The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday September 24)

The Top Stories on the Internet Today (Tuesday September 24)

As usual, here is a collection of today’s top headlines.

Tour company Thomas Cook collapses: Live updates

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.

Ukraine drama could give Democrats no choice but to impeach Trump

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.

‘Fleabag’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ claim top Emmy prizes on night of old and new

‘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.

British man becomes first person to fly around the world on a gyrocopter

(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.

Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner mocked for Emmys speech

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.”

Serie A should ‘condemn racists’ — FIFA boss

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.

Luxury brands are working with video games. Louis Vuitton is the latest to get in on the act

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.

Comedy wildlife photo award finalists revealed

(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.

Kenya school collapse leaves seven children dead

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.

Trump confirms he raised Bidens in Ukraine call

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.

What went wrong at Thomas Cook?

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.

Pelosi Warns Withheld Whistleblower Report Could Mean ‘New Chapter Of Lawlessness’

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.”

Bernie Sanders Reveals The Only Thing He ‘Admires’ About Donald Trump

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.

Ilhan Omar Knocks Biden: It’s Now ‘Very Clear’ He’s Not The One

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.

‘Downton Abbey’ Reigns Over ‘Ad Astra,’ ‘Rambo: Last Blood’ With $31 Million Box Office Debut

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,’ Peter Dinklage take home Emmys

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.

Jesse Pinkman returns in thrilling ‘Breaking Bad’ movie teaser

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 best and worst moments of the 2019 Emmys

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?

Emmys 2019: The complete winners list

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.

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