Homeless Man Scores NFL Tickets After His Kind Deed

When snow blanketed the area near Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, ahead of Saturday’s NFL playoff match between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Indianapolis Colts, the inclement weather caused major headaches for fans and players alike.

They were all trying to get to the game on time.

Fortunately, Jeff Allen, the Chief’s offensive lineman (shown above right), had more than a little assistance from a good Samaritan.

A man named Dave Cochran (above left) dug out Allen’s car, a new BMW, from the snow — not knowing the person he was assisting was a professional football player.

A grateful Allen tweeted about the incident after the game, expressing his deep appreciation to the Chiefs fan with kind words — and some free tickets to Sunday’s American Football Conference (AFC) championship match.

“My car got stuck in the snow before the game & a nice guy named Dave help pull me out without knowing I was a player. I want to give him tickets to the AFC championship game for helping but don’t have a way to contact him. He drove a ’97 or ’98 Black Suburban. Pls RT #ChiefsKingdom.”

My car got stuck in the snow before the game & a nice guy named Dave help pull me out without knowing I was a player. I want to give him tickets to the AFC championship game for helping but don’t have a way to contact him. He drove a 97 or 98 Black Suburban. Pls RT #ChiefsKingdom

— Jeff Allen (@JeffAllen71) January 13, 2019

After that message, a field full of people changed their name to “Dave” in the hope of scoring tickets — but ultimately, social media also helped the player get in touch with the Good Samaritan.

By allowing Allen to get to the game on time, Cochran, a homeless man, …read more

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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Obama-Era Financial Agency

The U.S. Supreme Court did not agree to take up a case Monday that challenges the constitutionality of an Obama-era agency overseeing the financial sector.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was tasked with protecting consumers in the financial sector when it was formed in 2011.

But the agency has been challenged on the legality of many of its initiatives — and even its known legitimacy.

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the case challenging whether the agency is even constitutional.

The lawsuit argued that the structure of the agency violates the constitutional separation of powers because it’s insulated against meaningful checks by the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.

The groups behind the lawsuit added that this has led to unchecked power to restrict and drive up the cost of financial products, such as mortgages and credit.

The free-market think tank the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), the 60 Plus Association, and the State National Bank of Big Spring, Texas, brought the case forth before eventually petitioning for the highest court to take it up. The groups have pointed to powers unique to the agency; the director, for instance, can be fired only by the president for specified causes.

“Big banks might be able to cope with CFPB rules, but for us and banks like us, the costs and red tape spun out by this agency could become a slow death sentence,” Jim Purcell, president of State National Bank of Big Spring, said in a statement. “We are disappointed in the Supreme Court’s decision not to take our case, but we are also hopeful that these constitutional issues will still be examined in some future lawsuit.”

CEI general counsel Sam Kazman largely echoed those comments.

“We are disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to turn down the case,” he said in a statement. “But there are other …read more

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Rare ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’ Expected This Month

Citizens of the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Central Pacific soon will have a chance to observe a very rare spectacle.

The unique event is described as a “wolf moon,” a “blood moon,” and a “super moon” all occurring at once — so be sure to mark the calendar for Sunday, January 20.

Beginning late at night on January 20, the lunar eclipse will be visible in the United States from coast to coast, with the best view on the eastern side of America, according to ABC News.

The total lunar eclipse will begin at 11:41 p.m. EST and last until 12:44 a.m. on Monday, January 21, space.com is reporting.

The optimal viewing time is 12:16 a.m. EST on January 21.

It’s been over three years since North America had a decent view of a lunar eclipse — and over 220 years since a totally eclipsed moon was able to be seen by New Yorkers.

Their next chance at experiencing this from the comfort of their homes won’t come again until 2113.

This is no normal eclipse, the experts are saying.

Only 28 super wolf blood moons are projected to occur in this century — making them scarce phenomena.

supermoon – full moon closest to Earth
blood moon – moon in eclipse looks red
wolf moon – first full moon of the year
“super blood wolf moon”
January 20th &/or 21st
11:41 p.m. EST
for 62 minuteshttps://t.co/pYEnkyyOkL

— Carol Rowland (@CarolRo39173875) January 11, 2019

‘Super wolf blood moon’ to welcome in 2019 with rare celestial spectacle this month: https://t.co/EN6Y4IyZRc pic.twitter.com/PU59xgYq3z

— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) January 14, 2019

Super Wolf Blood Moon Coming Jan. 20, Epic Eclipse To Last Over 1 Hour https://t.co/CsuuGEloSs pic.twitter.com/rcs0RLkTIO

— CBSDenver (@CBSDenver) January 13, 2019

Tracy Gregg, a planetary scientist at the University of Buffalo, told ABC News …read more

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Countdown to Royal Baby Is On! Meghan Markle Reveals First Child’s Due Date

It won’t be long until Meghan Markle and Prince Harry become a family of three!

During the couple’s visit to the town of Birkenhead on Monday, the Duchess of Sussex told the crowd when she’s due to give birth to their first child.

“We asked her how her pregnancy was going and she said she was six months and she tapped her tummy,” well-wisher Carla Gandy from nearby Wallesey, who was there with her 4-year-old daughter Sofia, tells PEOPLE.

Meghan told others gathered in Hamilton Square that she’s due in late April.

When Kensington Palace released a statement announcing Meghan’s pregnancy in October, they simply said Meghan “is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019.”

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Rebecca Blundell, who was in Hamilton Square with daughters Lily, 6, and Lottie, 2, says Harry asked how to spell Lily’s name.

“Meghan came up straight after and said that he’s going to be a fantastic dad,” Blundell shares.

One young mom was cradling her son, Oliver.

“She said her pregnancy had gone so quickly,” the woman, who wished to remain anonymous, says. “I asked her how she was coping on those high heels. She said, ‘One day at a time!’ ”

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Jo Richards was lucky to meet Meghan in Chester, during Meghan’s first solo outing with the Queen, and again in Birkenhead.

“I explained to Meghan I’d see her in Chester and she remembered,” Richards tells PEOPLE. “She said ‘I’ve changed since you saw me last.”

Richards’ friend Jean Elliott told the Duchess she thought she was having a girl.

“Meghan said there are ‘strong opinions about that, but it’s a 50/50 split!’ ” …read more

Source:: People.com – Royal News