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MASH Star David Ogden Stiers Dies at 75

American actor David Ogden Stiers, known as the arrogant but brilliant surgeon Charles Emerson Winchester on the television series MASH, has died of bladder cancer at 75.

MASH was the story of an army hospital near the front lines during the Korean War.

The series was a well-established hit when Stiers, a classically-trained stage and film veteran, joined the cast in 1977 to play Winchester, a character created to replace the clownish Major Frank Burns.

While Burns was a mediocre doctor and the butt of jokes, Stiers’ Winchester was a superb surgeon and made sure everyone from his patients to the nurses …read more

Storm Leaves More than 1 Million Without Power in Northeast US

More than 1 million people remain without power across northeastern United States Sunday as work crews raced to repair the damage caused by a powerful storm two days earlier.

Skies were clear Sunday over much off the Northeast hit by the storm, which was blamed for nine deaths, including two children struck by trees. But many communities faced major challenges restoring power and cleaning up debris.

Tens of thousands of utility workers were working over the weekend after the storm — known as a “bomb cyclone” for undergoing a rapid pressure drop — battered neighborhoods from Virginia to Maine.

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Oscars to Bring an Unpredictable Awards Season to a Close

The Oscars will hope to live down their most infamous blunder at the 90th Academy Awards, which begin at 8 p.m. EST and will be broadcast live by ABC from the Dolby Theatre. But more than redemption is on the line Sunday for last year’s embarrassing best-picture flub — the fiasco known as Envelopegate.

The ceremony, to be hosted again by Jimmy Kimmel, will be the crescendo of one of Hollywood’s most tumultuous awards seasons ever — one that saw cascading allegations of sexual harassment topple movie moguls, upended Oscar campaigns and new movements launched to improve gender equality throughout the …read more