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By Margaret Lyons in News on Jul 29, 2008 11:56PM

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A 5.4 magnitude earthquake shook Los Angeles earlier today, but so far, reports say that the damage is relatively minor. [AP]

An American alligator was founds in the White River in Indiana over the weekend. [AP]

Other people geek out about vintage calculators, right? Not just me? [Dentaku Museum]

The woman who was attacked in Logan Square has been identified as Esperanza Medina, 48. Her assailants used sulfuric acid, which burned 23 percent of her body. Medina, a social worker, is in stable condition but hasn't regained consciousness. [Trib]

Bye bye, Scrabulous. [Trib]

O'Hare is the world's second-busiest airport, after Atlanta's Hartsfield International but ahead of London's Heathrow. Suck it, London! [Crain's]

Jam Productions bought the Uptown Theater for $3.2 million. [Crain's]

In the last 73 baseball seasons, in only 213 games have teams come back from being down at least four after eight innings. [WSJ]