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By Andrew Dalton The Associated Press

Oscar winners and losers party with champagne and statuettes

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Oscar night’s epic Vanity Fair party is a black-tie affair but also a lose-the-black tie affair, a place where stars can unbutton their shirts or in some cases lose them entirely kick off their high heels and celebrate the end of a long awards season by eating, drinking and dancing with abandon.

’Roseanne’ cancellation brings unemployment, uncertainty

LOS ANGELES — The unprecedented sudden cancellation of one of television’s top comedies has left a wave of unemployment and uncertainty in its wake.

Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet and the swift axing of her rebooted show put hundreds of people out of work, with some wondering whether they would be paid, most knowing they wouldn’t be, and few with any legal recourse.

$1.6 billion Powerball jackpot goes to 3 winners in 3 states

LOS ANGELES An eye-popping and unprecedented Powerball jackpot whose rise to $1.6 billion became a national fascination will be split three ways.

The winners’ identities remain a mystery, but they bought their tickets in Florida, Tennessee and a Los Angeles suburb where even lottery losers were celebrating Thursday that such heady riches were won in their modest city.