Kansas City News Line: Quickie Infernos, Fact Checks & Ukraine Fighting

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Local Fishy Firsts Await

Reservations now open for Sobela Ocean Aquarium at Kansas City Zoo

Guests at the Kansas City Zoo can now schedule reservations to enter the new Sobela Ocean Aquarium starting Sept. 1.

Golden Ghetto Smoke Out

Fire crews in Overland Park respond to fire call at Q39 South restaurant, no injuries reported

Crews got the fire under control at the restaurant, located at College and Antioch.

Home Team Stays Losing

Rodríguez, Raleigh rudely rock Royals rookies, romp 6-5

Both teams had tons of traffic, but only one came up with hits with RISP

No More Barstool In Kansas

ESPN, Penn Entertainment partner on sportsbook

Penn will rebrand its current sportsbook to ESPN BET this fall in the 16 states where it is licensed after a licensing deal was reached Tuesday.

Low End Career Takeoff

Dozens apply on the spot for jobs during KCI Airport hiring fair

Everything ranging from traffic controllers to cooks and bartenders, at the new $1.5 billion facility serving about 40,000 travelers a day.

Summer Danger Persists

Independence city employee seriously injured while repairing equipment

An Independence city employee was seriously injured while on the job Wednesday.

Cowtown Help Amid Flames

Kansas City medical student from Maui heading home to provide aid after devastating wildfires

They are the worst wildfires in the history of Hawaii and the worst in the United States in more than 100 years

Celebrate Fancy Gear For Your Future Boss

Kansas City Chiefs Heiress Gracie Hunt Poses on the Sidelines in Sky-High Wedges and Paco Rabanne

Gracie Hunt cheered on the Kansas City Chiefs at their preseason game against the New Orleans Saints. She wore a red Pacco Rabbane set and wedges.

Beebs For The Beebs Fam?!?

Hailey Bieber covers stomach with strategic fashion detail on night out

HAILEY Bieber has been spotted enjoying a glam night out in a statement dress. Stephen Baldwin's daughter headed out in Los Angeles yesterday, but obscured the view of her stomach with detail...

White House Fakes It . . . 

Fact check: Biden tells three false personal anecdotes in economic speech | CNN Politics

President Joe Biden made three false claims about his own past in a Tuesday speech in Milwaukee.

Survey Asks MAGA Support

Americans are divided along party lines over Trump's actions in election cases, AP-NORC poll shows

A new poll shows Americans are deeply divided along party lines in their views of President Donald Trump's actions in the most recent criminal charges brought against him.

Ruling Class Life Lessons

Schumer trumpets Dems' party-line law as GOP pummels Manchin

In an interview with POLITICO, the Senate majority leader predicted his party's marquee bill would help boost his incumbents in what's bound to be a tough 2024 cycle.

Legal Carnival Awaits . . . 

'Overly optimistic' Georgia Trump trial plan could create 'circus,' legal experts warn

Fani Willis, the district attorney in Fulton County, Ga., asked a judge Wednesday to start the trial of former President Donald Trump on charges alleging he and 18 co-defendants plotted to overturn Georgia's 2020 election results in March - just over six months away. But legal experts told The Hill such a timeline is...

European Rumors Of War

Ukraine Gains New Momentum as Russian Threats Expand

New reports from the front lines defy skepticism that Ukraine's counteroffensive has stalled while also exposing new obstacles facing forces loyal to Kyiv.

Asian Axis Only Worry

A BRICS currency replacing the dollar is a 'ridiculous' idea, says the top economist who named the group-unless China and India become allies

Jim O'Neill coined the term BRIC when he worked at Goldman Sachs in 2001, and he's blasting the idea of a BRICS currency. "It's embarrassing almost."

Going Deutsch For Weed Rules

German cabinet approves plans to legalise cannabis for recreational use

The German government approved a draft law Wednesday legalising the purchase and possession of cannabis for recreational use, with the health minister pushing back against criticism of the controversial...

Checking Holy Land Hot Mess 

Milley to visit Israel as U.S. concerns grow over deepening Israeli military crisis

Thousands of Israeli reservists have suspended their service due to their opposition to Netanyahu's judicial overhaul.

Leave Britney Alone?!?

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari split after 14 months of marriage: reports

Spears and Asghari, who had a star-studded wedding in June 2022, have reportedly broken up.

Hedgehog Had Crazy Cash

Porn star Ron Jeremy was worth $4M when he was sent to mental hospital

The disgraced porn star, 70, owns a total of four condo units in Hollywood - including the Franklin Towers apartment where he was revealed to be living in squalor in the lead up to his arrest.

Local LGBT Drama Debuts

Whim's 'Playing on the Periphery' Is a Tender Celebration of Queer & Questioning Youth - KC STUDIO

Playing on the Periphery is undoubtedly a children's show. But there were no children in the audience the evening I saw the play, and it was no less enjoyable for the adults present.

Rock Chalk Design Criticism

'Live from the rib cage.' New KU football stadium design gets mixed reviews from fans

"Can alumni vote on canceling the crown rib roast stadium?"

Irish For JoCo Good Times

New 'neighborhood bar' opens in Johnson County, replacing longtime Irish tavern

"We want to be that friendly neighborhood bar where everybody knows everybody. It doesn't matter whether you're a stranger, or you've been coming here for 10 years."

Planting Local Roots

Shop Local KC moving its flagship maker store to Brookside, expects flower business to bloom

Shop Local KC is closing its flagship Midtown location as it prepares to open a new storefront in Brookside Sept. 1. The location will focus primarily on flowers, Katie Mabry van Dieren said, adding that the store will fill a gap, as the neighborhood currently lacks a dedicated flower shop.

August Warm Up Underway

Heat getting ready to tick back up in the metro

Kansas City will be clear and mild, with lows in the mid-60s Wednesday night.

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