- The Washington Times - Saturday, August 11, 2007

Eighth victim found in bridge collapse

MINNEAPOLIS — Divers removed another body from the wreckage of a freeway bridge yesterday, while Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters offered $50 million to help with recovery and rebuilding.

The known death toll from last week’s collapse reached eight when Navy divers found the body of Sadiya Sahal, 23, of St. Paul about noontime. A body found Thursday was identified as her 2-year-old daughter, Hanah. Both were on the list of missing people.

Those identifications reduced the list of known missing and presumed dead to five.

During her visit, Mrs. Peters stood near a fallen section of the bridge as she announced the latest emergency aid. The funds are an advance on $250 million approved by Congress but not yet appropriated.

Third male held in killing of three

NEWARK, N.J. — A third suspect was charged yesterday in the execution-style killings of three college students.

Earlier in the day a man pleaded not guilty in the slayings.

The suspect was identified only as 15-year-old boy during a press conference held last night by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The specific charges the juvenile faced were not available.

The latest arrest was announced several hours after Jose Carranza, 28, pleaded not guilty to three charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and robbery.

A 15-year-old boy pleaded not guilty to the same charges Thursday and remains in custody, Assistant Essex County Prosecutor Thomas McTigue said.

The four victims, friends ranging in age from 18 to 20, were shot in a school yard not far from their homes last Saturday night. Authorities said robbery appeared to be the motive.

Damage found on space shuttle

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA discovered a gouge on Endeavour’s belly soon after the shuttle docked with the International Space Station yesterday, possibly caused by ice that broke off the fuel tank a minute after liftoff.

The damage — about 3 inches square — was spotted in zoom photography done by the space station crew shortly before Endeavour delivered teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan and her six crewmates to the orbiting outpost.

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