Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is back. Dan Brown’s latest thriller, the Dante-inspired “Inferno,” puts Langdon in a hospital bed with no memory of how he wound up there. Still, the clever professor is the only one who can figure out the doomsday puzzle, the first macabre piece of which is sewn into his bloody tweed jacket.
New York Water Rangers, a coalition of 10 environmental groups, is calling on state Senator Tom Libous to recuse himself from fracking deliberations after his ties to a real estate company with a natural-gas lease were disclosed.
Senator Tom Libous, a champion of fracking in the New York Legislature, is blocking a bill that would delay drilling for natural gas for at least two more years. Passage of the measure would harm the prospects of a real-estate company founded by Libous’s wife and run by a business partner and campaign donor.
Intuitive Surgical Inc. didn’t cut corners in a training program for surgeons to use its robots and met all the objectives submitted to federal regulators, a witness testified in a wrongful death case against the company.
Witnesses for Intuitive Surgical Inc. testified that heart disease, not a failed robotic procedure, killed a patient whose widow is suing the company over claims that overly aggressive marketing caused surgical errors.
A lawyer for Intuitive Surgical Inc. told jurors that a doctor who used the company’s robot in surgery on a morbidly obese patient who later died ignored warnings that the operation shouldn’t be performed.