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METRO Briefs

Posted on July 13, 2006

Big Dig ceiling collapse investigation focusing on bolts
BOSTON — Bolts attaching 3-ton concrete panels to the ceiling of a Big Dig tunnel have become the focus in the investigation of why four of the slabs broke away Monday night and crushed a car, killing a Boston woman and injuring her husband. Warning signs that the bolts were defective may have occurred as early as 1999. For the full story, click here. India names train attack suspects
BOMBAY, India — India’s Anti-Terror Squad has released photos of two young men they believe are responsible for placing the eight bombs on a commuter train that killed 200 people and wounded 700 more in Bombay on Tuesday. A possible al-Qaida link is also being looked into. For the full story, click here. COTA drops light rail plans
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Central Ohio Transit Authority has dropped plans for a light rail project that would have run through its northern corridor after failing to qualify for federal funding. The agency was relying on the feds to cover at least half of the capital costs, which were projected to be somewhere between $228 million and $600 million. For the full story, click here.

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