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Occasional Snow To Continue Into the Evening, Slow and Slick Travel Persisting

Occasional snow of varying intensity will continue to fall across the eastern New York and likely redevelop across western New England through the evening hours.  Bursts of locally moderate to heavy snowfall will continue with additional snow accumulations ranging from 1"-3" through 7pm.  Expect slow and slippery travel conditions through this evening.


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NY suit challenging laptop searches tossed

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Brooklyn judge has thrown out a lawsuit by a press photographers organization and others challenging searches of laptop computers at U.S. borders.

Judge Edward Korman granted the government's motion to dismiss the suit on Tuesday.

Civil rights lawyers had sued in federal court in 2010 on behalf of the National Press Photographers Association, criminal defense lawyers and a French-American student whose laptop computer was confiscated at the Canadian border.

The plaintiffs alleged border agents were violating civil rights by following directives allowing searches of laptops at U.S. borders without reasonable suspicion. The judge disagreed in a written decision citing appeals court rulings finding that reasonable suspicion isn't required for border searches.

An attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union said on Tuesday that the organization was considering an appeal.
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