NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing mostly higher as the possibility of an immediate U.S. military strike on Syria seemed to fade.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 135 points, or 0.9 percent, to 15,326 Wednesday.
A big decline in Apple and other tech companies held back the Standard & Poor's 500 index and the Nasdaq composite. Apple isn't part of the Dow.
The S&P 500 edged up five points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,689, and the Nasdaq fell four points, or 0.1 percent, to 3,725.
After a tough August, stocks have been rising in September. The S&P 500 index had its seventh straight gain, the longest winning streak since July.
More stocks rose than fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Trading volume was average at 3 billion shares.
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Buffalo Police have arrested 26-year-old Nicholas Finnegan of South Buffalo and charged him with pushing Russ Ross to his death.
Buffalo police homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early Saturday morning.
Police say there were 32 burglaries, 20 in Albion, five in Medina, four in Oakfield and three in the City of Lockport.
The Niagara County Sheriff's responded to Saunders Settlement Road near Comstock in Cambria Friday night after receiving a tip about a suspected meth lab.
Volunteers at Buffalo’s Salvation Army created holiday cards and gift bags for the seniors at the Golden Age Center.
Call 4 Action looked into claims this week that members of BJ's Wholesale Club were paying too much on sales tax on some deeply discounted items.