Kansas City News Look: Airport Open House, Special Counsel & Fashion Legacy

A bittersweet news compilation today . . . We start by offering tribute to the passing of a fashion icon. She's front an center in the iconic lead image that, for better or worse, defined beauty standards for a generation. 

Her body of work undoubtedly impacted the mainstream media world . . .

And right now the legacy of Tatjana inspires our peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

Check TKC news gathering . . .

Debut For Cowtown Taxpayers

Take a tour of new KCI Airport terminal at upcoming open house

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Want a chance to tour the new terminal at Kansas City International Airport before it opens to the public? Build KCI crews are hosting a community open house event from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 to show off the $1.5 billion project.

Lessons From Lucky Bastards

What past Kansas City area lottery jackpot winners have done with money

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The total jackpot for Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is $1.1 billion. Players have strategies like buying tickets at "lucky" stores or playing certain numbers. The Cosentino's Price Chopper at 7418 West 119th St. in Overland Park, Kansas, sold a winning Powerball ticket in November 2022.

Receipts For Plebs Defying Odds

Here's where your money goes when you buy a ticket from the Missouri or Kansas Lottery

After weeks of no winners coming forward, the Mega Millions jackpot has increased to an estimated $1.35 billion - the second-largest jackpot in the game's history, according to Mega Millions officials. And while the odds could still in your favor to win, players are no doubt mapping out what they would do if they were to win the jackpot.

Hard Times From Above

KCI beverage/food operator will lay off 170 employees

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - HMSHost is laying off 170 employees at Kansas City International Airport. The food and beverage operator's contract with KCI ends in February, and its last day of operations will be Feb. 27, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) notice filed on Dec.

Destination Declared

Atlanta will be site if Bills, Chiefs meet for AFC title

Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be the neutral site if Buffalo and Kansas City meet in the AFC championship game.Related video above: Emotions run high in Buffalo as Hamlin speaks with Bills ahead of Patriots gameThe NFL decided to put that potential matchup in a neutral city after the Bills' Week 17 game against Cincinnati was canceled when Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest on the field.The Chiefs (14-3) are the No.

Unforgettable Icon

Tatjana Patitz, One of the Original Supermodels, Has Died

Tatjana Patitz, the quietest and perhaps the most intense of the original supermodels, has died. She was 56. A representative for the family stated that the cause of death was metastatic breast cancer. "I never sold my soul," Patitz said in a 2020 interview.

Prez Biden Under Investigation

AG Garland appoints special counsel to investigate Biden classified documents

Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to investigate President Biden's handling of classified documents dating back to the Obama administration on Thursday. Garland tapped Robert Hur, a former United States Attorney, to handle the investigation.

About The Lead Lawyer

Who is Robert Hur, the special counsel tapped to oversee the Biden documents investigation?

Washington - Former U.S. Attorney Robert Hur will serve as special counsel overseeing an inquiry related to the discovery of documents with classification markings at President Biden's Wilmington home and former private office, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday.

MAGA Targeted Rocketman

Trump discussed using a nuclear weapon on North Korea in 2017 and blaming it on someone else, book says

WASHINGTON - Behind closed doors in 2017, President Donald Trump discussed the idea of using a nuclear weapon against North Korea and suggested he could blame a U.S. strike against the communist regime on another country, according to a new section of a book that details key events of his administration.

Everybody Against Fueling Far East

Dems join GOP in vote to block Biden from selling strategic oil reserves to China

Dozens of House Democrats joined Republicans on Thursday to pass legislation that would prevent the Biden administration from selling any more oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to China or Chinese-owned companies. The House easily passed the bill in an 331-97 vote.

Big Oil Studies Skyfall

New study raises the heat on Exxon's secret climate research

The new study includes Exxon's graphs, models, projections and publications that show it understood how its business would affect the planet, according to the researchers Geoffrey Supran of the University of Miami, Stefan Rahmstorf of the University of Potsdam and Naomi Oreskes of Harvard University.

Congress Dude Still Fakes It

Rep. George Santos says he'll resign if '142,000 people' ask him to

Rep. George Santos, the newly sworn-in New York Republican under fire for fabricating large parts of his résumé, told NBC News on Thursday that "if 142 people ask for me to resign, I will resign."

