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Underground comic writer Harvey Pekar dead: police

Harvey Pekar, who turned his unglamorous, blue collar life into a cult series of comic book stories, has died at the age of 70 in Cleveland, Ohio, police said. Pekar, whose “American Splendor” was the basis for a critically acclaimed 2003 movie, was found dead early Monday at his home,…

‘Resurrection clause’ mom gets probation for starving son

One year ago, a US judge agreed to drop murder charges against a woman accused of starving her one-year-old son to death if the little boy is resurrected. Wednesday morning, the woman was “given a sentence that won’t require her to serve any more jail time.” Ria Ramkissoon, “who pleaded…