Kansas City Violaceous: Hot Mess, Politics & Faith Against Haters

A few more things to consider for late night & early morning denizens of the discourse as we take another peek at pop culture, community news and top headlines.

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Sparking Holiday Misery

Investigators determine cause of massive Kansas City apartment fire

Kansas City fire investigators say they now know what started a fire that forced a dozen people from Vivion Oaks Apartments over the weekend.

Old School Memories Emerge

The story behind the best-selling Christmas card of all time

Debuting in 1977, Three Little Angels is Hallmark's best-selling Christmas card, probably making it the top-selling holiday card of all time.

Faith Life Flex

Historic Kansas City church says contractor left floors sagging

Independence Boulevard Christian Church leaders believe their sagging floors are the product of poor work by a contractor.

Local Tribute Amid Tragedy

Jewish community, elected leaders celebrate 5th night of Hanukkah amid rise of antisemitism

JCRB/AJC says there's been a 500% increase of antisemitic incidents in the metro.

Paddy ALMOST Apologizes

Mahomes regrets actions, calling out referees in loss vs. Bills

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was furious as the game concluded, but a day later, he said he regrets his actions after the game.

Cheeky Hip-Hop Fashion Debut

Kanye West's wife, Bianca Censori, accessorizes her metal mesh bikini with stuffed animal at Miami nightclub

The Yeezy architect used a furry cat toy to cover up the front of her shimmery one-piece while clubbing with the "Gold Digger" rapper on Sunday.

White House Trails Everybody

Biden faces grim re-election odds as he trails leading GOP candidates in two key battleground states: poll

President Joe Biden is trailing the top three Republican presidential candidates in two key battleground states in hypothetical 2024 matchups, a new polls has found.

Ivy League Solidarity Emerges

Over 500 Harvard faculty members support university president in letter to board after antisemitism hearing

More than 500 Harvard faculty members called on the board not to remove University President Claudine Gay following last week's antisemitism hearing.

Activists Out Of Gas?!?!

UN climate talks argue over fossil fuel "reduction"

The summit had appeared close to calling for a phase out of fossil fuels but made last minute changes.

American Warships On Edge

Houthi missile strikes merchant ship in Red Sea: US official

A merchant vessel sailing in the southern Red Sea was struck by a land-based cruise missile fired from Houthi-controlled Yemen, according to a U.S. official.

Holy Land Hot Mess Update

U.N. says Israel-Hamas war causing "unmatched" suffering in Gaza, pleads for new cease-fire, more aid

U.N. aid agencies tell CBS News the "suffering of the children in Gaza" is unmatched as Israel pounds the Palestinian territory in its raging war with Hamas.

Friends & Adversaries

Xi Jinping in Vietnam to rekindle a love-hate relationship

The visit is expected to nudge China one step ahead of the US as they compete for Vietnam's allegiance.

Crunch Time Arrives

Chiefs' Playoff Picture: Time is running out

Let's see how the Chiefs' postseason possibilities line up following Week 14's NFL action.

Local Forecast For Now . . .

A chilly and calm night in Kansas City

Lows are in the low 30s for the most of the week across the metro

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now.