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2016 US elections

During Democratic debate both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton criticize current US deportation efforts; Sanders adding: 'We need to pass comprehensive immigration reform and give immigrants a path toward citizenship;' Clinton adding: 'Hopefully after the 2016 elections Republicans will come to their senses that they can't deport 11 or 12 million people'

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Syrian civil war

In press conference, Secretary of State Kerry admits plan for ceasefire is 'ambitious,' saying real test will be whether parties honor agreement

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Syrian civil war

US Secretary of State John Kerry agreement to reach cessation of hostilities in 1 week is just 'a pause' in Syria conflict, not a permanent end to it

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Syrian civil war

US Secretary of State John Kerry says Syria agreement is only on paper and 'no one is following a pipe dream' while trying to broker aid deliveries and nationwide ceasefire - @margbrennan

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Syrian civil war

US Secretary of State John Kerry says goa is to begin nationwide ceasefire in Syria in 1 week; aid to begin immediately

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Syrian civil war

US Secretary of State John Kerry: All members of Syria support group agree that talks in Geneva should resume as soon as possible

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Syrian civil war

More: US Secretary of State John Kerry says US, Russia have also agreed to implement nationwide cessation of hostilities in Syria; cessation does not to terrorist groups

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Syrian civil war

Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia, US have agreed to accelerate and expand humanitarian aid in Syria

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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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