Facebook Inc (FB.O) fell 3.3 percent, its biggest decline since November 2016, and Alphabet (GOOGL.O) ended down 3.4 percent, its worst day since June 2016.
Tech stocks, which have done far better than other industries this year, fell sharply.
But the financials and energy groups, which have lagged YTD, kept overall losses in check with respective gains of 1.9% and 2.5%, displaying the sector rotation trade in play today.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained 10 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,444 as of 11:44 a.m.
Ex-Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dead at 83
He was propped up by USA officials, who paid him hundreds of thousands of dollars to fight drug trafficking. In February 1988, Noriega was indicted on federal cocaine trafficking and money laundering charges.
The Russell 2000 rose 16.32 points, or 1.2 percent.
Oil prices traded higher as Brent crude futures rose 0.40 percent to trade at $48.05 per barrel, while US WTI crude futures rose 0.31 percent to trade at $45.78 a barrel.
Benchmark U.S. crude gained 19 cents to close at $45.83 a barrel in NY. The stock slid $1.78 to $12. The stock lost 64 cents to $17.68. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.2 percent at 5,687.70.
ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude gained 19 cents to close at $45.83 a barrel in NY. Wholesale gasoline rose a penny to $1.50 per gallon.
USA stocks had started the session strong after the results of the United Kingdom election, where British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority. The dollar strengthened to 110.22 yen from 109.94 yen late Thursday.
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The pound weakened to 1.2724 dollars from 1.2943 dollars. Heating oil rose 1 cent to $1.42 per gallon. The euro weakened to 1.1195 dollars from 1.1222 dollars.
METALS: Gold fell $8.10 to $1,271.40 per ounce.
Comerica gained 2.1 percent shortly after the opening bell Friday, while Chesapeake Energy increased 2 percent. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 0.4 percent as Britain went to the polls in a general election.
Germany's DAX rose 0.8%, while France's CAC 40 gained 0.7%.
ASIA'S DAY: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.5 percent to finish at 20,013.26, while South Korea's Kospi rose 0.8 percent to 2,381.69. Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.3 percent.
It contains information on thousands of people wanted under the European Arrest Warrant, as well as suspected foreign fighters. French President Emmanuel Macron, meanwhile, said Wednesday that a third French victim has been identified among those killed.
Her lawyers have argued that her words fall under free speech, protected by the first amendment of the USA constitution. Carter is being tried as a youthful offender because she was a minor when her alleged crime took place.
A second Australian was also killed, the country's foreign minister Julie Bishop said Wednesday, without naming the other victim. It had been widely reported that Ms Zelenak was still missing since Saturday night and her family were preparing for awful news.
Taking a jibe at the Obama administration, Trump said it spent over $7 billion trying to upgrade the system but "totally" failed. During that trip, members viewed air traffic control operations at the Ottawa airport.
In Germany, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir also said he wants to see a response from the Arab countries' demands "soon". Home to some 10,000 troops, it is central to the US-led fight against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
The State Department had said the US learned only at the last minute about the Arab nations' plan to cut ties. He demanded that Qatar, as well as the other nations, take steps to curtail support for terrorism.
Ariana was joined at the concert by Take That, Katy Perry , Pharrell Williams , Coldplay , Justin Bieber and Liam Gallagher . During the almost three-hour concert, Grande was joined by a school choir onstage to sing her own hit, " My Everything ".
She said she started feeling woozy after about 20 minutes, with blurred vision, slurred words and legs that felt like rubber. Johnson testified on Day One that she lost consciousness in 1996 soon after Cosby pressured her to take a large white pill.
Belmont Stakes up for grabs to end uneven Triple Crown
Instead of being nailed on, which could cause more soreness, the plastic-coated shoe is wrapped around the hoof wall. Epicharis last trained properly at Belmont Park when he breezed 1,000 metres in 1 minute, 6 seconds on Tuesday.
Islamic State Targets Iran
That statement of solidarity with the victims was notable because of the deep distrust between the US and Iran. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack, which authorities on Thursday said killed 13.
Turkey's Erdogan approves troop deployment to Qatar
After that Turkey's President Erdogan called on to go to dialogue, stating that Ankara will continue developing ties with Qatar. It is a crucial hub for U.S. military operations in the Middle East, especially the battle against the Islamic State group.
May to form govt. despite Tory slide
Instead they will have to get the support of another party , so that together they have enough seats to make a government. The Conservatives remained the largest party but fell short of the 326 seats required to secure a majority government.
Tillerson calls on Arab nations to ease blockade on Qatar
Still, the Pentagon has been developing contingency plans in case there's any interruption, defense officials said. Qatar strongly denies the allegations and has expressed a willingness to engage in talks to resolve the crisis.