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Early Burning Sensation

KCFD fights an apartment and house fire overnight

Kansas City Firefighters responded to an apartment and house fire less than an hour apart early Wednesday morning.

Today's Redemption Song

'I come to work happy': Man shares how Shelter KC, donations turned his life around

Christmas at the Crossroads allows people to receive donations, food and company. One man discusses how his life was changed through the kindness of Shelter KC.

Flyover Country Costs Tumble

Wichita, Kansas is the most affordable U.S. city for single renters, according to new report

Wichita, Kansas, ranked as the most affordable city with a median studio rent of $565 per month.

Everything About STL Is Awful

After Police Cruiser Crashes Into Missouri Bar, Bar Co-Owner Is Arrested

Chad Morris, co-owner of Bar:PM is facing assault charges, but his husband claims officers 'jumped' him

Cheapskate Update

A look at the Royals' payroll picture in 2024 and beyond

What does all this spending mean for the future?

Angela Shares Backstory

I'm the Woman From the Viral Crying P*rn Scene

"It wasn't just my best porn scene. It was one of the greatest sexual moments of my life."

New Boss Puts Prez On Notice

Xi warned Biden during summit that Beijing will reunify Taiwan with China

Chinese President Xi Jinping's Taiwan warning to President Joe Biden got the attention of U.S. officials because it was delivered at a meeting intended to reduce tensions.

MAGA Reading List Debated

Trump says he's never read 'Mein Kampf' as he doubles down on anti-immigrant rhetoric | CNN Politics

Donald Trump said Tuesday at a rally in Waterloo, Iowa, that undocumented migrants are "destroying the blood of our country" - the latest anti-immigrant comments from the former president in the sprint to the Iowa caucuses - and pushed back on recent criticism that his rhetoric has echoed Adolf Hitler, telling a crowd in Iowa that he's never read "Mein Kampf."

Republicans Stand With MAGA

GOP rallies around Trump after Colorado ballot ruling

Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel blasted the ruling as "election interference" in a post on X, writing that the party's legal team "looks forward to helping fight for a victory."

Eastern Europe Retro

Ukraine Is Rearming For 2024-With New Brigades And Very Old Tanks

A video that the Ukrainian defense ministry posted on Dec. 12 hints that the new 154th Brigade is getting ex-Russian T-62 tanks.

Holy Land Latest

Live updates: Israel-Hamas war, hostage negotiations, Gaza humanitarian crisis

The UN Security Council will vote Wednesday on a Gaza resolution, according to sources. Meanwhile, Israel has proposed a weeklong pause in fighting to Hamas in exchange for the release of 40 hostages, according to a CNN analyst. Follow live updates.

Mexican Christmas Massacre

At least 12 killed in mass shooting at Christmas party in Mexico: "When they were asked who they were, they started shooting"

The victims were young people participating in a religious gathering to celebrate aspects of the story of Christmas, a foundation said.

American Standstill

Pandemic of inactivity the next crisis facing United States, study warns

"The findings of the current investigation indicate a crisis within a crisis with respect to a physical inactivity pandemic in the U.S.," researchers explain.

Actress Offers Coupling Advice

Cameron Diaz says married couples having 'separate bedrooms, houses' should be 'normalized'

"The Holiday" actress has given her hot take on marriage, saying it should be "normalized" for married couples to not only have separate bedrooms, but separate houses.

Cowtown Java Restart

KC Coffee Shop Announces Closing, But There Might Be Hope

After suddenly announcing their closing on Instagram, Vested Coffee says there's hope to keep their Beacon Hill location open.

Today's Warmup Forecast

Spring-like temperatures continue, rain expected later this week

March-like temperatures continue today through Christmas Day. There are numerous chances of rain beginning Thursday stretching through next Tuesday.

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