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Hip-Hop Holiday Soundtrack

Kansas City jazz, hip-hop artists make Christmas album, will benefit those with disabilities

If you're not in the holiday spirit yet, it's time to get ready. Local musicians Friday released a Christmas benefit album for those with disabilities.

Dead-Tree Celebration

75 years ago this month, Independence's Harry Truman shocked the world to win re-election

In a moment that has become etched in history, the 1948 election night newspaper headline that got it wrong will forever be remembered.

Local Low Turnout Info

ELECTION GUIDE | Nov. 7, 2023 Kansas City-area elections

Voters on both sides of the Kansas City area will head to the polls on November 7 to decide local races and ballot questions. This is our guide to help make that process a little easier.

More Deets For Your Amusement

Worlds of Fun owner, Six Flags to merge into 'largest amusement park operator' in US

Cedar Fair - the parent company of Worlds of Fun in Kansas City - and Six Flags plan a merger that will unite 27 amusement parks and 15 water parks across the United States.

Sausage Fest Unpacked

The food of Frankfurt: Bichelmeyer Meats gives Kansas City a peek into German cuisine

Bichelmeyer Meats has been a Kansas City staple since 1946. It's still a family run operation that uses family recipes that go back more than 70 years.

Double Take Reporting

Paige Spiranac addresses boob job rumors after fan speculation

The 30-year-old professional golfer addressed the speculation during an Instagram Q&A, after a follower asked if she gets 'annoyed' by people asking if her breasts are 'real.'

White House Loses Latest Bloc

Muslims disillusioned by Biden face difficult choice with Trump

Muslim voters disillusioned with President Biden's position on Israel are facing the prospect of a difficult choice in 2024. Voters The Hill spoke with said they feel betrayed, angry and disappointed with the way Biden has stood steadfastly with Israel despite its bombardment of Gaza. Yet the Republican candidate facing Biden at this stage seems...

MAGA Trumps Deuce

Trump's efforts to overshadow DeSantis in Florida take center stage | CNN Politics

A Florida Republican lawmaker, after flipping his support to former President Donald Trump, is now publicly questioning Gov. Ron DeSantis' support for the Jewish community. Another state lawmaker, spurned by DeSantis earlier this year, is actively recruiting more of his colleagues to jump on the Trump bandwagon.

Campaigning With Shovel In Hand Isn't Good Look

Maher hits Newsom, Whitmer for running 'shadow' 2024 campaigns, credits Dean Phillips for challenging Biden

HBO host Bill Maher knocked top Democrats like California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for running "shadow campaigns" instead of challenging President Biden.

Holy Land Conversation Cont'd

Blinken to hear call for Gaza ceasefire from regional ministers in Jordan on Saturday

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will hear demands for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza when he meets Middle East foreign ministers in Jordan on Saturday, Jordan's foreign ministry said.

European War Ceasefire?!?

U.S., European officials broach topic of peace negotiations with Ukraine, sources say

U.S. and European officials have begun quietly talking to the Ukrainian government about what possible peace negotiations with Russia might entail to end the war, according to one current senior U.S. official and one former senior U.S. official familiar with the discussions.

Middle-East Escalation

Israeli jets hit Lebanon as Hezbollah fires more powerful missile

Lebanon's Hezbollah said it carried out simultaneous attacks on Israeli positions at the Lebanese border on Saturday, as residents of south Lebanon reported some of the fiercest Israeli strikes yet during weeks of cross-border clashes. The Israeli army said its warplanes had struck Hezbollah targets in response to an earlier attack from Lebanese territory, and was accompanying the air strikes with artillery and tank shelling.

Fighting Intensifies

Israel admits airstrike on ambulance that witnesses say killed and wounded dozens | CNN

There are dozens of casualties after an incident near Gaza's Al-Shifa Hospital, according to multiple videos from the scene and the Hamas-run Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza.

Far East No Fun

This city never slept. But with China tightening its grip, is the party over? | CNN Business

As the scattered patrons hop from one deserted bar to the next, it's hard to believe the near-empty streets they are zigzagging down were once among the most vibrant in Asia.

South Of Border Progress?!?

Abortion is decriminalized in Mexico, but the social and cultural stigma remains

The Mexican Supreme Court decriminalized abortion nationwide in September, but activists and medical providers say cultural and social stigma still plague women's health.

Doggy-Style Debated

Extraordinarily contentious claim made by journal article

The opinion was posed in the aptly-named Journal of Controversial Ideas. It comes months after a 25-year-old man, called Liam Brown, was caught having sex with a cow.

Face-Off Ahead

Chiefs players still love Tyreek Hill - but are ready to face his new team on Sunday

The Kansas City Chiefs' players and coaches still love their old teammate Tyreek Hill - that is, until Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins gets underway in Germany.

Booze News Ahead Of Debut

After setbacks, KC beer hall nears opening at Martini Corner - Kansas City Business Journal

Brewer's Corner, which faced multiple delays, is gearing up to open next to sister concept Brewer's Kitchen. Founder Chris Riggins details what happened and what's in store.

Celebrate The Savoy

'Really rich history': Kansas City restaurant named best of its kind in the country

The award recognizes restaurants that "offer the finest cuisine, historic atmosphere, and exceptional customer service."

Weekend Java Suggestion

Drink This Now: Ube Latte at Joy Coffee

You would never guess from driving by that a coffee shop resides in a defunct Best Buy. Joy Coffee in Independence is a casual coffee shop.

Katie's Forecast For Now

Some showers possible on the last day of daylight saving time

Saturday will have high temperatures around 61 degrees; Sunday will warm up a bit and provide some wind.

MGMT - Mother Nature is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.