Hulton Archive/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As The Sound of Music turns 50, it’s still just as iconic as ever, decades after Julie Andrews starred as Maria in the 1965 classic.

“What blows my mind is how much it’s continued and how much people still value the story,” Myles von Trapp Derbyshire, 30, told ABC News. “And the people that I meet, how much it’s affected their lives. It’s great to be part of a story that’s proven itself to be timeless.”

Myles is the great-grandson of Maria von Trapp, one of the main, real-life inspirations for the movie, and believes her story “is about being strong and facing adversity head on.”

“Here we are 50 years later and people are still interested,” he added. “Lady Gaga is performing at the Oscars and it’s still relevant.”

In the classic movie, Maria leaves a convent during World War II and falls in love with Captain Georg von Trapp. The family, including the children, leave Austria during the war to escape the Nazis.

The film also focuses on the family’s musical gifts and occupation as traveling singers. Maria von Trapp, who died in 1987, was the matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers.

Since The Sound of Music is based on a true story, Myles recalls the times he would visit the actual Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, and how that family landmark came about.

“After they came to the U.S., they were broke, because they had to leave everything behind in Austria,” Myles told ABC News. “They decided on Vermont, it reminded them most of Austria with the green mountains and all. They bought a farm and turned that into music camp. That’s where my grandmother and grandfather met.”

While Myles may not have too many memories of his great-grandmother, his mother, Stephanie, 55, remembers Maria.

“She was my grandmother,” she told ABC News. “[We would visit] once a year. We would go for a family trip to the Trapp Family Lodge, which was her house. It was a big deal, because we would get out of school early! And we’d have a ball.”

What the Movie Got Right and Not So Much

With the von Trapp family being the inspiration for the Oscar-winning film, some elements were exaggerated for dramatic effect.

“The whole relationship with Rolf was added, that did not exist,” he said of one of the von Trapp children having a relationship with a young Nazi in the movie. “He’s a made-up character. My grandfather was actually the eldest child. So the relationship there with one of the Nazis didn’t exist. They didn’t climb every mountain, they hopped on a train to Italy when it came to the Nazis pursuing my great-grandfather.”

He added, “The house itself [in Austria, which was a mansion in the film] was not this grand, huge thing. They lived very humbly for several years before they left Austria and came to the US. …The personalities of Georg and Maria are also actually reversed.”

“My great-grandfather was very sweet and kind, Maria was apparently very moody,” he said, laughing.

Stephanie says Maria “wasn’t your snugly grandmother, but she was fun. I’ll never forget, she wanted to take us to the local soft serve ice cream place. She was trying to describe how tall the ice cream cone was and she was very excited. She took us in her convertible Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. We got ice cream and I just remember that was awesome.”

What the movie got exactly right was “they did sing, stuff about my great-grandfather Georg and him being a naval captain, and being knighted is all true.”

Seeing the Movie for the First Time

Myles von Trapp Derbyshire doesn’t remember the first time he saw it but has an amazing memento that he cherishes.

“There’s a picture of me sitting on my grandfather’s lap watching the movie when I was 4 years old,” he said. “You can see Julie Andrews dancing through the mountains and me on his lap.”

Stephanie von Trapp Derbyshire remembers, and though she’s excited now, at 5 years old, she admits she “didn’t get it.”

“I remember going to the theater. I remember thinking, ‘Why was this so special?’ I didn’t quite connect the fact that we were von Trapps and the people in the movie were von Trapps. I didn’t get that,” she said.

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Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Another blast of snow and ice impacted weekend plans from the Midwest to the Northeast on Sunday.

A half foot of snow was reported from central Missouri to the central Ohio Valley through Sunday morning. Up to 9 inches of snow fell in central Illinois and snowfall accumulations hit 8 inches in northern Indiana.

The southern side of this latest winter storm brought freezing rain to the mid-Atlantic region Sunday morning. The freezing rain eventually moved farther north, reaching central Pennsylvania to New Jersey by Sunday afternoon.

More than a quarter inch of ice accumulated in parts of Maryland, with a glaze to two-10ths of an inch of ice reported throughout much of the mid-Atlantic, icing over roads and causing numerous accidents throughout the day.

On Sunday evening, the heaviest of the precipitation was focused over the Northeast with snow falling from New York City north to Boston, and freezing rain falling for areas south of Interstate 80.

The highest snowfall totals in the Northeast stretch from northwestern Pennsylvania and along the New York state line into southern New England. More than 6 inches of snow was expected in this region, with isolated totals up to 8 inches possible.

The heaviest of the snow fell just south of Boston, however several inches of snow were expected there as well. With 5.6 inches of snow, this winter would tie the record for the city’s all-time snowiest season, and it looks like they will come up just short of that with this event.

