators bash Josh Hawley's opposition to adding Finland and Sweden to NATO: 'We beat China by standing with our allies'

Josh Hawley's opposition to adding Finland and Sweden to NATO is facing criticism from fellow Republicans. Hawley argued in an op-ed that enlarging NATO would limit the US's ability to counter China. Ted Cruz said Hawley was "mistaken," and Marco Rubio wrote an op-ed directly refuting Hawley's points.

COVID Hard Times Cont'd

Covid has settled into a persistent pattern - and remains damaging. It may not change anytime soon

ur tussle with Covid-19 - after a harrowing introduction and then wave upon wave of infections - seems to have settled into a persistent pattern. It may stay that way for a while. While Covid is not nearly the threat it once was, transmission of the coronavirus remains at sky-high levels.

Recession Across The Pond Also

Bank of England warns the UK will fall into recession this year

The Bank of England has warned that the UK will fall into recession this year as it raised interest rates from 1.25% 1.75% in a bid to curb soaring prices. It expects the economy to shrink in the final three months of this year and keep shrinking until the end of 2023.

Pr0n Offers Life Lesson

Adult actress Mrs Robinson opens up on how ex-student Johnny Sins boosted her porn career

The adult film actress, known as "Mrs Robinson" online, has previously spoken about how she worked at several nine-to-five jobs, including those as a marketing executive and teacher, before she quit these positions to make money off her pornographic videos online.

Desperately Seeking Keepsake

Chiefs 1969 champion loses his Super Bowl ring at a Kansas City area golf course

A Kansas City Chiefs 1969 champion says his Super Bowl ring is missing. Former safety Jim Kearney says he noticed his ring was gone following a session on the driving range at the Shoal Creek Golf Course.Kearney talked with KMBC while preparing to report the ring missing to the Kansas City, Missouri, police department.

Kansas City Legends Reconsidered

A look at Royals career records

I have a confession to make. My favorite baseball player to watch is Bryce Harper. Blasphemy, I know, but I love the way the guy plays, always full tilt and full of passion. When I am asleep, I dream of playing baseball like Bryce Harper.

Choke This Down In Waldo

Eat This Now: The Sicilian at Jovito's Italian Café & Deli

The Sicilian at Jovito's Café & Deli. // Photo by Jordan Baranowski Overlooking this little spot in Waldo would be a big mistake. Jovito's Italian Café & Deli boasts an impressive selection of Italian deli favorites including Italian beef sandwiches, Muffalini paninis, Chicago-style hot dogs, and more.

Brookside Stays Shellfish

Have A Taste of the Ocean at Earl's Premier

It's soooooo hot......are you desperate for something new and refreshing to send a cool chill through your skin? I've got a suggestion: stop in Brookside's newest restaurant, Earl's Premier, and enjoy a tasty frozen gin and tonic at the bar. They sell a lot of them these days, over 1800 glasses just last month!

Weather According To Katie

Sunny and warm for Thursday

This morning: Flash Flood Warning until 9:15 AM for SE Johnson County, MO, Henry County and Benton County. Doppler estimates more than 5" has fallen and it is still raining. In KC, Storms are moving out.Today: Sunny and Warm, High 90.Friday: Sunny & Hot. 95, Heat Index 100Saturday: Sunny & Hotter.

The Stranglers - Golden Brown (TOTP 1982) is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.