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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A man cut through his arms with saws at a Home Depot in West Covina, shocking employees and customers who saw the grisly scene play out at the busy store, police Wednesday night. The man calmly walked into the store on Azusa Avenue shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday and grabbed the handsaws, the West Covina Police Department said. "He just began sawing away," Cpl. Rudy Lopez told The Times. "He was pretty much intent on doing what he did. " The man cut both arms down to the bone as panicked people called 911 for help.
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SCIENCE
November 6, 2013 | By Melissa Healy
For scientists building devices that would allow the paralyzed to interact with their environment (as well as those wishing to understand the workings of the brain), it's important to understand that using two virtual arms is a more complex proposition than using each arm separately and multiplying by two. But with a little help and a lot of technology, a new study shows, even a monkey can be taught to do it. The latest account of a brain-machine interface that could give a quadriplegic two good hands was published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine . The article describes a process by which two monkeys were taught to move two arms on a computer terminal in front of them, using only their thoughts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A  man who walked into a West Covina Home Depot and sawed his arms to the bone remained in critical condition Thursday afternoon. West Covina police have spoken with the man's family but have not talked to him because he lost a lot of blood and has not recovered enough to talk, said Cpl. Rudy Lopez. Surgeons managed to save the arms of the man. No further details were available about his condition. West Covina police say the man calmly and quietly walked into Home Depot before 1 p.m. Wednesday and headed to the hardware section where the saws were.
WORLD
November 29, 2012 | By Doyle McManus
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. ambassador to Syria on Thursday confirmed reports that the Obama administration is considering whether to provide arms to the rebels in that country, but suggested that no decision has been made. "We believe a military solution is not the best way" to solve Syria's problems, Robert Ford told a conference on humanitarian aid. "Syria needs a political solution. … Do arms help achieve that political solution, or will they make it harder? That is the question that we are considering.
NATIONAL
December 15, 2009 | By Sebastian Rotella
An Iranian arms trafficker was sentenced in Delaware on Monday to five years in prison after being snared in a global undercover investigation. Amir Hossein Ardebili, 36, pleaded guilty last year to violating U.S. arms control laws by trying to purchase components for Iranian fighter planes and missile guidance systems. His case offers a rare look into the faceoff between Washington and Tehran that is increasingly reminiscent of the Cold War. Ardebili does not fit the profile of high-rolling arms merchants who have been arrested in similar stings around the world.
OPINION
January 26, 2011 | By Barbara Ehrenreich
Why are Americans such wusses? Threaten the Greeks with job losses and benefit cuts and they tie up Athens, but take away Americans' jobs, 401(k)s, even their homes, and they pretty much roll over. Tell British students that their tuition is about to go up and they take to the streets; American students just amp up their doses of Prozac. The question has been raised many times in the last few years, by a variety of scholars and commentators -- this one included -- but when the eminent social scientist Frances Fox Piven brought it up at the end of December in an essay titled "Mobilizing the Jobless," all hell broke loose.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Police said they were planning to continue their investigation Thursday of a grisly incident in which a man sawed his arms at a busy Home Depot in West Covina. The name of the man was not immediately known because he had no identification and was passed out by the time officers had stopped massive bleeding from both of his arms, which were cut to the bone, the West Covina Police Department said. "He just began sawing away," Cpl. Rudy Lopez told The Times, saying that the man had calmly grabbed the handsaws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A man who walked into a West Covina Home Depot and tried to saw off his arms is recovering from surgery Friday after surgeons managed to save his limbs. The man, who West Covina police described as being in his 50s, lost a lot of blood and, by Thursday, had not recovered enough to talk, West Covina police Cpl. Rudy Lopez said. West Covina police say the man calmly and quietly walked into Home Depot before 1 p.m. Wednesday and headed to the hardware section where the saws were.
NEWS
December 21, 2009 | Karen Voight, Los Angeles Times
Bending and twisting your torso should be done correctly to avoid injury to your back. If you have tight hamstrings, try using a yoga block to help bring the floor up to your hands. The block will add stability to this exercise so you can do it properly. 1. Stand with your feet together, toes pointed forward. Place a yoga block on the high end in front of you. Now reach your arms out to the sides and bend forward from the hips. Place your hands on the block (adjust the block so that it's below your chest)
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