As usual, here is a collection of today’s top headlines.
Company collapse: The 178-year-old British tour operator Thomas Cook collapsed Sunday night, immediately entering liquidation. Travelers stranded: Hundreds of thousands of travelers have been left stranded, with the British government preparing to launch a huge repatriation effort. With 160,000 travelers stranded, the UK government and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is launching its largest ever peacetime repatriation to bring them home.
The Ukraine scandal raging around Donald Trump is forcing Democrats to confront a fateful choice on impeachment that will not just shape the 2020 election but will echo down the ages.
‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Fleabag’ claim top Emmy prizes on night of old and new
American Airlines flight forced to land because of unruly passenger, who yelled ‘you’re all screwed’
An American Airlines flight was forced to make an unscheduled stop after a male passenger became unruly, punching seats, yelling at other passengers and smoking cigarettes.
(CNN) – A British adventurer has become the first person to circumnavigate the globe on a gyrocopter, completing a six-month journey that saw him narrowly escape a lightning strike on Sunday. James Ketchell traveled 24,000 nautical miles on the miniature aircraft, whose cockpit is exposed to the elements.
The omnipresent Kardashian family may have dominated pop culture for the past decade, but Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner received a harsh reality check at the 2019 Emmy Awards after claiming their show, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” was “real” and “unscripted.”
Italian football authorities must take a tougher stance on racism following yet another incident of racial abuse in Serie A, according to FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
Louis Vuitton’s logo is known the world over, and now its luxury products are finding their way inside video games. The French designer is making virtual items in a game called “League of Legends” that people can buy with real money.
(CNN) – There are some joke tellers that only a few people find funny, but a true comedy genius will have the whole world laughing. From lion cubs making wince-inducing pounces on the nether regions of bigger cats to birds ruffling the feathers of their partners for reasons we can only imagine, these images prove that animals are a boundless source of humor.
At least seven children have died after a classroom collapsed at a primary school in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, officials say. The wooden structure at Precious Talent Top School collapsed just minutes after the start of the school day on Monday. Dozens of people were injured and have been taken to hospital in the city.
President Trump has confirmed that he raised the subject of former Vice-President Joe Biden and his son in a July phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymr Zelensky. Mr Trump is facing allegations that he pressured Ukraine to investigate his potential 2020 rival, which he denies.
It’s been a long journey for travel firm Thomas Cook since its formation in rural Leicestershire during the early Victorian era. Founded in Market Harborough in 1841 by businessman Thomas Cook, the fledgling company organised railway outings for members of the local temperance movement.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is now calling for the release of a whistleblower report allegedly flagging President Donald Trump ‘s requests for election help from Ukraine, warning that keeping it from Congress could usher in “a grave new chapter of lawlessness.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has very reluctantly acknowledged two traits that he “admires” about President Donald Trump. While speaking at a youth forum at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sunday, the 2020 presidential candidate was asked by a student, in the interest of smoothing political divisiveness, to name one “genuine thing” that he admires about the president.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) came out against former Vice President Joe Biden this weekend, saying it’s “very clear” that he’s the wrong choice to take on President Donald Trump in next year’s election. “There are few people who fit into the kind of progress that we all want to see in this country.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 22, (Variety.com) – In a box office win fit for a queen, Focus Features’ “Downton Abbey” ruled over the competition in North America. The big-screen continuation of the popular British TV show beat expectations with $31 million when it debuted in 3,079 theaters, setting a new opening weekend record for the studio.
Game of Thrones made history at its last ever Emmys by securing the award for Outstanding Drama Series. Creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss thanked the cast, crew, production team, and of course A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin.
What happened to Jesse Pinkman after Breaking Bad? We’re less than a month from finding out, thanks to Netflix’s upcoming El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie from Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan.
The 71st Annual Emmy Awards were historic for a number of reasons, some remarkable (Billy Porter!) and some just facts (no host? Okay then). As with every year’s ceremony, the three-hour telecast (which didn’t run over?!) was filled with highs and lows, but dare we say… more highs?
Welcome to the 71st Emmys, where Sandra Oh could make Lead Actress history, Veep is taking its last swing at bat, and Game of Thrones stands to rule with an iron fist. With a slew of historic nominations, the 2019 honoree pool is even more competitive than usual.