Aside from selling long-time fan favorites such as Thin Mints and Samoas, the Girl Scouts' cookie program has another goal: To teach girls and young women to become savvy business thinkers. One 13-year-old Girl Scout is exemplifying that mission with her clever selling strategy: Pitching her cookie stand outside a medical marijuana dispensary. She sold about 117 boxes in two hours. The Girl Scouts of Northern California said, "The decision of the mom to allow her daughter to have a booth at this location is not intended to be an endorsement or statement of any kind."
Iraqi officials say militants accidentally set off their own car bomb at a training camp north of Baghdad, leaving 21 of their number dead. A police officer said the militants were attending a lesson Monday on making car bombs and explosive belts at the camp near the town of Samarra when a glitch set off one of the devices.
John Russell Morales, 41, an actor who once played the crime-fighting cartoon bloodhound, has been sentenced to nearly two decades behind bars after pleading guilty to possessing 1,000 marijuana plants and a cache of nearly 30 weapons -- including a grenade launcher and thousands of ammunition rounds. Morales was arrested in 2011 after Galveston, Texas, police and drug-sniffing dogs stopped him for speeding, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Kusin.
A cafeteria worker is facing a criminal charge after she allegedly threatened to purchase an AK-47 and lay waste to the middle school where she works over a batch of cookies gone wrong. Wendy Ferris made the threat -- and others -- on Friday at King Philip Middle School in the suburbs of Boston. read more
Seattle's victory in the Super Bowl has cost Houston furniture store mogul Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale $7 million. McIngvale's Gallery Furniture promised customers that if they spent at least $6,000 in his store the two weeks before the game, and took delivery before the game, he'd refund their entire purchase cost if Seattle won. He also lost $600,000 during the NFC and AFC Championship weekend with a similar promise to buyers who picked the winners. None of the contests were covered by insurance.