Kansas City Rev Up: EV Rebuke, GOP Fears MAGA & Big Slick Hype

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Let's Start By Getting Rail

Canadian Pacific Kansas City Is on the Right Track

Put majestic forests, hockey, southern BBQ and this year's Super Bowl LVII champ in a blender, and you get Canadian Pacific Kansas City Ltd. NYSE: CP . The mouthful of a company is the combination of Calgary-based Canadian Pacific railway and K.C.-based rail operator Kansas City Southern.

BMW sports sedan traveling at high speeds strikes, kills motorcyclist in Kansas City

1 killed in car vs motorcycle crash overnight at Truman Road, Indiana Avenue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One person was killed in a car vs. motorcycle crash at E. Truman Road and Indiana Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City, Missouri, police were called to the scene shortly before 2 a.m. Monday. Investigators say a white BMW 328i was traveling eastbound on Truman Road at a very high rate of speed.

Local Gunfire Persists

One person critically wounded after overnight shooting in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Police said a shooting victim was taken to the hospital Monday morning with critical injuries. The shooting occurred at an apartment complex in the 9400 block of Bales Drive just before 3 a.m.

Tragedy Forges Connections

Families of Overland Park police officer, hit-and-run suspect form bond after fatal traffic stop

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Three years ago this month, Overland Park Police Department Ofc. Mike Mosher encountered Phillip Carney during a Sunday afternoon traffic stop. Carney was a suspect in a hit-and-run case, and Mosher was on his way to work. Minutes after they met, Carney pulled a gun, and the men shot and killed each other.

Summer Planning Starts

Things to do in Kansas City Memorial Day Weekend

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With Memorial Day weekend around the corner, Kansas City will be buzzing and there will be multiple events to attend. Here's a look at some of the things you can take-in during the weekend across the city.

Hottie Holds Impressive Résumé

Emily Ratajkowski's Dating History: From Brad Pitt to Eric André

Emily Ratajkowski has a high-profile dating history. The model, author and activist has been in the spotlight since she first caught the public's eye in Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines music video, which was released in 2013. Along with the quickly amassed fame came a closely watched love life as well.

Future Tech Fizzles?!?!

More than 150 Republicans unite to condemn Biden's 'ill-considered' electric vehicle push

FIRST ON FOX: A coalition of 151 House Republicans, including top leadership members, has written to the Biden administration condemning its recent environmental regulations aimed at forcing more electric vehicle (EV) purchases.

MAGA Terrifies GOP

Trump's dominance spooks down-ballot recruits

Many of their prospective recruits are wary of running alongside Trump, who dominates the spotlight, repels crucial independent voters and forces his fellow Republicans to answer for his unpredictable statements. It's a dynamic that candidates don't relish, and it has only come into sharper focus since Trump's CNN town hall, when he spent 70 minutes on primetime television this month unleashing a torrent of incendiary remarks.

Cash Fight Redux

How a 12-year-old playbook is shaping the battle over the debt limit

But that episode during the Obama administration - which culminated in the first downgrade of U.S. debt in history - also gave policymakers at the Treasury Department and Federal Reserve a chance to consider new ways to contain the fallout of any failure to go past the "X date," when the government would be unable to pay all its bills.

Conservative Alternative Debuts

Tim Scott says GOP voters have 'hunger' for positive, conservative message as he declares 2024 candidacy

EXCLUSIVE - It's one the biggest questions facing Republican Sen. Tim Scott as he jumps into the race for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination. Will Republican voters be receptive to what Scott calls his "optimistic, positive message anchored in conservatism."

Florida Hot Mess Awaits

Florida Democrat: 2024 GOP primary 'about to turn into a UFC-WWE fight'

Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.) predicts the 2024 Republican presidential primary is "about to turn into a UFC-WWE fight" as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) preps to enter the race alongside former President Trump and other big GOP names. "You know, Vince McMahon could produce this between Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis - there's reports last night that maybe...

SCOTUS Down Low Exposed

The Supreme Court and 'The Shadow Docket'

The title sounds more like a thriller than a legal treatise. The Shadow Docket: How the Supreme Court uses stealth rulings to amass power and undermine the republic" - and the author, University of Texas law professor Stephen Vladeck, admits the term "shadow docket" is evocative.

Vlad Fighting Mad

Ukraine war: Wagner chief vows to hand Bakhmut to Russian army by June

The head of Russia's Wagner mercenary group has vowed to transfer control of the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut to the Russian army by 1 June. Wagner founder Yevgeny Prigozhin claimed to have captured Bakhmut on Saturday, but Kyiv says it still controls parts of the city.

Commies Closing Up Far East

Why It's Getting Harder to Do Business in China

Political and economic tensions have left companies needing to choose between complying with China’s law or the laws of a foreign country.

Diva Shuts Down Troll

Nicki Minaj blocks fan after an unflattering portrait goes viral

Nicki Minaj has been speculated to have blocked a fan after they shared an unflattering portrait of the rapper that went viral. The 'Queen' artist recently launched her own record label, Heavy On It Records, and its first release was Minaj and Ice Spice 's 'Princess Diana' remix last month.

Cash King Can Do Whatever He Wants

Jeff Bezos Gives Lauren Sanchez Pat On Butt During French Vacation

Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez are clearly lovin' their vacation together ... so much, in fact, that he gave her a nice pat on the rear as they stepped onto dry land for some lunch!

Losing Streak Sneak Peak

Series Preview: Tigers head out to Kansas City for three-game midweek set

The Detroit Tigers stumbled over the weekend in the nation's capital, dropping two of three to the Washington Nationals after taking the series opener on Friday night. Nonetheless, the Motor City Kitties remain second in the American League Central division sitting 3.5 games behind the Minnesota Twins while the Cleveland Guardians fell out of the tie to 4.5 games from the top perch.

Developers Spruce Up Local History

West Bottoms Revival Continues with Two More Historic Rehabs

By Kevin Collison The West Bottoms development surge continued last week with tax incentives approved for the renovation of two historic buildings, one a 77-unit apartment project, the other a small office plan. The MCM Company of Cleveland continued onto the next phase of its West Bottoms Flats redevelopment, winning incentive approval for its $31.8...

Super Bowl Bench Holds Opportunities

Kansas City Chiefs: Top 5 boom or bust players for 2023

The Kansas City Chiefs are poised to make another Super Bowl run in 2023. With the draft and most of NFL free agency now behind us, we have a pretty good idea of how this team will look this coming season.

Roster Revealed

Big Slick kicks off 2nd week of celebrity guest announcements

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Since May 15, Big Slick has announced 27 guests who will join David Koeckener, Jason Sudeikis, Paul Rudd, Heidi Gardner, Eric Stonestreet and Rob Riggle in Kansas City this summer.

Forecast For Now . . . 

A quiet stretch of late-May weather to start off the week


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