The snow and freezing rain ended early Monday morning, right before the busy morning commute. However, some slick spots on area roadways are still possible.

Another winter storm will be taking aim on millions of Americans beginning Monday night and hitting many of the same locations that received snow over the weekend.

However, the next storm will track north and bring more rain than snow to many cities. Some heavy rain is possible as well prompting flooding concerns from the Tennessee Valley to New England given the current widespread snow cover throughout the country.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WATERLOO, Ontario) — If you’re stuck in a relationship that makes you miserable, it could have to do with feeling miserable about yourself.

Megan McCarthy, a PhD candidate at the University of Waterloo’s Department of Psychology, says that people with low self-esteem often find it difficult to remove themselves from an unhappy partnership because they can’t articulate their concerns and worry about rejection.

McCarthy contends that the bottom line is that while those with low esteem are viewed as complainers, they seem to keep things to themselves when involved in relationships.

Therefore, some people adopt a “forgive and forget” kind of attitude when what they really should be doing is telling a partner what’s bothering them. “Failing to address those issues directly can actually be destructive,” says McCarthy.

The next phase of her study, according to McCarthy, is determining how to boost a person’s self-esteem to promote more open disclosure in their relationship.

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iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — A video broadcast on Russian state TV is purported to show the moment that opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down as he walked across a bridge near the Kremlin.

The surveillance camera video is grainy and shot from far away, so that the figures walking across the bridge are barely discernable. At the moment when TV Center, the station, which is controlled by the Moscow city government, says the shooting occurs, a snow plow blocks the view of the two people said to be Nemtsov and his companion.

ABC News has not independently confirmed the veracity of the video.

Nemtsov was shot multiple times in the back late Friday night, according to Russia’s Investigative Committee.

Russian news reports said that Nemtsov was walking with a female companion when a white car pulled up and fired on him before fleeing the scene.

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Unidentified killers fired “at least seven or eight shots” at Nemtsov when the politician was walking on Bolshoy Kammeny Bridge in central Moscow, Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said.

“Witnesses to the killing are being questioned, and the crime scene is being carefully examined,” Markin said.

No one has been arrested for the killing. Investigators said they were looking into several possible motives and have offered 3 million rubles — nearly $50,000 — for information about the shooting.

Nemtsov was a former deputy prime minister under Putin during the 1990s, but fell out with the Russian president and formed Russia’s People’s Freedom Party.

The reason for the attack remains a mystery. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said President Putin was aware of the news and called it a provocation.

“Putin noted that this cruel murder has every sign of being a contract one which has solely provocative nature,” Peskov said, according to the Interfax news agency.

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Al Bello/Getty Images(OAKLAND) — The Oakland Raiders made a gamble last year that LaMarr Woodley would bring a strong veteran presence to the middle of their defense.

It went bust. The Raiders are expected to cut Woodley this week, according to CSN Bay Area.

Woodley, 30, signed a two-year $12 million dollar contract with the Raiders after spending the first seven seasons of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

However, Woodley missed 10 games last season due to a biceps injury. Even when he did play, he failed to make an impact as he recorded five tackles for the 3-13 Raiders.

Oakland will likely have the second most cap space heading into free agency with over $60 million available. In addition, to comply with the CBA rules for minimum cash spending, the Raiders must spend at least $20 million dollars this season towards their salary cap.

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Photo by Alexander Aksakov/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — Thousands of mourners marched in Moscow on Sunday to honor Boris Nemtsov, a political opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was fatally shot outside the Kremlin Friday.

The march was scheduled prior to Nemtsov’s death, but it was originally intended to be a march for peace, against the war in Ukraine. Nemtsov was to lead the march. In light of his death, others went on with plans to march, with one extra cause in mind.

The BBC’s Olga Ivshina said on Sunday that those who marched “hope that this would change things, that this would trigger mass protest movement or this would trigger some changes within Russia.”

ABC’s Foreign Desk correspondent and former Moscow correspondent Kirit Radia said Sunday that the Russian government’s investigation is unlikely to be impartial. The Russian system, he notes, is one “where very few things happen by accident.”

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ron hilton/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — February was one of the coldest, snowiest months in recent memory for many cities around the east coast.

According to the National Weather Service’s station in Boston, records for snowfall were set in Boston; Providence, Rhode Island; Hartford, Connecticut and Worcester, Massachusetts. Worcester and Hartford also saw records set for coldest monthly average temperature.

Please RT! Well, S New England, we made it through one of the worst DJFs in some time, and Feb was one of the worst: pic.twitter.com/98Ebe6tB7K

— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) March 1, 2015

The Mount Holly, Pennsylvania office of the NWS said that this winter is projected to be one of the top six coldest.