Escalating War Starts At Home

Navy Secretary says US can't maintain support for Ukraine if weapons makers don't ramp up production

Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro warned Wednesday that continued support for Ukraine will be difficult if weapons makers don't ramp up production in the next six to 12 months. The comments came on the sidelines of the Surface Navy Association conference in Arlington, Va. Del Toro was asked to respond to remarks by Adm.

Pandemic Next Wave Arrives

What You Need to Know About the Kraken Covid Variant

Since Omicron became the world's dominant Covid variant, it's taken on a lot of shapes. First there was BA.1, then BA.5, and eventually others, including BQ.1 and BQ.1.1. Now all eyes are on another scrambled string of letters and numbers-XBB.1.5, also known as the Kraken, which has swept the northeastern US in recent weeks.


'Yellowstone' Show Has Suburbanites Dressing Like Cattle Ranchers

Ryan Capalbo's life is nothing like that of a rough and tumble cowboy. The 34-year-old spends his days toiling over foster care cases, not tending to cattle. And he lives in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., where people ride commuter trains, not horses.

Time To Sell Tesla?!?

Investor Who Beat The S&P 500 For 15 Straight Years Is Short Tesla Stock And Betting Against 'Genius' Elon Musk - Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)

A legendary investor with a strong track record of performance for his funds is betting against electric vehicle leader Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA). While the investor recognized Tesla as a great company, he saw several reasons why shares could go lower.

Diet Fad Destroys Supplies

People with diabetes struggle to find Ozempic as it soars in popularity as a weight loss aid

Tammie Rachell Largent-Phillips, 52, has Type 2 diabetes. For the past two years, she's managed the condition using a drug called Ozempic, which helps people with diabetes keep blood sugar levels in check. But in November, she was forced to switch to another medication, insulin.

Hard Rock Forever

Jeff Beck, legendary rock guitarist and musician, dead at 78 | CNN

Jeff Beck, the rock guitarist often regarded among the greatest of all-time, has died, according to a statement posted to his official social media accounts. He was 78. "On behalf of his family, it is with deep and profound sadness that we share the news of Jeff Beck's passing," the statement said.

EPIC Old School Denial

Suzannah Harvey DENIES being 'older woman' who took Harry's virginity

Suzannah Harvey has denied being the 'older woman' who took Harry's virginity The Duke said he first had sex with a horse-loving woman in a field behind a pub Ms Harvey shared a photo of ginger nut biscuits to deny involvement in the affair Harry detailed the encounter in his memoir but didn't identify the woman Suzannah Harvey has denied being the 'older woman' who took Prince Harry's virginity in a 'humiliating' encounter behind a busy pub.

Cowtown Foodie Forecast

KC Sips: Your Weekend Dining Guide

Art by Cassondra Jones Looking for delicious plans? Whether you want to impress a date, show your fam the best of KC, or just get out of the house, we've got you covered... all while supporting local. Here is your weekly roundup of the best food and drink offerings around KC.

Tribute Scheduled

'A day on, not a day off': Honor MLK Day at one of these 15 KC celebration, service events

For more than 50 years and well before it became a federal holiday, Kansas City ministers and community leaders have gathered the city together to celebrate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor his legacy of racial justice, economic equity and service.

Artsy Cash Re-imagined

NEA grant funds Kansas City's Charlotte Street artist residency program

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City-based Charlotte Street, an incubator for the area's artistic community, is celebrating a recent grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This month, the NEA awarded a $35,000 grant to Charlotte Street to support the organization's artist residency programs. The program provides visual artists, writers and performing artists a space to build community, connections and experiment.

QB Stays Winning Good Deeds

Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes wins Nationwide Charity Challenge

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs' star quarterback has been honored once again for his charitable efforts. Patrick Mahomes, the team's Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominee, is now the winner of Nationwide's Charity Challenge. Nationwide will donate $25,000 to Mahomes' foundation, 15 and the Mahomies.

Winter ALMOST Returns

Joe's Blog: It feels like winter again...for 2 days (THU-1/12)

The snow came...and the snow went. Not much really in the end as was expected in the Metro. Dusting here and there...couple of tenths here and there. Lots of wind everywhere. Interestingly because of the strong dynamics of the system there were some thundersnows down south of the area towards Linn/Bates County and out towards [...]

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