The shuttle Discovery glided to a safe landing here Wednesday, bringing to a close an eventful mission that combined challenging space station construction and emergency repairs. Commander Pamela A. Melroy fired the shuttle's braking rockets just before noon, Eastern time, beginning the return from orbit. The shuttle flew over North America from the northwest to the southeast and landed on the 15,000-foot landing strip shortly after 1 p.m.
Kellie Pickler tells all about estranged mother
North Carolina native Kellie Pickler breaks her silence about her mother who abandoned her as a baby. Pickler wrote a hit song about being abandoned called I Wonder, about a woman who now lives in the Triangle.