Feb 2015 is shaping up to be in the top 6 coldest! Here are some *preliminary* numbers based on the latest forecast. pic.twitter.com/kzqHuDqu3E

— NWS Mount Holly (@NWS_MountHolly) February 27, 2015

In Maine, the NWS says that last month was the coldest February of all-time and ranks behind only January 1971 for coldest month in history.

Feb 2015 is coldest Feb of all-time @portlandjetport and ranks #2 only behind Jan 1971 (12.2) for coldest month ever! pic.twitter.com/8gNXvvx4od

— NWS Gray (@NWSGray) March 1, 2015

Meanwhile, more snow and cold are making their way towards the northeast, with flakes falling from New York to Washington, D.C. early Sunday afternoon.

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3DSculptor/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Astronauts Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore completed their third spacewalk in eight days Sunday, finishing the installation of 400 feet of cable and multiple antennas that will eventually allow commercial spacecraft to dock at the International Space Station.

Sunday’s spacewalk took five hours and 38 minutes. It was Virts’ third spacewalk and Wilmore’s fourth.

#Spacewalk stats:
5 hrs, 38 minutes
Virts’ third, 19 hrs, 2 min total
Wilmore’s fourth, 25 hrs, 36 min total pic.twitter.com/v1xl73zVSh

— NASA (@NASA) March 1, 2015

In total, NASA says that crews have spent 1,171 hours and 29 minutes conducting 187 spacewalks for maintenance and assembly on the International Space Station.

For the second time in a week, Virts reported seeing some water in the helmet of his spacesuit, though it did not seem to be a major problem.

.@AstroTerry reported a small amount of water in helmet again at repress as on Wed. It’s a known issue; no concern. pic.twitter.com/n3h98UvsMM

— NASA (@NASA) March 1, 2015

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3DSculptor/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Astronauts Terry Virts and Barry Wilmore completed their third spacewalk in eight days Sunday, finishing the installation of 400 feet of cable and multiple antennas that will eventually allow commercial spacecraft to dock at the International Space Station.

Sunday’s spacewalk took five hours and 38 minutes. It was Virts’ third spacewalk and Wilmore’s fourth.

#Spacewalk stats:
5 hrs, 38 minutes
Virts’ third, 19 hrs, 2 min total
Wilmore’s fourth, 25 hrs, 36 min total pic.twitter.com/v1xl73zVSh

— NASA (@NASA) March 1, 2015

In total, NASA says that crews have spent 1,171 hours and 29 minutes conducting 187 spacewalks for maintenance and assembly on the International Space Station.

For the second time in a week, Virts reported seeing some water in the helmet of his spacesuit, though it did not seem to be a major problem.

.@AstroTerry reported a small amount of water in helmet again at repress as on Wed. It’s a known issue; no concern. pic.twitter.com/n3h98UvsMM

— NASA (@NASA) March 1, 2015

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Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Samsung is making a play for the market share Apple gobbled up with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

The South Korean electronics company Sunday unveiled the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

“These products are the result of a simple philosophy,” Samsung CEO J.K. Shin said. “It comes to two words: Relentless innovation.”

Samsung boasted that it would have the “fastest, brightest camera on the market” and showed how it was able to illuminate a night scene.

Following the success of Apple Pay, Samsung also said its new devices would be equipped with Samsung Pay, a contact-less payment system.

While Apple’s mobile payments solution requires participating merchants to have Near Field Communication readers, Samsung said its payment solution can be used anywhere credit cards are accepted.

Samsung has been working with Visa and MasterCard on the payments system and expects to release it to customers in the United States and South Korea this summer.

Both phones are outfitted with wireless charging, making power cords obsolete. In ten minutes, Samsung says the devices can get enough charge for four hours of everyday use.

Appealing to enterprise users, Samsung said the security of the phones is top of the line, making them ideal for business and government use.

As for the revamped design, the plastic backing of previous Galaxy phones has been replaced with durable Gorilla Glass, a welcomed design improvement for many Galaxy users.

“The new Samsung Galaxy S6 phones are a big improvement in design,” Patrick Moorhead, analyst at Moor Insights & Strategies, told ABC News. “[But] Apple’s consistency versus Samsung’s inconsistency will win most consumers over.”

The biggest difference between the two phones is the curved edge in the aptly named Galaxy S6 Edge.

The curved screen is designed with the purpose of helping users stay in touch with the people closest to them.

The edge will light up with that person’s corresponding color, meaning the user won’t even have to lift their phone to find out who they got a message from.

Both devices will be available on April 10 in 20 countries.

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