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California relic hunter not one to back down

LONE PINE, Calif. -- Norman Starks, the anti-hero of Owens Valley, Calif., greeted a stranger at his door with something like a defiant haiku.

"Fifty-three Neanderthals," he sputtered.

"Twelve hours."

"I beat 'em twice."

Starks stood on his ...

Gaza residents find 130 bodies during cease-fire

GAZA CITY -- It was a day to take stock of the damage, search for the missing and bury the dead.

At 8 a.m. Saturday, guns fell silent across much of the Gaza Strip for a 12-hour pause in fighting between Israel and Hamas. Palestinians surged into...