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Intel Briefing – January 2014

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18 LA sheriff’s deputies face US charges.
Federal authorities arrested 16 of the 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who were charged December 9 with engaging in corruption and civil rights violations including beating inmates and visitors, falsifying reports, and attempting to block an FBI investigation of the jail system.

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Toro recalls TimeMaster and TurfMaster lawn mowers due to injury hazard.
Toro Co., announced a recall of around 36,100 TimeMaster 30″ and TurfMaster 30″ lawn mowers in the U.S. and Canada due to an issue that can cause the mowers’ blades to break, posing an injury hazard.

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Ex-executive indicted in Texas cancer fund scandal.
A former top executive of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas was indicted December 6 over an improperly awarded $11 million taxpayer- funded grant that forced the State agency into turmoil by allegedly allowing Dallas- based Peloton Therapeutics in 2010 to secure one of the agency’s awards even though the merits of the company’s proposal were never scrutinized.

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FDA investigating surgical robots used at three Maine hospitals.
Intuitive Surgical Inc., the maker of the $1.5 million da Vinci robotic surgery system, issued a recall November 11 alerting customers of potential issues with the medical device affecting up to 1,386 of the instrument arms worldwide. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating the surgical robot used by three Maine hospitals following reports that the units may stall during procedures.

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