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NY health investigators eye Joan Rivers' case

(AP) — The New York state health department is investigating the circumstances surrounding Joan Rivers' cardiac arrest during an outpatient procedure.

Judge: Michigan teachers can exit union anytime 


(AP) — Michigan's largest teachers' union should allow members to resign at any time and stop enforcing an annual one-month opt-out window, a state labor judge ruled, relying on the state's right-to-work law that took effect last year.

Home Depot CEO: Probe of possible breach continues 


(AP) — Home Depot's outgoing CEO Frank Blake told investors Thursday that the nation's largest home-improvement chain continues to investigate a potential breach at the company and reassured that customers will not be liable for any potential fraudulent charges.

Selfie-centric phone among new Microsoft offerings 


(AP) — Microsoft will seek to draw more people to its Internet-based services with two new mid-range smartphones it unveiled Thursday, including one designed to help people take better selfies.

Princeton worker put on leave over medical pot

(AP) — A Princeton University employee and marijuana legalization activist who said he was told to choose between his job and using medical marijuana is on paid leave as the university works to figure out accommodations for his disability.

Immigration law has some rock 'n' roll roots 


AP) — Imagine. The argument over President Barack Obama's legal authority to defer deportations begins 42 years ago with a bit of hashish, a dogged lawyer and, yes, John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

New York newspaper sacks Washington nickname

(AP) — One of the nation's largest newspapers says it will no longer use the name Redskins when writing about Washington's NFL team.

US stock market closes mostly lower

(AP) — The U.S. stock market is closing mostly lower, pulled down by a fall in Apple and other technology companies.

Regulators set rules meant to ward off bank crisis 


(AP) — Federal regulators are requiring big banks to keep enough high-quality assets on hand to survive during a severe downturn, the latest move under congressional mandate to lessen the likelihood of another financial meltdown.

CVS changes name, stops tobacco sales early 


(AP) — As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.