Kansas City News Lean: Local Love Across Globe & MAGA Cash & Supreme Pill Ruling

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Cowtown Romance Travels

Global Love Story Stretches from Kansas City to Bangladesh

Ryan stands in his kitchen in Kansas City, surrounded by the warm glow of his stove and the sweet aroma of his cooking. He moves with precision and focus, creating a delicious dinner with love. He is preparing a mouth-watering dish of roasted chicken with vegetables.

Cowtown Connection Celebrated

Kansas City Southern Rail, Canadian Pacific officially merge

With a ceremonial rail spike on Friday, it became the first single line connecting Canada, the United States and Mexico. "We're excited to spread our great culture, our great business," Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas said.

NEXTGen Guards Future

SK Security is just one of several ventures young KC entrepreneur owns - Kansas City Business Journal

Sidney Kile explains how he founded what is now one of the biggest and fastest-growing security companies in the Kansas City area when he was only 19 years old, after dropping out of high school. It wasn't the first or the last business he has started.

Before Ink Dries

Grimm Tattoo already working to reopen following devastating fire

A tattoo shop in Midtown is working to rebuild one week after a fire destroyed the building.The fire started late on Thursday night inside one of the businesses in the strip mall at 39th and Broadway. KCPD said the fire was accidental. It destroyed almost everything inside of Grimm Tattoo, but artists are already back to work.

Home Team Beer Talk

Kansas City Royals fans react to club's alcohol sales decision

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals opened a homestand Friday against the Atlanta Braves that also ushered in a new era for fans who like to enjoy a beer or two at the game. Games are going faster this year, so some teams including the Royals are making changes to alcohol policies, extending sales through the bottom of the 8th inning.

Angel Always Behind The Scenes

The 1 Thing the Victoria's Secret Angels Do Backstage That No One Tells You About

Taylor Hill didn't just get to walk down this year's Victoria's Secret runway in those suede, star-spangled, thigh-high boots. What you may not know is that

Irish Prez Would Stay

'I've never been more optimistic': Biden's farewell speech in County Mayo - video highlights

Joe Biden concluded his visit to Ireland with a passionate riverside address to tens of thousands of people in his ancestral town in County Mayo. The US president turned his farewell speech in Ballina into a celebration of Irish and American values, saying: "My friends, people of Mayo, this is a moment to recommit our hearts, minds and souls to the march of progress."

MAGA Garnered EPIC Donations After Indictment

Trump files personal financial report, offering glimpse into post-presidency earnings

Former President Donald Trump on Friday filed his personal financial disclosure, offering the first glimpse into his earnings since leaving the White House. The 101-page document, filed with the Federal Election Commission because Trump is running for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, provides broad details about how much the former president made on various business...

Searching For Motive

Pentagon leak suspect searched 'leak' on classified network after story broke: FBI

The suspect facing charges of leaking U.S. military intelligence documents searched classified intelligence reporting for the word "leak" after the story broke. Jack Teixeira, the 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guardsman accused of leaking documents the Department of Defense says contain "sensitive and highly-classified material," was charged Friday with unauthorized retention and transmission of national defense information and willful retention of classified documents.

More Deets On Life Fight

Supreme Court blocks lower court rulings restricting abortion pills

The Supreme Court on Friday temporarily blocked lower court orders that imposed restrictions on the widely used abortion pill mifepristone, keeping the status quo for the most common form of medication abortion while a legal challenge to the Food and Drug Administration's authority plays out.

Kansas Politico Hits Pause

Mike Pompeo says he will not run for president in 2024 election

Former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Friday that he will not run for president in the 2024 election. The devoted ally and defender of Donald Trump opted out of a contest that would have put him into competition with his former commander in chief.

Allies Ready To Launch

Ukraine awaits US missile system after latest Russian strike

KYIV, Ukraine -- The death toll from Russian missile strikes on eastern Ukraine's city of Sloviansk rose to 11 Saturday as rescue crews tried to reach people trapped in the rubble of an apartment building, Ukrainian authorities said. Ukraine's air force said the country would soon have weapons with which to try to prevent attacks like the one Friday.

Plauged By Next Wave

New COVID variant Arcturus may be 1.2 times more infectious than Kraken strain

A new COVID-19 variant is causing concern in India - and it may be 1.2 times more infectious than the Kraken variant. The new strain, dubbed Arcturus, has increased 13-fold in the last month in the country.

Large & In Charge

Plus-size airline passenger demands free seats and bigger bathrooms in online petition to FAA

A plus-size airline passenger has started an online petition demanding change from airlines when it comes to passenger accommodations for people who are larger than others. In a Change.org petition titled "Demand for the FAA to Protect Plus-Sized Customers," petition originator Jae'lynn Chaney, a content creator from Vancouver, Washington, has several requests for change when it comes to larger individuals flying safely and comfortably.

Trans Needs Cold One

Bud Light blasted on Twitter for 'TGIF' post amid Dylan Mulvaney controversy

Bud Light posted a photo of a beer can on Friday with the caption,"TGIF," leading to criticism in the replies as the company finds itself in the middle of controversy over its partnership with transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney.

Nasty Mexican Standoff

Kidnapping survivors in Mexico for tummy tuck said captors tried to force them to have sex with each other

The Americans who survived a violent abduction at gunpoint by a Mexican drug cartel have spoken out about the harrowing ordeal - describing how their captors wore terrifying red "Diablo" masks, held guns to their heads, and tried to force them to have sex with each other.

Royal Record Falls Again

Homer-happy Braves rout Royals 10-3

The Braves smacked five home runs, three of them coming in the first two innings of Brady Singer, on their way to a 10-3 win over the Royals on Friday night. The Royals fall to 4-10 and have lost seven of their eight home games this year.

Show-Me Trash Team Up

Volunteers clean up trash from banks of Missouri River

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Thursday, morning volunteers with Missouri River Relief walked and boated along the Missouri River bank, picking up trash. They filled a 30-foot dumpster with what they collected, and their work's just beginning. Jeff "Boot" Barrow has been volunteering with them for years.

Spring Into Foodie Festival

Farmers markets are back. Find your favorite around Kansas City with this guide

Spring's here, and with that comes the farmers markets. Local vendors across Kansas City are prepared for the season to begin, and they're ready to share their bouquets and produce with you. Some farmers markets open up Saturday, while you'll have to wait for others to open in the area.

More Deets On Toy Train Treats

Enchanté! Restaurateur bakes her latest hotspot on KC Streetcar line: Each space speaks to me

Some conversations are too special to end with a simple "goodbye," said Heather White. "Say you're in France with a group of friends, and you're having one of those amazing conversations that is just so delightful - when it's time to leave, you want to say more than goodbye. It's !"

Katie Calls Weekend

Rain and storms pass through the metro Saturday morning

Rain and storms pass through the metro Saturday morning Saturday will have high temperatures around 61 degrees; storms possible in the morning and later in the evening with severe weather possible farther to the east. Hide Transcript Show Transcript RUNS A FARMER'S MARKET. I KNOW.

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