Janet Yellen Senate confirmation hearing

Janet Yellen, the nominee for the next Federal Reserve chairman, testifies in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs in advance of a confirmation vote.

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Islamic State closes in on Syrian city of Aleppo; U.S. abandons rebel training effort

BEIRUT/ANKARA - Islamic State fighters have seized villages close to the northern city of Aleppo from rival insurgents, a monitoring group said on Friday, despite an intensifying Russian air-and-sea campaign that Moscow says has targeted the militant group.