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markets

US stocks extend losing streak to 5 days; S&P 500 down 1.2%, Dow dropped 255 points, Nasdaq down 16 points - MarketWatch

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Obama climate change plan

US EPA chief says agency will continue to work with states to drive carbon emission reductions, saying Supreme Court decision to freeze carbon regulation 'is not going to slow us down' - Reuters

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Oregon militia standoff

US Fish and Wildlife Service after end of Oregon standoff: 'While we are now able to look forward to a new beginning, there is still much that needs to be done so that the community and the larger public can be welcomed back to their refuge' - @JohnLGC

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Zika virus outbreak 2016

2 women who contracted the Zika virus while traveling outside the US suffered miscarriages after returning home; virus was found in their placentas, CDC says - Washington Post

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Fight against Islamic State militants

More: US Defense Secretary Ash Carter says NATO is preparing to train Iraqi Security Forces in Jordan, starting next month - @julianbarnes

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Fight against Islamic State militants

NATO 'exploring possibility' of joining coalition fighting Islamic State, says US - AFP

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Zika virus outbreak 2016

Pest control and travel companies in the US see uptick in business due to fears about the Zika virus - AP

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markets

Editor's note: US stocks have followed global equities in tumbling downward today, with testimony from Fed chair Janet Yellen adding to investor fears that central banks are losing their grip. At noon ET, the Dow is down 330 points, and the S&P is off 1.69% after briefly falling 2%. - Tricia

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North Korea

US House Speaker Paul Ryan says bill on North Korea sanctions will be on House floor this week - Reuters

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Iran

Photo: Iranians wave flags, hold a 'Down with USA' banner on 37th anniversary of the Islamic revolution - AFP

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2016 US elections

Photo: US Congressional Black Caucus members lining up to endorse Hillary Clinton for president - @darrensands

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US economic indicators

US stocks open sharply lower as Europe tanks; Dow down 150 points - CNBC

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Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley to reach $3.2 billion settlement with US, states over financial crisis-era charges, NY Attorney General's office says - Reuters

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US economic indicators

US weekly jobless claims fall to 269,000, lowest level since mid-December - MarketWatch

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Hillary Clinton email controversy

US State Department offers Hillary Clinton email installment Saturday after complaints about delays; batch will include about 550 messages - Politico

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financial services

US and Europe reach an agreement on derivatives regulation - New York Times

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2016 US elections

More: US Senate approves new sanctions on North Korea; House needs to pass Senate bill or negotiate new bill - The Hill

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North Korea nuclear program

US Senate passes North Korea sanctions bill, 96-0 - @ChadPergram

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Ferguson, Mo., unrest

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch says violations of resident's constitutional rights 'were driven, at least in part, by racial bias and occurred disproportionately against African-American residents' - @tanzinavega

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Ferguson, Mo., unrest

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch says Ferguson's rejection of tentative agreement with federal negotiators left Justice Department with no choice but lawsuit

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