+ The highly-enriched uranium in a blue shopping bag that a Russian military officer’s wife handed off to smuggler four years ago was just one of three incidents that can be linked to a black marketeer looking for a buyer, according to U.S. officials, as reported by the Center for Public Integrity. In all the cases, the nuclear material could be traced to a restricted military installation in Russia.
+ The new blacklist: How some drug companies keep out shareholder activists, including such infamous personalities as Bill Ackman, Carl Icahn, and Dan Loeb.
+ President Obama’s nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration has been hailed as an expert on the clinical testing of prescription drugs, but Robert Califf “helped lead a clinical trial that was sharply criticized by FDA reviewers and some outside advisors to the agency,” reports the Project on Government Oversight. The clinical trial of blood thinner Xarelto was biased in favor of the experimental drug, according to an an FDA staff review.
+ If you live in a glass house, don’t expect privacy when you’re looking at porn. A prominent member of a judicial panel in Philadelphia weighing sanctions against a judge over offensive emails was himself a recipient of pornographic messages exchanged among another justice and law enforcement officials, according to documents obtained by The Philadelphia Inquirer.