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Brown inks bill to bar minors from tanning beds
SACRAMENTO — California girls who dream about the sun-kissed skin glorified in song by Katy Perry will have to wait until they turn 18 before they can get the effect from tanning beds.
Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday he had signed into law a bill that prevents children under 18 from using the popular tanning method. The law takes effect Jan. 1. Under current law, children 14 and under in California already cannot use the beds, but those ages 15 to 17 can do so with permission from their parents.
The ban will hurt businesses, many of them owned by women, said the Indoor Tanning Association. About 5 percent to 10 percent of its members’ customers are under 18, the industry group noted. The organization said tanning salons already are regulated by the state Department of Consumer Affairs and the federal Food and Drug Administration.
But state Sen. Ted Lieu and other ban supporters said the higher age limit is needed because skin damage caused by the type of radiation used in tanning beds often leads to skin cancer. Mr. Lieu said early tanning by children can increase the risk.
Missing girl’s aunt seeks help at NASCAR race
KANSAS CITY — The family of a missing Missouri baby reached out to tens of thousands of NASCAR fans Sunday, hoping to spur efforts to locate the child as investigators sifted through hundreds of tips that so far have led to dead ends.
Ten-month-old Lisa Irwin hasn’t been seen in nearly a week. Her parents reported her missing early Tuesday, saying she was snatched sometime overnight from their home in Kansas City, Mo.
Her aunt, Ashley Irwin, handed out thousands of fliers in a parking lot at Kansas Speedway during Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race. She has been trying to raise awareness about her niece’s disappearance, from prayer vigils to online social media, and said targeting the 80,000 fans attending the race would help.
Investigators have said they have no solid leads or suspects in the case despite an extensive search of the family’s quiet neighborhood, including the girl’s home and neighbors’ houses, along with nearby woods, sewers and a Kansas landfill.
Navy SEAL guilty in weapons case
LAS VEGAS — A federal jury on Friday found an active-duty Navy SEAL guilty on 13 of 15 charges alleging he smuggled machine guns and explosives from Iraq and Afghanistan and conspired with three convicted co-defendants to sell them in the United States.
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