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  • He said, she said, Shia said. Now it turns out Shia LeBeouf may not have caused the car accident the other night.
  • While updating your Emergency Survival Kits, consider adding the newest invention unveiled today at an air show in Wisconsin. Glenn Martin has dedicated the past 27 years to his invention which he refers to as "the world's first practical jetpack." Start saving!
  • A man in Santa Ana was shot 5 times just after midnight last night around 500 Sullivan St. Police are asking any witnesses to come forward with any information they may have.
  • Saner Wonggoun, a former Travis Air Force Base sergeant, has finally pleaded guilty to killing his wife in 1994 with a hammer. Saner said he killed her because of her gambling debt and fathering a child with another man.
  • A 24-year-old Inglewood man was arrested today in the slaying of his 6-month-old daughter. The child was found by police with blunt force trauma injuries to her head last Thursday.
  • Want to bulk up the resumé by Interning at a leading newspaper? LA Observed caught up with some of Sam Zell's Interns, and the results are.... well, see for yourself.
  • Early Sunday, Police pulled over an SUV with seven teenagers inside. After seeing one teen with a gun, Police opened fire. No one was hurt but all teens have been arrested for gun possession and gang ties.
  • Okay, we lied. Here's one bit of Earthquake news. Since the LA Times recovered after a short server outage minutes after the quake, they've posted 17 blog items to LA Now, a 16 page photo gallery, a discussion board with over 1000 comments, a Google map with the 10 biggest quakes, and a flash lesson in how to quake-proof your home. Go LA Times web team!