U.S. weighs response after Iran denies role in crippling attacks on Saudi oil facilities

The Trump administration was contemplating what U.S. officials characterized as a serious military response, and the president tweeted, without naming Iran, that the U.S. was “locked and loaded depending on verification.”
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GM workers demonstrate outside an assembly plant in Flint, Mich., on Sunday before the strike went into effect. (AP)

Nearly 50,000 GM employees go on strike after union talks break down

The United Auto Workers union and the automaker are divided on several key issues. The UAW said it is aiming to secure fair wages, affordable health care and better job security, among other things.

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma files for bankruptcy

The move by the drugmaker — which is accused of triggering the nation’s epidemic of opioid addiction — is part of a tentative legal settlement that sets the stage for battles over the Sackler family fortune.

2020 candidates demand Kavanaugh impeachment after new allegation

Democrats called for a new investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh in response to a New York Times article that revealed a new allegation of sexual assault.
The United States and others in the region invoked a mutual defense pact last week that allows joint action ranging from sanctions to military force.
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