178-year-old British tour company Thomas Cook has collapsed. The company said in a statement that its board "concluded that it had no choice but to take steps to enter into compulsory liquidation with immediate effect."
2020 Democratic candidates, like many presidential hopefuls before them, use late-night television appearances in hopes of bolstering their campaigns. CNN's Brian Stelter reports that late night now often comes with a dose of substance in addition to laughs.
Violence in neighborhoods throughout Cape Town has left families devastated, South Africa's military stretched thin and medics virtually helpless. CNN's David McKenzie heads into what's known as the Cape Flats, in South Africa's largest city.
Police are once again warning about the dangers of drug use after seven people appear to have overdosed at a Pittsburgh apartment. Three of the seven people are dead, while the other four are hospitalized. CNN's Polo Sandoval reports.
"There is a long-range strategy here...deride, mock, make us a laughingstock," David Zurawik says. If Republicans can "mock us to the point that people don't take us seriously and we don't back up our effort... they will do it," he adds.
Sam Vinograd says the press should not fall for "false equivalencies probably purposefully set up by the Trump team." Tara Dowdell agrees, calling it a "distract and attack" strategy. But Brian Stelter asks if Joe Biden needs to be doing more to counter Trump. Dowdell says the campaign could "respond more effectively and more aggressively."
New York Times reporters and co-authors of "The Education of Brett Kavanaugh," Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, discuss the book's botched rollout in the Sunday Review, and what exactly went wrong. Pogrebin says they regret the "unfortunate" editor's note that "has upstaged the new claim" in the book to a new Kavanaugh victim. They also explain how they tried to set terms for an interview with Brett Kavanaugh.
Guardian Australia editor Lenore Taylor says that, by trying to summarize Trump's "rambling" speeches, reporters are actually masking his "full and alarming incoherence." She tells Brian Stelter about why her recent visit to the United States left her "worried" about the country.
Brian Stelter says Trump's "sneers and jeers" at the media are being mimicked by other Republicans. He says Corey Lewandowski and other Trump proponents need a refresher course in ethics, honesty and the purpose of the press.
While the Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal breaks news about Trump's dealings with Ukraine, Murdoch's Fox News tries to spin it away. Philip Bump says "Fox News' audience is not the Wall Street Journal's audience." Brian Stelter wonders if Sean Hannity would deem his sister publication "fake news."
Carl Bernstein says the conduct of the president, not the reported whistleblower, is the big issue. He critiques Trump's "apparent attempt at covering up and trying to move to other questions and muddy the waters of what the president of the United States has done."
Brian Stelter asks Shane Harris and Carl Bernstein for context about the complicated headlines involving Trump and Ukraine. Harris says the "fairly straightforward allegation" is that the president" used his office to try and leverage or pressure a foreign government into investigating and hurting his political opponent."
CNN's Brian Stelter criticizes President Trump's supporters for dismissing the whistleblower complaint over the President's alleged communication with Ukraine about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Pittsburgh police are investigating a "medical situation" that left three people dead and four others hospitalized in Pittsburgh. All seven people were wearing orange paper wrist bands, which may offer clues, Pittsburgh Director of Public Safety Wendell Hissrich said.