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Lawsuit challenging New York's use of toll money is revived
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court revived a class-action lawsuit by commercial truckers that accused the New York State Thruway Authority of charging illegally high tolls, and diverting excess sums it collected to maintain obsolete upstate canals.

Family of woman found dead in Texas jail files wrongful death suit
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The family of Sandra Bland filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against a Texas trooper, a sheriff's office and her jailers, accusing them of being responsible for the woman's apparent suicide in a county jail.

ACLU suit says Kentucky school officer shackled disabled children
(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit accusing a school resource officer in Kentucky of handcuffing two disabled children to punish them for behavior related to their disabilities, ACLU officials said on Tuesday.

Father, daughter killed in New Hampshire circus tent collapse
(Reuters) - A father and daughter were killed and about 32 people injured when a circus tent collapsed in New Hampshire during a wind storm, officials said on Tuesday, as they began an investigation of why the show went on in the face of a severe weather warning.

Boston-area police officer charged with punching handcuffed suspect
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Boston-area police officer pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of repeatedly punching a handcuffed suspect he had taken into custody and then lying about it, according to local prosecutors and police.

Suspected killer of Memphis officer surrenders after manhunt
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - A man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer in Memphis over the weekend surrendered to authorities on Monday after an extensive manhunt and being placed on the state's most-wanted fugitives list, the sheriff's office said.