"Meanwhile, Trump knows that a conflict in North Korea could risk a huge amount of casualties and a huge humanitarian crisis on China's doorstep".
Semiconductor, computer hardware, oil service, and retail stocks also saw considerable weakness, moving lower along with most of the other major sectors.
Japanese markets were closed for a holiday but the tense mood dragged Asian shares lower and an MSCI index of stocks across the globe was on track to post its largest weekly drop since the week before Donald Trump won the US presidential election in November.
The Swiss franc rallied hard against the euro and the USA dollar on Wednesday, as increased tensions between the United States and North Korea led investors to look for assets deemed as less risky.
Trump's threat earlier this week, to unleash "fire and fury" on Pyongyang if it attacked, was ultimately dismissed as bluster by many investors.
The index's losses mirrored global markets, which fell after incendiary words between the United States and North Korea.
The Australian dollar, which rose to a 19-month high near 90.00 yen late in July, was down 0.6 per cent at 86.77 yen after slipping to a one-month low of 86.23 yen.
"Risk aversion is still very much a concern for markets", said Shaun Osborne, chief currency strategist, at Scotiabank in Toronto. The Korean won also continued to skid, down 0.45% to 1,147.2, falling below its 200-day moving average for the first time in a month.
Trump warns NKorea that USA is 'locked and loaded'
David Cicilline, D-R.I., is urging the House to "immediately" reconvene amid the increasing threats from North Korea . Trump , in true Trump fashion, doubled down on his previous comments, saying that "maybe it wasn't tough enough".
Pampling hits bad , rushed tee shot at US PGA
And we were walking up, and we were talking about like if we can get a tee shot on 18, we could finish the round", Day explained. Since he teed off, even if the horn blew to stop play, his group could elect to finish the hole since one ball was in play.
Geopolitical concerns continued to weigh on Wall Street amid an ongoing escalation in tensions between the USA and North Korea. It soared over 2 percent in the previous two sessions, and is set for a weekly gain of 2.25 percent. A gauge of volatility on the S&P 500, the VIX hit its highest reading for over a month.
The CBOE Volatility index, the most widely followed barometer of expected near-term U.S. stock market volatility, rose the most in about 12 weeks.
Sterling was little changed at $1.3 and near a 2-1/2-week low, as investors looked to key data due next week for clues on the health of the British economy as the country prepares to leave the European Union.
The dollar index .DXY , which tracks the greenback against six rival currencies, was down 0.12 percent to 93.53, after rising as high as 93.888 earlier in the session.
The recent resilience of data on the USA economy has not dampened the latest climb, despite depressing prices earlier in the week as reports returned high employment figures ahead of further U.S. inflation information this week.
USA producer prices unexpectedly recorded their biggest drop in almost a year, and the number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week.
Benchmark 10-year notes last rose 5/32 in price to yield 2.2255 percent, from 2.242 percent late on Wednesday.
A report released by the Labor Department showed a modest uptick in consumer prices in the U.S. in the month of July.
In commodities, US crude fell 0.67 percent to $49.23 per barrel and Brent was last at $52.58, down 0.23 percent on the day.
Chelsea , without European football, were able to run away with the title , as Leicester managed to do the season before. If they want to get back to title contention - or even a top-four finish - they'll need Alexis Sanchez in the side.
Replacing Michy Batshuayi with almost an hour gone, Morata entered the game with his team 3-0 down after a nightmarish first half. Britos was standing nearly on the line before nudging in the loose ball after Simon Mignolet pushed it onto the bar.
Finally, Diego Costa remains away from the squad following his public fallout with Antonio Conte and the club over the summer. A performance like this, maybe somewhat hard to come by with the amount of action he will surely face.
He added that this was not a personal fight against Nitish Kumar but a fight of principles and to save democracy and brotherhood. Nitish, however, swore-in as the Bihar Chief Minister the very next day with Sushil Modi as his Deputy Chief Minister.
However, the club did win the Europa League and the League Cup , giving the manager a platform of success on which to build. I saw him on the TV last season, but it will depend on how he and the other players adjust to the Premier League .
Check out our Top Fantasy Football Tips to see which of these huge summer signings offer the best value for money on the game. I'm not sure Alvaro Morata will play on Saturday and if Chelsea win that then he might not start for the first few matches.
Housebuilders Persimmon and Barratt Developments were among the biggest gainers of the day, up 1.58% and 1.02% respectively. On the London stock market, mining shares saw the biggest falls as many metal prices were hit by the geopolitical concerns.
You can use solar eclipse paper over the lens, but experts say that even at full-zoom, your photos will be small, KGW reported . The school system has acquired special glasses which are safe for solar viewing to allow students to view the eclipse.
The arrivals of defender Victor Lindelof , midfielder Nemanja Matic and striker Romelu Lukaku have also improved the squad. If you are a Manchester United player you've got to have personality, you've got to have that aura about you.
Ezekiel Elliott responds to six-game suspension
Elliott will be appealing the suspension and will have the full support of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones throughout the process. He can play in preseason games and practice until September 2, regardless of the outcome of the appeal.
United States stocks tumble on North Korea worries
In commodities, Crude failed to hold the 50 per barrel level, falling almost 2% topping at $50.22 earlier in the session. Gold futures for December delivery hit their highest level since June, rising $3.90 to settle at $1,294 per ounce.
Wiesberger could determine cut at PGA
A near two-hour delay held up the later starters, but when play resumed Matsuyama secured two more birdies to match the American. "I'm not exactly sure", the young lady said. "He made every putt around 20 feet, and was seven under after nine", Phelps said.
Manchester United v West Ham United
The Premier League legend said on BBC Sport: " Chelsea I do sense, there is something brewing there, which isn't nice". Defenders Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and winger Ashley Young are out with long-term injuries.
Car With 2 Bodies Has Been Stuck in Calif. River for Weeks
Unsafe conditions are keeping Fresno police from recovering a vehicle containing two bodies believed to be missing Thai students. I would like family members to know that recovering their loved ones is a top priority at my office right now.
Arsenal would let Sanchez join PSG than Man City - Merson
Two late goals from Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud , brought the Gunners back from a one-goal deficit in the final 10 minutes. The Gunners managed a 4-3 victory over Leicester in a thrilling encounter at the Emirates this evening.
Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 Manchester City
The likes of Delph and Nasri seem to be headed out as there is no place for them in this already star studded midfield. Wilfried Bony should in all possibility be on the way out, not that it would affect the Manchester club in any way.
Mattis: War with North Korea would be 'catastrophic'
His comments punctuate President Donald Trump's warning that North Korea will be met with "fire and fury" if it threatens the US. But it also said that if the US and South Korea took a first strike against North Korea, China should intervene.