A seven-year-old Ohio Girl Scout who suffers from epileptic seizures and pituitary dwarfism is making headlines for selling cookies in record numbers. Despite her health problems, Taylor Goodwin of Cleveland has sold more than 1500 boxes through the Scout's Operation Sweet Appreciation campaign, which works to send cookies to service members stationed overseas.
To put Taylor's impressive sales figures in perspective: The 18-county Girl Scout council in Northeast Ohio sends about 3000 boxes to the troops. Alone, Taylor is nearing half that total, and she's not stopping until she matches the calendar year of 2013 boxes sold. With that number, Taylor will earn the title of CEO: Cookie Entrepreneur Officer. She's happy to take orders via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone thought it was a joke when word got out that Dennis Rodman might meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on his trip to that country, but Thursday it actually happened.
Rodman was photographed apparently having a good ol' time next to Kim Jong-un during an exhibition basketball game.
The whole thing was set up by Vice Media, which is filming the trip for an HBO documentary. Rodman and Kim got along so well that he and three Harlem Globetrotters, also on the trip, were invited to Kim's palace for a party.
Tripping in the sport of hockey is usually a minor penalty where the offending player gets sent to the penalty box for two minutes. But for youth hockey coach Martin Tremblay, his tripping penalty will have him sitting in a penalty box for more than 20,000 minutes.
The Vancouver pee-wee hockey coach was sentenced to 15 days in jail on Wednesday, after pulling off a post-game stunt that even former Vancouver Canuck Todd Bertuzzi would call a cheap shot.
As Tremblay was making his way down the line of players and coaches shaking hands after his team’s 5-4 win, Tremblay purposely swept out the legs of two opposing players and sent both tumbling down to the ice. One of the players, a 13-years-old, broke his wrist from the fall.
The scene turned ugly as fans began throwing water bottles onto the ice at Tremblay, which sparked the 48-year-old to start throwing up the middle finger to spectators in the stands as he left the ice.
The incident was caught on tape, and went viral almost immediately after being uploaded on YouTube.
His lawyer said that Tremblay was already paying a heavy price from the June incident, and had lost his job and his wife since the episode.
In Texas, a man faked a story about a robbery to avoid telling his wife that he spent their $1,000 tax return at a strip bar.
Jesus Mata Jr. recently received the refund and decided to spend it at the bar.
Then he realized he’d have to explain the missing money to his wife – so he made up a story to police that gunmen with assault weapons took the money.
The cops went on a wild goose chase, found no leads, and then pretty much figured out what was going.
Mata was taken into custody on a charge of filing a false report, but additional charges could be filed.