Kansas City Red: Winter Prep, Migrant Arrests & Taylor Swift F-Bomb

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Swift Rebuke Of Zebras

Taylor Swift screams 'F***!' as she learns to hate NFL refs

Now Taylor and the refs have bad blood.

Meth Town Employs Gadgetry Against Winter

Independence utilizing new technology to aid in preparing for snow, treating roads

The City of Independence will be relying on AI-based technology this winter to improve its response to winter snow storms.

Show-Me Cash Collab

Missouri lawmaker, mother push for bill that would split childcare costs between employee, employer, state

As Missouri Sen. Greg Razer prepares to head to Jefferson City, Missouri, for the 2024 legislative session, something he's focused on is childcare.

Republicans Rebuke Guv Amid Healthcare Crisis

Kansas legislative leaders reject governor's renewed call for Medicaid expansion - The Sentinel

Gov. Kelly argues that Medicaid expansion would alleviate a childcare shortage rather than relax onerous requirements on daycare providers.

Cowtown Stewing Options Debut

Kansas City is a hot pot wonderland, if you know where to look. Here's a guide

Hot pot is savory and spicy and perfect for winter weather, and Kansas City is lucky enough to offer a variety of ways to enjoy - especially around Overland Park. Check out these restaurants for a complete hot pot experience, or head to an Asian grocery to make it yourself at home.

Diva Double Time Counted

Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus Lead Spotify Wrapped 2023

Spotify announced its 2023 Wrapped campaign and personalized user experience, with Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift leading with the most streams.

Prez Refuses To Act His Age

Biden's private resistance to acknowledging his age

Current and former aides say Biden is extraordinarily energetic for his age - but his repeated insistence that he feels so young can draw eye rolls.

Beltway Love Scene Q&A

Senator breaks silence on staffer who filmed gay sex scene

Sen. Ben Cardin spoke days after Democrat congressional aide Aidan Maese-Czeropski, 24, was fired over the emergence of the tape reportedly filmed in Hart Senate Office Building 216.

MAGA Quote Rebuked

Analysis: The most profound question raised by Trump's extreme rhetoric | CNN Politics

Donald Trump's extreme rhetoric reminiscent of Nazi propaganda and his penchant for siding with America's adversaries and autocrats pose a unique challenge to his Republican opponents and, ultimately, US voters.

GOP Aghast Amid MAGA Talk

Senate Republicans recoil at Trump 'poisoning the blood of our country' remarks

Senate Republicans on Monday recoiled at former President Trump's comments at a rally in New Hampshire over the weekend, where he said the thousands of immigrants streaming into United States on a daily basis are "poisoning the blood of our country." They also balked at Trump quoting Russian President Vladimir Putin's criticism of the American...

Texas Preps Migrant Arrests

Texas Gov signs law for illegal migrants arrested, jailed for 20 YEARS

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed a law that will allow state law enforcement to arrest people suspected of crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Progressives Against Holy Land

'This Is About Israel's Security': Netanyahu's Nemesis Courts the Democratic Party

Former Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid is trying to shore up support for Israel on the American center-left. But the wartime politics of both countries isn't making it easy.

High Seas Collab

Joint patrols to guard ships in response to attacks by Houthis backing Palestinians

Several countries have agreed to jointly carry out patrols in the southern Red Sea and Gulf of Aden to try to safeguard commercial shipping against attacks by Yemen's Houthi rebels, who say they are supporting Palestinians under siege by Israel in the Gaza Strip.

Latest Far East Shakedown

Overnight earthquake kills 127 people in northwestern China

The magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Jishishan County in Gansu province before midnight local time on Monday, also jolting the neighboring province of Qinghai.

Northern Europe Blowup

Iceland volcano erupts after weeks of increased seismic activity

A volcano in southwest Iceland on the Reykjanes peninsula erupted on Dec. 18, 2023, and images of the eruption show lava spewing from fissures along the ground.

Suspected Right-Wing Swingers Rebuked

Sex scandal, rape accusation drive Florida GOP to strip chair's power in model of self-policing

The Florida Republican Party has demonstrated an important function of democratic institutions in stripping the party chair, Christian Ziegler, of power when Ziegler refused to resign after a rape accusation and the revelation of a three-person sexual tryst put him at odds with the values the party thought he represented.

GOATS Clean Up Kansas City

Goats keep Kessler Park intact by eating invasive plants

A group of goats are helping revitalize a northeast park by eating invasive honeysuckle and other plants.

Baller On The Mend

Chiefs place Skyy Moore on injured reserve

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Skyy Moore finishes his sophomore season with 244 yards and a touchdown, as he will now miss the rest of the regular season.

Home Team TV Time Imagined

Bally Sports Kansas City games could appear on Prime if Amazon investment goes through - Kansas City Business Journal

Amazon is "in talks to invest" in Diamond Sports Group, a move that would "advance the e-commerce giant's aggressive push into sports content as it takes on streaming rivals like Disney and Netflix," The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Check Out KC Reading List

Book recs: Kansas City librarians and teacher suggest these relaxing reads and great gifts

If you're looking for a good book to end the year with, Up To Date's panel of Kansas City book enthusiasts have read a combined total of more than 210 books this year. Check out their recommendations for your personal reading or for gifting to loved ones.

Warmup Ahead Of X-Mas

Frigid morning gives way to warmer temperatures in the afternoon

A frigid morning will give way to relatively warmer, blustery conditions this afternoon. Temperatures will get up to 48 today.

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