Breaking News Launch Gallery Retired baseball superstar Roy Halladay died in a fatal plane crash Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico. The Pasco County Sheriff's Dept. in Florida is holding a news conference to reveal details of the crash. They confirm Roy was the only person aboard the ICON A5 light-sport aircraft when it went down 10 miles west of St. Petersburg. The Sheriff's Dept. says Roy did not make a mayday call before he went down, and they've already recovered his body. 40-year-old Halladay proudly purchased an ICON A5 just last month ... the first one of the production line. He posted a video in which his wife expressed concern about the aircraft, but also said she felt more comfortable after flying in it. Play video content Roy was an 8-time All-Star pitcher for the Phillies and the Blue Jays, and a two-time Cy Young Award winner. He's one of only 2 players in MLB history to throw a no-hitter in the playoffs. He also pitched a perfect game for the Phillies in … [Read more...] about Retired MLB Star Roy Halladay Dead at 40 in Plane Crash
Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas and Louisiana last August, causing $125 billion in damage, dumped more water out of the sky than any storm in U.S. history. By one calculation, roughly a million gallons fell for every person in Texas. The water rained down on a flat former bayou that had become a concrete and asphalt empire of more than 2.3 million people. Highways turned into rivers and shopping malls into lakes. As the water rose, people scrambled for safe refuge – into attics, onto rooftops and overpasses. A Texas game warden captured a nine-foot-long alligator in the dining room of a home near Lake Houston. Snakes swam into kitchens. A hawk flew into a taxicab and wouldn’t leave. As the deluge continued, tens of thousands of people fled – some in fishing boats down suburban streets, some in canoes, some on Jet Skis. Others risked a harrowing drive through water, fallen trees and swimming dogs. More than 30,000 people ended up in shelters. Thousands more headed up … [Read more...] about Welcome to the Age of Climate Migration
Sleater-Kinney will release an as-yet-untitled follow-up to their reunion album, 2015’s No Cities to Love, sometime this year. St. Vincent produced the album with the band. Both she and the trio announced the news via their social media accounts today with a photo of them all behind a mixing desk. “We always planned on getting back in the studio — it was just a matter of when,” guitarist Carrie Brownstein told NPR. “If there is an overarching principle to this album, it’s that the tools on which we were relying proved inadequate. So we sought new ones, both metaphorically and literally.” Sleater-Kinney. Produced by @st_vincent. 2019. Photo: @jonny_stills pic.twitter.com/UObHYu3kE7 — Sleater-Kinney (@Sleater_Kinney) January 8, 2019 St. Vincent, whose real name is Annie Clark, showed off her fandom for the group last year when she posted an Instagram of herself doing a “pre-show Sleater-Kinney warm up,” playing the band’s … [Read more...] about Sleater-Kinney Announce New Album Produced by St. Vincent
There’s a fire burning in Bridgeton, Missouri. It’s invisible to area residents, buried deep beneath the ground in a North St. Louis County landfill. But the smoldering waste is an unavoidable presence in town, giving off a putrid odor that clouds the air miles away – an overwhelming stench described by one area woman as “rotten eggs mixed with skunk and fertilizer.” Residents report smelling it at K-12 school buses, a TGI Fridays and even the operating room of a local hospital. “It smells like dead bodies,” observes another local. On a Saturday morning in March, one mile south of the landfill, several Bridgeton residents have gathered at a small home in a blue-collar subdivision called Spanish Village. Concerned citizens Karen Nickel and Dawn Chapman are here to answer questions posed by four of their neighbors. “How will I ever sell my house?” “Am I going to end up with cancer 20 years down the road?” “Is there … [Read more...] about St. Louis Is Burning
Play video content EXCLUSIVE TMZSports.com If Georges St-Pierre beats Michael Bisping, it's gonna be a REALLY boring fight -- which is why rock legend Travis Barker is hoping The Count lights up GSP at UFC 217. Here's the deal ... the Blink-182 drummer is a huuuuge UFC fan -- loves it -- and while he respects GSP as an athlete, St-Pierre's slow grinding style puts him to sleep. "I think he's a boring fighter. I think he's always been a boring fighter." But Barker says he's MOST excited for Garbrandt vs. Dillashaw this weekend -- predicting all sorts of action (plus, he digs Cody's tats). Play video content TMZSports.com … [Read more...] about Travis Barker Says Georges St-Pierre Is Boring & Hopes He Loses!