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Wendy's Deposes Burger King; Taquero Shot in Foot in South L.A.

• Wendy's just beat out Burger King to be the No. 2 fast-food chain in the country. Must be that customers prefer a sassy ginger to that creepy big-headed king guy. [USAT]

• A taquero was shot in the foot yesterday at Main and 62nd streets when a gunman discharged an assault rifle up the street din the midst of a fight. We hate when that happens! [Contra Costa Times]

• Nathan L. Chroman, a personal injury attorney in Beverly Hills and former wine writer for The L.A. Times, has died at age 83 of post-polio syndrome. [LAT]

• The evil forces behind the sugar industry are fighting the diabolical corn syrup industry to resolve which one is actually worse for you. [LAT]

• A woman was shot in the head yesterday at Sportman's Lodge in Studio City. Police later arrested her ex-boyfriend who had fled with the couple's children. [LAT]

• Police are still unclear of the motives that lead to an employee of Guido's being beaten to death on Sunday night, while some media are questioning whether he may have died of natural causes. [CBS]

• If you're trying to lose weight, a new app could be an effective ally, a study shows. There's even one that shouts, "Don't eat that, Fatso!" whenever you look at a cookie. Just kidding. [NYDN]

• Andrew Zimmern is not only into bizarre foods, but also sustainable ones: He wants us to eat more donkey, sardines, and offal. [Eatocracy/CNN]

• Great news for chains, as sales among the 500 largest rose 3.4 percent last year. [NRN]

• Yin and yang isn't just a symbol hippy-dippy types are into, it's the guiding principle of balance behind Chinese cuisine [Reuters]

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