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.”
GM workers demonstrate outside an assembly plant in Flint, Mich., on Sunday before the strike went into effect. (AP)
GM workers demonstrate outside an assembly plant in Flint, Mich., on Sunday before the strike went into effect. (AP)
UAW members cheer on striking workers as they drive away from a GM assembly plant in Flint, Mich. (AFP/Getty Images)
UAW members cheer on striking workers as they drive away from a GM assembly plant in Flint, Mich. (AFP/Getty Images)
Striking workers and their supporters rally outside a GM assembly plant in Detroit on Monday. (Bloomberg)
Striking workers and their supporters rally outside a GM assembly plant in Detroit on Monday. (Bloomberg)
A security guard locks an entrance gate at a GM assembly plant in Flint, Mich., after employees walked out on the job. (AP)
A security guard locks an entrance gate at a GM assembly plant in Flint, Mich., after employees walked out on the job. (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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The meeting is taking place after Johnson likened himself to the Hulk who will burst out of the European Union.
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The Cars’ chart-topping hits in the late 1970s and ’80s included “Just What I Needed,” “Shake It Up” and “Drive.”
“He’s more than some lunatic who loses his temper. He also loses Emmys. And Oscars. And custody of his firstborn child,” the 23-year-old model said of her famous father.
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The Past, Rediscovered
A new book sheds light on a historic evening in 1965, when black author James Baldwin crushed white conservative William F. Buckley Jr. in a televised debate in Britain.
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The autistic children of Donor H898

At least a dozen children diagnosed with autism were conceived with sperm from the same donor, a reportedly unprecedented phenomenon that spurred a lawsuit.
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A conservative senator’s crusade against Big Tech

Sen. Josh Hawley’s skewering of Silicon Valley has been off-putting to both sides of the political aisle.
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The messiness and meaning of Caroline Calloway

What the Instagram “influencer” and subject of a viral essay showed us about fame, grief and when to log off.
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