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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants all teams to hire more women, especially in leadership and supervisory positions, and is urging them to take some of the mandates that the Dallas Mavericks must now adhere to as an impetus to improve working conditions within their own organizations.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An athletic trainer at a Montana high school sexually abused at least 18 student athletes decades ago under the guise of boosting their athletic performance, according to a lawsuit filed Friday.

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ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The woman who killed three people and wounded others before shooting herself to death at a Maryland drugstore warehouse had been diagnosed with a mental illness and used a legally purchased gun in the rampage, a law enforcement official said Friday.

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HYDRO, Okla. (AP) — It's apt that a maze cut into an Oklahoma cornfield featuring the likeness of a former NASA astronaut can be seen from space — and has been photographed by a satellite orbiting Earth.

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TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — The U.S. women's basketball roster is full of WNBA All-Stars and clearly the 12-member team led by Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart will be fun to watch.

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LAFAYETTE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 21, 2018--Auctus Biologics, Inc., a new portfolio company of Ichor Therapeutics, Inc., announced today the closure of $1.5MM in seed funding. The company will develop RPtag, a hyper-stable antibody mimetic scaffold published earlier this year in the peer…

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SAO PAULO (AP) — As UEFA resists introducing video assistant referees in Europe's Champions League, the technology's debut in South America's most prestigious club competition hasn't cut out complaints about major decisions.

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 21, 2018--Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA), announced today that it has been named to the 2018 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the third consecutive year. Launched in 1999, the DJSI represents the gold standard for corporate sustainability and is the …

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Major U.S. stock indexes edged mostly higher in afternoon trading Friday, on track to extend gains from a day earlier when the market climbed to all-time highs. Gains in health care and industrial companies outweighed losses in banks and technology stocks. Energy companies rose along with th…

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LEWISVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 21, 2018--Forbes named AlphaBEST Education, a before and after school enrichment company serving 25,000+ students across 11 states, a Best Employer For New Grads. AlphaBEST is ranked #121 of 250 companies included on the list. Other companies recognized…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressional showdown taking shape between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault is a battle of optics as much as truth, and it comes at the height of campaign season.

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish league's plan to play a regular-season match in the United States was put in serious doubt Friday after the national soccer federation refused to give its approval, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.

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The role and value of the running back in the NFL has evolved as much as any position over the past decade, with a league-wide trend favoring versatile players who can contribute equally to the passing attack as to the ground game.

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A leading anti-doping group hinted at changing the structure of the World Anti-Doping Agency, saying the decision to reinstate Russia's drug-fighting operation is a sign WADA leaders are saddled with "conflicting priorities."

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DALLAS (AP) — A rural Texas town council has approved plans for a Muslim cemetery, three years after the project was met with derision and claims it could be a precursor to a mosque or an extremist training center.

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LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the European Union on Friday of creating an "impasse" in divorce negotiations by bluntly rejecting her blueprint for Brexit, sending the value of the pound falling as worries about a chaotic U.K. exit from the EU soared.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on Friday tearfully denied Republicans' allegation that she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaulting gymnasts and other victims before the charges were brought by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schu…

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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 21, 2018--Performics, the performance marketing engine of Publicis Groupe, has been awarded 2018 U.S. Agency of the Year by Bing. The Bing Agency Awards recognize the innovation, passion and work of advertising agencies and technology partners from across the A…

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A capsule look at the European team for the 42nd Ryder Cup matches on Sept. 28-30 at Le Golf National in France. Players listed in order they made the team:

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Canadian lawyer who investigated the state-backed doping scheme by Russia when it hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics said the World Anti-Doping Agency rushed into accepting a bad deal by reinstating the country's drug-testing program.

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A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:

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PARIS (AP) — The Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille will host the Davis Cup final for the second successive year when defending champion France takes on Croatia from Nov. 23-25, organizers said on Friday.