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Kansas lawmakers seek swift action to boost pay at prisons

- Associated Press

Kansas legislators from both parties called Friday for Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's administration to quickly increase pay for corrections officers at state prisons, arguing that a dangerous safety crisis is looming.

ADVANCE FOR WEDNESDAY, AUG 2, 2017 AND THEREAFTER - In this photo provide by the Bryan, Texas Fire Department, taken April 29, 2014, Bryan Texas firefighters transport injured worker in a stretcher to the ambulance. An explosion at the Bryan Texas Utilities Power Plant left a 60-year-old employee dead and two injured. Earle Robinson, 60, and other employees were doing maintenance work at Bryan Texas Utilities Power Plant, about 100 miles north of Houston, when there was a loud explosion. Workers called 911 and pleaded for help. Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics. (Bryan, Texas Fire Department via AP)

Workplace accident death rate higher for older workers

- Associated Press

Older people are dying on the job at a higher rate than workers overall, even as the rate of workplace fatalities decreases, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal statistics.

The future of patent protections

American innovation is at a crossroads today -- and the future of invention in our country will be determined by our resolve to enforce patent protections and to uphold the rule of law.

Employees work at their stations at the Target Technology Innovation Center office in San Francisco. At a 21 percent turnover rate last year, millennials were three times more likely than nonmillennials to report changing jobs, and 60 percent said they were currently open to a change in employment, more than 15 points higher than nonmillennials. (Associated Press)

Study: U.S. millennials favor a small business model

- The Washington Times

More millennials are aspiring to become small business owners despite the generation's well-known distrust of establishments, a noted public opinion analyst says.

Study: Most of women's college coaches are white and male

- Associated Press

On the 45th anniversary of Title IX, women and people of color remain on the outside when it comes to hiring head coaches in women's college sports, according to a report Friday by sports institutes.

Philadelphia Mayor Mayor Jim Kenney speaks during a news conference at City Hall in Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 2, 2017.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) **FILE**

Too-good-to-be-true pensions face massive shortfall

For many Americans, defined benefit pensions have been a dream come true. After a few decades of labor, they've retired in their 50s or early 60s with a comfortable pension income for life. But that dream come true is too good to last.