Kansas City Thursday Gathering: Elon Musk Takes Over Twitter & Fires Everybody

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'It stings a little bit': Local moving company sees a drop in demand as mortgage rates soar

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Federal Reserve continues to hike up interest rates amid soaring inflation. As a result, homebuyers and owners are seeing record-high mortgage rates. The 30-year fixed mortgage rate topped 7% this week, certainly putting the effects of inflation into focus. Just a year ago, the rate was only around 3%.

Baller Redacts

Kadarius Toney celebrates Chiefs trade, deletes cryptic tweet on health with Giants

The New York Giants have reportedly parted ways with their first-round pick from a year ago, wide receiver Kadarius Toney, who will now play for the Kansas City Chiefs. Toney was quick to respond to the news that he'd been dealt, but he also sent out a cryptic tweet that appeared to hint that he is healthy and not dealing with a hamstring injury after all.

Salvy Earns Honor

Royals catcher Salvador Perez again named as finalist for Silver Slugger Award

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez has been named a finalist for a 2022 Louisville Silver Slugger Award. Perez, a four-time Louisville Silver Slugger winner, led the Royals with 23 home runs in 2022.The catcher still managed the nomination even while missing 41 games due to a left thumb injury that required surgery in June.

Mayor Q Bets On Lady Soccer

Kansas City, Portland mayors wager barbecue, beer ahead of NWSL Championship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The sports wagers on the National Women's Soccer League Championship have made their way to city halls in Kansas City, Missouri, and Portland, Oregon. KCMO Mayor Quinton Lucas and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler have placed a friendly wager on the match.


Elon Musk has taken control of Twitter and fired its top executives | CNN Business

Elon Musk has completed his$44 billion deal to buy Twitter, a source familiar with the deal told CNN Thursday. Musk fired CEO Parag Agrawal and two other executives, according to two people familiar with the decision. The deal's closing removes a cloud of uncertainty that has hung over Twitter's business, employees and shareholders for much of the year.

Infighting Ahead Of Midterms

AOC hits Biden for not pardoning illegal immigrants for federal offenses of simple marijuana possession

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. , criticized President Biden for not including illegal immigrants in his pardon for those federally convicted of simple marijuana possession. Ocasio-Cortez made the comments during an episode of "Pod Save America" that was released on Tuesday. "I can at least say with Latino voters, we've never tried as a party.

MAGA Loses Minor Decision

Federal appeals court denies Trump effort to keep tax records away from House committee

A federal appeals court on Thursday denied former President Donald Trump's latest attempt to prevent a congressional committee from accessing his tax records. The denial from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C., comes after a three-judge panel on the court unanimously ruled in August that the House Ways and Means Committee is allowed to obtain Trump's tax records after a yearslong effort to secure them.

Tragedy Aftermath For STL

Rifle used in the St. Louis school shooting had been taken from the gunman days before the attack, police say | CNN

The AR-15-style rifle used in the deadly St. Louis school shooting had been taken from the shooter's possession during a domestic disturbance just days before the attack, and it's unclear how he got it, police say.

Metaverse Implodes

Mark Zuckerberg's Pipe Dream Turns Into $588 Billion Nightmare

Mark Zuckerberg's plan to dominate the metaverse is turning into a nightmare for everyone. And it's costing the real world serious cash: $588 billion to be exact. Shares of S&P 500 member Meta Platforms ( FB), the company formerly known as Facebook, crashed anew in late trading Wednesday following a dismal earnings report.


Caitlyn Jenner slams trans activist Dylan Mulvaney who called to 'normalize the bulge'

Caitlyn Jenner lambasted a TikTok trans rights activist, who recently visited the White House, after a past video of her advocating to normalize "women having bulges" resurfaced online. Dylan Mulvaney, a transgender TikTok content creator who garnered millions of followers for sharing her male-to-female transition, recently spoke with President Biden at a youth summit that aired on Sunday.

Above & Beyond

Southwest Airlines to restore, add routes in spring at new KCI

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Southwest Airlines opened its booking through July 10, 2023, on Thursday and the new single-terminal Kansas City International Airport will have an immediate impact on the availability of flights. KCI announced on social media that Southwest, the airport's largest carrier, would restore nonstop service to Albuquerque and Indianapolis in April.

Tossing Cookies Ur Way

Overland Park bakery celebrates KC Current with special sugar cookies

Love for the Kansas City Current and excitement for the team's upcoming championship match are giving some businesses a boost."Everybody loves sugar cookies," said Cherrie Duensing, of Best Regards Bakery & Café.

Autumn Cont'd

FORECAST: Seasonable temperatures continue into Friday

Mostly overcast skies will dominate the remainder of the afternoon and evening hours while a gentle easterly breeze coasts in at less than 6 mph. Seasonably cool air will have most heading to the closet for a light jacket. Area temperatures will slip from the lower 60s in the middle of the afternoon to near 50 by the late evening hours.

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