COPY-News Minute: Atlantis in California...Newborn not related to missing woman...Wall Street slide

Associated Press - June 22, 2007 4:53 PM ET

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - Trademark twin sonic booms heralded the return of space shuttle Atlantis in California. The shuttle ended its two-week mission when it touched down safely at Edwards Air Force Base. NASA had hoped to land the shuttle in Florida, but bad weather forced controllers to abandon that plan.

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) - Ohio police say a baby girl found on an Ohio doorstep does not belong to a missing pregnant woman. Police say another woman has acknowledged leaving the newborn, who was discovered some 45 miles from the home of Jessie Davis. Davis, who is nearly nine months pregnant, vanished last week.

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Tears and laughter marked an emotional memorial service for the nine South Carolina firefighters killed in a furniture store fire. A Charleston fire captain imitated the mannerisms and voices of each of the men as he told personal stories that drew laughter.

WHITE HOUSE (AP) - A White House spokeswoman says members of the Bush administration are working to close Guantanamo Bay quickly, but she maintains there is no set deadline. A high-level meeting about the detention center was set for today, but was canceled after The Associated Press reported on it.

NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street closed today showing some steep declines. Inflation and oil prices are making for pessimistic investors. And, ironically, the possibility that the economy will strengthen dogged Wall Street. Traders fear a healthy economy will keep the Fed from cutting interest rates.

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