Stocks had pushed into positive territory, but dropped in the last hour of trading after President Donald Trump warned Pyongyang it will face "fire and fury" if it continues to threaten the United States.
The Dow ended down 0.2% and the S&P 500 narrowed to a fractional loss.
Analysts said media and entertainment stocks also seemed to get caught up in the broader market drop, but emphasized it was often hard to isolate reasons behind specific stocks' movements. Dow Jones Industrial index briefly fell more than 60 points before closing 33.08 points lower at 22,085.34.
The technology-focused Nasdaq Composite Index (NYSEARCA:QQQ) reversed course to finish down 0.2% at 6,370.46.
Travel website operator Priceline fell 7.26 percent, weighing the most on the S&P and the Nasdaq, following a disappointing forecast.
Chelsea handed boost in pursuit of Liverpool target
This comes after fellow Premier League campaigners Liverpool pulled out of the race to sign the 26-year-old Dutch global . We can not force the things and we would never get a centre-back just because [of the sake of it].
United Nations to vote on tougher North Korea sanctions
Following its second test on July 28, the US reached a deal on the sanctions with China, the North's top trading partner and ally. Moreover, it subjects nine North Korean individuals and four entities to asset freezes and travel bans.
Lunar Eclipse to be seen in Pakistan on Monday
The full moon will emerge from the shadow area at 1918 GMT, and then the partial eclipse will end, said the report. A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, the earth, and the moon align in an nearly straight line.
Gold was the big victor Wednesday as stocks pared back to moderate losses and Walt Disney (DIS) dragged on the Dow, while Netflix (NFLX) and Priceline Group (PCLN) hindered the Nasdaq and retailers took some brutal hits after reporting second-quarter results.
Investors kept a wary eye on escalating tensions between the USA and North Korea. The euro edged down to $1.1726 from $1.1751.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 4 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,476. USA crude futures fell 32 cents, or 0.7%, to $49.07 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, used to price global oils, gave up 29 cents to $51.85 in London. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.27 percent from 2.26 percent late Monday.
European equity markets also opened sharply lower and measures of volatility spiked.
MARKETS ABROAD: In Europe, Germany's DAX rose 0.3 percent, while France's CAC 40 added 0.2 percent.
Disney dropped 5.2 percent as it reported flat third-quarter revenues due in part to weakness in its cable subscription business.
Wider Asian markets down: Japan's Nikkei stock index closed down 1.33%, the Hong Kong Hang Seng index is down 0.35%, and China's Shanghai Composite is down 0.28%.
Placing Albert on the reserve/retired list means his contract is paused, and the Jaguars retain his rights. He participated in the first three practices and was in the facility working out on fourth day of camp.
Competing against the PS4 Pro, both consoles now boast the ability to customize an in-game soundtrack around players' preferences. A new preview update for the Xbox One has revealed that the next major update will be changing the way we see the Xbox UI.
Amusements of America, the company that provides rides to the state fair, said its staff also had inspected the ride. The family of the man who was killed is pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit in connection with the accident.
In addition, guests will have an opportunity to learn about the sun, space, what makes an eclipse and how to view it safely . After glancing at the Sun, turn away and remove your filter - do not remove it while looking at the Sun.
Walker edged ahead of overnight leader Thomas Pieters of Belgium when he rolled in an eight footer for birdie at the 15th. Johnson is bidding for his first victory since he won the British Open in 2015. "I haven't had too many this year".
Sunday marks a somber anniversary - the day the USA dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima , Japan on August 6, 1945, 72 years ago . He warned against the stockpile of 15,000 nuclear weapons and risky rhetoric regarding their use.
French government spokesman Christophe Castaner said the Paris prosecutor's office has opened a counterterrorism investigation. Operation Sentinelle guards major Parisian sites from terrorist attacks, such as the recent knife scare at the Eiffel Tower .
He and Moncada were chasing Darwin Barney's bases-loaded blooper when the second baseman kneed a sliding Garcia in the head. Both players were removed from the game immediately after assistance from both the White Sox and Blue Jays medical staffs.
One of two men inside the auto opened fire at the woman's SUV on Interstate-90 near Dead Man's Curve, according to police. A 4-year-old boy was shot in the head during an apparent road-rage incident in Cleveland, according to officials.
It was only two years ago that the Mets ousted the Dodgers in the NLDS, but now the gap between the teams couldn't be much wider. Give the wild-card victor the third game at home and the other four games you play at the team with the best record.
Recent investments include US online lender Kabbage, which recently disclosed a $250 million investment from SoftBank. Reports indicate , however, that SoftBank may do business at a lower valuation, and involve secondary share sales.
Image SourceSam Kanizay, a 16-year-old teenager, chose to soak his legs at the Dendy Street Beach after a long football match. But once he walked out from the water, his legs were bleeding profusely and were covered with sea bugs.
Disney unveils statue honoring boy killed by alligator
Graves' dad jumped in and attempted to pry open the gator's jaws - with no luck - as a second gator attacked him. The gold and blue statue, marked with two stars, was placed near where the June 14, 2016, tragedy happened.
Total solar eclipse 2017: Everything you need to know
Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. The 70-mile-wide swath of land where the full spectacle can be seen stretches from OR to SC , with 12 states in its path.
Venezuela reinstates opposition leader's house arrest
One of those - Leopoldo Lopez - was returned to house arrest on Saturday - after being detained in military prison for four days. The largely ceremonial installation of the constituent assembly offered few hints as what its first moves would be.
England v South Africa: fourth Test, day three
He picked up the wicket of Dean Elgar for a duck before lunch, trapping the South African opener lbw with just his third delivery. Getting mocked by his captain Joe Root , as his Yorkshire and England team-mate mocked his celebratory wave to the crowd.