Kansas City Cosmos: Royals Lose, Glimpse At Fall & Small World Economy

Right now we share more than a few news items we're checking for the late night & early morning as we consider pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Local Baseball Loss #92

Pirates pillage Royals, 5-0

Bad game on all counts

Enjoy Cell Phone Lot . . . 

KCI passenger count up as airport sees third consecutive million-passenger month

Another million-passenger month came to the Kansas City International Airport in July.

Community Cashes In 

KC nonprofit is living up to its mission: investing in local Black-owned businesses, including an AI record label.

Local nonprofit G.I.F.T. is living up to its mission by investing in local Black-owned businesses, including a recent artificial intelligence record label.

The Month Ahead

September 2023 events feature forager Alexis Nikole Nelson, Janelle Monaé's homecoming, Queens of the Stone Age, and annual St. Blues NHL pre-season game

Photo by Chris Ortiz. Art by Cassondra Jones Ongoing/Multiple: September 2 - October 15 Kansas City Renaissance Festival, Bonner Springs, KS September 4-11 Dancefestopia Music & Camping Festival 2023, Wildwood Outdoor Education Center September 7 - October 1 Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, The Black Box September 14-23 Terra Luna | A Light & Sound Experience, Overland...

Inside EPIC Party Place

For sale: Patrick Mahomes' penthouse condo near the Country Club Plaza. Here's a look

Priced at $550,000, the two-bedroom condo has a private garage and three outdoor decks, including one with a sweeping view of the Plaza.

Smutty Celeb Drama Cancelled

Fallen 'Idol': HBO confirms controversial show won't return for Season 2

HBO Max isn't bringing back "The Idol" for a second season, sources confirmed to Page Six. The show, starring Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd, was trashed by critics.

White House Memory Questioned

Biden claims to have 'literally' convinced Strom Thurmond to vote for Civil Rights Act - at 21 years old

President Biden claimed to have convinced South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond to vote for the Civil Rights Act when he was 21 years old.

MAGA Offers More Conspiracy

Trump attacks special counsel over report that an investigator had a meeting at the White House

Former President Donald Trump criticized special counsel Jack Smith's office after a report that a member of his team had a meeting at the White House.

2nd Place Remains Challenging

DeSantis knows how to handle a hurricane. The racist shooting poses a bigger dilemma.

A racially-motivated Jacksonville tragedy, couple with a looming storm, pose big tests for the governor.

War In Europe Advances

Ukraine confirms capture of key village on Zaporizhzhia front

Ukraine making steady progress in Orikhiv sector as it clears dense minefields and trenches

Far East Economic Contagion This Time

China new home prices growth likely flat in 2023, dragging on economy: Reuters poll

China's new home prices will likely show no growth this year, according to a Reuters poll, highlighting the intense pressure in the crisis-hit property sector that has put a choke-hold on the economy and left policymakers in a scramble to restore confidence.

Temptation Tradition In Desert

Inside wild Burning Man festival - from orgy dome to 'happy ending' spa

Thousands of people will head to the Burning Man festival this week, where revellers will be able to enjoy the Orgy Dome, get 'happy ending' massages and go to naked Tiki parties

Local Sound Celebrated

Celebrating Charlie Parker With Lonnie McFadden - IN Kansas City Magazine

It's never really been a secret that Charlie Parker was one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century, but it's taken a while for Kansas City to give him his due. Some of Kansas City, anyway. Local jazz legend Lonnie McFadden has been celebrating Charlie "Bird" Parker's birthday for over 40 years....

Playing It Cool This Week

Kansas City to enjoy days of relief from brutal summer heat

Things are sunny and warm, with highs in the mid and upper 80s Tuesday through Friday

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.