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A suit was filed yesterday against major sunscreen makers for harmful advertising. Waterproof? UVA blockers? "Snake oil," says a lawyer filing the suit. Insert "somebody's getting burned" joke here.

The birdflu is coming! The birflu is coming! Officials met in LA yesterday and announced that they expect to see Avian Flu arrive in LA in two months. And then if it jumps to people, well, sunburn will be the least of our concerns.

Farther afield, last night 3 strong earthquakes hit Iran — 4.7, 5.1 and 6.0 — flattening communities and leaving at least 66 dead and 1,200 injured.

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And even farther away than that, JPL scientists have unveiled new discoveries about the rings of Saturn. Can you say "moonlet"? That's what they're calling the little moons bobbing around in Saturn's rings.

Back here at home, 18-year-old Alisha Fee was shot and killed in a driveby shooting in Carson; the El Camino College freshman was apparently an innocent victim of gang violence. It's the second time in 5 months that stretch of Anchor Avenue has seen an innocent bystander murdered.