Outdoor dining has been successful for many Kansas City area restaurants and bars, and a potential ordinance could give outdoor tables a more permanent place on the menu.
- Kansas City Star
The NCAA says it will host championships in sites “free of discrimination.” Gov. Laura Kelly will decide whether to sign or veto the ban
- The Daily Beast
Valerie Macon/AFP/GettyAs it returned to air Monday, CBS’s The Talk spent a full hour reckoning with the on-air tirade Sharon Osbourne launched last month. Host Sheryl Underwood—who endured the brunt of Osbourne’s rage during her March meltdown defending Piers Morgan’s vile implosion over Meghan Markle—opened The Talk by telling the audience, “We need to process the events of that day and what happened since so we can get to the healing... And we will also show you how anyone can become more comfortable with discussing important issues and having difficult conversations.” The show invited Donald Grant, executive director at Mindful Training Solutions, and trauma therapist Anita Phillips to join Monday’s episode.Underwood said she has not spoken with Osbourne since their exchange in March, when she told Osbourne she was providing “validation” to racist views and remarks. She said she has not received a call from Osbourne, but did ignore text messages amid the network’s internal investigation for fear that she was not supposed to communicate with her former co-host. Sharon Osbourne Just Blew Up Her Career Over Meghan MarkleOsbourne has issued a statement in which she said she “panicked, felt blindsided, got defensive & allowed my fear & horror of being accused of being racist.” She announced her departure later in March.“Please hear me when I say I do not condone racism, misogyny or bullying,” she wrote.In the moment when Osbourne grew heated, Underwood said, “I didn’t want to escalate things... because I thought I was having a conversation with a friend. But also, I knew I had to be an example for others to follow because I didn’t want to be perceived as the angry Black woman, and that really scared me. I didn’t want to be that, and I wanted to remain calm and remain focused.”Underwood said that if Osbourne greeted her “warmly and sincerely,” she would return the gesture “because we’ve been together on this show for 10 years. So I want people to understand when you’re friends with somebody, you stay friends.”“I wanted to be an example for every woman that might be on a job somewhere and be faced with something like that,” Underwood said, “but definitely Black women who have to manage not just their own expectations and responses but we have to manage ourselves and we’re a family. Regardless of your background, every day there’s some woman going through something like this.”“I think when you go back and watch what happened in that episode, you will see two Black women walking the same tightrope that Black women are walking every single day in the workplace,” Welteroth added. “As Sheryl said, we knew that we had to stay composed in that situation. Even in the face of someone who was, A, not listening, and B, went off the rails into disrespect.”Welteroth also took a moment to address “the false accusations that are swirling in the press” that she and Underwood “attacked a woman on air and were part of some conspiracy.”The idea that Osbourne was somehow set up, Welteroth said, “is absolutely categorically false. And I think it’s really important that people hear that. Because if you actually watch what happened on that episode, what you will see is two women who were maintaining their composure, their dignity, and a sense of respect every step of the way. And we were not heard.”A representative for Osbourne did not immediately respond to The Daily Beast’s request for comment.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Hank Azaria feels he needs to 'personally apologize' to every Indian in America for voicing Apu in 'The Simpsons'
Hank Azaria said that the depiction of Apu, an Indian convenience-store worker, in "The Simpsons" is "practically a slur at this point."
- Associated Press
China’s top disease control official, in a rare acknowledgement, said current vaccines offer low protection against the coronavirus and mixing them is among strategies being considered to boost their effectiveness. China has distributed hundreds of millions of doses of domestically made vaccines abroad and is relying on them for its own mass immunization campaign. “We will solve the issue that current vaccines don't have very high protection rates,” Gao said in a presentation on Chinese COVID-19 vaccines and immunization strategies at a conference in the southwestern city of Chengdu.
Celebrities like JoJo Siwa, Demi Lovato, and Kehlani have come out to their fans in emotional social media posts and interviews.
- The State
Photos show the couple saying “I do” inside Montage Palmetto Bluff’s May River Chapel. The projected No. 1 overall pick, sporting his famous golden locks, is seen with tears in his eyes.
- Kansas City Star
“I was just wearing it to seize some joy for myself. I had no idea that it might also bring some joy to others, too.”
'I hate this home now:' California couple finally changes the locks on their dream house after previous owner refused to leave for over a year
Myles and Tracie Albert bought their home with cash in January 2020. But the seller used a legal loophole during the pandemic to remain in the house.
The chief of an indigenous group in the South Pacific island of Vanuatu that venerated Prince Philip offered condolences to Britain's royal family on Sunday and recalled meeting the late prince during a visit to England. "The connection between the people on the Island of Tanna and the English people is very strong," said Chief Yapa of Ikunala village, Tanna. "We are sending condolence messages to the royal family and the people of England."
A federal judge was killed in a hit-and-run by a woman with the last name Snape who later yelled that she was Harry Potter, police say
The police said Nastasia Snape, 23, killed Judge Sandra Feuerstein and seriously injured a 6-year-old boy in Boca Raton, Florida, on Friday.
President Bolsonaro downplayed the pandemic and resisted lockdowns - but now faces a major crisis.
- The Telegraph
Alex Salmond has been accused of pandering to extreme Scottish nationalists after his new party released a campaign video which spoke of breaking "the spine of English superiority” and he claimed the support of a King who died nearly seven centuries ago. The former First Minister’s Alba Party on Monday broadcast a supposed endorsement from Robert the Bruce, who successfully led Scotland during the first War of Independence against England in the fourteenth century. In the clip, 'The Bruce', who actually died in 1329, predicts that Mr Salmond’s new rival party to the SNP would “unite the clans”. The bizarre video was in fact voiced by Angus Macfadyen, an actor who played the Scottish King in the 1995 blockbuster Braveheart, and is a supporter of Mr Salmond’s party.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The lack of interest in free agents Malcolm Butler and A.J. Bouye is a telling sign the team intends to target a cornerback early in the NFL draft.
- LA Times
Film editor Frédéric Thoraval understands tension and thrillers. That made him perfect for writer-director Emerald Fennell's best picture nominee.
Tributes have been paid to the actor, who played mobster Tony Soprano's father Johnny.
Daunte Wright was fatally shot after an officer mistook her gun for a Taser, the police chief says.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
Jamin Davis isn’t the only former Wildcat who is generating some draft buzz.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The Rangers were shut out for the second time in the series, which made Mike Foltynewicz a tough-luck loser.
Activists say more than 80 people were killed in the city of Bago in protests against the military coup.
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Johnson & Johnson began delivering its single-dose COVID shot to European Union countries on Monday (April 12).Shipments were meant to start leaving warehouses at the beginning of April, but production issues delayed the European rollout.The vaccine is mainly used in the United States currently. It's one of four approved for use by Brussels.Johnson & Johnson, a U.S. company, has committed to delivering 55 million doses to the EU by the end of June and another 120 million in the third quarter, the EU announced this month.The company confirmed it began deliveries to EU countries plus Norway and Iceland, but it declined to comment on supplies for April and the second quarter. Spain and Italy were among countries expecting supplies this week and relying on them to boost sluggish vaccination campaigns.Spain said on Monday it would initially prioritize people aged 70-79 for vaccination with the Johnson & Johnson shot. The other EU-approved vaccines - Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca - all require two doses instead.